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What do you give a constipated dog?

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People who have constipated dogs should follow their vets' recommendations, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Generally, vets may prescribe medication, recommend a laxative or the addition of fiber to the diet, such as canned pumpkin or wheat bran.

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The vet may also recommend that the dog exercise more. An enema may be needed, but should be administered at a veterinary office, according to the ASPCA.

DogTime.com explains that exercise increases the blood flow in the colon and massages internal organs. A vet may also recommend milk of magnesium, powdered psyllium seed, mineral oil, aloe ferox, and natural supplements that include folic acid and other aids to resolve constipation.

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