More Dog Questions

  1. I know how to take care of people w/ constipation, but what do you give a dog that's constipated? Tommy pooped very little the last few days and this morning he squatted in the yard a few times and nothing. He then proceed to scoot his rear along the yard for a bit. I just had him at the groomer last week, so I know his anal glands don't need expressing (she said they were fine).

    Any recommendations?

    And I promise I won't post a pic of him scooting across the yard!
  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   BadBird
    How about some chili? Make a trip to Wendys and let him enjoy. OOOOooooh NOOOOOOOO!!!
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    i swear by prunes. my dogs WILL eat them

    give it a try?
  5. by   Rustyhammer
    Funny you should mention this. I was talking about dog poop just last night. I don't remember the last time I saw my dog go.
    Another advantage to having outdoor dogs.
  6. by   jadednurse
    Deb, I just tried giving him a prune and he ate it! He's ten pounds, you think a few prunes oughta do? Mind you I don't want him crapping all over this house...we just had a terrible flash flood/thunderstorm/hailstorm. If I let him outside now he'll float away! are bad! Chili? I don't want flames coming out of his butt!

    Russell, I watch and make sure my puppy's poopin regularly! I'm a wierdo!
  7. by   Berta
    Try some rice or cooked vegetables. That outta work.
  8. by   Spidey's mom
    Russell . . . me too. Outside dogs are great!!

  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    yea just a couple will do. or the veggies as suggested. anything fibrous that the doggie will eat will work. i also have had my doggy eat pears. works great and no diarrhea i have never seen as a result.
  10. by   gwenith
    Chilli? For Jaded's Dog? It might get him excited!! No! No! No! I saw that photo

    Haven't had experience with dogs but cats!!

    Used to use "Katalax" for Princess and the instructions said to squeeze 1-2 cms of paste onto the front paw so the cat would lick it off. Someone in that factory had a sick sense of humour
    Got cat - squeezed paste onto leg as per instructions - cat proceeded not to "lick" the paw but to "flick" the paw so vigorously that paste ended up on the walls, the ceiling, in my ear................AAARRGHH!

    Dogs have gotta be easier.
  11. by   jemb
    Most dogs will eat grapes, raisins, apples, pears, as well as prunes. Any of those will help.

    Hope he's okay.
  12. by   Jay-Jay

    As Archie Bunker once said, "That's like mixing up prune juice with radiator seal!
  13. by   jadednurse
    Originally posted by gwenith
    Chilli? For Jaded's Dog? It might get him excited!! No! No! No! I saw that photo

    Hee hee!

    OK, Tommy fooled me, he dragged the prune into the living room and left it there for me to step on.

    Deb, we do have a pear tree in the back yard. He loves chewing on the pears when they fall. I'll have to yank one down from the tree for him.
  14. by   P_RN
    Having just finished TWO rounds of pup poop impaction, thsi is what the vet said. Every night give him a Colace.

    If he doesn't poop or strains, give him 1 1/2 cc Lactulose. I mix the pill in a teaspoon of potted meat along with his aspirin. The lactulose comes in a squirt bottle and it's transferred to a 3cc oral syringe and gets down easily.

    So far it's nearly a month (and several hundred $ of vet bills) since the last episode and poopin' fine. Oh he's 16 years old and weighs 11 lbs.