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Old 11-28-2012, 09:40 PM
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My little one had a knee surgery on Sunday. I picked her up on Monday evening and she hasn't had a bowel movement... Is this normal ? Is there anything I can do to help her or should I take her to emerg?


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I think that it's normal for a dog to not go to the bathroom for awhile after surgery. The anesthetic affects all of their organs, including their bowels and bladder. I don't know what the normal amount of time is until they go though. Has she been eating and drinking? Is she peeing? I know that someone else on here was asking about this recently, so hopefully they'll chime in.
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Start her on some canned pumpkin. They love and it works great
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pure canned pumpkin ( not pie filling ) or squash will help get her going....hope your little one is feeling better soon.
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Yes, anesthesia last for a while causing constipation. When I had Midgie spayed, she had constipation & I believe it was a few days before she had a first bowel movement after the surgery. Pumpkin is a good choice or coconut oil. If she doesn't go by Friday, I probably would call the vet. How she acting otherwise?
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Good advice from the girls.

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She is acting okay. Doesn't seem to be in pain. Thank you guys so much I just picked up some see if it works. She is a picky water so hopefully


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She wouldn't eat it so I basically shoved some in her mouth hopefully it works


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