Megacolon and Obstipation

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When your dog becomes so constipated that she can’t eliminate without outside help — or she is chronically constipated — it’s called obstipation.

Megacolon and Obstipation

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A disorder called megacolon occurs when the dog’s colon is enlarged irreversibly; it also causes chronic constipation.

For both of these conditions, enemas, manual extraction of feces or surgery can be necessary.

Sources

ASPCA. “Constipation.” (May 12, 2011)

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/dog-care/dog-care-constipation.aspx

Barchas, Eric. “Constipation in Cats and Dogs.” DrBarchas.com. (May 12, 2011)

http://drbarchas.com/constipation

DogTime. “Top 10 Constipation Cures for Dogs.” (May 12, 2011)

http://dogtime.com/top-10-constipation-cures.html

DogTime. “Treating Constipation in Dogs.” (May 12, 2011)

http://dogtime.com/constipation-and-megacolon-vin.html

McKay, Scott Alan. “Constipation.” PetEducation, Doctors Foster and Smith. (May 12, 2011)

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2090&aid=3598

Spielman, Bari. “Constipation in Dogs.” PetPlace. (May 12, 2011)

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/constipation-in-dogs/page1.aspx

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