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I have a female Scottie 4 years old and she appears to be constipated

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I have a female Scottie 4 years old and she appears to be constipated couple of days.
She has passed a couple of short large stools but she appears very low and lethargic.
Her ears and tail are down which are a sign something not right.
She shows no pain but this is a concern.............Thanks advice or treatment to try
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  DrMelJ replied 2 years ago.
DrMelJ :

there. Thanks question. Let me see if I can help.

DrMelJ :

If your dog seems feverish or is unwilling to eat, you need to get her to a vet soon.

DrMelJ :

Could she have eaten something she shouldnt have? If so, she may be constipated and painful because the foreign body is stuck in the GI tract. Socks, trash items, dog toys are all common causes. If your dog chews on bones, this could also get stuck in the GI tract. if you think a foreign body is a possibility, you need to get to a vet ASAP.

DrMelJ :

Otherwise, to help with constipation...

DrMelJ :

Make sure the dog is well hydrated. If you feed dry dog food, wet is down well before feeding or switch to or add in some canned dog food. You can also add some canned pumpkin (not pie filling). Add a tablespoon to each feeding.

DrMelJ :

Give that a try and see how things go. If you continue to have trouble, then I recommend seeing a veterinarian. Good luck

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