Constipation isn’t fun for anyone, including your dog. It refers to the inability to pass a normal stool on a regular schedule. Most dogs pass stool once or twice a day. Constipation isn’t usually serious and can often be treated at home, however, it can also be a sign of an underlying health condition.
The worst part about your dog feeling unwell is that they can’t communicate their symptoms to you. This is why it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of constipation in dogs. Be on the lookout for lack of defecation, hard, pebble-like stool, straining without producing much (or any) stool, discomfort, as well as painful defecation. If you notice your dog is experiencing any of these symptoms, then give these home remedies for constipation in dogs a try!
Note: Never hesitate to speak with your vet as soon as your dog shows any signs of abnormal behavior from constipation to lethargy, lack of appetite, bloating, etc.
Lack of exercise can lead to constipation in dogs. So if your pet is inactive it’s time to get them up on their paws and out for a walk.
If they are already active, and lack of exercise isn’t the cause, increasing their fitness regimen may help relieve constipation. Simply going for a walk or jog can help stimulate their digestive system and get it moving again.