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My dog has injured s cruciate ligament he received a steroid

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hi, my dog has injured his cruciate ligament he received a steroid joint injection. i have rested him for 4 days and have appt with his vet in 3 days time. problem i have is that he will not poo in garden. could i take him for 10 min walk couple of times a day for toilet purposes, or would this make matters worse. he is getting up on his own. many thanks for your help
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  nekovet replied 2 years ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

As long as he is kept on the lead on flat ground, you can take him out for toileting. Its not that he absolutely has to be in your garden, only that we don't want him overdoing things. So, just walk him slowly and with control until he passes stool and then back to resting that leg. Otherwise, if you are worried about any constipation from stool holding, you can give him daily dose of OTC cat hairball remover or Lactulose to just keep things moving as we rest this leg.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  nekovet replied 2 years ago.

Hello again,

How is everything going with your wee one?

Dr. B.