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Q. Is it normal for a dog to have fecal incontinence with diarrhea after surgery. She is 10 and had a ovariohesterectomy,

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. Diarrhea after an anesthetic is not uncommon but I would be concerned when it is so severe to cause incontinence. Please contact the original clinic for a post op exam to check everything is healing appropriately and to treat the diarrhea. Inflammation at the base of the cervix is not uncommon especially if there was an infection present before surgery (pyometra) and she may require an ultrasound to investigate this is well as medications and possibly fluids

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. This can happen but usually only for less than 24 hours. If it's been more than 24 hours and she is still suffering from uncontrollable diarrhea, you should contact your vet straight away.


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