JTR constipation question

by john
(claifornia)

Hi, I have a 12 year old JTR named Clint that over the past couple days is having severe trouble pooping. He's struggling and straining and very little if anything is coming out. I took him to the hospital this morning cause I thought there might be a stoppage but a digital rectal exam showed nothing and the x-ray looked fine. After he tries to poop, his rectum is swollen, red and a little bloody, it's almost as though the intestines are slightly coming out because he is straining so hard. i normally give him eukanuba (and have for 12 years). Today I switched to Hills prescription mixed with pumpkin and rice but no change just yet. Anyone ever experience this and have any solutions?

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Jan 31, 2013
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Seems better
by: John

Thank you all for responding. I've been giving him pumpkin pulp and a grain free food over the past couple weeks and it seems to be better. Not 100%, but better. He's like a goat so he may have eaten something that took some time to pass but he is definitely better than he was.

Jan 31, 2013
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Try pumpkin
by: JohndeSD

Pumpkin pulp works wonders on dogs with constipation (or even diarrhea). Go to a natural foods grocer like Sprouts or Trader Joe's and pick up a can. Be sure to ask for pumpkin pulp, not pie filling. Give it to your JRT with his food. About a Most dogs love pumpkin and Clint should gulp it down like a treat.

Jan 15, 2013
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Straining/Constipation
by: Paddy's Mom

Try adding more liquid into his food.. He may not be getting enough liquids down... As my scottie got older, he had trouble drinking, and had to drink from a bottle... He too at 12 began to strain, and struggle, like humans, it may be an age issue. They love chicken and chicken broth , try adding a little along to see if it wil help. I wish you the best of luck..

Jan 14, 2013
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jacks.
by: Anonymous

try giving the little guy some cooked carrots, and or apples. My jacks love carrots. Also, green beans and brocolli are wonderful. Good for their coats. I hope this helps.


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