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
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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