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No poop

June 20, 2019, 11:04 PM
Q: My puppy hasn't had a BM since I picked her up. Should I worry or give it some time. It has been a full 24 hours. She eat normal after arriving but through out the following day she hasn't been eating much as should be she's putting up a fight. She's drinking fluids and has pee several times.
A: As long as she feels good you can wait it out. I don't worry about a puppy not pooping unless the puppy is trying but unable or if there is an affect on attitude or appetite. If your puppy is eating well and feels good he will poop when needed. For safety check to make sure there is no dried poop in the hair around the anus as this can cause the puppy to delay defecation because it is uncomfortable. If there is dried poop in this area you can gently bathe it away with warm water and a little mild dish soap or if you have a small hair trimmer you can clip it out. Using scissors for this should be avoided as it is very easy to injure your puppy.