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I have a 10 pounds Yorkie poo. He seems to be very

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I have a 10...

I have a 10 pounds Yorkie poo. He seems to be very constipated but we don't have the money to take him to the vet. How can I help him immediately

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?

Smokey...He is 3 years old

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Smokey?

He lives outside. He is between 10 and 15 pounds

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

1- How long since he had a bowel movement?

2- Is he eating and drinking?

3- Is he trying to go?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
It has been a few days since he has had a bowel movement. At this point he is not eating or drinking. He has been trying to go but with no luck
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

The key to constipation is adequate hydration. This is what you can do:

1- Get him to drink more by offering low sodium chicken broth.

2- Add 1-2 teaspoon of canned pumpkin to his food.

3- As a stool softener, you can give him a 1/2 teaspoon of Miralax every 24 hours or Mineral oil 1 to 2 teaspoon every 12 hours. You can find these over the counter in any pharmacy.

4- You can also give milk as a stool softener; normally it causes diarrhea but in cases of constipation will act as a stool softener.

5- If he does not have a bowel movement within 12 hours of doing the above I would have seen by a veterinarian. If cost is a concerned look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Hi,

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

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