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Causes of Constipation in Dogs

Have you ever worried your dog might be constipated but didn’t really know what to do about it? It’s not the most common issue dogs have, but it definitely happens from time to time. It’s usually easy to recognize when your dog has diarrhea, but it can be a bit more difficult to notice constipation in your dog. Don’t worry though - we’re here to help!

Avoid Dog Dehydration

Water is critical to a dog's physiology and can almost be thought of as the fourth macronutrient (along with protein, fat and carbohydrates).

Stool Tests for Dogs

Stool samples are mainly used to check up on your pup for parasites and bacteria. Read about types of stool tests here.

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