tummy problems
These are just suggestions-do your own research-

CONSTIPATION



  • metamucil wafers-comes in apple or cinammon flavor-delicious-your doggy will think it is a treat..for constipation or diahrrea
  • Vitamin C in higher doses-one usually finds out hard way when taking higher doses of vitamin C for other reasons
  • Karo syrup or maple syrup might help to relieve constipation in little ones
  • pumpkin might help to add bulk and relieve constipation
  • flaxseed has laxative properties
  • psyllium(which might be gassy-also be sure to give a lot of water
  • mineral oil as a lubricative
  • Vetasyle Fiber -Vetasyle Fiber Supplement encourages natural elimination without the aid of chemicals, while providing a gentle, effective relief from constipation. Contains 100% natural fiber source, which includes Psyllium & Barley. Convenient, easy-to-administer.
  • applesauce
  • of course prunes, raisins,figs
  • for your kitty cat there is always petromalt-but it is petroleum based like mineral oil
  • yogurt might help restore good bacteria and help relieve constipation problems
  • an herbal combination of dandelion root,marshmellow root,Oregon grape,yellow dock and fennel which might help relieve gas
  • licorice
  • slippery elm might help mucuous membranes
  • Cascara Sagrada -stimulant laxative)
  • Senna
  • Homeopathic suggestions:bryonia,nux vomica, Lycopodium Clavatum
  • papaya-maybe more for indigestion
  • pumpkin seeds
  • pineapple-maybe more for indigestion

  • The following information is supplied by GreenCanyon-click on graphic to get to their products page-
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    Constipation is a condition in which the bowels are opened infrequently or incompletely, as a result of which the motions are dry and hard. Although one daily movement of the bowels is most common in health, the exact frequency may vary, though less than three times a week is generally regarded as constipation. It is a chronic condition, and must be distinguished from acute obstruction, a much more severe condition. The stools may vary considerably in colour, consistency, and amount, according to the nature and quantity of food and drink taken.

    Causes
    The most common causes are (1) habit, (2) 'a greedy colon', which absorbs water too quickly, (3) a spastic colon, in which the muscles remain in a state of spasm, (4) lack of tone in the muscle, (5) a low-roughage diet. Of these, poor habit is the most important. The condition is usually aggravated by using aperients and purgatives. Uncommon causes, such as a tumour, result in stricture of the bowel, leading to obstruction.

    Symptoms and effects
    The stools are dark, hard, and passed with difficulty, and in small amounts. In severe, persistent cases there may be swelling of the abdomen, from the retention of large masses of the remnants from digestion. Colic may occur in long-standing cases. Piles, which are a cause of increasing constipation, are often brought on by inattention to the bowels to begin with.

    Treatment
    If there is no organic cause, such as tumour or other source of mechanical obstruction, attention to daily habit is the most important matter. Daily exercise, regular opening of the bowels at the same time each day, should be cultivated. A high-roughage diet is important, with plenty of fruit and vegetables. A cereal rich in bran is helpful, and wholemeal bread should be preferred.