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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  25 years of experience in large and small animal medicine.
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What can I give my Bichon for constipation? her name is

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what can I give my Bichon for constipation?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: her name is ***** ***** she is 3 years old and will e 4 in 5 months.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Suzie?
Customer: no not really!!!!!1
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 11 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian, and would like to assist you. I will respond quickly after reviewing your question.

Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 11 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

I am so sorry that Suzie is not feeling well.

This condition is caused by the following:

Digestive disturbance from ingestion of foreign material
Side effect of drugs
Metabolic disease
Worm Load

The treatment is aimed at the cause but in general, laxatives can be given. Laxatone, a cat laxative available at the pet store can be given every 4 hrs to help slide the stool through. Dulcolax can be given at 5 to 20 mg per day. Lactulose is also a good laxative. If this is not successful, your vet may have to perform an enema to remove the stool.

It is important that this condition be resolved since , if it does not, your dog is at risk for a bowel perforation from this excess stool that is blocking a part of the intestinal tract.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.

Sincerely, ***** *****