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Megacolon and Obstipation

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


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.


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