Posted : 6/9/2009 10:24:54 PM
The vet seemed to think she has pain on the inside parts from her surgery and it hurts to strain when she poops, but I would almost want to say she'd cry during the act of pooping itself, moreso than afterwards if that were the case. I'm still sort of thinking it might be her anal glands.
Anal glands don't usually cause pain when pooping, not unless THEY are infected and usually then you feel swelling back there. You'll have to watch this for a few days -- yes, I've seen it before. And I've seen it pretty darned bad. I have a friend who had a little poodle who was totally botched when she was spayed (the vet was literally DRUNK they found out) and poor Haley -- but it was while she was actually pooping not "after" -- and so the fact that this may be pulling on glued stitches (and since that's been opened up and stapled, etc. that's a lot of trauma fotr the poor gal to deal with and HEAL.)
Prunes are GOOD for them -- they're high in iron (lordy, when Billy had IMHA he ate TONS of them because he had to be on iron pills for a while and man do THEY constipate them so it was a win/'win because the prunes were also high in iron.
But I've used them for years at vet recommendation cos they're EASY and yummy. I still use them FOR ME too -- LOL.
But the bag is resealable -- easier by far than pumpkin! I'd say right now to keep her pretty soft -- then after she heals you can cut it back until she's comfortable. But they are actually really good for them. (so are dates and figs by the way)