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For the last two days when my 9 week old Westie has a poo there

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For the last two days when my 9 week old Westie has a poo there is still some stuck in his bum. Not the fur actually still stuck in. I have used warm water water but can't get it all off and then it happens again the next time. He drinks and lot so don't know what to do.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Ann M. replied 4 years ago.

Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is Ann and I am a licensed veterinarian and I would be happy to assist you.


If he has not had a dose of dewormer yet, I would go to a pet store and give him a dose of a standard dewormer. Then you can try to add a small amount of fiber to his food to bulk up his feces a bit and that might help it pass through his anus with more ease so that it does not get stuck. If you have access to Metamucil, you can give 1/8 teaspoon daily mixed in with some canned food. This can make the stool softer and more voluminous, which may help with this issue. You can also give 1/2 teaspoon of plain yogurt twice daily to get some good bacteria into the colon.


If this doesn't help, you may just need to have patience and he should grow out of this, but this should help.


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