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We have a 7 lb chihuahua and he is extremely...

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22 Jan 2022

We have a 7 lb chihuahua and he is extremely constipated. We have given him a small dose of enema but nothing. What else can we do?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. When was the Chihuahua's last bowel movement? Have you given him anything to help with the constipation?
Customer: Last night but it was balled and hard. We have just given him a small dose of fleet enema
JA: And what's the Chihuahua's name and age?
Customer: His name is ***** ***** he’s about 7-8 yrs old. His bottom is extremely swollen
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: he’s strictly on a wet food diet now but was giving small Amount of dry mixed in
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22 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian
Hi! Welcome and thanks for using Just Answer. I am Dr. Laura. I am a veterinarian with 20 years of experience with small animals. I am sorry you are having this problem with Mickey.
22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
Thank you.
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian

You can give some Miralax which is a human medication used for constipation to help.

22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian

For his size I would start with about 1/2 yeaspoon.

22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
I bought him some mineral oil and put a 1/2 tsp in some wet food. And he didn't want to eat.
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian
The Moralax is a powder so that can be mixed with canned food or mix with water to syringe directly in the mouth.
22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
Ok so I need to get some Miralax. I bought a baby med dropper
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian
That will work.
22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
How much water do I mix with it
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian
I would use a couple of teaspoons.
22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
How often do we administer this to him
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian

Twice a day until you see results.

22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
Ok thank you
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian
You're welcome! Do you have any more questions?
22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
22 Jan 2022
No not at this moment
22 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
22 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian

Thanks for using Just Answer! If you have any more questions about what we have talked about please let me know here or if you would like to ask me another question in the future you can add me as a favorite expert. You will have the option to do that on your My Questions page if you choose to rate our interaction.

22 Jan 2022
Customer reply
23 Jan 2022
Our dog Mickey is bleeding from the rectum
23 Jan 2022
Customer reply
23 Jan 2022
This is Cheryl from yesterday.
23 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
23 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian
It's coming out with stool or just straight blood?
23 Jan 2022
Customer reply
23 Jan 2022
We are on our way up to Kalamazoo emergency vet clinic
23 Jan 2022
Dog Veterinarian's response
23 Jan 2022
LauraH720
LauraH720
Okay that sounds like a good idea.
LauraH720
LauraH720
Veterinarian
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