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Question Bowel movements?

How often should puppies have them?Is it once a day or twice or every other?
Since Duncan has been on his meds and chicken/rice(started Wed) he has only had a BM on Friday and then again on Sunday.Is this normal?
I called the vet and they said b/c of the meds and his diet this is in fact normal.He is drinking water and going peepee normally and his urine is clear.I am just a little bit worried that he doesn't end up being constipated.
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Sounds like Duncan is a little constipated. Has he gone yet today?

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You were treating Duncan for diarrhea, right? That means he started with a totally cleaned out intestinal tract. You wanted the poops to slow. I think he will even out once he starts back on dog food.
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No he hasn't gone today and like I said before I'm a little worried.Should I be doing anything??
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Well the rice is going to bind him up for sure. It could be part of the problem. My vet recommended sprinkling about 1 tsp of metamucil in their food and by the next day - they would go. Call the vet & ask if they think that might help. considering my puppies pooped 5-6 times a day at first, count your lucky stars!! But be prepared, once he is better - Watch out!

Make sure he is drinking a lot of water!!
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In addition to making sure he has a lot of water available, have you taken him for a walk this morning? If not, grab his leash and a poop bag and get him moving. Sometimes that will help things get moving internally.
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Even though I am going to the vet tomorrow with Duncan for a recheck I had to call them today just to put my mind at ease.
Yes it's OK that Duncan hasn't really gone poops.If she checks out OK tomorrow(which I sure do hope he does)I will start mixing his puppy food with his chicken/rice so then he'll probably start going.
Yes,he goes out several times a day and runs like crazy around our backyard and then he comes in and takes a nap.
When my kids come home from school they really play hard!!!
Thanks all for putting up with little neurotic me!!
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Dot, what are you crazy - you are NOT neurotic!! We all are all the same way with out babies & our furry babies!! Glad they feel all is ok.
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Dot - if my dogs ever get constipated, I add a little bit of psyllium husks (it's like metamusil, only better) to their food and problem solved.

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I didn't realize you can give them fruits while they are this young.We had a BM this am,HOORAY!! Off I go to the vets this am to get him rechecked.I will keep you all updated on his visit.
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