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A veterinarian’s advice on dealing with constipation in dogs

Most constipation can be dealt with at home, but a warning sign that something more serious may be happening is the duration and frequency of your dog’s constipation, as well as your dog’s reaction to it.

Any kind of abnormal stool or bowel movement that persists for longer than a day or is distressing your dog, should be brought to the attention of a vet. They will then rule out possibilities of a bowel obstruction, gastrointestinal disease or other systemic problem that could be contributing to the constipation.