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Betty
Mon, Jun 3, 2024
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He has been constipated and his behavior changed he don't want to eat all he wants to do is lay around and he's been drooling constantly.


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Dr. Thompson
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It sounds like your dog is experiencing a range of symptoms that could indicate a more serious underlying issue. Constipation, changes in behavior, loss of appetite, lethargy, and constant drooling are all concerning signs that warrant attention.

For the constipation, you might try increasing his water intake and providing a diet rich in fiber. Adding some canned pumpkin (make sure it's pure pumpkin and not the spiced pie filling) to his food can be beneficial, as it is high in fiber. Ensuring he gets enough exercise can also help stimulate bowel movements. Additionally, switching to moist food instead of dry kibble can aid in hydration and ease constipation.

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 him.

And the combination of symptoms you're describing, particularly the drooling and lethargy, could indicate something more serious, such as a gastrointestinal obstruction, poisoning, or a severe infection. These conditions require immediate veterinary attention.

Given the severity and combination of these symptoms, I strongly recommend taking your dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible for a thorough examination and appropriate treatment.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to ask. Thank you.