Is my Jack Russell constipated?

Fiber in his diet is the key

Constipation in Jack Russells is caused by a lack of fiber in his diet.

Offer your dog wet food and soaked biscuits rather than dry biscuits. Also try to give your dog vegetables - our Jack Russell Poppy loves eating carrots.

You can tell if your Jack Russell is constipated if they show the following symptoms:

  • He shows struggle and discomfort when 'doing his business'
  • Going for long periods between bowel movements
  • Decreased appetite
  • Bloating

However, constipation can also be caused by your dog swallowing something bulky and indigestible, leading to a blockage. We all know that our Jack Russells can try to eat the silliest things sometimes!

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