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Since this morning my Shi Tzu is trying to poop walks 2

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Hi, since this morning...

Hi, since this morning my Shi Tzu is trying to poop walks 2 steps and tries and tries he pooped a little and tonight he tried again and started squeaking like he's in pain. How can I help him?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?

No there isn't. It seems to be something inside him idk, he picks up a lot of stuff off the street and swallows it before I can take it out of his mouth, he doesn't want to be touched..

Veterinarian's Assistant: The Expert will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?

Cooper he's 10 month old

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

It's Cooper

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

No idea. We've had him for 5 month now and didn't have any problems

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok, thanks
Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Hello again,

Sorry to hear Cooper is uncomfortable, however, I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. If he is constipated you may want to try oral remedies such mineral oil { Liquid Paraffin } which is an over the counter product available from your chemist or pharmacy to relieve your dog's constipation, this type of product is very gentle and safe. The dose rate for a dog of your one's size would be in the region of 1 ml twice a day orally. A small syringe you can also pick up at the pharmacy would be a good aid in administering this product.

{ Until you can pick up the mineral oil you can safely substitute olive oil or vegetable cooking oil }

2. On a home remedy basis one of the other things that might help is canned pumpkin, not pumpkin pie filling, this is a gentle stool softener for dogs which makes it a good natural remedy for constipation. You could try one teaspoon twice a day for a smaller dog like Cooper.

3. But be aware that there would be two kinds of constipation in the dog, the first would be a simple or primary constipation which happens now and again and is not related to any disease process and may be related to feeding, or perhaps giving bones, this form will often quickly respond to the above common sense sort of treatment.

4. But dogs can appear to be constipated on a secondary basis for other reasons such as bowel obstruction or other serious diseases, this, of course, is rare and you would usually see other signs related to this situation. But for this reason if the problem persists or other symptoms appear you should consider having a vet check your dog over sooner rather than later.

6. But in any case, I should be available online for you the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if Cooper's condition changes in any way or you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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