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She ate an entire bag of Chee-its and is now constipated.

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She ate an entire bag of Chee-its and is now constipated. She is drinking and peeing ok. what will loosen her bowels?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Tips, 45 pound female mixed breed, Six years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tips?
Customer: no
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi, JACustomer.

To loosen her bowels, you can give her 1tsp per 10# ***** body weight of mineral oil in food per day. At 45#, she can receive 4.5 tsp per day. This should soften her stool enough for the firm stool to pass. You may also want to put her on a higher fiber diet. You can add canned pumpkin (not pie filler) to her food, too. You should see improvements within 24 hours after starting this regimen although it can take a few days to pass.

If you see diarrhea begin, make sure to stop the mineral oil but you can continue the pumpkin.

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