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Anal Stricture?? Anyone else had this??

When I got my sweet puppy, my breeder informed me that he was straining to defecate, but was passing stool. After two weeks of of him straining on and off, one morning, he was screamiing at the top of his lungs to poop.
Luckily, I do work for a an animal hospital and rushed him in and was told that he had a stricture.
I brought him to a a soft tissue surgeon who operated (anoplasty) and has pooped fine ever since. Needless to say, it was heartbreaking to see my 10 week old puppy go through surgery.
Just wondering if any one else here has had this problem??
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yikes! that sounds terrible. I hope the breeder helped pay for the surgery...sounds like he/she definitely knew something was up. Hope your puppy is doing fine now, he sure is a cutie pie. Welcome to the forum and more pics please!
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yikes! that sounds terrible. I hope the breeder helped pay for the surgery...sounds like he/she definitely knew something was up. Hope your puppy is doing fine now, he sure is a cutie pie. Welcome to the forum and more pics please!

Ditto to what Amy said. It sounds like it was known and congenital (although probably not avoidable). Then again, I'm glad the breeder informed you before you brought the puppy home. Anything less would have been an ethical problem, IMO.

To answer your question, no, I haven't had experience with this in dogs, but a human acquaintance had to go through this with her daughter. Thankfully, the young surgery fixed it.
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