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what can cause a boxer dog to be constipated Is it ...

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what can cause a boxer dog to be constipated? Is it safe to give it a human laxitive? My 5 yr old boxer hasn''t had a movement since wed. evening. She tries to, but nothing comes out.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 9 years ago.

Hi riconi,

For constipation you an add some canned pumpkin (not the pie filling) to the daily diet as this acts as a roughage. (2 tablespoons) You can also sprinkle bran over the food or you can give metamucil.

metamucil information and dosage:

If the dog eats any non food items such as raw hides, bones, sticks, rocks, etc. then it is not a good idea to force evacuation of the stool as you may be dealing with the start of a blockage of the intestines. symptoms of a blockage are sudden lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea or off color /wrong consistency stool and lethargy.


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