Please Help - Dog Walking Issue!

laney4August 24, 2009

My dog has recently been constipated so he's scared to go on walks, which just makes the pain worse when he finally goes. He is so stubborn, and will start screaming as soon as I yank on the leash to take him out. Please please help!! Also, he'll walk fine at other people's houses, like my dad's and grandma's, but he associates our house/neighborhood with constipation I guess and I really want to get him to not be scared anymore!! HELP. thanks!

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trinigemini

Why is the dog constipated? Is there some kind of stool softener you can give to make it not hurt so much. Has it been to the vet?

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 8:36PM
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weed30

If he is still constipated, feed him some canned unsweetened pumpkin. (NOT pie filling, just the plain stuff.) About 1 tablespoon per 20# of body weight. Works for constipation AND for diarreah. (not sure how it works for both, but it does.)

As far as getting him to go out, relax and don't yank on the leash. Try to coax him with treats and use your high pitched happy voice. Or, if he goes in the car willingly, put him in the car, drive a half a block, then get out and try getting him to go for a walk.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 8:49PM
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mazer415

Please take your dog to the vet, he could have a blockage or another issue. Trouble going #2 may not be that your dog is constipated. And please stop yanking on your dog...it is unneccessary.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2009 at 11:20PM
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