I think Midnight has a problem. As you can probably guess from the title of this post I think Midnight might be constipated. She normally poops about four times a day, but today she’s only gone in the morning and no matter how many times I’ve taken her out today she hasn’t gone.
Oh she’s tried. She’s paced and paced in circles on the lawn out front, but hasn’t produced anything. The one time it looked like she was going to be successful a neighbor came outside their house and called out to me. Great timing. Midnight stopped trying and had to go over and great the neighbor.
Then once we were back on the boulevard for another try another neighbor came by with their dog – just as I was becoming frustrated with Midnight and yelling “GO POOP!” at her. Naturally, Midnight stopped her pacing and went to play with the other dog -stealing his leash handle and making it look like she was going to take him for a walk!
Midnight has a few really good “doggy” friends in the neighborhood and this dog (a lab collie mix) is one of them. So as they played I talked to the other dogs owner. Trying to explain why I was frustratedly telling my dog to poop. LOL Hopefully he understood! We’ve talked several times about our dogs. He’s a very nice guy, but I hate to say this … he kind of needs to look into treatment for acne scars. His face is really pockmarked. sad really as he’s a nice looking man otherwise.
In total I’ve been out with Midnight approximately five times today, for a total of maybe 2.5 to 3 hours! A few walks and trips just outside the house haven’t helped her at all. Plus when Chris just came home from work I told him she was having trouble so he took her for yet another walk. He just got back a few minutes ago and all she did was pee.
She’s had a few other days where she’s been like this over the last week. She’s always caught up to her normal amount of deification by late evening, but this time I don’t think she will. I’m more used to her having the opposite problem, this is something new for her.
Fellow dog owners … has your dog ever been constipated? Is there anything I can give her to help her go? Maybe a fruit or veggie. I seem to remember reading about people giving pumpkin to their dogs but I can’t remember if that was for loose stool or constipation.