Q. I believe he is constipated

Wed, Nov 30, 2022

He is very uncomfortable and I watched him outside
Straining to poop he’s moping around I

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We appreciate you reaching out to us. If that’s a relatively recent issue, you can improve his symptoms by giving pet enough water, to provide pet with a fiber-rich diet, and exercise enough. Giving water-rich moist food instead of dry food can also be an alternative.
However, if his constipation symptoms persist for more than a 3~4 days, or if they are severe, it is recommended that you take him to a vet. Just giving him a laxative or gastrointestinal motility stimulant may improve his symptoms, but in severe cases, he may need enema. The choice of treatment can only be made by a veterinarian who directly examined your pet.
The commonly available human laxatives can cause toxicity in pets or are difficult to control the dose, so make sure to follow the veterinarian’s prescription.
I hope the above answer is helpful to you.