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Dog with no tail with damaged rectum muscles cant poop

Postby jdauby1968 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:32 pm

I have a doxie that tlost her tail and it has caused her to not be able to poop at times without help and I am scared i will hurt her. Her rear end becomes enlarged and she arches her back and then i know I have to help her. Any ideas on meds that will help with this. When I rescued her she took some meds but i cant locate what they were and have looked all over for them.

anyone else out there have the same issue. I know there has to be something to help her out there.
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Re: Dog with no tail with damaged rectum muscles cant poop

Postby CarolC » Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:55 am

How long ago was her injury? Is her sphincter relaxed and open (you can see a little poop most of the time) or is it closed tight like in normal dogs?

When she eliminates, are her stools normal or are they dry at the beginning of a bowel movement?

There is a common medication called cisapride (Propulsid). Does that name sound like the medication you had?

Have you tried adjusting the fiber in her diet and possibly a stool softener like lactulose syrup or Miralax?

If her bottom is healed, you won't hurt her. There are videos showing how to help a dog eliminate, but it sounds like you are already doing it?

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Re: Dog with no tail with damaged rectum muscles cant poop

Postby Ingrid » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:30 pm

What's worked for our paralysed daschund is while holding her over the toilet tickle and or apply pressure around and below her rectum with a COLD wet wad of toilet paper (especially seems to work when applying pressure to her vulva). This makes her feel where to push to have a bowel movement. I've cared for two other paralysed daxis who hadn't had this done previously and for both it worked like a charm and was life changing in their care for their owners. Good luck and hang in there!
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Re: Dog with no tail with damaged rectum muscles cant poop

Postby Ingrid » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:32 pm

Also: while learning. Lactulose (a liquid you can find in any pharmacy) will help to keep things soft. Ask your veterinarian for dosing.
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