My Dog Howls In Pain When She Poops. Will It Ever Stop?


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Iris Phillips answered
When a dog cries during pooping, it usually means he or she is in pain. Yes, it will stop eventually, namely when the cause of the pain has been dealt with.

Unfortunately, watching the dog crying when pooping and hoping it will go away is not an option, action must be taken.

  • Constipation
One of the possible causes could be constipation. A change of diet and ensuring that the dog drinks plenty of fresh water may ease the pain by normal functions being restored. Another possibility is feces sticking to the hair around the dog's anus. Making sure the area is kept clean and clear of long hair may resolve the problem.

  • More Serious Causes
If neither of the above helps within a couple of days at most, there may be a more serious cause for the pain.

This could be one of the following:

Prostrate problems in male dogs

Inflammation of the colon or rectum

Pelvic bone problems

Anal narrowing, polyps or cancer

Narrowing of or ulcers in the rectum

Foreign bodies in the rectum or colon

Problems with or in the anal sac

A perineal hernia

  • Taking Action
When a dog is in pain during pooping, the best course of action is to take him to the vets and get a proper diagnosis of the cause, especially if it has been going on for a while. Once the cause has been established, the most suitable treatment can be decided and the dog will be back to normal in no time.

It should be noted that we are not in a position to give adequate veterinarian advice, as we are not trained to do so. The information given here has been gleaned from a variety of sources and should therefore be regarded as general advice, rather than medical fact.
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Anonymous answered
Painful defecation in dogs can be indication of serious illness. There are following possible reasons of pain during defecation in dogs.
  1. Constipation
  2. Problems of prostate in male dogs
  3. Inflammation of colon
  4. Inflammation of rectum
  5. Problems with pelvic bones
  6. Anal cancer
  7. Anal polyps
  8. Sticking of feces on the hairs around anus
  9. Foreign bodies in colon or rectum
  10. Ulcer in the rectum
  11. Narrowing of rectum or anus
  12. Anal sac problems
  13. Perineal hernia
Treatment depends upon underlying cause. So, take your dog to vet for diagnosis of cause and accurate treatment.
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Anonymous answered
My dog, Rocco, cries, too, when he poops. It is a piercing cry. You, certainly, gave a comprehensive answer to the problem thank you!

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