Constipation in dogs can generally be treated by increasing the dog's fiber intake or adding a vet-prescribed stool softener. To this end, dark leafy vegetables or 100 percent canned pumpkin can be safely added to dry ki... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Constipated dogs should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Common treatments include commercial laxatives or stool softeners, adding fiber to the diet, and certain medications that increase intestinal strengt... More » Pets & Animals Pets Dogs

The best way to help a constipated dog is to contact your veterinarian, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The causes of constipation vary, and it can be a life-threatening emerge... More »

Treat laminitis by reducing the horse's sugar and starch intake and re-establishing correct acidity and bacterial population in the hindgut. Accomplish this, in part, by removing grass and cereal-based compound feed from... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Too little fiber in the diet, blocked anal sacs, excessive grooming, eating bones or string and an enlarged prostate gland cause constipation in pets. A doctor's diagnosis of why the pet is constipated determines the cou... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

For a dog weighing less than 15 pounds, 1 to 2 teaspoons of pureed pumpkin is an effective for treatment for constipation. The high fiber and water content of pumpkin softens the stools, and the puree is easily blended i... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

According to PetMD, common signs of kidney failure in dogs include depression, lethargy, lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and weight loss. Other symptoms include increased thirst, increased volume of ur... More »