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Help, Chico is constipated.

Chico hasn't had a bowel movement for two and one half days. He strains but produces nothing although he was eating til this morning. We tried a suppository this morning after a nize sitz bath but couldn't get it in. I phoned the vet and the soonest appointment is today at three, it's nine now. The vet's office suggested metamucil which my husband has gone to buy. We would love to have the problem solved by three,
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Do you have canned pumpkin, it works great for both constipation and diarrhea.
Another great thing to try is Psyllium Husk that you can buy at any health food store. The actual husk is better than powder, but powder may be easier to mix in to food. Just make sure you give a tiny amount, like 1/16 of a teaspoon. I've used it a couple of times on my kitty cat who is only 8 lbs and it worked great.

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poor Chico. I hate to see them strain...they look so upset. I have used pumpkin but it does not work all that fast. Let us know what the vet says.




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Feel better Chico!

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My daughter gives her beagles green beans and she says it works great!


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Hmmm....you need doggie version of the "Smooth Move" Tea (don't you love that name?) that works like a charm if anyone is ever in need <g>
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We have just come from the vets but had to leave Chico there. He is being xrayed because they fear a blockage. We will go back in a couple of hours for a consultation. The only good thing about this is that he hasn't pooped in the house in three days! (smiling on the outside while crying on the inside)
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Keep us posted, I do hope it it not that serious. Hugs!!!
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oh no. Sending good vibes to Chico. Please let us know.




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Oh no! I hope Chico is ok. Please keep us updated as you can.

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