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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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I think he is consitpated, when he tries to do his business,

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I think he is consitpated, when he tries to do his business, little drips come out.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he is nearly three years of age
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about Beau?
Customer: No other than what I have stated everything is ok
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 11 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 11 months ago.

It sounds like you're actually seeing signs of colitis (inflammation of the colon). This leads to soft or liquid stools and the constant urge to go. That would explain the straining.

If it were true constipation, there is not usually anything that comes out and it's often due to dehydration. I would definitely try to get fluids in him. The other thing that can help, is extra fiber in the diet. You can do that by giving 1-2 teaspoons of canned pumpkin or sweet potato baby food every 8-12 hours.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.