Help! I think my dog is constipated.

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  1. Moondot1822 profile image95
    Moondot1822posted 17 months ago

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    Hi there, 
    I am a bit worried about my dog's health. He has not been feeling well for the past three days. He is not eating anything and showing some signs of constipation, like straining and crouching. I have also noticed small amounts of liquid feces during excessive straining. Anyone who can guide me before I take him to a veterinarian? 

     

    1. AliciaC profile image92
      AliciaCposted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Your dog is cute, Moondot! Personally, I think that you should take your dog to a vet for an examination and a question and answer session with you. Some veterinarian writers here might ask you questions and might suggest some possibilities, but I still think that you should take your dog to a local vet for a physical examination, tests if necessary, and treatment recommendations. I hope he feels better soon.

      1. Moondot1822 profile image95
        Moondot1822posted 17 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much for your valuable advice, Alicia. There is no vet in the area where I am living right now. I can't take him to the vet today. That's why I asked for help, so I can make him feel a little better at the moment. Is it possible that the meat he is eating on a daily basis has caused him constipation? Should I cut meat from his diet? 

        1. AliciaC profile image92
          AliciaCposted 17 months agoin reply to this

          I can't say, Moondot. I'm not a vet, and I don't have enough knowledge about the situation. If your dog continues to refuse food and starts to lose weight, you will have to change his diet to at least some extent to give him nourishment. If this happens, it's vital that he sees a veterinarian. Some health problems get worse the longer they exist.

  2. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 17 months ago

    It is possible that your dog might have an intestinal obstruction among other things.  The only way to make sure is to take him to a vet.  I hope that you can get him there soon.  Best wishes!  Your dog is a beauty!

    1. Moondot1822 profile image95
      Moondot1822posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your valuable time, Peggy. It's so kind of you. My brother is getting ready to take Simba (my dog's name) to the vet. I will let you know whatever happens.

  3. AliciaC profile image92
    AliciaCposted 17 months ago

    Peggy has raised a good point. Perhaps your dog is eating again, which would be excellent. If he continues to eat nothing or very little, the problem might be minor and easy to treat or it might be serious. You really can't take a chance if the problem is a major one.

    Our dog has a major problem, but we are trying our best to keep him happy. It's working at the moment. The difference from your situation is that we take him to see his veterinarian regularly. The vet has helped us, and he approves of what we are currently doing to help our dog.

    I'm not saying that your dog is in the same situation as ours, but I'm sure you love him. I'm hoping that he's started eating whatever you give him by now. If he's still not eating, you should take him to at least one vet visit, despite the inconvenience or expense.

    1. Moondot1822 profile image95
      Moondot1822posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      I feel sad for your dog. I hope your dog will get well soon, InshaAllah. He is not eating and lying down. My brother is going to take him to the vet. I hope everything will be ok. I will let you know when he comes back.
      Stay safe and healthy...

  4. Moondot1822 profile image95
    Moondot1822posted 17 months ago

    Hi, My dog is having a viral intestinal infection. Nothing is helping him. The vet has given him some vaccines and medicines. He is very weak and lethargic. Today is his third visit to the vet. I hope he will get well soon. 
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    He is with my brother.

  5. Jodah profile image90
    Jodahposted 17 months ago

    I wish him all the best in getting well soon

    1. Moondot1822 profile image95
      Moondot1822posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your best wishes, Jodah.

  6. AliciaC profile image92
    AliciaCposted 17 months ago

    Best wishes to your dog and you, Moondot. I hope the treatment for the viral infection starts working soon and your dog makes a full recovery.

    1. Moondot1822 profile image95
      Moondot1822posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      That's so nice of you, Alicia. 
      Saty is safe and healthy...

  7. profile image55
    Mason Gilbertposted 17 months ago

    If your male dog is intact and your veterinarian has identified prostatic enlargement as the cause of your dog’s constipation, then having your dog neutered will help prevent further constipation. [31] Enlarged prostates are just one example of medical problems, such as perineal hernias or anal sac disease, that can cause constipation.

    1. Moondot1822 profile image95
      Moondot1822posted 17 months agoin reply to this

      Constipation was just my guess. He is having a viral infection. He was straining that's why I thought it might be constipation.

  8. Tonipet profile image81
    Tonipetposted 17 months ago

    Yes, I agree. It's best to take him to the vet. Hope your dog feels better and be back in shape.

 
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