My dog is constipated?!?
Topic: My dog is constipated?!?
May 22, 2019 / By Karon Question:
She is about 6 monthes...pomeranian. She was constipated all morning and now she..kinda pooped. Her poop is stuck its like half way out. I tried to pull it out but she won't let me. I put her tush under some warm water and the poop washed off. She wont let me clean her bum and i know there is still some left. I gave her some milk to help her constipation. I'm not sure what to do!
Best Answers: My dog is constipated?!?
Hatty | 7 days ago
Milk will give her gastrointestinal problems. Dogs should never drink milk. Make sure she drinks a lot of water. If she's pushed really hard to get the poop out, it could be very tender in that area so she doesn't want you to touch it. Since she's kind of pooped and got the poop that far down in her intestines, the rest should come out on it's own.
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Originally Answered: my dog is constipated?
I know this may sound a little crazy but if your dog is constipated she can eat a little canned pumpkin. it is kinda like a natural laxative. I do not recommend suppositories at all. How ever you can use a stool softener.they usually come in the form of a gel cap. The active ingredient you are looking for is Ducosate Sodium. We use this all the time at the Vet clinic I work at.
Don't give her milk. Most dogs are lactose intolerant.
Try some canned pumpkin mixed into her food, about a tsp or slightly more. Don't use pumpkin pie filling (it's loaded with sugar and seasonings), get pure canned pumpkin puree.
If she is not going to the bathroom by later today, call your vet.
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My vet told me to give my dogs Plain Cheerios they help constipation. So they get 1/4 cup each every morning and they have not had any problems.
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Try some probiotics for dogs - they sell them in pet stores and health food stores.
Never give a dog pasteurized milk. Never give ANYBODY pasteurized milk.
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Originally Answered: How often do you get constipated?
Some things such as narcotics, antidepressants and other medications can cause nearly constant constipation. Some women have constipation every month associated with their period. For some people, "normal" may be going once every 2 or 3 days. Once a day isn't normal for everyone.