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My Daughter gave her puppy a vile of dewormer every day for 5 days instead of the instructed three days then spread out a week. Don’t know if that made sense. Anyway, he is fine but constipated

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Bowie

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He’s a 9wk Old Chihuahua Japanese Chin mix. Very healthy and energetic

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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How do you know he is constipated? The reason I ask this is because most people will witness straining to defecate and assume it is constipation when usually it is actually due to diarrhea but the puppy will have cleaned out the colon but due to irritation will continue to strain. This is a common scenario after a deworm......

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