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Q: what can I give my dog when she is constipated?

February 19, 2009 | By RebeccaBoros | 29 answers | Expired: 1868 days ago

RebeccaBoros

my dog is having problems pooping, i need to know what to give her that works fast

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ranny joyce g.
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Feb 22, 2009


MY CAT HAD A PROBLEM WITH HARD STOOL THE VET TOLD ME TO USE A MILD STOOL SOFTNER -- LAXITIVE. I USE MIRALAX. IT WORKED..MY CAT WEIGHS 18# ALSO ELIMINATED HIS HAIR BALLS.I SPRINKLE 1/4TSP. DAILEY

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Nancy87
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Feb 20, 2009

i used to give mine warm milk...soy milk works faster. heads up though...depending on the dog, diarrhea may occur.

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Sally K.
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Feb 20, 2009

This was a very informative question, I didn't know the answer but liked reading all the answers.

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Holly O.
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Feb 20, 2009

Pumpkin! Works great for both constipation and diarrhea and on both dogs and cats. It is high fiber and good for them!

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Amy k.
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Feb 20, 2009

What you can do is put alittle fiber on top of his kibble...say something like citricel or metamucil. It will work....and btw...cheese usually constipates a dog as well as a human.

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Aasdff
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Feb 20, 2009

I say give him chesse because i have for my dog and all it does is make them fart so you have to be up to the smell but it will work with the stomach and make them poop fast.

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Elizabeth D.
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Feb 20, 2009

Well i don't really recommend it but crayons sure do the trick for my dog. Also has taught my little one to pick them up when he is done playing:)

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Sandy  M.
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Feb 19, 2009

Seems to be a popular topic! I'd stay away from the vaseline suggestion...basically it is petroleum...not something for consumption. Canned pumpkin is a standard suggestion from vets. I like the idea of ground flax and recently I've discovered chia meal which is good fiber and high in omega 3 fatty acids as well. My dogs get some every day in their raw food mixture. It has no taste so it will blend with whatever you mix it with. They also get a TBSP of either sweet potato or butternut squash each morning. Good idea to get a vet check first to rule out any other problems. Plenty of water along with the increased fiber. Hope you get things "moving" soon ;-)

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Annette1117
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Feb 19, 2009

Years ago I lost my sweet kitty Henry due to problems with constipation/elimination, combined with bad veterinary advice---I'm now armed with much better information, and a good vet. So I wholeheartedly agree with the other posters that a trip to the vet is in order. If there's no obstruction or other issue, I'd say adjust her diet so this condition doesn't present again. While vets most often recommend canned pumpkin for dogs, to assist in elimination and in preventing anal gland impaction, I use sweet potato for the same purpose. I can find them anytime, anywhere--I just peel, chop and steam a couple at a time and freeze in small containers. At 17 pounds, CJ gets 1 T. in her morning meal and another at night. Vets also recommend green beans (canned/frozen/fresh) to help dogs feel full without gaining weight---they're great for bulk, which helps elimination. Ground flax seeds are also good.

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Josy
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Feb 19, 2009

I would definitely take her to the vet first to make sure it isn't something other than just constipation. Once you have that problem out of the way, you should think about the food your dog gets. Perhaps it doesn't agree with her. I use Royal Canin for my dogs, they have a formula for just about any dog type, and it keeps mine regular. I also mix in some chopped, raw carrots with their food, which they love. Also keep track of how much water she drinks. She might not be getting enough. I didn't know about pumpkin, so I've learned something new!

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