When your dog struggles to poop
We all know that as a doggy parent, it’s our job to ‘clear up’ after them … but what happens when your dog seems to be struggling to ‘go’. You may notice your dog straining, passing dry, hard stools and possibly passing mucus. First stop should be to your Vet if you’re concerned – especially if your dog hasn’t had a bowel movement for 2 days or more or if he ‘cries in pain when trying ‘to go’ and the Vet may recommend medication or a prescription diet.
Did you know that constipation is actually one of the most common health issues associated with a dog’s digestive system? There are several reasons why your dog may be constipated, some more straightforward than others, including a lack of exercise, too much or too little fibre in his diet or even matted hair around his rear end. If your dog tends to swallow stones, chew up toys – or your plants – then there may be something caught in his intestinal tract. Excessive self-grooming can also cause undue amounts of hair to collect in the stool. Older dogs tend also tend to be more susceptible to constipation.
Other causes that may require intervention from your Vet include:
- Dehydration caused by another illness
- Problems with his anal sacs
- Enlarged prostate gland
- Side effects of medication
- An orthopaedic problem causing pain when he ‘squats’
- A neurological issue
- Trauma to the pelvis
- Masses causing an obstruction in the rectum or anus
How do you improve your dog’s poos?
Buddy & Lola’s Happy Tummy is here to help.
It’s a proven Probiotics Powder for dog's sensitive stomachs and it contains no wheat or artificial ingredients.Its optimum absorption and benefits can help improve all-round health and prevents unpickable poops!
It’s easy to simply sprinkle over your dog’s food; whether you feed wet or dry food to help get the best goodness and gut bacteria needed for a balanced diet.
Will Happy Tummy Dog Probiotics help improve your dog’s poo?
Buddy and Lola customer found that her dog was much happier after switching her 11 year old dog to Happy Tummy. She shared with us “I used this after desperately searching the internet for a solution to my 11yr old schnauzers first ever dose of haemorragic gastro enteritis .
He was so poorly with vomiting then large bloody, gelatinous motions and frank blood !
He was treated by the vet with strong antibiotics , probiotic paste and a PPI for acid , X-ray and scans , no blockage etc but he was still experiencing bloody stools after 7 days.
After some trial and error I use this mixed with a little goats milk and within 4 days he was so much better.
Formed , almost normal stool , much less bloating and no gurgling or gas and his appetite was back !! He really was a happy dog with a much happier tum 😍 This is now a keeper for us on the maintenance dose”