Dog hasn't pooped since giving birth....
I have a beagle that had 6 puppies on Wednesday and it's now Saturday and she has not pooped.
She's drinking and eating. Is this normal?
If you're absolutely certain that your dog hasn't had a bowel movement in four days then I would really recommend that you call your veterinarian and ask for their advice/opinion.
It could just be that she's a bit constipated, when a dog is nursing puppies she needs a lot more fluids than normal. However, it could also be that there's a problem somewhere that needs to be evaluated by a professional.
You can check out my page that talks about how to help a constipated puppy for tips on relieving constipation in dogs, but as she's nursing puppies be very careful about what you give her.
Do check with your vet though, just to be safe. Best of luck with your dog and new puppies.
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