Insights About Dog Constipation

insights about dog constipation

Constipation is one of the most common digestive problem you would come across in animals, and to be more precise, Dogs. This problem effects every dog, irrespective of the age, lifestyle or age. Although constipation is quite common and frequent in dogs , one must not ignore it. If you leave it untreated and unattended, it can lead to serious and genuine health issues for the rest of life. Some of the health issues are loss of appetite, laziness, lethargy and vomiting. Last week I came across one of neighbor who told me about the consistent problem of constipation, and after having a half hour talk I got to know that she didn’t have a clue what to do. So, I decided to write a post about the insights about dog constipation.

Causes of Dog Constipation:

insights about dog constipation
Regularly take out your pet for exercise

A lot of various factors can play their part that leads to constipation in dogs. Below are few of the most common causes.

  • Enlarged Prostate
  • Tumors
  • Mass Around Anus
  • Laziness
  • Kidney Disease
  • Hernias
  • Indigestible Dirt & Grass
  • Dehydration
  • Medication Side Effects

Symptoms of Dog Constipation

If you notice that your dog hasn’t eliminated in one or two days, then it is the first sign that your dog might have the problem of constipation. Moreover, straining and whimpering are the additional indicators to the problem of constipation. One of the lesser visible symptoms are grass particles or matted feces around the anus.

insights about dog constipation
Make sure your dog gets healthy food and environment

Treatment Process of Dog Constipation

If you think you have noticed any of the aforementioned in your pet, rush towards your vet and consult him for the advice. After examining the pet, your pet would recommend certain steps and measures to take care of the constipation. Most vets would recommend specific treatment methods unique for your pet. But, here I have listed some of the common treatment methods.

  • Increased and excessive exercise
  • Use of stool softeners
  • Enema Treatment
  • Increased Fiber Intake Via Food
  • Medicinal Treatment for strengthening large intestine

Constipation in dogs is natural, and you can’t really take full control over it, but you can definitely prevent it from happening it over and over again. The best way to prevent this situation is the excess of dog exercise, healthy food, excessive fiber intake, plenty of fresh water and a healthy environment. Make sure to neuter your dog if your dog is a male dog, this will help your dog avoid prostate. I would like to add one more thing, and that is the food quality and your dog’s social activities. Mostly dogs would like to eat their own poop, this also leads to dog constipation.

I hope some of you would have benefitted from this article, I intend to write more on this topic and related ones, so stay tuned for more stuff. Have you ever experienced a situation of dog constipation with your pet? If yes then please sound off in the comments to let me know what measure you took to solve this problem.



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Hi, I am Jeni Peterson and I’m a graduate of Florida Medical College with a degree in Rehab Work. Our sole motive is to provide “Quality Information” to the online community seeking answers to their everyday issues related to pets.