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Q. Dog was fine last night. This morning she did not go poop. Felt her, her stomach felt hard and she yelped. I think she conspated.

A. Dogs can definitely get constipated, although its kind of uncommon. You can add some fiber to her diet in the form of some canned pumpkin (1 - 2 tablespoons on top of food at every meal) or some boiled white rice with no seasonings. I'd be watching her very closely for signs of other problems, though - lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, skeletal pain (like in the back or hips). This sounds like a painful condition if she yelped when you touched her. If she's not seeming normal today I would take her in to the vet for an assessment, and to figure out where the problem is.

Answered By
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.

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