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My dog keeps trying to poo but nothing comes. Has been checked

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My dog keeps trying to poo but nothing comes. Has been checked last week by his vet and he gave him peridale granules . These helped at first then we stopped them, but now after he has a poo he keeps trying again to no avail. He's very distressed when this happens.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am sorry to hear you are worried about Alfie. I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help. Are his stools that he passes normal? Or are they soft, or loose, or are they harder and firm?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

They are soft

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
If he is straining after passing stool, and distressed and uncomfortable, I would consider trying a few things. One would be to check his anal glands for impaction or infection. This should be done by a veterinarian. If his stools are soft, then he may have "colitis", inflammation of the colon lining. If he were mine, I would check a stool sample microscopically for parasites, and I would consider a course of a prescription medication called metronidazole to reduce inflammation.
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Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
A diet change, to a "GI" diet might also help. He may be sensitive or allergic to an ingredient in his food.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Are you still there? Can I help with or answer anything else?
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Thank for the great rating! Let me know how he is doing.
Rebecca
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

hi what would you recommend giving him to eat. We give him mince with dry wagg food mixed.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
For dogs with intestinal problems, I like Royal Canin GI diet. It is a "prescriptoin" diet, so you have to get it from your vet, or from a website like Chewy.com (who will contact your vet first before shipping it to you).
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

thanks for your advice

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
You are welcome!
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
Pauline,
How is Alfie doing?

Rebecca

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