If you’re searching for how to make a constipated dog poop quickly, you’re likely in a tough spot.
Fortunately, most cases of constipation in dogs are easy to treat.
Having said that, if you are looking for ways to make your constipated dog poop quickly, do not try anything unless your veterinarian has given you the okay!
We’ve done some preliminary research, and the internet is rife with BAD ADVICE and unproven and potentially dangerous treatments for doggy constipation..
Please keep the following in mind:
- Never give your dog medications formulated for humans without consulting your veterinarian first. Many human medications are toxic to dogs.
- According to Memphis Vet Specialists, “if your dog has been unable to pass a bowel movement for over 48 hours or seems to be in pain or discomfort, it might be an emergency situation. Bring them to the vet right away.”
- VetsNow offers the following advice:
- Wear rubber gloves when dealing with faeces and related anal problems.
- Check your dog’s temperature. If it is abnormally high or there is blood on the thermometer or resistance when inserting the thermometer, see your vet immediately.
- If you can see a thread or string in the anus, do not pull it as this can cause internal damage.
- If you can see grass in the anus, gently ease it out.
- If feces are matted around the anus, trim carefully with scissors. Wash the anal region with warm, soapy water and apply a soothing, water-soluble jelly (such as K-Y) to the inflamed area. Long-haired dogs, especially small ones like Yorkshire terriers, can become distressed with the discomfort caused by matted faeces around their bottom and the trimming process. You may need to soak your dog’s bottom in warm water before you begin trimming to make it more comfortable.
Help, I Can’t Get My Dog to the Vet!
If your vet’s schedule is packed or you are short on money, read our article on dog apps that you can download – for example, GoodPup allows you to chat with veterinary experts and you can try the app for free. They should be able to offer guidance on how to help your dog resolve constipation, and they should be able to tell you if your dog needs emergency care. Remember, you really should get your dog in front of a veterinarian, but this is an option in a pinch and is better than taking no action at all.