Summary – what is worth remembering?
Constipation in a dog is a condition that is accompanied by great discomfort and pain. It can also lead to many serious health complications, so it must not be underestimated.
Constipation is most often caused by a poor diet with insufficient fiber or fat content, dehydration, and too little exercise.
They can also be a symptom of certain diseases and abnormalities in the structure of the gastrointestinal tract.
If our pooch suffers from slight constipation, we can help him by changing his diet, adding an additional portion of fiber or fat or a little paraffin oil. More severe constipation, lasting more than two days, will require help from a vet. In these cases, we can only go to the vet, since in the most serious impactions it is necessary to administer fluid therapy and extract the mass with anesthesia. Mild cases can be resolved with enemas or laxatives that must be prescribed by the veterinarian.