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my 12 year old beagle is having trouble having a bowel movement

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my 12 year old beagle is having trouble having a bowel movement
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  LSU-Vet replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for writing in,

THere are many problems that can cause constipation such as an obstruction, dehydration etc. I would suggest that you add 1 teaspoon of regular canned pumpkin to each meal. THis will act as a laxative to help her go. IF she hasn't produced a stool in 36-48 hours then I would strongly suggest you take her to your vet to ensure there aren't any problems causing this constipation. I hope this helps!
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