my dog seems to be constipated?
Topic: my dog seems to be constipated?
July 21, 2019 / By Maddox Question:
my dog is "constipated". he isn't eating-even turning up his nose at his favorite treat, carrots. he's acting normal-running around, playing, friendly. he goes outside and squats to poop-but nothing comes out but a little bit of liquid. a few times he's started whining with no apparent reason-just laying there and he starts to cry (i'm wondering if maybe he's got cramps). what can i do to help him???
Best Answers: my dog seems to be constipated?
Jehosaphat | 6 days ago
I'm not a vet, but this sounds a lot like what my dog just went through. I thought he was constipated at first too because it seemed like he was squatting and nothing was happening. It turned out to be colitis. He was having a little diarrhea when he was squatting because his colon was inflamed and infected and any bit of matter that reached his colon, he felt like he immediately had to get it out of there.
I'd say your dog is whining and crying because it hurts. My dog was on antibiotics for a week and is back to normal. Like I said though, I'm not a vet. Take your dog to the vet and have him examined and diagnosed. That's really the best thing to do for him.
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Originally Answered: my dog is constipated, i think?
What part of being constipated, can barely walk, can't jump etc., makes your mother think the dog is doing well? I'll bet if she was constipated and could barely walk she would take herself to a doctor.
It's against the law to withold vet treatment from a sick dog and she can be charged. The fine will cost her a lot more than a vet visit and as a bonus she'll have a conviction for animal cruelty recorded against her name. If she thinks this is a load of codswallop tell her to check the law out herself.
I feel so sorry for kids who have parents who refuse to pay for a vet visit for their sick dogs. These poor kids are beside themselves with worry about their animals and they can't do a thing about it. When a parent agrees to own an animal they are obligated to care for it properly.
Let your mother see you are serious about getting this dog to a vet. Call a low cost shelter or human society and explain the situation. They may be able to suggest something for you. Let your mother hear you making the calls. It might shame her into doing the right thing.
Is there anyone else in your family you can ask for help? An auntie or an other adult family member?
There are lots of things you can try if your dog is eating normally (eg: canned pumpkin, or something that is milk based since most dogs are lactose intolerant) but if your dog is truly constipated, I would use a glycerin suppository which can be purchased at any pharmacy over the counter. You simply put it in and wait. The glycerin melts and nature takes its course. It's very safe.
If your dog has regular constipation issues, you might think about changing the diet and adding water to your dog's meals. If you can afford it, go with something like Ziwi Peak.
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Take her to the vet--right now, today. It may not be a case of constipation; it could be some kind of growth obstructing the anus. You wouldn't ignore the cries of a baby if something like that was going on. Why are you allowing the dog to suffer?
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He may have a bowel blockage which is life threatening, he is whining for a reason pain, dogs do not express pain like a human so if he is crying he is in pain! Please take him tom morning to be checked it could mean his life!
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Try giving him some canned pumpkin or fruit, like papaya or apples.
Take him to the vet ASAP, there could be something wrong!
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Originally Answered: Is my dog constipated.or is it something else?
Is she drinking enough water? Whenever the body starts to get depleted of fluids, it starts trying to conserve it and will, thus, send less of it into the intestines to mix with the feces and make it soft. If she isnt drinking much, try giving her low-sodium broth (chicken or beef). If she'll drink that, it will be sufficient enough water for now. Also, as someone already suggested, give her a couple tablespoons of mineral oil by mouth (good luck!) and, if you have an eye dropper, GENTLY give her an eye dropper full of mineral oil up her rear end. The "skin tenting test", where you pinch the skin on her shoulders to see if it springs back, is NOT an accurate (or even near-accurate) way to test for dehydration. Only blood work can verify that. By the time the skin no longer springs back, the dog is severely dehydrated. As for the pumpkin, keep trying it but if it isnt working, go to plan B. Try the mineral oil. Do not give her any bowel stimulants. Since she's already trying to pass bricks, stimulating her bowels to do it faster will only make it worse. Stool softeners only!!