Since this condition can be caused by a dangerous blockage, it is always recommended to have the Pug evaluated by a reputable veterinarian. Other causes such as impacted anal glands, hernia, etc. are all health issues
that must be treated by a vet. However, if a Pug is constipated due to diet, decreased activity and/or slight dehydration, there are some remedies that will work from home. This includes:
Foods high in fiber-
Adding some fiber to a dog's diet can often get things moving along; however be careful not to overdue it since large amounts can also cause constipation. Adding a few heaping spoonfuls of fresh pumpkin - given twice per day -is one of the best methods to resolve things. Be sure to use fresh canned pumpkin (the fruit) and not the pie filling.
Adding a mix of shredded lettuce and kale- mixed up well into the main meals- can help.
Encourage your Pug to drink more; keeping in mind that smaller amounts throughout the day as opposed to drinking a lot in one sitting is best since drinking water too fast is one possible trigger for bloat. Many dogs will drink more if led to the water bowl. Offering ice cubes (plain or flavored) is a good way to encourage more water consumption
If your Pug has not had his normal, daily walks recently, getting back on track in regard to daily exercise can help resolve constipation.
- If there is a disruption in the normal bacteria balance in the digestive system, this can throw off a dog's whole body, causing everything from upset stomach to constipation to gas and even diarrhea in some cases. Probiotics promotes good 'gut' health by increasing the number of 'good' bacteria.
One way that humans take care of this is by eating yogurt. For dogs, you may want to offer a safe probiotic supplement. Look for one that is vet formulated, made in the USA and certified.