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Q. We switched our 10 lb shitzu to a different dry food, trying to get a healthier one/ she got very constipated, whe is ok now, what food should we use

Answered By
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

A. Any diet can cause intestinal upsets and either diarrhea or constipation if changed over rapidly. If you are not happy to continue feeding the diet she is currently on then I would select an appropriately balanced, complete food and convert her very slowly over 3-4weeks to the new food. A high fiber content can help to stimulate regular bowel movements and reduce such problems in sensitive dogs and can also help reduce anal gland problems through stimulation of normal bowel motility


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