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What would you recommend to regulate a dog’s bowels?
Posted on 05.16.11 | Ask Dr. Tim
I have 2 Havanese dogs (one is 6 years and one is 2.5 years old). The younger dog is having problems with constipation (his stools are small and hard). He does not seem to be in pain and his activity level is normal. What would you recommend giving him to regulate his bowels (it can’t be something I mix in their food since the two boys share the same food bowl). Thanks for your help!
What works great to get a dog regular is canned pumpkin, like what you would use for pumpkin pie. Give about a tablespoon or 2 a day, uncooked, for this Havanese and see if that settles this issue.
Timothy A. Hunt, DVM