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Dog Health Symptom: Difficulty passing stools




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Anorectal Obstructions

The signs of anorectal disease are pain on defecation, straining to pass stool, rectal bleeding, scooting, and biting and licking the rear. Dogs with anore...

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

This is an increase in the size of the prostate gland. The disease is hormone dependent and is influenced by testosterone. Benign prostatic hyperplasia beg...


Colitis is an inflammation of the colon. It is responsible for about 50 percent of cases of chronic diarrhea in dogs....


Constipation means absent, infrequent, or difficult defecation. Most healthy dogs have 1 - 2 stools a day. This varies with the individual and the diet....

Fecal Impaction

A fecal impaction is a mass of hard stool in the rectum and colon. Veterinary examination and treatment is needed....

Matted Stool Near Anus

When the hair around the anus becomes densely matted with dried stool and forms a barrier to defecation, pseudoconstipation results....

Prostate Cancer

This type of cancer is rare in dogs. It is not influenced by testosterone, so it can occur in both neutered and non-neutered male dogs....