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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.

Hi,

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.

Hi,

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