How to Get Rid of Constipation in Dogs

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Constipation is a part of life for humans and animals alike. Dogs can suffer from constipation. There are a variety of ways to not only alleviate constipation but also take precautions so that constipation in dogs doesn't happen.

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Things you need

  • Fruits
  • Nutritious diet
  • Exercise
  • Mineral Oil
  • Bran

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    Getting Rid of Constipation in Dogs

  1. 1

    Get adequate exercise. Begin walking the dog twice a day as this can help the dog to have the ability to have proper bowel movements. Exercise not only allows the dog to maintain a healthy weight but also relieves dog of excess excitement and can be as enjoyable for the dog as the owner.

  2. 2

    Provide the constipated dog with a healthy, proper diet. Never feed the dogs table foods, especially foods like flour, sugar, rice, dairy and high-protein foods. These foods can cause constipation and should be avoided.

  3. 3

    Allow the constipated dog to eat dried fruit such as figs, dates, raisins and plums. These fruits can ease the constipation. Fruits can become a daily part of the dog's diet to maintain a constipation-free lifestyle.

  4. 4

    Add two teaspoons of bran to the dog's food. This will add moisture to the stool and will also soften the stool. This can be done twice a day. For larger build-up of stool, a teaspoon of mineral oil can be added to the dog's food. The mineral oil will also soften the hardened stool.

  5. 5

    Keep the dog's food moistened. This is another way to alleviate the dog's constipation.

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