Q. My poodle can't poop and her anus is swollen what can I do?

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A. I would administer some plain metamucil with her food to try to loosen her stool. Lactulose from your veterinarian will also work well. In regards to the swelling, I recommend a veterinary exam as they will be able to discern if there is a mass, if the swelling originates in the anal glands, or if there is something else going on.

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