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    My dog won't poop

    LOL I know, this sounds weird.
    We have a vet visit scheduled for about 12 hours from now (minus about 20 minutes) and I've been chasing my dog around all day hoping he'd poop so I can collect the all disgusting sample the vet wants...so far, no luck...

    I even fed him extra, ya know, to kind of work things along...I feel really silly watching with baited breath for my dog to poop so I can collect it...I even only put him on my front patio all day long to go potty (it's all cement enclosed so I thought HEY this will be an easier find than standing out in the cold cleaning up every pile in the yard so I know it's his...) Yeah, no luck.

    So everyone, pray for poop!
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    Re: My dog won't poop

    Teddie has gone a day with out pooping.. It's almost like they know. Haha

    Buster one of my other pups will go in the vinca when I have to collect it.. and in I go behind him. I'm starting to think dogs can read minds.

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    I swear he knows I want him to poop...I had him stay inside the entire day, I have only let him out about twice and all he did was pee...(I know, I watched from a window - I felt like a weirdo)...I figured if I fed him a bit extra it might hurry things along...he got an extra can of wet food tonight and a ton of wet treats...and no cheese like normal...I didn't want to run the chance of stopping him up when I'm hoping for poop. Poor dog probably thinks I'm insane.
    So, my vet might not get the sample they wanted...guess I'll just have to explain that I failed in the poop department and was unable to get a sample in the past 36 hours...(unfortunately my hubby let him out in the backyard this morning at about 5 AM because he wanted out...I'm guessing he did it then and I'm unable to tell who's is who's even though I just cleaned the yard) so, I'm still on poop detail...my theory is, he's gotta go sometime.
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    Re: My dog won't poop

    Lots of dogs need to be walked before they poop, it gets things moving.

    Walk the dog for at least 30 minutes.

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    Let us know how it goes. Could be a blockage or worm impacted. I don't think that feeding extra is a good idea in case its anything serious. I'm so worried for your dog. Please give us the update after the visit.

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    I agree with Anela, walking or exercise might help get things moving for him, so maybe try that. But it is like dogs can read your mind about these things...

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    My pug did just that! I watched him for at least 16 hours and nothing out of the end i wanted! I fed extra, walked him, played with him BEGGED him! But alas, no to the poopie. So we went to the vet empty handed (empty bagged? ) After the visit Rufus stopped in the parking lot of the vets office TO POOP on the curb.....smarta@@......

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    I am still wondering why everyone has to get a poop sample before a vet visit...I have never had to bring poop to the vet in all my 38 years. They get a sample themselves with this swab looking thing...so what gives?

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    My vet needed to do a follow up for a parasitic infection that my rescue pug was suffering from when I found him. It was about eight months later and after treatment, so the vet wanted to make sure there was no reoccurance or eggs.larvea to be worried about or retreat for. And when doing that kind of analysis, they needed more than was just on the swab!

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    Well my vet wanted a poop sample but when I forgot it he just did the swab thing. But I think I'd rather just bring some poop in then pay $10 for a fecel floation.


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    Re: My dog won't poop

    Well he went this morning - I wasn't concerned with a blockage, he was pretty regular before he noticed I was waiting for him to do it. It was more of a "hey lady stop following me around"
    It was too freaking cold to get him out and walk him last night...and he holds it until we get home from our walks...
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    Re: My dog won't poop

    The poor guy! Give him a newspaper and some privacy already!

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    LOL! I know, he kept giving me this look like "geez go away already, I'll go when I feel like it" but it was pretty obvious that he'd held it...it was the first time he hasn't had diarrhea in almost 3 months. Lucky me, I got a solid specimen for the vet!
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    Re: My dog won't poop

    ACAMPBELL, I'll trade you my two POOP MACHINE DOGS for Sparky. Everyday, I pick up tons and tons of poop. Sometimes I wonder if they lied to us when we adopted them and said they were puppies but they really weren't. They are horses. Geeezz.. If you need any poop sample let me know. I'll send you a ton through fedex.

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    Quote Originally Posted by ACampbell View Post
    Well he went this morning - I wasn't concerned with a blockage, he was pretty regular before he noticed I was waiting for him to do it. It was more of a "hey lady stop following me around"
    It was too freaking cold to get him out and walk him last night...and he holds it until we get home from our walks...

    good news I was worried.....
    glad to see this

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    Re: My dog won't poop

    I wasn't really concerned, he's pretty regular (in the mornings) and I guess I was jumping the gun a bit knowing that I needed that darned sample.
    My vet wasn't too thrilled that I brought it in in a plastic bag...but I'm not sure I hold a lot of stock in this vet at this point - she asked me if he was neutered while she was examining him...uhmmmmm...the thought that he has appendages that are hanging down in that general area would tell me no he's not...I was kind of dumbfounded that she asked and I'm pretty sure I gave her that cocked head confused look...
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    Re: My dog won't poop

    Quote Originally Posted by ACampbell View Post
    I wasn't really concerned, he's pretty regular (in the mornings) and I guess I was jumping the gun a bit knowing that I needed that darned sample.
    My vet wasn't too thrilled that I brought it in in a plastic bag...but I'm not sure I hold a lot of stock in this vet at this point - she asked me if he was neutered while she was examining him...uhmmmmm...the thought that he has appendages that are hanging down in that general area would tell me no he's not...I was kind of dumbfounded that she asked and I'm pretty sure I gave her that cocked head confused look...
    what were you supposed to put it in???? your pocket......

    you would think the vet might be able to tell if he was neutered or not lololol
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    Re: My dog won't poop

    You'd think so huh? It's not like he has long fur that might cover them up enough where it's questionable...

    I guess they'd rather it was in a ziplock...she didn't find my crack of "Sorry we're out of ziplocks" to be too amusing either...lol
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    Re: My dog won't poop

    LOL ACAMPBELL.. Your dogs are quite amusing in far too many ways. I love how SMOKEY who looks like a mean dog turned out to be a big TEDDY BEAR. He makes me want to have a bull mastiff one day. SPARKY's persoality amaze me everytime.

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    Maybe she thought he had neuticles. LOL

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