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How can I help my small dog (14lbs) who is constipated?

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How can I help my small dog (14lbs) who is constipated?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Patches age 5 yr.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Patches?
Customer: She as always passed her wellness test with flying colors.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian, and would like to assist you. I will respond quickly after reviewing your question.

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 2 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

If Patches is constipated, the best treatment is a dose of Laxatone every 4 hrs. This can be purchased at the pet store and is used for cats but works very well for dogs. This will help the stool slide through. If Patches is constipated, she would be straining to defecate and acting uncomfortable. There are times when this constipation cannot resolve on its own and may require veterinary intervention but start with the Laxatone to see if this will resolve this for your sweet Patch.

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