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Older pickanese is constipated what do I do

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older pickanese is constipated what do I do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

When helping your dog with constipation you can consider the following :

A dog who is having constipation problems can be helped through using any of the following remedies below. #4 usually produces results quickest..
In case you find your dog is not being helped by the following please consult a vet in case there is an internal blockage.

1.Feeding dogs dry dog food is good. It has more bulk than canned dog food.
2. Water & bran (up to 5 tablespoons daily added to food may help) .
3. You can try Commercial preparations containing psylluim (such as Metamucil) they are designed for humans and are sold in drug stores.
Metamucil dosage: 1/2 tsp. twice daily for small pets and about 2 tsps. twice a day to large dogs.Try mixing it with a small portion of canned food.
4.Mix 1/4 tsp.for a small dog, 1 tablespoon for med-large and up to 2 tbsp.for very large dog of canned pumpkin(NOT PUMPKIN PIE MIX) with your dogs pet food for several days until the constipation has ended.
5.Milk will sometimes relieve constipation Give 1/8 cup twice a day to small dogs and 1/2 cup twice a day to larger dogs.
6.Mineral oil ( 1 tbsp per 10 lbs.) will sometimes relieve more severe constipation.
Do not use this all of the time as with mineral oil will interfere with the absorbtion of oil-soluable vitamins.
Mineral oil should only be put in food and not forced orally.

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