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What To Do If Your Dog Is Constipated

Poo patrol may not be a dog owners' favourite activity. However, pet owners must keep an eye on their dog's stool movements and watch out for constipation, which can indicate more serious medical issues and requires swift attention.

Dr. Melissa Meehan from Talk to the Animals provides some important information about how to keep your dog's bowel movements regular and healthy...

Vet Tips

  • Constipation can occur in many dogs for differing reasons and needs to be treated quickly to avoid discomfort.
  • For mild constipation, you can add some Paraffin to your dog's food. You need to add ½ teaspoon of Paraffin for small dogs and 2 teaspoons for big dogs. Never put Paraffin straight into a dog's mouth as inhaling the fumes can cause pneumonia.
  • Chronic constipation can be reduced by adding 1 teaspoon of psyllium husks to wet dog food.

Constipation can be a sign of more serious disease and if you are still concerned you should contact your vet.