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He is 6 weeks old and is constipated. He usually eats with…

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He is 6 weeks old and is constipated

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He usually eats with out a problem but due to too much pushing he threw his food up Bailey

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Constipation is sometimes a problem in dogs, though often what looks like constipation is actually straining associated with diarrhea, so it is very important to be aware of the difference here. A puppy with diarrhea and vomiting would be at high risk of dehydration and life threatening complications, so it's vital that you're sure there's been no diarrhea.

Constipation, if truly that's what's occurring, can be assisted with Miralax powder added to some canned food. Generally 1/2 teaspoon of miralax powder (sold in any pharmacy without prescription) would be used to help alleviate constipation in an average puppy of this age. However, if this does not help within 24 hours, or if at any time Bailey stops eating or continues to vomit, you must seek veterinary care as soon as possible.

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