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Help, my dog is constipated?

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September 23, 2019 / By Weston
Question: He's on a B.A.R.F diet (otherwise known as raw diet, we feed him organic chicken, mixed veggies, and brown rice with unsalted chicken broth) so he should have enough moisture in his diet. What can I feed him to help him go? What can I give him to help him get his poop out? He hasn't gone since 4pm yesterday, and it is 9am now. He's had 2 meals since then. I tried pumpkin but he ate it but it didn't work. He's been outside for almost 2 hours wandering the yard and he usually goes! Should I try giving him a little milk? What else can I give him? He was dragging his butt and eating grass, and he hasn't had any bowel movements for awhile, so I'm assuming he's constipated. Thanks! Oh, and he's a little over 3 months old. BC mix Hey, raw food is best. Dry dog food has a lot of crap, like dead dogs, and roadkill. I don't want my dog to be a cannibal. Plus, brown rice is very healthy for dogs, I've done a lot of research and I know what I'm doing. I didn't ask for false information about dog nutrition, I asked how to relieve constipation.
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Samson Samson | 9 days ago
I know the few times I gave my dogs milk, the result was the opposite of constipation. It sounds like that may be a good option. A lot of the time, if you have a good vet, you can call for advice without being charged for it. If it was my dog, I'd call and talk to someone at the vet's office. Kudos on the raw food, I've seen a few things on the addition of pets to pet food- ICK! Have you talked to an animal nutritionist (not one paid by a place that sells packaged pet food) about the proper ratio of grains and veggies to meat? I bet someone like that could help you avoid this in the future.
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Samson Originally Answered: Is my dog just constipated?
She is probably just constipated. This can happen if they have had a lot of fiber in their diet and not enough water among other reasons but these are most common. I have the same problem with my dog from time to time. Usually a little bit of milk gets things softened up and going. Hope this helps.

Nahor Nahor
A dog eating grass doesn't always mean they're sick, it can actually aid in digesting. Just make sure he isn't eating grass that has been treated or fertilized because that will make him sick. A few things that you can add to his diet are some vegetables such as a little chopped up green beans added to the food, a teaspoon or two of canned pumpkin, a few drops of salmon or olive oil, or a small amount of warm milk. How much you do give of any additive does depend on the size of your dog as well. You can also rub your dogs tummy in a downward motion, that might help too. I hope you little man feels better soon!
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Kent Kent
Not typically, but it's certainly possible, and tiny dogs can be susceptible to many things that a larger dog would not. If the constipation started when you started giving the peanut butter, you can certainly back off the peanut butter for a few days and then should be able to tell if everything goes back to normal.
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Horace Horace
The owner of the dog needs to know how to "operate" the dog, same way you can get into a car that's in perfect running order but if you don't know how to drive you won't have much luck making the car go anywhere. If the owner doesn't know how to maintain the training, the dog will soon become untrained again. Read more here https://tr.im/ompaT People seem to think that once a dog is trained, that's it. Not true. You must reinforce the dog's training every single day in some way. It's best if the owner and the dog go together to get trained. As a professional trainer once said to me "We can train any dog in 2 days. It takes longer to train the owners
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Elyakim Elyakim
I think the RAW food is not a good choice for a puppy. A puppy needs lots of fat. Really. I learned from a pet store dietician that it is true (Inhad already heard it wa) that puppies need lots of fat to help their brain grow right. I am not being silly, here. So, you are feeding RAW food which helps grown dogs keep their weight down, with less fat. Yoour puppy needs puppy food, made to be fattening. It also is probably consuming all the calories and nutrient without having much waste material, anothe radvantage of raw food...less crap in your yard. But it may not be enough for your baby to have crap after it uses up all the "diet" nutirents. Fatten the puppy up so it's brain can grow and it will have something to make waste from. Right now, I would go buy it some braunschweiger (liverwurst)...it is high in fat, and dogs love it. It also makes poop soft if they eat a bunch of it, as fatty foods can tend to do. Puppy food made by Eukenuba is what dog handlers often recommend instead of raw foos, and another great brand is NUTRO ...they have puppy food in little kibbles that my dogs loved.
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Cletis Cletis
Rice and veggies are not natural foods for dogs and that is probably the culprit. If you're going to do raw, do it right and go prey model. Ever seen a dog out grazing in a rice paddy? me neither. you may be giving too much bone. Stay away from milk- make sure he has plenty of fresh water and try giving slippery elm bark- you can get it at most health food stores and holistic pet centers.
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Ananiah Ananiah
Why post twice? Plus I already answered you. The answer I gave you was what the vet and researching told me. Here is the link I read http://www.ehow.com/how_4695493_soothe-c... And the rest was prescribed by a vet, which you know you can call. As per your OTHER post, go read my answer for the other info I gave. Like I said mine was constipated yesterday, and she is all better now. Also about the rice, i'm told to give rice for diahrea, so I don't know how well that works in with constipation.
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Topsy Topsy
Go to the chemist and pick up some constipated stuff its like milky colour and its for human and animals we gave it to our dog now shes fine and never constipated since :)
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Topsy Originally Answered: do u think im constipated?
could have whats called fecal impaction, make sure that your diet is high in fiber and water. Also make sure to eat low fat foods as that can make it harder to pass your bowl movements. Also when you do have a bowel movement , i know this may sound gross but look at it to make sure there is no blood, or foul odor or that it looks off color. If its any of the 3 it could be some type of condition. I would also be very careful when taking a laxative because they can be harmful to your intestinal system I would recommend getting gentle laxative, also try prune juice i know it might sound nasty but it helps to soften the stools. Also it could be medications that you are taking , if you are taking any

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