What To Do If Your Dog Is Constipation

Constipation is an inability to pass stool in a normal, comfortable way. A decrease in the regularity of bowel movements of your dog could be a sign of constipation. Constipation can be indicated by a hard, dry stool that is smaller than normal and pebble-like. Blood may be present in a constipated dog stool because straining to pass a hard and wet stool has caused small blood vessels to break. If your dog usually eats dry food, you can try feeding it some fresh food. A small portion of pumpkin can be added to its kibble with water or low-sodium chicken soup. This can help hydrate the stool and encourage bowel movement. If a dog's constipation occurs frequently or is severe and persistent, your veterinarian will help determine the cause and the best course of treatment. This may include surgery depending on the severity and underlying condition. You should give your dog enough exercise daily. Feed a high-fiber diet for your dog's digestive health. Limit natural bones, which can sometimes lead to blockage and constipation if broken fragments get stuck in the dog's intestine. Consider choosing nylon chew toys designed for "tough chewers". .

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