Finally, Mom figured out that Fuji was probably not doing this on purpose, but might have a serious problem. She was afraid it might have been a urinary tract infection, or maybe bladder stones. So, Fuji earned a trip to the vet. Yes, we are very cute and get loads of tummy rubs and kisses at the vet, but still, a trip to the vet is never much fun. I was glad to be left behind this time.......
The vet agreed there might be a problem and suggested a boat load of expensive tests, including an x-ray. Good thing we started there, because Fuji's belly look suspiciously like this [not actual x-ray]:
It was plain to to see that nothing could be seen through all that poop. Fortunately, no stones or calcifications were visible. The vet wasn't able to really visualize any of the structure because of the ENORMOUS amount of poops in there. Even Mom could see that. So, only $243 later, the diagnosis:
Fuji came home with poop medicine ($11) and strict orders to stay in the yard between frequent walks. Until she "produced." Luckily, Fuji seemed to "respond" to her medicine quickly and things got better quickly. Now that she's more...."regular", things seem better and we are seeing a lot fewer accident. And the curly tail is back.
That was one expensive case of constipation.