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My Dog is Constipated - Oh No! Here’s How to Help Your Constipated Dog Go Poop

By DoodyCalls

Has your dog been taking longer than normal to go #2? Has it not been able to go at all? Constipation happens in dogs for different reasons, and although most cases of dog constipation will resolve with minor treatments, it’s important to notice any signs of constipation so that you can help your furry friend be its most comfortable and happy self.

If your dog is acting abnormally and hasn’t gone to the bathroom in a day or two (or three), we put together a list to help you determine the severity of constipation and potential remedies to ease it.

Signs and Symptoms Your Dog May Be Constipated

  • Tense Abdomen
  • More Than a Day Without a Bowel Movement
  • Noticeable Struggle to Defecate
  • Scooting
  • Difficulty Urinating
  • Hard, Dry Stools
  • Reduced Appetite
  • Passing Blood in Stool or Without Stool

Potential Causes of Constipation in Dogs

  • Lack of Exercise
  • Too Little Fiber in Diet
  • Dehydration
  • Enlargement in Prostate
  • Excessive or Infrequent Grooming
  • Joint Issues
  • Medication Side Effects
  • Neurological Disorder
  • Ingested Non-Food Caught in Intestinal Tract

Treatment and Home Remedies for Your Dog's Constipation