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My Westhighland terriers toilet is very hard it almost crumbles

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My Westhighland terriers toilet is very hard it almost crumbles when I pick it up is there something I can give him to help him or is it alright.

Thank you for your advice


Shirley Clemo
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 3 years ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question Shirley. My name is Dr. Peter I am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today.

Shirley, when the stool is hard and dry it is a sign of a lack of water in the diet and can lead to constipation. You need to get Sam to drink more by:
1- Increase the amount of wet food in his diet.
2- Add 1-2 tablespoon of canned pumpkin to his food, increasing fiber pulls water into the intestinal tract.
3- Get him to drink more by offering low sodium chicken broth.

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