Remedies for a Dog With Constipation

If your dog is suffering from constipation, in the absence of other more serious symptoms, you may want to try a home remedy before going to the vet. This is a guide about remedies for a dog with constipation.
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March 30, 2005 Flag
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I found this tip while searching for a remedy for our 10 year old Rat Terrier. He has been suffering from constipation, which I learned is a common problem with older pets. The remedy is quite simple. Half a teaspoon of canned pumpkin a day.

My source advised that this is one case where if a little is good, more is not better. More will increase the problem. Also advised, do not use canned pumpkin pie mix with the spices, just plain old canned pumpkin. Within 3 days, he was doing better. And I still have enough pumpkin to make a pie. *grin*

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By Harlean from AR

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December 31, 20050 found this helpful

My older pin-pin always has very hard bowel movements-I would like to know some home remedy to stop this-Please help me-

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July 8, 20110 found this helpful

The canned pumpkin should also have no sugar. If you look at the ingredients, you can tell. Just plain canned pumpkin. I stock up when I find it. I used it for my dog's diarrhea as well.

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July 8, 20110 found this helpful

For constipation try vegetable cooking oil and "Scourban" for diarrhea (from your Veterinarian).

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September 14, 2007 Flag
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What can I give to my 6 week old puppy to help her go poop?

Leota from Richland, MO

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September 19, 20070 found this helpful

After you get the puppy checked out at the vets and the dog is back to going at regular intervals try rubbing the belly softly after the puppy eats. That is why the mom dog licks the puppies and mom cats lick kittens to stimulate the bowel movements.

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September 19, 20070 found this helpful

Try a little Paraffin Oil in the food. We can buy it at the supermarket here in Australia. Good luck !

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September 19, 20070 found this helpful

I agree with the vet approach. Young animals can get dangerously sick very quickly.

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October 16, 20070 found this helpful

Canned Pumpkin 1 to 2 teaspoons and make sure

it is plain. Not the pie pumpkin.

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March 9, 2015 Flag
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I have a 7 week old Pit that goes a little droplet 2 times a day. She is a girl, so what do I do to get her to go a little more?

By Marty C. from Charleston, SC

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March 9, 20150 found this helpful

Something is wrong! Need to take her to your vet now in case she has an intestinal block. Please!

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March 14, 20150 found this helpful

She could have an intestinal blockage. Take your dog to the vet for treatment. Either your dog is severely constipated or has eaten something she shouldn't have and can't pass it. She may need x-rays. Either way, your vet can help, and also can give you recommendations on the best food for her.

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January 2, 2011 Flag
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How do you treat a constipated West Highland terrier?

By Ashley from Coleraine, Northern Ireland

January 6, 20110 found this helpful

My mom had Westies, they were always getting constipated. Take your dog to the vet. My mom's dogs constipation was caused by blocked anal glands which had to be expressed every couple of months. This can kill your dog if the blockage isn't removed.

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January 6, 20110 found this helpful

Try adding a tablespoon or so of canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) to his food each day. Make sure he always has water available.

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January 7, 20110 found this helpful

Go to your vet asap.

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May 30, 20110 found this helpful

I found a great remedy at this website. www.dogisconstipated.com, they changed my dogs life and I hope it will yours too.

Your fellow dog lover,

Christina

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July 20, 2013 Flag
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What is a good remedy for dog constipation? My English Bulldog is eleven years old. He is on Lasix to clear fluid out of his lungs, and now he has become extremely picky about food. He will only eat if we hand feed him meat, so he has become constipated. We are taking him back to the vet on Monday, but would like to keep him comfortable. I am afraid I will need to have him put down, which I dont want to do. I am just looking for something he would eat to help him with the constipation now.

By Linda S.

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July 22, 20130 found this helpful

I feed my pets, both dogs and cats, baby food squash or pumpkin. They all love it, and it really helps with constipation. I use the baby food because it doesn't have a lot of salt and additives. A cat gets about 2 tsps. a day, and a medium sized dog ( Lab., shepherd, etc.) gets a small jar a day. Good luck with your dog. Hope everything turns out okay.

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July 22, 20130 found this helpful

Keep in mind that eating just meat will mean you dog will have much less stool. My cat who eats only chicken has a bowel movement once a week. So adjust your expectations to what he is eating. Constipation is rarely a reason for euthanasia. Your Vet will have good suggestions that will help. We sometimes use lactulose, from the Vet by prescription, for our cat. It is a little sweet, and adds bulk and softness, and the cat doesn't taste it. Good luck.

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July 22, 20130 found this helpful

My girls love sweet potatoes. I boil them until a fork goes through, peel off the skin, chop it into small bites, add a dab of butter and feed. According to Dr Oz to always eat a sweet potato with a little fat such as butter or oil. Make sure your dog has plenty of fresh water and wait for results.

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May 29, 2011 Flag
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My dog is constipated. What should I do?

By Janet S

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May 29, 20110 found this helpful

Canned pumpkin or cooked unsweetened oatmeal. Both will work great. Poor puppy!

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June 1, 20110 found this helpful

Mix a little (try a teaspoonful) of Mineral Oil in some peanut butter and let your dog lap it up. If things don't get "moving" in a couple of hours please see your vet. Hope all "goes well". Make sure your pup is able to get outside quickly, things can get a little messy.

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June 1, 20110 found this helpful

Definitely agree with the canned pumpkin feedback already mentioned. My daughter uses it with her older husky when he gets a little "backed up" and it works wonderfully!

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June 1, 20110 found this helpful

I puncture a capsule of cod liver oil and drizzle it on the morning's food. It has worked every time.

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