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Sparky, my 12yr old Jack Russell Terrier underwent a front leg amp on 3/16. Since the surgery, he has done remarkably well.  He is eating, drinking and walking (hopping) a little bit.  My heart melted when he wagged his tail earlier today.  He even tried to jump up on the couch (I caught him before he fell).  The tips left on this site have been a tremendous help.  Especially helpful was putting a t-shirt on him.  It was also very helpful to cover all floors with rugs.  My only concern is that while he has peep several times, he hasn't yet pooped.

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Give the poop another day or so.  Many dogs don't go right away.  I think mixing a little plain pumpkin (no sugar or spices) into food might help.  Sounds like he is doing great overall!

Otis - 106 pound lab/Dane mix, lost his right front leg to osteosarcoma on Febuary 9, 2016.  Four rounds of carboplatin completed in April, 2016.  Lung mets August 25, 2016.  Said goodbye too soon on September 4, 2016.   Lost his adopted sister, Tess, suddenly on October 9, 2016. likely due to hemangiosarcoma.  

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Sounds like he is doing great!

My pug Maggie didn't poop for 5 or 6 days after her surgery.  The pain meds are constipating and for Maggie she wouldn't poop until she could do her pre-poop spin.  Since the first day I met her when she was 10 weeks old she had to spin before pooping.  The first couple days after surgery she would try and spin and fall down.  Boy, the look she gave me just killed! On day 5 or 6 she was able to spin and keep her balance and pooped!  Mag was a rear amp who lost her leg to mast cell cancer.

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otisandtess said
Give the poop another day or so.  Many dogs don't go right away.  I think mixing a little plain pumpkin (no sugar or spices) into food might help.  Sounds like he is doing great overall!  

I will give the plain pumpkin a try.  Thank you so much for the tip and of course the support.  

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Sounds like he is doing great!

My pug Maggie didn't poop for 5 or 6 days after her surgery.  The pain meds are constipating and for Maggie she wouldn't poop until she could do her pre-poop spin.  Since the first day I met her when she was 10 weeks old she had to spin before pooping.  The first couple days after surgery she would try and spin and fall down.  Boy, the look she gave me just killed! On day 5 or 6 she was able to spin and keep her balance and pooped!  Mag was a rear amp who lost her leg to mast cell cancer.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls  

Your post made my family and I laugh very hard (feels good to smile & laugh again).  Its funny how some of our pets have their own pre-poop "dance".  Thank you for the response. 

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SPARKY!!! ,You have just about the CUTEST avatar picture EVER!!

Ditto everyone! The poop will happen and we will all celebrate with you! 🙂

Sparky may not have much of his "spark" for several more days. But his sparkle WILL come back bigger and brighter than ever in a couple of weeks. Having the first tail wag come back is a start! 🙂

You're doing great, and so is Sparky!

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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benny55 said
SPARKY!!! ,You have just about the CUTEST avatar picture EVER!!

Ditto everyone! The poop will happen and we will all celebrate with you! 🙂

Sparky may not have much of his "spark" for several more days. But his sparkle WILL come back bigger and brighter than ever in a couple of weeks. Having the first tail wag come back is a start! 🙂

You're doing great, and so is Sparky!

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Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!  

Well, "it" finally happened yesterday!  What a celebration we had when Sparky finally pooped.  We had a good laugh at ourselves because before the amp, this is something we obviously would never have celebrated.  His incision has been oozing a bit but the Vet said this is expected as long as it isn't excessive.  We cut up an incontinence bed pad to place on the are so it soaks up the fluid. Other than that, he is doing well and I am grateful (and relieved). Thank you for your kind words and support--it ALWAYS helps!

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YAAAAAAAAAY FOR POOPpoopicon_pngpoopicon_pngpoopicon_png

We knew you could doooo it Sparky! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Yeah, some clear or slightly pink oozing happens sometimes. Just keep an eye out if it gets bloody or stinky or excessive. Even then, no biggie. Some dogs have to have a drain.

Good job Sparky!!! 🙂

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Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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Whoop! Whoop! For POOP! That's terrific!

Sounds like Sparky is making good pawgress. And yep, as long s the incision isn't smelly, warm or more bloody than watery it's probably your typical seroma and nothing to worry about. Good job at keeping an eye on that.

Here's to more regular days ahead. Yay Sparky!

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