My Dog Won't Urinate Or Have A Bowel Movement. What Could It Be?


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Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I am concerned that your dog is experiencing back pain.  If your dog is not posturing to defecate then it is probably not constipation or diarrhea.  Diarrhea is much more common in dogs and can look like constipation--dogs will attempt to defecate with an increased frequency and produce to feces.  This is due to the inflammation of the intestines.  Constipation and diarrhea typically does not cause pain along the back.  Have your dog examined by a veterinarian to determine if your dog is having back or abdominal pain and then treat it appropriately.
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I am watching my moms dog. 6months of beagle/shepard mix. She was crate trained but has been able to hold her bladder the whole night for about 3 months. She won't pee anywhere other than my mothers yard. I can't take her to my mothers until they return. She is staying with me. Its probably been 12 hours. She seems content comfortable. I am still worried. We even went for a long walk. No pee.
jessica lawrence Profile
Well when dogs and cats are younger and the mother wasn't around people would put warm wash rags on the baby pet so they would think it was their mother washing them and they would use the bathroom you could use that method or you could go and ask the vet what they think you should do.
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Ronnie Maye answered
If your dog is older and is having these problems I would think something serious is wrong with them and they need to be taken to the vet ASAP. Sounds like a kidney problem.
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Anonymous answered
Take your dog to the vet. Tell him about the tick and her behaviour, she may have been poisoned or something else, but not going to the bathroom is definately NOT good.
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The diet and water which is provided to it must be taken in consideration as it can lead to different gut issues. It might have been suffering from constipation or other related problems. It also seems that due to severity of illness its immune system has also been disturbed. So without wasting anytime  do take it to vet for proper diagnosis as well as treatment.
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Leslie answered
This may sound nasty, but I have had to do it before. Make a solution of 1 cup of water and a couple drops of dish washing liquid. Then you will need a syringe WITHOUT A NEEDLE (you can get one at any drug store) and you will have to try to get the solution to go into his booty hole. If after 2 hours he still does not go to the bathroom, then you will need to bring him to the vet. I hope your dog gets better and good luck.
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He was hit by a car and that was a day ago.I don't have money for a big vet bill.he justs lays around,I bring him food/water but havent seen him go to the bathroom yet.I don't know if its because he don't want to go in the house or because he can't.
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Katie answered
She could have a gastrointestinal blockage - meaning she ate something that is blocking the opening from her stomach to her intestine and not letting food pass OR she ate something that is stuck somewhere in her intestines and not letting any waste pass. If something is stuck/blocking her stomach she will eat and then throw it up later, so no feces and no pee.    Can't really remember about intestinal blockage except no feces.   
You said that "She has not gone to the bathroom...." Does that mean no feces AND no pee, or just no feces.     She could still pee, if she intestinal blockage was after where the bladder meets the intestines.
If she has a blockage then the tick is just a coincidence.
How long had the tick been on her? AKA how big (blood filled) was it? If it has been in the ear, a very wet, humid, and easy place to scratch, then she could have an infection. I mentioned that ears are an easy place for the pet to scratch because it is not good it irritate a tick.
     I mean if you see a tick on your dog, while walking around the neighborhood, you don't want to pick at it, and rub it, move it around, or try to dig it out with your nails, or rub it off with a quarter or a credit card. You go get your matchstick or tweezers and get it off FAST.
While picking at a tick with the wrong tools, you will almost always loosen (not remove) the tick's grip on your beloved, BUT you will also almost always pull its legs off or squeeze its feces/urine out of it or even squeeze its guts out.
Now you might be thinking: WHY NOT TORTURE THE LITTLE DEMON FOR SUCKING MY BELOVED'S BLOOD? I'm not saying don't, just do it  AFTER you pull it off.  
The reason for this is very simple.   
By pulling at the tick but not removing it, you expose the hole it has made in your pet's skin to whatever germs are on the tick, air, your tools and your pet. You also force the tick to make a new/bigger hole in your pets' skin. A new/bigger hole not only increases your pet's risk of infection, but the tick now has to re-inject anticoagulants (blood thinners) into your pet, and it can inject its own dung, urine or even it own guts into your pets' bloodstream* along with those anticoagulants if they were on the spot of skin that the tick chose to make a new hole! Also, since the tick is reinjecting the chemicals because it was disturbed, it will inject more than usual, so it can get more blood faster, so it can drop off your pet before it is hurt by your pinching and pulling; this means the hole bleeds longer and harder, and heals slower.
*You may be wondering, how can a tick inject its own guts into my pet? If its guts are out of it, isn't it dead? The answer is, yes. BUT- ticks aren't complex animals - their head is for piercing skin, injecting chemicals, and sucking blood-NOT THINKING- and their abdomen is for holding and digesting blood, and excreting waste.  IF THE HEAD IS STILL ATTACHED TO YOUR PET, IT CAN AND WILL CONTINUE SUCKING BLOOD OUT OF YOUR PET EVEN AFTER YOU HAVE RIPPED EVERYTHING ELSE OFF OF IT.
Did you know that your ears, mouth/throat,eyes, and nose are all connected? That's why some people can suck milk out their nose and squirt it out of their eye. That's why you can breath through your nose, and why chewing gum on an air plane helps to lessen the pressure in your ears. It's the same for cats and dogs. I say this because an infection left untreated in one ear can spread infection to your pet's mouth, throat, ears, eyes, brain, and because all of these areas are rich with blood, an infection here can spread easily and quickly to other organs and parts of your pets' body.
If there is puss in a wound after only two days, then that area was infected before you pulled the tick out, so the infection is more than two days old.
You obviously pay attention to your pet and care because A you know its bowel movements, B you noticed the tick, and C you checked on it later.
This could all be unrelated, and coincidental constipation that will clear up on its own or it could be something serious.
I can't tell you whether it's serious or not without more information (about the habitat your dog lives/plays in, region tick was from, location, breed, age, gender, medical history, etc) and details that the average pet owner can't measure and tell me online (temperature, eye dilation, reflexes, tenderness). 
My suggestion is take you pet to your local vet.
A pre-vet student

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