Monitor your dog at home for new or worsening symptoms
- Monitor your dog closely for any new symptoms or changes in behavior. Contact your regular veterinary hospital if the straining lasts for more than 3 days or if they display any of the following:
- Distress or pain when defecating
- Inappetence (not eating)
- Repeated bloody stool
- Distended (swollen) belly
- Do not give your dog laxatives without first consulting a veterinarian.