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Help With Constipated Puppy

What can I give to my 6 week old puppy to help her go poop?

Leota from Richland, MO

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September 14, 20070 found this helpful

There are glycerine suppositories you can use on small children. It is possible they could help a puppy. There is also a glycerine enema called a BaBY LAX. These are very safe, non-drug items. They both just dissolve in the rectum from the body heat and lubricate and soften the stool.

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September 14, 20070 found this helpful

You can also try Laxatone. This is a petroleum based product you can find at the vet. Pet shops also sell something similiar for furballs in cats. It is quite safe. You should also determine why she is constipated. What kind of food is the puppy eating? Is it drinking plenty of water? How long has the pup been constipated?

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September 15, 20070 found this helpful

Dogs love high fiber foods like fruit and broccoli. Ask your vet if you can add these things to her diet.

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September 15, 20070 found this helpful

Try canned, pureed pumpkin (not the pie stuff, the vegetable), about 1/2 to 1 tsp should help.

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September 16, 20070 found this helpful

You need to check for worms also. My vet told me that puppies having worms can cause constipation.

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

Call the vet, this can be life threatening! Even if you try the tips here, please make sure you let the vet know what you're doing. Six weeks!

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

A vet immediately!!

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

Please take your puppy to the vet. He is too young to try remedies without the vets okay. He will be able to tell you the best puppy food to put him on and how to do it (you can't change their diet all at once, it has to be done gradually) so that he doesn't have this problem. Good luck with your new companion!

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

Get the puppy to a vet ASAP. This is potentially life-threatening...do NOT try to treat it yourself.

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September 18, 20070 found this helpful

PLEASE take your puppy to the vet! She should still be with her mom until she is at least 8 weeks old. Please take her to the vet, as this could be life threating.

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September 19, 20071 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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November 30, 20080 found this helpful

Things like this always happen on a weekend. In my case Thanksgiving weekend!

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