A five year old male beagel dog weighing 15 kg was presented with history of constipation, frequent vomiting after feeding, and abdominal pain for past 3 days to Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Airlangga University, Surabaya. Based on hematological analysis, normal X-ray and contrast X-rayradiography, the dog was diagnosed with megacolon due to hard faeces accumulation in the colon. It was treated with fluid therapy using NaCl, combined with ranitidine, antasids, enrofloxacycin, and probiotic contained Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum, Streptococcus thermophillus (1x109 CFU/g per day). This treatment resulted good progress everyday, the dog was totally back to the normal condition after seven days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-53
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Veterinary Journal
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Constipation
  • Dog
  • Megacolon
  • Probiotic


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