Q. starting ystrdy, my 14yr Dob/pntr mix is hvng trbl mvng his rear legs. I got some traumeel to help him. wht shld I b cncrnd abt pooping time frame?

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A. Sudden hind end lameness or loss of motor control can be a sign of a serious problem such as nerve damage or problems with the back/vertebrae. It is best to contact your local veterinarian for an appointment so that the cause of the loss of control is found. Inflammation and pain can be treated with steroids and pain medications approved for dogs from your vet. Do NOT give any over the counter pain medications to your dog unless specifically told to do so by your veterinarian as many of these products can be toxic and dangerous if given in the incorrect dosage.

Bowel movements are usually 1-2 times daily (every 24 hours). If your dog has had a loss of bowel or bladder control, or is unable to urinate or defecate, veterinary care should be sought as soon as possible.

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