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my dog is not passing her number 2 for over 2 weeks there is

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my dog is not passing her number 2 for over 2 weeks there is a smell from her.
She sits to try.
i got a laxative liquid from the vet but there has been no change.
She is a 10 year collie.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 years ago.
Hello, I am Dr. Peter a licensed Veterinarian. I would like to help. I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

1- To make sure I got this right, she has not had a bowel movement in 2 weeks?
2- Is she eating and drinking?
3- What is the name of the laxative given by vet?
4- Did your vet take an xray?
5- How much does she weigh?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

1. no bowel movement

2. some food....drinking water

3 there was no name on the bottle

4 no

5 no sure....she is a large size collie

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 4 years ago.
Kathleen, the key to constipation is adequate hydration. This is what you can do:

1- Get her to drink more by offering low sodium chicken broth.
2- Add 1-2 tablespoon of canned pumpkin to her food.
3- As a stool softener you can give 1 teaspoon of Miralax every 24 hours or Mineral oil 1 to 2 tablespoon every 12 hours. You can find these over the counter in any pharmacy.
4- You can also give milk as a stool softener; normally it causes diarrhea but in cases of constipation will act as a stool softener.
5- If she does not have a bowel movement within 12 hours of doing the above, have her re-checked by family veterinarian, she will need to be deobstipated.

Hope the above helps, if you have additional questions I will be glad to answer them.

Dr. Peter