I was out of town and when I came back I found pieces chewed off of a 3 lb weight that I had.
CoCo chewed some pieces off of a 3lb weight that I had and I took him to get an xray and there were tiny pieces inside of his stomach. He threw up before I took him early yesterday morning and they told me to give him some gas x tablets and some mineral oil to make him poop it out. Well after he was treated yesterday I took him outside of the vets office to go potty and he did have a bm and they said that was good because it meant there was no blockage but the medicine i get him would help him pass it. He has not had a bm since yesterday afternoon even though he is alert and eating and drinking he has yet to pass any stool. Is this normal how long will it take before he passes those pieces and could they have already been passed but they were just too tiny for me to see? I have nothing but his own dog food to give him. It's really stressful waiting for him to poop and when he squats like he has to go but nothing comes out~ HELP! He seems fine except for the not pooping part..
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I would try to get back with the vet. The one bowel movement may have been clearing out what was beyond a possible blockage. I wouldn't give him anything more unless the vet says to. The advice they have given you is contrary to what many vets would say. If something will pass, it will pass without any help. If it won't pass, trying to force it could injure the dog.
If you can't get ahold of the vet today, and do nothing your dog will suffer discomfort. Doing the wrong thing could kill it. Blockages are very serious and often do kill dogs. However, not quickly. There is no reason for risky treatments today. There will be those that will suggest canned pumpkin. That may be a good idea in some cases, but make things worse in others. Don't listen to inexperienced people on Dogster or any other site.
What your vet prescribed didn't work. It may not be the simple case they thought it was. Getting a second opinion is a good idea.
Aster answered on 12/5/10. Helpful? / 0