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Constipation in Basset Hounds

If you’ve noticed that your Basset Hound or other canine is having trouble pooping, straining to poop, or passing hard and dry stools, make sure you call your vet. The constipation could be nothing and pass soon or it could be related to an underlying medical condition. If you notice these signs, please contact your vet as there could be an underlying medical condition. Signs of constipation in dogs include straining, dry stools, lack of pooping, mucous or blood covered stools, vomiting, lack of appetite, depression and possibly swelling around the anus. Constipation can be caused by a variety of things such as swallowed bones, swallowed hair, swallowed foreign objects, excessive fiber in the diet, dehydration, lack of exercise, trauma, stress, change in environment, change in hormones, change in blood potassium or blood thyroid levels, etc. If you notice any of the visual signs, please call your veterinarians Wichita KS

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