mild constipation

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    mild constipation

    Has anyone know what to do about mild constipation in a corgo
    is there anything that is safe that I can give him
    he has lots of excercise and has a healthy diet
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    The number one regulator i have found... both for diarhea AND Constipation is .....PUMPKIN.. just plain , No sugar or spice added, 100% pumpkin. You can usually find it in the grocery store in the baking isle (think pie filling ) just make sure to check the label that they did not add sugar or spices. I give my boys a couple teaspoons of it per meal daily and they do quite well.

    I also would add a little extra water to their food if possible.. any extra hydration can help with constipation...

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    Like Emilie said, the wonderful, WONDERFUL power of pumpkin. Constipated? PUMPKIN! Diarrhea? PUMPKIN! Weight control? PUMPKIN! I keep some in the freezer. I use my cookie scoop as a measure, put it on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and freeze. After frozen, place them in a zip lock bag. That's one of the dog's treats.
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    thanks heaps for this advice to you both
    I will have a go and buy some pumkin today
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    I keep some in the freezer. I use my cookie scoop as a measure, put it on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and freeze. After frozen, place them in a zip lock bag.
    That's an excellent idea!!! Thanks!
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    PUMPKIN! I keep some in the freezer. I use my cookie scoop as a measure, put it on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and freeze. After frozen, place them in a zip lock bag.
    Similar idea, but I use ice cube trays.
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    the pumpkin seems to be working
    it's been over a week now since Ivan has has had this additional 'treat'to his diet
    thanks everyone
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    the pumpkin seems to be working
    it's been over a week now since Ivan has has had this additional 'treat'to his diet
    thanks everyone
    Yay! Pumpkin ... What a brilliantly simple solution. I love your signature pic ... Danny and Ivan are both very handsome.
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    glad to hear that the pumpkin is working well.. it is really a great helper in my house with my two boys!
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    Pumpkin for constipation

    Just gave Rex some 100% pure pumpkin. I was so happy to see a solution to his "problem". I'll let you know in a few days how we are doing. Thanks much. :shake
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    Pumpkin is not a "cure' for constipation. If you are giving your Corgi dry food only he/she should be also having his meals supplemented with fresh veggies (raw preferable) of which pumpkin is the best followed by carrots (esp baby carrots) and then a whole range of veggies; and/or canned dog food pref those which matches or surpasses AAFCO standards; and/or cooked carbohydrates (brown rice, pasta, potatoes) and/or diced cooked meat. The causes for a constipated dog can be many and a solely dry food diet can be one of them.
    Avoid giving bones of any type and make sure your Corgi is not ingesting anything that he shouldn't such as items left lying around the house.
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    I give both my dogs, Corgi and Lab, a small amount of flaxseed meal. Helps both of them with any hard time going. It is also excellent for joints and coat.
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    Flaxseed is great for dogs and there are premium processed dog food on the market which includes flaxseed. Coconut oil is even better for a whole range of things including helping to relieve the pain and discomfort of arthritis and sore joints. I note that some dog food also include coconut oil.
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    No pumpkin is not a "cure" for constipation, Michael, but for the occasionlly bout of it. Of course, a good diet and water is the best.

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