A. Imodium should not be used in constipated dogs, as it can make the problem worse.
You can feed him a bland diet of plain boiled white rice and chicken, and if straining to pass feaces add a tablespoon of lactulose to his food (maximum 1 tbs twice a day for 1 day). If your dog shows no improvement, you should see your vet. There are various conditions that can cause constipation in dogs, and to diagnose some of them a physical exam is needed.
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