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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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?