Q. Ouur dog has gotten hard bowel movements. She tries to go but cannot go. What should we do?
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM
A. I would administer some plain Metamucil with some canned dog food or call your veterinarian for a laxative. Once her bowels are cleaned I would work with your veterinarian to find a reason for the constipation. At nearly 2 years old this is a strange occurance. I would suspect it is diet related. Some of my favorite foods are Acana, Lotus, honest Kitchen and Orijen. I have seen this sometimes with homemade diets that are not nutritionally balanced. I consult often with nutrition and can help formulate a balanced home made diet if that is what she is eating.