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My dog is very constipated. I don't know what to do please…

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My dog is very constipated. I don't know what to do please help
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8/21/2017
Richard Rawling
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience: Veterinary Surgeon at Tameside Veterinary Clinic
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Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.

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Giving food grade mineral oil can be very effective for constipation. If you can give me some idea of your dogs size, I can recommend a suitable dose.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
He is a ***** ***** about 11 years very active normally, but his stomach is very hard & extended a lot of tenderness around that area in the last 2 days.

Has he been passing any feces at all? Is he straining to go?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
he is trying to go but not passing anything

I would start with a dose of 3ml mineral oil twice daily to see if that helps. You can safely increase to 5ml twice daily if that is having little effect. How is his appetite?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Up to last night he ate well but this morning I noticed he had not touched his meal then later in the day he ate it up
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Where will I get mineral oil from please

If he has shown no signs of vomiting so far, I would try the mineral oil for a few days initially and see if that helps.

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