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I have an english bulldog she is in heat. She is swollen is

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I have an english bulldog she is in heat. She is swollen is there anything i can do to help poop
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this.....the safest thing you can do to help your dog with defecation is to add some canned pumpkin to her diet. It is unusual for dogs to become constipated during a heat cycle. They usually have loose stool and straining when they are in make sure that is not the case before you try the pumpkin. Sometimes people will see their dogs outside straining and will think that means they are constipated but they can have diarrhea so just be sure. If your dog is constipated then 1/2 cup of pumpkin at each meal would help. Let me know if I can be of further help. Sincerely, DRB

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is in heat she usually gets swollen but ive never really noticed she has problems going to the restroom till now is there something i can do about the swelling
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

So unfortunately there is not anything that can be done about the swelling other than a hysterectomy which you should not do when she is in heat. The only thing you can do is keep her clean and comfortable. Make sure she does not have any of her vagina hanging out as this is an emergency........and use pumpkin for stool softener. Can I answer any other questions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok i will get pumkin home much should i give her she weighs 35 pounds her vagina isnt hanging out looks normal just swollen
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

ok, I would give her 1/4 cup of the pumpkin mixed with her food twice daily until she starts having good poops and then back off to smallest amount that will maintain nice poops. Do you have any other questions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Nope thank you for tour help
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome. I would appreciate a rating for my service. Thank you very much. Sincerely, DRB

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.
Hi Harold Hanvey,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Rosie. How is everything going?

Dr B

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