Duke is such a patient little guy, as if he understands, why he is confined to a crate.
He already had a good bowel movement the day after, but that brings up a good question to all of you, who have, or will have a injured dog, which had surgery.
When will my dog eventual go potty?
Many of our pets will wait on that 2-4 days after surgery.
Here are some of the reasons.
- He did not get to eat prior surgery, and many dogs will not want to eat during their hospital stay.
- If they get to eat @ the veterinarian, it's most likely light, highly digestible food. there is not much poop left over to eliminate.
- Medications play a big role. They many times constipate the dog.
Example: Metamucil. 1/3 of a tsp for a 10 LBS dog. Best in some canned dog food.