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PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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My dog is constipated -- not vomiting or anthing like that,

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Hi -- my dog is constipated -- not vomiting or anthing like that, I saw him this Am go a very small amount and none since, rubbed his bummm on the ground -- can I add some Metamucil to water to help him
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: not that we are aware of
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: he tries to lay down, and then within a few minutes he is up an pacing while whimpering
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?
Customer: no generally heathly
Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 12 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today.

You can give metamucil, but it's easier to mix it into soft food. Make sure to give plenty of water. The dosage is:

Small dogs: 1/2 tsp twice daily
Med dogs: 1 tsp twice daily
Large dogs: 2 tsp twice daily

Alternately, you can also add in pure canned pumpkin to the diet.

You should begin to see improvement in the first 12-24 hours.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 12 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. Did these instructions help your companion?

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 12 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?