How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Amanda Your Own Question
Dr. Amanda
Dr. Amanda, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 799
Experience:  Associate Veterinarian
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Amanda is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What can you give a dog that is constipated, she is a 5yr

Customer Question

what can you give a dog that is constipated, she is a 5yr old pit bull on the smaller side, about 50 lbs and noticed she hasn't really been going #2 very well and just walking her down the park she is trying to but more gas is coming out more than anything so looking for something that will help her go
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 10 months ago.


My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Bella is having trouble defecating. It is unusual for dogs to become constipated for no reason, so if she doesn't poop in the next 24 hours, or if she develops diarrhea, please take her to see your regular vet.

For tonight, you can try Miralax. Miralax is a very gentle stool softener that only holds water in the stool. It does not cause irritation of the bowels. Any laxative that causes irritation to the bowels is dangerous for dogs and can lead to severe diarrhea. The dose of Miralax for a dog her size would be 1tsp twice daily mixed with canned dog food or canned pumpkin.

Does that help? What other questions do you have?

Dr. Amanda

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 10 months ago.


How is Bella doing tonight? Did she have a normal poop? Is she eating and drinking okay tonight? Do you have any other questions for me?

Dr. Amanda

Related Dog Veterinary Questions