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Old 01-26-2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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My new puppy (Lychee again) is definitely pooping while she's asleep

For those who didn't read the earlier post, Lychee is a shih-tzu puppy who is very small and has a non-functioning nub tail.

We clean poop off her every day 2-3 times, which is because it sticks to her boneless tail-piece. We intend to have it removed.

She doesn't seem to know it's happening, but I can't be sure, as we find it everywhere and it's often stuck to her. However, I just now found her asleep and found a large turd on its way out of her, and she apparently has no awareness that it was happening

I wanted to get some feedback to see if this was still OK, or if I've got a serious problem.

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Old 01-26-2009, 11:31 PM   #2
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What's happening is not considered normal and is referred to as fecal incontinence. Your vet is the only one who can diagnose the cause and prescribe treatment.

It could possibly be connected to a birth defect, possibly related to the lack of a fully formed tail.

Your pup should be seen by a vet as soon as possible.

Good luck. Hope it's something that can be easily fixed or controlled. Let us know what the vet has to say.
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Oh My I would have her seen by a good vet ASAP. She most likely has little feeling back there due to birthing defect? Poor thing, she cannot help this and it needs checked and fixed by a vet that can do it properly. I wish you the best, birth defects like this are usually genetic, ask the breeder if this has happened to any other pups of theirs.
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What's happening is not considered normal and is referred to as fecal incontinence. Your vet is the only one who can diagnose the cause and prescribe treatment.

It could possibly be connected to a birth defect, possibly related to the lack of a fully formed tail.

Your pup should be seen by a vet as soon as possible.

Good luck. Hope it's something that can be easily fixed or controlled. Let us know what the vet has to say.
I agree. The lack of a formed tail with bones suggests the possibility of an incompletely formed spine with possible central nervous system complications. The incontinence, both bowel and bladder, and the lack of awareness, may indicate damaged or missing nerves and control. You really need to have your vet assess your pup.
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Ya, I phoned the vet and explained and he's gonna have a look at her.
The way he talked, he was preparing me for the fact that nothing can be done. I dunno if I can bear it, so soon after losing my other dogs..

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I do hope and pray your puppy can be helped. It is terrible things must happen to innocent little animals. Then there are thieves, thugs out there so healthy robbing old people, killing children.

I give you my best that puppy can be helped and be ok. Give her peace and no pain please Mr vet.
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I'm just catching up with this now - I'm very sorry to hear about this. It doesn't sound good at all. I'm sending my very best wishes for you and this little pup.
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I'm really so sorry to hear this. I have to ask, how did you come to aquire a pup with a deformity? Any good breeder would/should have noticed this problem. I hope when the vet gives her a thorough check the news will be more positive... keeping fingers and toes crossed for you I know how worried you must be x
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Aww what a shame for your puppy. I do remember your other posts though I do hope the vet can do something for you pup If it is a genetic problem you need to take the vet's report to the breeder so he does breed off your pups mum again as this would be irresponsible to put other puppies through this.
Sending a to you and Lychee. I hope you will have better news once you have been to the vets
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oh dear poor little thing and i feel for you guys having to deal with this

hope something can be done

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