Constipation in Dogs
Constipation is a normal occurrence in people and animals including dogs. It often happens as a result of diet change or not enough vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc. in the diet. For dogs, constipation can be caused by the above and also as a result of swallowed bones, swallowed hair, swallowed foreign objects, dehydration, lack of exercise, trauma, stress, change in environment, change in hormones, change in blood potassium or blood thyroid levels, etc. That’s a lot. It’s important to talk with your vet about a healthy diet for your dog as well as to take your dog in for annual exams. If your dog is showing signs of straining to poop, lack of appetite, bloody poop or hard poop, swelling around the anus, depression, dry stools, etc. this could indicate constipation. Treatment is needed to help relieve your dog and make him comfortable again. You should contact your professional vet Mesa, AZ.