View Full Version : Freddie - Post Neutering

22-10-2008, 11:48 AM
Freddie had the snip yesterday and is spending the next day or so in our kitchen, in a pen. Last night when he came home he was pretty much the same as normal, as were his poos. But this morning his poos are smaller and black. Even so, he seems lively, happy and is an eating machine (as ever!) I've given him some Excel, some broccoli and a little bit of apple and have left him with some Timothy hay now.

Should I worry? As I say he seems happy and fine - pretty well as normal. He's having a great time being in the house, too as he's so friendly and sociable! Is just the tiny poos are worrying me - especially as they looked normal yesterday (but maybe that was stuff he'd already digested before his op?)

The vet injected him after the op and there's clearly no stasis as the poo quantity is the same as normal. Should I worry?

22-10-2008, 12:17 PM
The black poos will be due to a lack of hay for a time; as long as he is eating now & getting plenty of hay then there's no need to worry, unless they continue.

The Duchess
22-10-2008, 12:31 PM
I agree that less hay than normal will make the poos smaller and darker. I have also found that the anaesthetic will make them darker.

I would say though that I find that feeding Excel makes for darker poos anyway, plus apple and broccoli, whilst fine can also do so. I'd make sure he's eating loads of hay and the poos should soon be back to being golden and large.

22-10-2008, 12:44 PM
Ta, both.

He's on the hay as we speak. He can eat for England so shouldn't be too long before he's back to normal, touch wood. The vet nurse told my husband Freddie was eating as soon as he came round, yesterday - which is about typical! I just panicked a bit as his poos looked normal yesterday when he got home, only been black and tiny today. Thanks for the reassurance!:wave: