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Post by suzieJ on Tue Apr 11 2017, 19:10

Our Lucy is nearly 4 yrs old and we have never had any trouble with her going to the loo outside.

For the last 4 days even though we haven't see her actually do it- there has been 2-3 nuggets of faeces in her bed in the morning and 1-2 on the floor through the day
She always goes out first thing in the morning to have a bowel movement and only occasionally has a bowel movement in the evening.
Feed has always been Orijen dried dog food (200g given daily) with doses of Salmon oil added.

3 monthly Worming and Flea tablets were given in March
27 March she was treated for suspect genital warts on her vulva with antibiotics 10x Synulox"they have now cleared up"

She is eating normally
Runs about the garden to play ball
Her stance is normal,
Nothing has changed and the only concern is her defecating!
Today I have given her extra oil in the evening to see if this will stop her faeces from breaking up.
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Re: Defecating nuggets

Post by LizP on Tue Apr 11 2017, 20:16

I'd pop her to the vets. It sounds like there's something not quite right but I wouldn't like to guess what. If it was just a day or two I'd say leave it a bit longer but after 4 days I'd want to make sure it's nothing that needs attention.


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Re: Defecating nuggets

Post by -Ian- on Wed Apr 12 2017, 01:03

Strange occurrence, I'm thinking along the same lines as Liz, once or twice is an accident but 4 days in I think it's worth chatting to the vet just to be sure.

Do let us know how things go Sue


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Re: Defecating nuggets

Post by gillybrent on Wed Apr 12 2017, 10:31

it's possible that she's slightly constipated & when she passes wind she's also passing a little faeces!

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Re: Defecating nuggets

Post by suzieJ on Wed Apr 12 2017, 13:37

Thank you for your replies.
I've rang the vets and have an appointment on Tuesday.

I'm pre-empting vets requesting samples... already got 3 faeces containers, which will be collected on different days prior to appointment and one wee sample which will be taken on the Tuesday.

Also I'm thinking that it might be a good idea to give him a breakdown on the Orijen dog food so he knows what she is actually eating.

I checked on her last night and there were 4 little nuggets near her tail- she was fast asleep Sad
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Re: Defecating nuggets

Post by gillybrent on Thu Apr 13 2017, 09:57

i really think she's passing wind & they're just 'popping out'.

is she still going to the toilet properly on her walks?

have you tried giving her some cod liver oil to 'loosen her up' a bit?

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Re: Defecating nuggets

Post by suzieJ on Thu Apr 13 2017, 16:22

Hi gillybrent
I started giving her extra oil 2 days ago and this morning she only had 1 little nugget in her bed.
Lucy always empties her bowel in the morning about 10 -ish and then a small amount on the odd evening.

We have said that if she is back to normal tomorrow we will still have her checked over on Tuesday just to be safe.
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Re: Defecating nuggets

Post by gillybrent on Wed Apr 19 2017, 10:56

it's always best to be sure!

how did you get on at the vets?

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Re: Defecating nuggets

Post by suzieJ on Fri Apr 21 2017, 07:01

Sorry for the late reply gillybrent Smile

After vet check Lucy over including taking her temp, he wanted me to try giving her extra oil in the evening as well as her regular amount in the morning.... and there was me with all her samples of faeces and pee tucked into my bag LOL

I'm now pleased to say her movements are back to normal minus the nuggets.
At this very moment she has somehow got under our bed sheets and Franky (dog 2) is layed at the bottom of the bed "me thinks husband was more conerned then he let on" Smile
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Re: Defecating nuggets

Post by LizP on Fri Apr 21 2017, 07:10

Very good news. Relief all round, including your oh I'm not worried husband!


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