puppy pooping problems
by Breanna L. Morris
My two month old pit/german shepherd puppy was trying to use the bathroom and poop. He started and went like twice and then started trying to reach his rear and whined going in circles.
What could this be from and how do i fix it for him?
If your pup is straining to poop but can't, or his stools are very hard, he could be constipated. This isn't terribly unusual and there are several ways that you can help get his bowels moving again. Check out my A Constipated Puppy page for lots of tips and advice on this.
Constipation can be painful for a pup, it can even cause hemorrhoids, and this could be why he whined about it. However, if he seems to be in real pain for more than a minute or two, is pacing, panting, whining etc. a lot, then it could be that he's ingested something he shouldn't and it's caused an obstruction or blockage. This situation needs immediate veterinary attention, so if you have any inkling that this may be the case, get him to your vet asap.
Hope this helps, best of luck with your pup.