Constipation in dogs can be treated with a stool softener or other laxative, an enema, or with medication that increases the contractile strength of the large intestine. Increasing a dog's exercise or switching to a diet... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), veterinarian-approved laxatives or stool softeners, such as Metamucil, are both ways to treat constipation in dogs. Dogs can eat bran ce... More »

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

Docusate sodium is a stool softener medication used to treat occasional constipation, according to WebMD. Doctors often prescribe the medication to individuals who should avoid straining during a bowel movement, such as ... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Antibiotic medication treats mastitis in nursing dogs provided the infection is not severe, according to PetMD. If the bacterial infection has caused tissue death in the mammary glands or a systemic illness in the nursin... More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

Most dogs with hip dysplasia are treated with management and supportive care, such as medication, according to the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. In severe cases, surgical intervention may be necessary. More » Pets & Animals Pets Veterinary Health

A mineral oil enema works as a lubricating laxative and provides relief from constipation, according to It can also be used following other treatments, such as a barium enema, in order to cleanse the bowel fro... More » Health Medications & Vitamins