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Primary constipation is not very common in dogs, so I typically am looking for an underlying reason when we see a patient having trouble moving their bowels. I would begin with a parasite check, as parasites can inflame the bowel to cause secondary constipation. Certain worm parasites can partially obstruct the bowel, so that is another reason to check. You can collect a sample and drop it off at your vet for a simple parasite check any time.
Regarding helping with the direct clinics symptoms, I would consider adding some fiber to the diet. This is easily accomplished by adding 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin for every ten pounds your puppy weighs. Once she is producing normal stools, I would stop the pumpkin and see how she does from there.
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Okay, I am going to go ahead and exit the chat. You can still post follow up questions if you have any. Quick correction, dose for pumpkin is 1/2 TABLESPOON per 10 pounds of body weight per day, NOT 1.2 a teaspoon. Wish you and your dog the vert best! Thanks for choosing Just Answer!
Dr. Roger Welton