Q. What is the best laxative for a dog? He is a 5 year old boxer that weights about 75 pounds.

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A. Do not give any medications to your pet without the advice of your veterinarian. Try adding warm water to the food to increase fluid intake. Add a teaspoon of plain canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling) per 10 pounds of body weight to the meals once or twice daily. If that doesn't help with the constipation, see your veterinarian.

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