Constipation In Dogs

Constipation In Dogs

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99% of pet owners are familiar with their dog’s bathroom habit. Sometimes, constipation can be mild and treats itself. Other times constipation could be serious and related to other underlying diseases.

Why Does It Happen?

If you suspect your pet is sick, call your vet immediately. For health-related questions, always consult your veterinarian, as they have examined your pet, know the pet’s health history, and can make the best recommendations for your pet.

Symptoms:

  • Too Or More Days Without Pooping
  • Straining To Urinate
  • Pain, Such As Crying While Trying To Defecate
  • Blood In The Stool
  • Any Worsening Signs Of Illness, Such As Vomiting

Causes:

  • Dehydration
  • FBO (Foreign Body Obstruction)
  • Tumours
  • Matted Hair Covering Anus

Treatment

Your vet is always the first place to check with before giving your dog medication.

In cases of mild constipation, there are a few ‘home-remedies’.

  • Hydrate
  • Extra Walks
  • Skip the enema. Do not attempt to give your dog an enema at home unless instructed to do so by your veterinarian.

In case the dog is not better in 2 days, see your vet immediately.

If the dog’s condition worsens, take the dog to the vet immediately. Make sure not to give the dog any medication with approval from your vet. For health-related questions contact your vet.

The Pet Project is not responsible for the health of your dog.

Jaiveer Talwar

Animal lover, web developer, foodie and photographer. I have written over 115 articles in the field of pets.

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