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6 Ways to Help Your Constipated Dog

While loose stools may be more common, dogs can and do get constipated. Know how to tell if your dog is truly constipated and the six ways to help resolve the problem, including one that works for both diarrhea and constipation, and seven dietary add-ins that can replace what he may be missing.

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  • Dogs occasionally get constipated, however, if your dog is regularly constipated, it’s important to find out what’s causing the problem and the best way to resolve it
  • Your pet should poop at least once a day, every day; dry, hard stools that are difficult to pass are a sign your dog is constipated
  • In otherwise healthy pets, most constipation is caused by lack of adequate water and/or dietary fiber; however, there are also more serious problems that can cause or worsen the condition
  • The foundational treatment for constipation in dogs is offering a moisture-dense, nutritionally balanced, biologically appropriate diet
  • A constant supply of fresh drinking water, daily exercise, added dietary fiber and appropriate supplements are also very important for constipated pets

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