Constipation in dachshund puppy
My mini doxie seems to be constipated. She whines, bites her back leg and constantly licks her backend. She ate a little bit today.
She plays alright and tonight she is back whining. What do I do.
If your pup hasn't had a bowel movement for a day, and is showing these symptoms, she may well be constipated.
Puppy Constipation isn't terribly unusual, especially in the tiny and toy breeds. There are a couple of things you can do to try to get her digestive system moving again, and I'd recommend you check out my A Constipated Puppy page as it has lots of tips and advice. It also gives you info. on how to prevent this happening again.
If the at-home remedies don't work fairly quickly, I'd recommend taking your pup to your veterinarian for an examination. She may need a small enema to get everything cleared out, and your vet will know how to do this.
Best of luck, hope she's doing much better soon.
Click here to post comments.
Return to Puppy Health Problems.