i think my dog is constipated. he does not seem to produce stool. how to help him?
Topic: i think my dog is constipated. he does not seem to produce stool. how to help him?
June 19, 2019 / By Lorin Question:
i have taken my dog for walks but surprisingly he doesn't poop at all. He would pee though. Also it appeared he was about to poop. His face appeared to be struggling but nothing came out. Few minutes later he again appeared as if he is going to poop but in this attempt too nothing came out.
Then he would not move either. He kept attempting but when nothing came out he then moved on with some reluctance. This has been ongoing for 3 days now.
How to help him
he has refused to eat too and i have sensed a significant loss of appetite in him.
Best Answers: i think my dog is constipated. he does not seem to produce stool. how to help him?
Katharine | 4 days ago
Constipation and lack of appetite can be symptoms of very serious medical problems. One that comes immediately to mind is a blockage-- which will kill him *fast* without immediate vet care.
He needs a vet today.
Do *not* give medicine or enemas without consulting your vet.
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If he definitely hasn`t pooped for 3 days, and is now refusing to eat then he really needs to see a vet in case he has a blockage.
You could try some liquid parrafin (from an agricultural store or pharmacy) or try an enema if you know how to do this. Soapy water in a large syringe (no needle) released into his rectum.
But your best bet is take him to the vets.
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He needs to be taken to a vet, I hope you can afford it. Its too complex to help him not knowing more about what he is fed or what psychological issues he might be facing. Maybe try natural food. Give a good laxative. And lots of rubs and patting, physically reinforcing that you love him.
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How old is he? My dog did this when she was a puppy and by day two I phoned my vet. They said to let her run around and to feed her soft foods but here's a link that might be more helpful. Good luck with your doggy!
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Take your dog to the vet, also try to tempt him to eat with boiled chicken and rice.good luck, I hope all go's well.
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