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Best way to handle constipation in 5 mo old puppy

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Best way to handle constipation in 5 mo old puppy ?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog
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Dear friend,

 

I am sorry your puppy is having trouble.

 

She may have eaten non food and have a blockage or it could be her anal sacs:

 

http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_anal_sacs.html

 


http://www.petcaretips.net/constipated_dogs.html

http://www.petplace.com/dogs/gastric-stomach-foreign-body-in-dogs/page1.aspx

 

A tsp of mineral oil will work well.

Also a tablespoon of canned pumpkin with each meal can help too.

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1087550/pumpkin_a_natural_remedy_for_constipation.html

 

Feed her canned food with water added.

In a pinch you use an infant suppository.Makes sure it is glycerin and not phosphorus.

She should be seen by a vet if she does not go via these measures.

Please let me know how he is doing.

I hope she feels better very soon.

 

Best wishes for her

 

Terri



Edited by Terri Riba on 6/24/2010 at 2:05 PM EST
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