Shoodle struggling with bowel movements
Hi, i have a 3 month old shoodle (shit zhu cross toy poodle). i have been trying to toilet train him so have been keeping him inside a lot, and hasn't had much space to move around.
Recently he had been struggling to poop and it got stuck in his anus, i have to remove it for him as he can not pass it. Tonight was the second time it happened and when cleaning his anus there were some stiff pieces stuck- but his poop came out soft? he was also struggling and crying when trying to go. other than this he has been acting fairly normal.
Any ideas what to do or what's wrong?
What you're describing makes me think that your puppy is a bit constipated, and this isn't terribly unusual in puppies - especially with the smaller breeds.
The simplest remedies are generally to increase his fluid intake and exercise levels. This is often enough to get his digestive system moving more quickly and get rid of this problem.
However, there are all sorts of other things that you can do to help him and you can find the information and advice you need on these here... Helping A Constipated Puppy.
Hope this helps, best of luck with your pup.
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