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Old 08-05-2018, 06:26 PM
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What to do for dog constipation?

I just got back from vacation. A dogsitter watched my dog and the last couple of days he was boarded at the vet. I sent food, but they may have fed him differently at the vet. They did not have any comments when i picked him up. But, it took him a long time of straining and stopping before he was able to poop. He looked like he had trouble urinating, too.

The weather is hot. He was like this once before when i first got him. It might be from a combo of not drinking enough water and the food, i guess.

Is there anything i can do, like add something to his food to make it easier on him?
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Get him back on his regular diet, and make sure he has constant access to fresh water.
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Thanks i called the vet and they said i can add pumpkin to his food or feed him wet food.
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Pumpkin he should find very appealing, most dogs do. It could be just stress from being in a new place and not knowing what was going to happen next. Now that he is safely home, he should settle down, as well as his digestive tract.
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my dog doesnt like pumpkin, if your dogs not keen, a little bit of cheese & oily fish will work. like tuna & feta is my dogs fave. Be careful not to give too much. The fish oil is high in omega 3 good for a nice shiny coat & extra smarts!
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my dogs love pumpkin and I have given it to them for diarrhea and constipation. Mine will eat it right off a spoon. It works great!
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If your dog can pass the poo every day, just having constipation sometimes, the situation may be mild, which means he is lack of water and fiber. Make sure to drink much water through enhancing exercise as it can boost the bowel motion. There is another traditional method: eating grass. My dog will go to eat grass once he feels sick, because there are rich fiber and vitamins in the grass. However, the grass should be promised to be clear without pesticides and harmful substances.
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Thanks i called the vet and they said i can add pumpkin to his food or feed him wet food.
Pumpkin is incredible. Works great.
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Pumpkin has alot of fiber and I find by adding one teaspoon to my Shih tzu's meal, each meal, keeps him regular.
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