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I am sorry to learn Latte is having problems with her bowel movement. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Is she trying to go?
2- How much does she weigh?
3- Did she get into anything?
4- Any other symptoms?
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It sounds like Latte may be constipated, this is what you can try:
1- Get her to drink more by offering low sodium chicken broth.
2- Add 2-3 teaspoon of canned pumpkin to her food. Increasing fiber helps with regularity.
3- As a stool softener, you can give a 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of Miralax every 12-24 hours or Mineral oil 2 to 3 teaspoon every 12 hours. You can find these over the counter in any pharmacy.
4- You can also give milk as a stool softener; normally it causes diarrhea but in cases of constipation will act as a stool softener.
5- If she does not have a bowel movement within 12 hours of doing the above, I would have her checked by your family veterinarian for a hands-on examination.
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