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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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m dog Molly is off her food and she is constipated is there

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m dog Molly is off her food and she is constipated is there any thing I could do to help her
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
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Hello and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced small animal veterinary surgeon, I will be very pleased to work with you today and will try my best to answer your question to your satisfaction.

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Please tell me how long Molly has had this problem? And what size of dog is she?

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

she is the size of a collie dog. she as been like this for about a week now she first started to be unwell when she came on heat and she was bleeding quiet a lot for 2 to 3 days and then nothing and since then she as only eaten very little and although she is trying to have a poo again a very miute amount is coming out

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.

Hello again Janet and thanks for waiting.

I have worked out an answer for you, please read it through and see what you think ...

1. The problem you face is that there are some quite serious diseases which can occur in dogs of Molly's age group just after they have been in season. The main one is called pyometra.

2. While the symptoms you describe do not fit a classical pyometra I would be loath to suggest home remedies in case I got it wrong. Your best plan is to have a vet check Molly over without delay.

Better safe than sorry ...

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.

Regards,

Scott

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