Is your pooch experiencing constipation issues? This is not an uncommon condition, and if your dog has a good diet and plenty of exercise, its metabolic system should regulate itself within a few days. However, if diet and exercise fail to solve the problem, consider one of these remedies:
- Dark, green veggies (1-2x daily, blended/a teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight)
- Bran – add 1-2 teaspoons of bran to his meal. Alternatively, use psyllium (per 10 pounds of body weight), which can be less irritating for the digestive system. Like bran, this is a natural fiber which will bulk out the dog’s food and help the stool to pass more easily.
- Mineral oil – this is a laxative and should not be used for more than a few days, but it may help to get your dog’s system working again. Use 1-3 teaspoons in each meal, depending on the size of dog.
- 1 teaspoon coconut fiber, (per 10 pounds of body weight)
If the problem persists despite these dog constipation home remedy ideas, or if you notice that the dog is lethargic, has lost his appetite or has blood in his stools, consult with your veterinarian.