Constipated Dog Remedies
By TAKA@P.P.R.S on 2011-02-18 06:25:27
There comes a time in everyone’s life when constipation rears its ugly head. Same goes for dogs, unfortunately. Lack of exercise and healthy eating can lead to episodes of constipation. Although you can search for various ways to “eliminate” this problem in your life, let us find home remedies for dog constipation.
As I mentioned earlier, a proper diet and exercise are essential to ensure your dog has the ability to move his heart, as it is often necessary. House dogs usually need to walk twice a day, while maintaining a proper diet. If the dog becomes constipated, a way to alleviate this problem is the addition of fifty-nine teaspoons of bran to his meal. This allows excess moisture in the stool.
Another method to soften stools would be to add psyllium (Metamucil in the adult world) to his diet. Half a teaspoon twice a day plus drinking lots of water is enough. A third option would be mineral oil. Can be used in cases where a large accumulation of hard stools. Two teaspoons twice a day should be added to their food, but for only one week. There are several steps you can take to ease your dog’s constipation. Keep food moist, adding a little water. If your dog is getting to the age, add meat and raw vegetables to his diet.
There are some signs that can alert you to potential problems, and as you can take immediate action. Long hair on dogs can cause feces to become entangled, and thus keep your dog properly maintained. Dogs tend to eat everything in sight, ensure no materials or other bones were consumed. Just as we experience constipation due to medications, dogs are no exception. Psychological stress is another indicator of constipation.
Although it was suggested that all breeds and dogs of all ages are susceptible to constipation, there are other aspects that may be taken into account, where dog owners are responsible. Although you can give the dog a scrap here and there that is contributing to his constipation.
Foods that contain flour, sugar, rice, dairy products and proteins are the main source of the problem. Ice cream, cookies, bread, chocolate or other unhealthy foods can cause unnecessary pain dog. As mentioned above, the lack of fiber and dehydration are common causes. Another concern is a condition known as megacolon. It simply means that your dog has an inflamed colon which prevents the release of stool.
Time to visit the veterinarian becomes apparent when your dog is capable of defecation is hampered by a decrease in appetite, blood in minute quantities, and general lethargy. Remember that contribute to the overall health of your dog should be of utmost importance. The love of a dog is unconditional, so it is totally dependent on you to maintain a healthy and harmonious. Always be alert for signs of stress and ensure his diet and exercise is appropriate and continuous.