Constipated dog, what to do? (Vet cant see me)?
Topic: Constipated dog, what to do? (Vet cant see me)?
July 21, 2019 / By Staci Question:
Well Ive posted a few questions, my 6 month standard poodle who I got about 1.5 weeks ago started vomiting foam, then some grass then just bile 2 nights ago, that day he was spitting up some bile still but I phoned the vets and they said if it isnt getting better by tomorrow (today) then bring him in. Well that night he was randomly whining and I let him out and he would just pee. but by 8 am he seemed totally better, running around, playing waiting to cuddle, and even ate some food (he's been drinking well throughout the whole thing). I just took him for a walk and when he ran in the yard on the way home he started whimpering again, and chasing his bum. I realized it was his butt that hurt, expressed his glands, then tried thinking of when he pooped last. yesterday morning. So he hasnt gone since, at first I thought it was because he wasnt eating, but now I think he's constipated.
I phoned the vets again and they said they cant see him untill tomorrow morning... What can I do until then?? I heard giving canned pumpkin (just pumpkin, no spice in it) helps, but is waiting 48 hours to poop too long? it sounds ridiculous to wait even longer, but theres nothing I can do. He seems to just be sleepy again, he'll walk around and play outside but I know hes not comfy... Do I need to call an emergency vet, or wait it out tonight with some pumpkin and/or other remedies. The reason Im not calling the emerg if I dont have to is the vet is super mean and grumpy. Not nice to the animals, or the owners, but if I have to I can :S
Best Answers: Constipated dog, what to do? (Vet cant see me)?
Priscilla | 3 days ago
Five easy ways to eliminate constipation
Pumpkin: Your pet dog may relish the pumpkin, if you cannot get the fruit, you may try canned pumpkin and add them to its regular meal.
Diluted Milk: 90% dogs do not tolerate lactose, but if the constipated condition is severe, then try giving 2 to 3 spoonfuls of milk two to three times a day for some relief. You may also place large quantities of water near the balcony or porch area, where your dog is likely to drink it.
High Fiber Foods and Bran: Giving a diet, which is rich in fiber, may help to relieve constipation. In the home cooked food, you may include lots of leafy veggies, even apple (no seeds) and carrots also may help restore digestive track. Oat bran can also aid in the digestion process.
Walking: You may increase its walking schedules, so that the waste materials in its body gets loosened and allow it to have regular motions. Because the longer the waste particles remain in the body, the harder and dryer the excrements get.
Avoid Bony Delights: While your dog is constipated, avoid giving bone biscuits or raw bones to your dog as this may aggravate the condition.
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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?
Yellow Bile is not good, eating grass is a dog's way of trying to throw up. If you are very concerned and can't wait until tomorrow call an emergancy vet, their phone lines are open all day and night every day of the week.
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First do not feed him anything. Certainly do not force him to eat. You don't want to be forcing more stuff on top of what's already in the digestive tract. Let him drink all the water that he wants too. If he is doing okay tonight, he can wait until tomorrow to see the vet. However if he becomes distressed, hunched up in the abdomen, starts to vomit water, the abdomen starts to swell, he acts like he needs to vomit but nothing comes up, or in general becomes worse, he needs to be seen tonight. Personally knowing what I know, my dog would be seen tonight.
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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!!