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Second opinion] - dog noticed with constipation yesterday,

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Second opinion] - dog noticed with constipation yesterday, mainly stays outside. not positive of age, got at the human society guess maybe 9 ????? notice he spit up not much and clear like slaver.noticed he did it again, not much clear the same. i gave him green beans with olive oil he ate quite a bit, saw bowel movement not water but not solid. he is drinking plenty of water, but hasn't eaten today.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 10 months ago.


My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your dog is having constipation. Is he vomiting? Is he having diarrhea or just "cow-pie" consistency? How has his appetite been? Does he get any deworming/heartworm medications?

What questions do you have for me?

Dr. Amanda

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you. I feel he has eaten something that made him sick. I'm keeping a close eye on him. Yesterday he was constipated. Gave him green beans with a little olive oil today it was very loose but not watery. Just throw up again but very little . He isn't feeling good this I know.
Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 10 months ago.

Okay. I would recommend taking away his food and water for about 4 hours. This will allow his stomach time to rest after vomiting.

After about 4 hours, you can start offering small amounts (about 1/2 cup at a time) of water and see if he is able to keep that down. If there is no further vomiting by morning, I would recommend feeding him something really bland, like boiled chicken and white rice. Continue this for 2 to 4 meals, until he is eating well again. Then you can transition him back to is regular food.

Does this help?

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 10 months ago.


How is your pup tonight? Any more problems with defecation? How is he eating?

Do you have any more questions for me?

Dr. Amanda

Expert:  Dr. Amanda replied 10 months ago.
Hi Carol,

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

Dr. Amanda