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I read that mineral oil is good my dog. What amount is

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I read that mineral oil is good for constipationin my dog. What amount is proper for a shitzshu and how often?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby. How much does she weigh?

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.

If she weighs 10-20 pounds you can give her one teaspoon of mineral oil, mixed with her food, twice a day as needed.

You can also try 1/2 teaspoon of Miralax (human stool softener) mixed into her food twice a day.

I would start with those.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.

Try to increase her fluid intake by adding water, or low sodium broth, to her food.

Exercise increases gastrointestinal motility so an extra walk can help too.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.

Try to increase her fluid intake by adding water, or low sodium broth, to her food.

Exercise increases gastrointestinal motility so an extra walk can help too.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 11 months ago.

You can also increase fiber by adding a few tablespoons of real canned pumpkin or a teaspoon of Benefiber to her food once a day.

Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?