Best Dog Laxatives

Updated January 2019
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    Dogs can become constipated for a number of reasons, ranging from inadequate dietary fiber to intestinal obstructions. While it's always best to consult with your vet to determine the cause, a dog laxative can provide quick relief until it's time for your appointment. Dog laxatives are available in a variety of forms. Among the most common are emollient laxatives which lubricate the intestinal tract and loosen stools, stool softeners that generally contain water-absorbing fiber to help bulk up and soften hard stools; herbal stimulants, which increase the intensity of bowel contractions to push stools out; and enemas, which can help clear the colon of impassable stools and small obstructions. In some cases, a probiotic is enough to solve the problem and these can also work wonders as a follow-up treatment to maintain digestive health. Remember to always keep your dog well hydrated when administering any form of laxative.

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