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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  25 years of experience in large and small animal medicine.
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What can I give my Bichon for constipation? her name is

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what can I give my Bichon for constipation?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: her name is ***** ***** she is 3 years old and will e 4 in 5 months.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Suzie?
Customer: no not really!!!!!1
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 7 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 7 months ago.

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

I am so sorry that Suzie is not feeling well.

This condition is caused by the following:

Digestive disturbance from ingestion of foreign material
Dehydration
Side effect of drugs
Metabolic disease
Worm Load

The treatment is aimed at the cause but in general, laxatives can be given. Laxatone, a cat laxative available at the pet store can be given every 4 hrs to help slide the stool through. Dulcolax can be given at 5 to 20 mg per day. Lactulose is also a good laxative. If this is not successful, your vet may have to perform an enema to remove the stool.

It is important that this condition be resolved since , if it does not, your dog is at risk for a bowel perforation from this excess stool that is blocking a part of the intestinal tract.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.

Sincerely, ***** *****