Relieving Constipation With Vetasyl for Dogs

Vetasyl is an all-natural option for gently relieving and preventing constipation in dogs. In its mildest form, constipation may cause considerable discomfort in your dog. Untreated, however, constipation may cause intense pain and seriously damage your dog's intestines. Constipation may also signal serious underlying ailments. If you notice your dog is having trouble defecating, always contact your vet, who may recommend treating the condition using natural remedies, like Vetasyl. Your vet may determine additional medications (like laxatives) or medical procedures are necessary, too.

Be Alert to Symptoms of Canine Constipation

Symptoms of constipation in your dog include the following:

  • Excessive straining
  • Crying and yelping during defecation
  • Passing hard, round, small stools
  • Passing liquid
  • Passing no stools (obstipation)
  • Bloating
  • Blood in the stools
  • Loss of appetite

How Vetasyl Can Help Your Dog

Vetasyl can relieve the discomfort of constipation by naturally softening the stools, causing virtually no inconvenience to your dog. Non-prescription Vetasyl is the brand name for Virbac. Vetasyl's active ingredent is psyllium seed husks, a natural source of fiber. Fiber in the diet lessens the chance your dog will suffer from constipation. Moreover, adding fiber to the diet can relieve constipation.

Considered a totally natural dietary supplement, Vetasyl offers the following benefits to your dog:

  • It contains no preservatives, artificial flavors or colors.
  • Its formula contains barley malt for flavoring.
  • It has no side effects.
  • It is easy to administer, sprinkled over your dog's food.

Cautions about Treating Canine Constipation on Your Own

No matter how you choose to treat constipation in your dog, you should be aware that sometimes constipation may be a symptom of another health condition, not merely a condition in and of itself. This is the main reason you should always consult your vet before and during treatment of canine constipation.

Here are some common conditions signaled by canine constipation:

  • Ingestion of indigestible material, such as plastic or hair
  • Obstruction of the large intestine by tumor, stricture, foreign body, fractured pelvis, enlarged prostate
  • Arthritis
  • Colon dysfunction
  • Perineal hernia
  • Anal sac disease
  • Foreign body in the rectum
  • Difficulty squatting due to physical abnormalities

A final caution: Vetasyl is intended for animals, not humans. By the same token, you should never give human laxatives to your dog without consulting your veterinarian.