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Constipated for a while now?

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July 21, 2019 / By Abbey
Question: I've been constipated for over a week now despite the fact that I'm eating every healthy. I always eat fruits and vegetables and a good amount of fiber. I do feel gassy and I get the urge to get but I can't. I also exercise on a regular basis. What can be causing my constipation?
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Spirit Spirit | 7 days ago
You gotta keep the traffic moving by drinking more water. Drink more water. Drink more water. Drink more water. Drink more water.
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Spirit 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?
Spirit Originally Answered: my dog is constipated, i think?
it could be serious convince your mom to take him to the vet. Or you can clear it yourself (when a dog is constipated I heard you put your hand up the butt and pull it out.) I'm not lying, I do work at a vet clinic and that might be what your vet does sense he's been constipated for so long. If you decide to do it yourself then be careful, you don't want to hurt him. Try and find a way to pay for it yourself or whatever you have to do, if he's constipated to long it could severly hurt him.

Oswald Oswald
I've struggled with constipation my entire life. I always went to doctors about it and of course they told me the same things: fiber, water, exercise. Are you kidding me? I have tried chugging prune juice while doing jumping jacks! (no joke). i HAVE A PROBLEM. They wouldn't listen. It didn't help matters either, when I became anorexic and had start seeing a dietitian regularly, who of course told me the same thing: water, fiber exercise. I was genuinely becoming suicidal. FINALLY, when my dietitian discovered that constipation had always been a problem for me she suggested that I take Candidace. It's a natural supplement pill that can be purchased at health food stores. It's aim is to cleanse the intestines of yeast, which can cause stools to be hard and large and get stuck. If you've struggled with constipation before, I highly recommend giving this a try. It worked for me! It's a little pricey and kind of a pain to take but if it works it's so worth it! If you do try it, finish the entire bottle before you give up on it. I think I took a bottle and a half before it worked for me, any way it's at least worth looking into I would say ;)
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Leroy Leroy
well for me i didnt realize this till last year n im 19 but i noticed for me im lactosintolorent so dairy is what gives that to me do you consume much dairy products?
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Leroy 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!!

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