My dog hasn't pooped in almost two days. ?

I apologize ahead of time for the length of this question, but I want to make sure the details are there. My 1 1/2 year old, 25.4 lb. Dachshund/Beagle mix has not pooped in nearly two days. I brought her to the vet the day before yesterday because she was infrequently vomiting small amounts of her dry dog food (Purina Beneful: Healthy Radiance). The vet gave her an antacid injection thinking it might be acid reflux because she showed no signs of pain anywhere and her behavior hadn’t changed at all. When I brought her home, she had no interest in eating. I contacted the vet and she told me to feed her a beef and rice diet for the next few days starting the next day. So, she didn’t eat for one full day. I’ve been giving her the beef and rice with half a Pepcid AC tablet as the vet has recommended. She’s had three full cups so far and hasn’t pooped once since I began. I had her in her crate today for about five hours while I was at work, and she has eaten her own poop before, but there’s no way for me to be sure that’s what’s happening. Also, the ground has been covered in snow. She seems to love it, but maybe she’s hesitant to poop in it? Again, she’s in perfect spirits and doesn’t seem to be in any pain. Any ideas?

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5 Responses to “My dog hasn't pooped in almost two days. ?”

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  2. J Alves says:

    Since she was ill for a day (and may have vomited more than you thought she did) and didn’t eat for a day she may not have anything far enough down in her system to need to poop yet. I would not worry until Friday am unless there is a behavioral change or she stops eating.
    Good luck with your dog.

  3. dobiegirl says:

    if you think the snow might be a problem try shoveling a patch for her to do her buisness in.

    Is there a posibility that she ate something she shouldn’t have? There might be a blockage. I’d talk with your vet about this and see if they can check her out to see if there are foreign objects in her stomach or intestines.

  4. rosagallica2002 says:

    Give her another day. She didn’t eat for a day, and her system is adjusting to a different diet on top of it. A dog that age, if she is trained, would be loathe to poop in her crate, so that would be the last thing I would worry about. Has she experienced snow before? Honestly, I don’t think it’s that either. I think you are just a nervous mommy.

    If she tends to constipation, add a teaspoon of oat bran or bran buds to her food. If there is nothing at all tomorrow, check in with the vet, but don’t be surprised if she is out the door at the crack of dawn to poop!