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Old 12-31-2012, 01:22 PM   #1
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Embarassed Mitsi wont potty after spay and the vet is closed??

Okay so I had Mitsi spayed Thursday and it went well no problems. Shes doing good now, no pain and Her stitches look great and Shes eating but now She will not poop! She was pooping a little, small stringy amounts 2 days ago but now nothing, She just sits there in the position to go but wont go. Ive walked Her Ive stood in the yard with Her for a while and still nothing. I called the vet and He recomened I get Her anal glands checked, they were full and on one side the discharge was yellow ( the vet said to wait and see if that changed if not to put Her on antibiotics). So I brought Her Home, and still no poop. Shes eating like a little piggy so I know theres something in there. But I dont know what to do, My vet is closed for new Years eve so I dont have anyone to call about it. Shes just laying around, but just acts tired not sick. also I have been giving Her canned food because She had to take pain meds and wouldnt swallow it by itself. but now I have been mixing a tiny amount of canned with dry to get Her back to Her normal diet. thanks everyone for reading. Woofs From Mitsi
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Glad Mitsi's spat went well!

What pain meds are you giving Mitsi? If Tramadol, it can cause constipation.
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You might want to try canned pumpkin. In is good for constipation and diarrhea. I would also run warm water on her butt. It relaxes the muscles and might stimulate her to go. Poor baby. I'm so happy her spay went well, but it must be so difficult now to see her like this.
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Adding green beans to her food or as a treat will help also. Sometimes it can take 5-6 days after fasting and surgery to get back on schedule...
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You gotten some good advice and I agree, it can take a few days after a procedure to get back to being regular. Sweet potato usually does the trick here when needed. Glad her spay went well.
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While Princess went the next day, Scoobers didn't potty for 5 who days after he was altered.

As long as it doesn't seem they are having tummy trouble, and you try pumpkin, it might just be the body reaction to an anal gland cleaning right after too.

Watch her closely, I'd call the vet and update them and ask again when they do open.
IMHO oys not a HUGE stressor uet and not warrenting an ER visit
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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I'm going to try canned pumpkin. She won't like it but Maybe I can get Her to eat some. I feel so bad. She's just Laying around. I took Her for Her anal glands today to see if that was the issue and they were full but they said some of the discharge was yellowish and if it didnt clear up soon Shed need antibiotics.
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now Shes just not acting Herself Shes usually hyper and happy now She just lays in My lap looking sad. I just dont know what else to do.
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Go to the drug store and get some mineral oil. When I got Mandie spayed, she wouldn't go either...or rather, when she did go..she was very constipated and even shook from the pain of trying.

Someone suggested fiber (the green beans and/or carrot sticks are good for that, as mentioned above). But someone else suggested mineral oil to me. Just put a little bit on some mashed up sweet potato. Also, rug a little bit on her bum. After doing this for Mandie, she pooped the next morning and then no problems after that. I did give her one more serving of it for breakfast, though..just to be sure everything was moving well.

ETA: I just re-read your post about the anal gland discharge. If you try the suggestions here and they don't work by tomorrow, take her into the vet again. If she has an infection, they'll need to treat that.
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Great, now Her stitches look red and swollen. The vet is closed tomarrow for New Years and I just am In a panic. She's acting lazy and sick too. I can't afford a 500$ emergency vet bill. Il either have to cash in On My Car title or try to get a loan. My poor Baby. She's been through so much
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So you have hydrogen peroxide and some neusporin or a generic triple antibiotic ointment?

Use hydrogen peroxide 3%and to clean then cover with antibioric ointment very liberally-do not let her lick it cone her or cover it.

My ER vet charges and additional $50 in emergency not $500...so an appointment cost $45-65 normally plus $50 after hours...then the fees for the service performed.

I know nationally my Vet is around the highest in the country already...but worth it we love her.
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So you have hydrogen peroxide and some neusporin or a generic triple antibiotic ointment?

Use hydrogen peroxide 3%and to clean then cover with antibioric ointment very liberally-do not let her lick it cone her or cover it.

My ER vet charges and additional $50 in emergency not $500...so an appointment cost $45-65 normally plus $50 after hours...then the fees for the service performed.

I know nationally my Vet is around the highest in the country already...but worth it we love her.
MITSI is beyond worth it but thankfully the redness is fading. Also I called the emergeny vet My vet recomends, it is 100$ to look at Her plus another 75-100 for treatment, not including take Home medicine of which I was told another 40-50$ worth. I Love My Mitsi like Shes My own child ( I dont have any kids so She is My baby) Id do anything for Her but that amount of cash is hard to get in minutes and I Live week to week with My pay check.
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Had Mitsi on my mind and just wanted to check in on her. Were you able to try the fiber and mineral oil? Has she pooped?
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MITSI is beyond worth it but thankfully the redness is fading. Also I called the emergeny vet My vet recomends, it is 100$ to look at Her plus another 75-100 for treatment, not including take Home medicine of which I was told another 40-50$ worth. I Love My Mitsi like Shes My own child ( I dont have any kids so She is My baby) Id do anything for Her but that amount of cash is hard to get in minutes and I Live week to week with My pay check.
The peroxide and antibiotic ointment is only a temporary solution to lessen and prevent infection until you can get into the vet.
In no way is it an alternative treatment.
How's she doing today?
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Please don't use peroxide daily on any kind of wound. The bubbling is the peroxide reacting to the oxygen in the incision. This decreases oxygenation of the wound and inhibits healing. It is good for one time use only to clean it out. After that, use soap and water for cleansing. A good surgical soap like hibiclens is available otc.
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