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Min Pin yelps when poops

My 7yr old Min Pin has been yelping when he poops.  He usually only yelps during the morning run but not the mid-day nor evening.  He will yelp several days in a row and then doesn't yelp for several days.  He has had his anal glands purged, although when that was done about 3 months ago he did have an infection in them.  The infection has cleared, he is eating and behaving normally.  His diet has not changed.  He is not neutered.
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974371 tn?1424653129
How are his stools? Are they on the more solid or hard side?  You might try adding a little canned pumpkin to his food (not the pie filling).  There could be other causes that your Vet would have to examine for.
441382 tn?1452810569
Margot gave excellent advice about feeding him the canned pumpkin.  You might also speak with your vet about giving him a stool softener.  It could be that his stool is hard enough to hurt when he tries to pass it.  A stool softener would alleviate that.  If these two things don't work, he needs to be seen by the vet to make sure it's not something structural that is giving him a problem.

675347 tn?1365460645
It knd of makes sense because with both dogs of mine I noticed that their first poop of the day (usually after a night's sleep) was firmer than the 2nd or 3rd one.
Also, what shape is it when it comes out? Normal, or slightly 'squashed-looking'?

Even if it's normal, I would get the vet to check out his Prostate gland. It is easy and quick to do and needs no anesthetic, to check if there is any basic swelling. But this could also be done by X ray, for more detailed results.

If his poop is slightly squashed-looking, then I would suspect a Prostate enlargement.
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