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chaseaslanmom posted:
My 5 year old Shutzue/las apse had his hair cut yesterday. Today he went to the vet to be put to sleep so the vet could clean his teeth. He keeps winning (crying) and shaking. I noticed his tail feels as though it is swollen. When I touch it he cries out. I feed him a little food when he got home as the vet suggested. The was 4 and a half hours ago and his stomach feels hard and he has not gone to the bathroom (pee or poop). Can u give him some type home remedy to help with the pain or help to go to the bathroom Chase weighs 17.5 pounds.
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Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
I am so sorry to hear that your dog is not feeling well. The signs that you are seeing don't seem to be directly related to any other procedures that he recently underwent. Can your dog wag its tail normally? Is it moving around with ease or do the legs, especially the rear seem bothersome? Has it ever shown signs like this in the past?
The anesthesia can definitely make him sleepy but should not affect his ability to urinate or defecate. I would strongly recommend that you seek veterinary attention this evening if possible...for sure get him to your veterinarian tomorrow morning. I would not recommend any over the counter medications for discomfort since we don't know what is causing the signs and they can have adverse side effects. Best of luck...


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