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can i give my dog colace for constipation? and what is the

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can i give my dog colace for constipation? and what is the dose. he weighs 50 lbs
thanks
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Johnson replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Johnson :

Hello there,

Dr. Johnson :

How long has your dog been constipated? Any vomiting? Still eating all right?

Customer:

Hi . He has been constipated for 2 days

Dr. Johnson :

You can use colace in dogs. I would recommend 100mg twice daily.

Customer:

he is eating. he was neutered 4 days ago and is on tramadol for pain 125mg q 6hrs

Dr. Johnson :

He may be constipated from the tramadol, and that is a very high dosage. You may want to cut him back to 50mg every 8-12 hours. He will still be comfortable and it may help resolve the constipation

Customer:

ok but for now can i go ahead and give him the colace?

Dr. Johnson :

Yes. You can also try a little canned pumpkin, 1/4 c twice daily.

Dr. Johnson :

That may also help get things moving

Customer:

ok great thanks .

Dr. Johnson :

You're welcom

Dr. Johnson :

I hope that helps

Customer:

yes thank you. bye

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