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14 April 2018
My old fur-baby had his amputation surgery 3 days ago, but he has yet to poop since being home! He has not eaten much – he refuses his dog food, but is more than willing to chow down on a bit of pork and salami.
Is this normal though not to have pooped yet? At what point do I call the vet? Honestly, I am probably going to call tomorrow regardless, but I am just wondering if this is normal? He’s farting just fine, but GOOD LORD do they stink!!
22 February 2013
Loooove the avatar picture!😊
Yes, not yet IS “NORMAL” for just three days out. So no worries, okay? He’s on pain meds and probably an antibiotic and not eating a lot. All of that adds up to no ! It may take him another few days to
Some people try steamed squash (if he’ll eat it ) and some try a little bit of NATURAL canned pumpkin. Make sure he’s drinking plenty of water. And yes, feeding him anything he’ll eat right now is good…cheeseburgers, bacon and eggs, etc. You can deal woth proper nutrition later. I think the record was seven days before one pup went.
Let us know when we have ! We love to celebrate that milestone during recovery!
Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!
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!
25 April 2007
Oh gosh yeah totally normal. Three days isn’t a long time for some dogs, they took as long as five or six. Follow Sally’s tips for moving things along, poop happens, we promise!
As for eating…yeah, that happens a lot once our pups get a taste for something other than kibble. It doesn’t help that pain medication dulls the appetite (although keep giving the meds, he needs them now!). Mixing up things like boiled chicken, sauteed beef and blended up veggies into his regular food can really get his appetite going again and eventually you should be able to transition him back.
8 August 2018
Our Flurry looks like he is ready for a bowel movement, postop day two with pumpkin this evening. But when he tried to assume the squatting position he plopped down on his bottom. 😣 he’s an 80lb german Shepherd. Any recommendations on how I can support him while he is figuring it out? Any recommendations appreciated!
18 October 2009
Hello and welcome Flurry and pack, your future posts will not have to wait for approval.
I can’t tell from the avatar- did Flurry lose a front or back leg? Maybe the back leg since he can’t hold his squat?
One thing you can try is a sling- if the vet didn’t give you one you can make one out of a reusable shopping bag:
You can also try a towel or a long sleeve shirt.
Also- please consider starting your own thread so you can introduce your handsome boy and tell us his story.
Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls
8 August 2018
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