|Poor Phoebe, she was not a happy pooper!|
I try to stay away from medications and look for more natural substances when feasible so I opted to try those first. Here is a list of food products that can aid as a stool softener or laxative for your dog:
> Canned pumpkin or squash (no sugar added): 1 - 2 tbsp. with food 1 - 2 times a day
> Bran: 1 - 2 tbsp. with food 1 - 2 times a day
> Milk: 1/2 cup twice a day
> Vegetable/Olive/Mineral Oil 1/2 - 1 tsp with food 1 - 2 times a day
I started with milk for Phoebe and it worked really well! I could have also tried the pumpkin because my dogs love the taste of pumpkin, but I was afraid Isis would try to eat Phoebe's pumpkin and then we might have a bit of a mess on our hands, if you know what I mean!
|I feel much better now Mama!|
> Metamucil: 1tsp with food 1 - 2 times a day
> Dulcolax: 5-20mg daily
> Milk of Magnesium: 1 - 2 tbsp. with food 1 - 2 times a day
I recommend consulting your Veterinarian before giving your dog any of these, just in case. Every pet is an individual and your Vet knows your pet best. I always consult our Vet before giving my dogs anything for medicinal purposes.
I hope you found this information helpful. Happy Pooping!!
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