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Constipation

Anyone have a remedy for constipation?  Matilda had cherry eye surgery yesterday and also received the kennel cough vaccination.  When we picked her up last night, she had a decent bowel movement outside the vet clinic, however when we got her home she's been whining quite a bit, wants to go outside, squats to poop, and if anything comes out it's only a little bit or nothing at all.  She didn't have anything to eat from after 7pm Thursday night till we brought her home last night (due to no food before the surgery).  She's had breakfast this morning, but still no more decent bowel movements. Thanks

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Carol and Kofi's picture

I always keep raw

pumpkin on hand. Plain pumpkin in the can without the spices. It is so good for constipation and diarrhea too. Just mix about 1T with her food. Some also give Metamucil too. It may help to do a search.

I hope this helps.

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I don't know why I wrote

raw pumpkin, although I guess that would work too :). I meant to say canned.

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judy wilson's picture

may not be constipation

may be a empty tummy and the meds and anesthisia is bothering her.....give some brown rice and boiled burger for two days...no snacks....i wish vets would tell people to let their dogs tummys settle a bit....fluids are what she needs also offer some salt free chicken broth...i mix in a jar of baby food (chicken,beef or lamb)

hope this helps.....also may want to do a couple of tums to bring down the stomach acid.....

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Judy, you're the best!

Great advice girl!

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Aren and Matilda's picture

vet figures it is collitus

My husband ended up going to the vet right after I made the post and described the symptoms to our vet, she said it sounded like collitus that would have been caused by the stress of the surgery, gave him a prescsription (free of charge), and that seems to have done the trick.  Thanks again for all of your advice, I will definitely write it down for any future occurences.  Her eyes are healing really well from the surgery :o)

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