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by dogshome9 on 02 December 2012 - 03:12

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As stated, my puppy has become constipated, poo is hard and dry, what can I give her?

My thoughts were to see if she will take some cooled boiled water,
give a little paraffin oil > olive oil

I also have a Microlax enema, could I give her a tiny dose?

by Siantha on 02 December 2012 - 03:12

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i gave pedialite stuff to my friends puppy who was super constipated i think she was about 14 days or so. and it helped a lot. is the puppy getting enough to eat from mom? is she getting enough water so her milk has more water in it ?

by hexe on 02 December 2012 - 04:12

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You can give a small amount--about 0.5 ml--of paraffin oil, mixed in with her next feeding, and you probably should increase the amount of water in whatever formula you're feeding.  If need be, you can add the paraffin oil to each bottle feeding, but if it is necessary for more than two to three days despite increasing the water in the formula, it may be a side effect of the amoxi the dam is on.

by hexe on 02 December 2012 - 04:12

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Also, as long as she is still passing stool, I'd hold off on the enema, unless she's really straining when she passes it...in that case, you can also use the paraffin oil as an enema, or use distilled water; use a small, blunt tipped syringe or soft rubber bulb syringe  [lubricate end of either w/mineral oil or water-based lubricant] and infuse no more than 2-3 ccs...and make sure it's warmed up to body temperature.


by dogshome9 on 02 December 2012 - 04:12

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Sorry I should have said, puppy was a singleton delivered by C section mom gave no signs of possibly going into labour so it was decided to do c section.

Mum on Amoxyclav and probably due to the lack of hormones?   anesthetic ?  the puppy was feeding from mum & became lethargic , weak & had lost weight.
After I fed her during the next 8 hours she put weight back on and was full of energy again so I returned her to mum ........... then within the next hour she regressed so I took her off mum and have been feeding for the last 3.5 days.

It has been an awful long time since I bottle fed a newborn puppy ......
everything else is good, very keen to feed, I have already diluted her milk with water and stopped the egg yolk and yoghurt, hopefully that will work ...... if not the I will go with the paraffin oil.

Thank you hexe

by Siantha on 02 December 2012 - 05:12

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i never like the puppy milk replacer stuffs because it always binds the puppys up. there is a mix of eggs goats milk and some other stuff i can get the recepie we use it at the shelter/vet here for puppys and i have used it on my guys and they do just like on mom.

by ziegenfarm on 02 December 2012 - 05:12

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under normal circumstances, mama dog will stimulate the pup's circulation and elimination by licking and rolling the pup.
she isn't just cleaning the pups anus, but stimulating it as well.  you can also do this for the puppy with a warm, wet
handtowel.  often a c-section will disturb mother nature and rob the dam of her maternal instincts.  giving the pup
adequate stimulation should help keep the bowels moving.  best of luck.
pjp

*****does the dam appear to be producing enough milk?  sometimes that is a problem also with
c-sections and/or single births.

by Hundmutter on 02 December 2012 - 05:12

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Is this the pup whose mother was licking her too much ? And hadn't let 
down any milk ?


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