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How can you tell if your dog is constipated? coco 6 yrs,

Customer Question

How can you tell if your dog is constipated?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: coco 6 yrs
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about coco?
Customer: eating fairly good. Not as good as usual.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is Coco straining to defecate?

2- How long since the last time Coco had a bowel movement?

3- Is Coco eating and drinking?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Seems to be eating and drinking okay. Someone has been caring for her and hasn't watched as to weather or not she has had a bowel movement.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, the most common symptom associated with constipation is straining trying to defecate without passing any stool. I would recommend you discuss with the person taking care of Coco to observe her closely to make sure she is defecating without observing her it will be difficult to determine if she is constipated or not.

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