Alternative Medicine for Pets/constipated toy poodle


I need to know what can I do for my  6 year old toy poodle?He has been constipated for a long time.He belonged to someone else and when we got him he was on a hard dog food meant for grown adult dogs.I took him to the vet cause he was eating grass a lot and the vet gave him a enema which seemed to clean him out.he got constipated again 3 days later.He told us to keep giving him enemas,but can't this hurt a dog by  giving then enema's all the time.Why can't he go normally? what can we do for him? he has upset stomach's a lot.We changed his dog food and he goes a little softer but still has a hard time going-when he does go he goes in 2 days.Could there be something wrong with him?


Sorry for the length of time to answer. My computer was out of commission. I would add a quality enzyme and probiotic formula to your dog's diet. Also try adding about a teaspoon  to a tablespoon of pumpkin to his meals every time. Use straight pumpkin, not the spiced pie filling variety. These should help. I would suggest reading my book which you can get a free PDF copy of by going to my site: and submitting the pop-up form. It has a lot of very important and valuable information on nutrition.

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I can answer questions concerning pet allergies, natural flea control, breeding and dog breeds, puppy training, pets and stress, and pretty much any dog related question.


I have been a Holistic Pet Care Consultant for over 20 years. My specialties are nutrition and flea, skin and coat problems but I have experience with other health issues as well. I have been studying canine nutrition for over 20 years as well and have a broad knowledge base there including breed specific information. I am the author of The Healthy Pet Handbook and Simple Steps to a Healthy Pet as well as many other pet related articles; and have hosted radio talk shows on natural pet care. I conduct seminars on natural pet care, relationship training and the spiritual, energetic relationship between people and companion animals. I trained my first dog in 7th grade, bread my first litter in 12th grade and began showing at age 20 (I'm now 60). I have studied dogs all of my life and I have a degree in Psychology with minors in Ecology and Animal Behavior from Utah State University. I am a graduate of The New York School of Dog Grooming (1972) and Orchard Kennels School of Training (can't remember the year). I am the founder and owner of Naturals For Animals in St Petersburg, FL and the developer of Critter Oil and other natural products and Pet Energy Therapy, a pet assisted therapy for people. I look forward to answering your questions and feel free to read the articles on my site,

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