Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

What can I give my dog for constipation. He has not had a…

Customer Question
What can I give...

What can I give my dog for constipation. He has not had a bowel movement in 2 days. I have not been walking him because of the weather and salt on the street

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

There is no wound

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

Peanuts

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

They are eating their food. Should I cut out the cheese treats

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 3 minutes by:
1/1/2018
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 22,277
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.
Verified

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Now provided that he isn't off his food (since little in will mean little out), hasn't eaten anything that could cause a physical blockage preventing feces from passing, and has no belly pain (since that would raise concerns of serious issue or severe impaction that should be evaluated by your family vet urgently) then there are some home treatments you can try to promote his passing feces.

Now the cheese isn't likely to cause any issue here, so you could give a bit in moderation or hold off for the moment. Otherwise, in regards ***** ***** options, you can start by offering some milk. We do find that cow’s milk can be helpful at getting things moving along with mild constipation. As well, cat hairball medication (ie. Catalax, Laxatone, etc) can be used to get things moving. This is available from the vet or the pet shop. It works to lubricate the gut and can facilitate the movement of hard feces out of the rectum.

Alternatively, you can administer a small volume of Miralax (1 tsp per 24 hours), lactulose or mineral oil orally. If he is eating, these can be mixed into his food. If you have to administer via syringe, do take care to avoid aspiration ( since that would cause problems we'd best avoid). Again as GI lubricants, they can just get things moving with more regularity.

Furthermore, if this is a common issue for him, then you can mix some canned pumpkin or a 1/4 teaspoon of unflavored Metamucil. Just like people, these can restore fecal output regularity. I would offer these with wet food to ease him eating of it, while making sure we are getting water into him (as canned food is 35% water). I would also advise encouraging him to drink as constipation can be complicated by dehydration. Make sure that he has fresh water and you can even offer low salt chicken broth if he won’t drink.

While you are doing this, I would advise that you monitor Peanuts's fecal and urinary output (just to make sure his urination isn't the issue). If you try the above but are not seeing feces in the next 12-24 hours, or your lad begins to vomit, show belly pain, or worsens, then they should be evaluated by a vet. Severe impactions of feces sometimes won’t respond to our gentle colon cleaning treatments, and those cases can require more aggressive treatment (ie enemas under sedation) to clear them out.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.

******************************************************************************

I aim to provide best care for you just as I do for my own clients & their pets. If you have any other questions, please ask – I’m happy to help but please rate me with the **STARS** (or leave a written rating of 1-5; 5 being great) as this is the only way I am credited for my work by the site & this allows me to continue to help here. This is included in your question fee. Once you rate, your question will not close & you can still ask follow-up questions. Thank you. : )**

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 month ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. B.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

Hello again,

How is everything with your wee one?

Warm regards,

Dr. B.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Dr. B. Your Own Question
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Dr. B., Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 22,277
22,277 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Hello, I am a small animal veterinarian and am happy to discuss any concerns & questions you have on any species.

Dr. B. is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,113 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,059 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,021 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,303 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,991 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I'm researching various treats for my dogs. A new treat that
Hi. I'm researching various treats for my dogs. A new treat that I am trying is a drink mix treat for their water. One dog especially does not seem to drink nearly enough water. Both dogs are on dry k… read more
Dr Z
Dr Z
Small Animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
3,715 satisfied customers
5 month old puppy just ate a piece of cooked chicken that
5 month old puppy just ate a piece of cooked chicken that had been out of fridge for days i threw it in the trash and turned my back and he got it … read more
Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
531 satisfied customers
Laci is just walking around in circles, walking into
Laci is just walking around in circles, walking into everything and she doesn't come when she's called. It's like she has lost her eyesight. We took her to the vet and they just started her on antibio… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Our little Malti-poodle got a hold of some leftover chicken
Hi,.....our little Malti-poodle got a hold of some leftover chicken that was spiced with a McCormick seasoning with garlic, onion, paprika, pepper, etc. Should we do something immediately, or do we ne… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
Mycockerpoo just grabbed a whole section of chicken wing
Mycockerpoo just grabbed a whole section of chicken wing bone and swallowed it whole. It was basically about 2” long and connected at each end so no split or broken ends on the bones . This was just 5… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
My dog swallowed a single chicken bone. How concerned should
My dog swallowed a single chicken bone. How concerned should I really be? … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
My dog ate a 12 inch chicken treat (the kind they sell in
My dog ate a 12 inch chicken treat (the kind they sell in single 36" sticks), a 4 oz bag of beef treats and about 14 milk bone dental brushing chews. This happened about 1 1/2 - 2 hrs ago. She weighs … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
681 satisfied customers
Ate orange chicken and garlic beans. Nikki, age 8. I was
ate orange chicken and garlic green beans JA: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: Nikki, age 8 JA: Is ther… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My dog ate a buffalo chicken wing (cooked) but she is pug,
my dog ate a buffalo chicken wing (cooked) but she is pug, what should I do? … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
10,059 satisfied customers
Older dog, whimpers when walks or moves, now he is walking
older dog, whimpers when walks or moves, now he is walking in circles then lays down. He is getting glucosamine biscuits and medicines … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,491 satisfied customers
When my dog walks his rear is sort of twisted. He walks in
When my dog walks his rear is sort of twisted. He walks in circles, cries and then lays down. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,491 satisfied customers
Swallowed a chicken wing bone whole and is now vomiting but
Swallowed a chicken wing bone whole and is now vomiting but no blood in the vomit or stool … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
Is the chicken and rice diet good for the dog. She is always
She is always hungry after a meal of chicken and rice and her dry food … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
681 satisfied customers
My dog swallowed some chicken with toothpicks in them.
My dog swallowed some chicken with toothpicks in them. … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,324 satisfied customers
Is orange chicken poison dog. Orange chicken from panda
is orange chicken poison dog JA: I'll do all I can to help. Did you see what the dog ate? Customer: yes orange chicken from panda express JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinaria… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
Our dog swallowed a chicken bone on our walk today, it was
our dog swallowed a chicken bone on our walk today, it was about 1.5 inches long and just ten minutes later started to pee blood, although not much urine was coming out she would squat and then a litt… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
681 satisfied customers
I may have given my dog too many chicken treats, Vomiting,
I may have given my dog too many chicken treats JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog? Customer: Vomiting, grass eating JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anyth… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
Yesterday my Chihuahua choked on a chicken treat. II
Yesterday my Chihuahua choked on a chicken treat. II massaged her thoat at the time and she seemed to be able to breathe without difficulty however she threw up several times. What she expelled was wh… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinarian
22,277 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x