Constipation in Dogs
Tags: dogs, dehydrated, hernia, kidney disease, hair, anal sac, constipated
There are several reasons that your dog might have be constipated. Below are some of the most common reasons given by various veterinarians:
- Your dog might have eaten something causing slower bowel movements;
- Your dog might not be drinking enough water;
- Your dog might not be exercising enough;
- Your dog’s hair in the anal region might be interfering with the passage way;
- Your dog might have kidney disease;
- Your dog might have a hernia; or
- Your dog might have an anal sac infection.
If your dog is constipated, rest assured that there are steps you can take to help your furry friend overcome this ailment.
- You might want to give your dog more water;
- You might want to add more fiber to your dog’s diet;
- You might want to give your dog nylon bones to aid with digestion; finally,
- You need to take your dog out more often for exercise.
If none of the above remedies work then you should consult your vet to see what exactly might be causing the problem.
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