Liquid needs to be introduced into the dog's anus to give it an enema.Dry feces may be loosened by the liquid.It's not difficult to give a dog an enema, but it needs to be done right.Poor positioning of the enema can cause harm to the dog.It's important to make sure that your dog has an enema.If you are unsure, you should take your dog to the vet.
Step 1: Take your dog to the doctor.
If you want to give your dog an enema, you should take it to the vet.If you suspect that your dog is constipated, you should make an appointment to have him examined.An obstruction may be related to an underlying cause that requires treatment.An enema can be harmful to your pet.If you want to perform an enema on your dog, consult with your vet and get advice.
Step 2: Enemas should only be used to help with nausea.
There is feces in the lowest part of the body.A lack of fiber in the diet can cause a hard, dry stool that is difficult to pass.Not getting enough exercise is one of the less common causes of Constipation.Your dog may become constipated if he doesn't get much exercise.Dehydration.Your dog may become constipated if he hasn't been drinking enough water.A problem.If your dog is eating well, exercising, and getting enough water but still not producing any stool, it may be a problem.A change in the body part after being hit by a car.It is possible that this will make it hard for the dog to pass feces.There is pain in the hips.The dog may avoid defecating as much as possible because of the pain.It's even more difficult to pass because the feces dry out.
Step 3: Keep an eye on your dog's movements.
It is possible to confirm whether or not your dog is constipated by his bowel movements.If you suspect that your dog may be constipated, you should observe him when he goes to do his business and check the yard after he has left.Producing hard, dry, and/or small stools are things to watch for.He may be constipated if his stools are hard, small or not pooping at all.Not pooping for a while.He might be constipated if he doesn't poop for several days.When trying to leave.He is likely to be constipated if he starts straining and nothing comes out.Crying when trying to defecate.If your dog cries when he tries to go to the bathroom, you should take him to a vet.
Step 4: Consider medical conditions that may put your dog at risk.
It is difficult to pass feces due to certain medical conditions.An enlarged urethra is a common problem in the male dog.As the rectum grows bigger, the prostrate pushes upwards.It's like putting your foot on a hose.
Step 5: Make sure the problem is not urinating.
Female dogs can look like they are having a hard time urinating.If a dog doesn't pass any urine, it's best to take that dog to a vet as soon as possible.
Step 6: Don't eat diarrhea.
There are behaviors associated with diarrhea that can be mistaken for constipation.A dog may squat due to a feeling of desperation.It is important to check your dog's movements to make sure he doesn't have a disease.If your dog passes liquid stools, he is unlikely to be constipated and an enema is not necessary.
Step 7: The area should be easy to clean.
If you are going to give a dog an enema, make sure it is easy to clean and not a problem if the liquid splatters.It is important to choose an area away from food preparation areas.An outdoor yard or cement area that you can hose down afterwards is a good option.
Step 8: Wear clothes that protect you.
Purchase a disposable plastic apron to protect your clothing from enema liquid splatters.Wellington boots are waterproof and can be washed afterwards.Gloves made of latex or rubber are necessary to protect your hands.After giving an enema, wash your hands with soap and water.
Step 9: Choose a micro-enema if your dog is having a hard time.
A micro-enema is appropriate if your dog is constipated.If your dog has just started straining and hasn't missed a bowel movement, he may be constipated.Commercial enemas are designed for human use.The enemas can be purchased from a pharmacy.Micralax is a typical commercial enema.A small amount of lubricant is delivered into the rectum to lubricate the feces.These types of enemas have a gentle effect and should help your pet pass feces normally.
Step 10: Warm water can be used if your dog needs an enema.
A larger volume of liquid is needed for a full enema.A small amount of liquid paraffin can be added to the warm water.Pure liquid paraffin can cause electrolyte imbalances in the blood.
Step 11: You need equipment and enema fluid.
The liquid can be introduced into the bowel via an enema pump, or a syringe with rubber tubing attached.You can buy enema kits from a pharmacy or the internet.The general principle is the same regardless of the method of delivery, and this is a reservoir of liquid that is passed into the rectum via a soft tube.Equipment that is appropriate for your dog is what you should choose.A large breed dog may need an enema bag, while a toy dog will do just fine with a small needle.Ask your doctor for a recommendation if you are not sure.Determine how much fluid you need.The recommended amount of fluid to be pumped into the rectum is 10 to 20 liters per kilogram.You would give a Labrador retriever between 300 and 600 liters of fluid.It is difficult to give too much liquid as it will cause the rectum to swell.Make sure you have enough enema fluid on hand.If your dog doesn't pass feces after an enema, you need to do it again in 1 - 2 hours.
Step 12: Ask someone to help you.
It is important to have an assistant who can keep your dog out of the way.Both of your hands will be free to administer the enema.Your assistant can comfort the dog by petting him and talking to him.Having an enema is not comfortable and may frighten your dog.
Step 13: Put your dog in a position.
Make sure the floor is protected with newspaper when you bring your dog to the spot.When you are ready to administer the enema, have your assistant hold the dog in a standing position and elevate the tail.Stand behind the dog so you can see his rear end.If your dog has long fur or feathering around the rear end, it is a good idea to trim the fur to reduce fecal soiling.
Step 14: The enema bulb should be filled.
Other types of enema equipment can use a pump.The end of the tubing should be submerged into the enema liquid.To get rid of the air, compress the bulb.The negative pressure pulls in liquid when the bulb is released.The water should not be too hot if you test it on the inside of your wrist.Adding a little cold water will cool the water down.Attach the tubing to the hub of the syringe and then suck it back on the plunger to fill it.
Step 15: Do you know the anus?
The hole in the dog's body is called the anus.The only hole is easy to identify in the male.The anus is below the tail in the female dog.
Step 16: The enema pump needs to beprimed.
If you're wearing protective clothing and gloves, you can squirt a small amount of liquid from the end of the tubing to lubricate it.Take the end of the tubing and put it in your dog's rectum.Next, apply some gentle pressure to the central part of the anus.It is possible to apply a gentle twisting movement to the tubing as you advance it.
Step 17: The tubing should be in a straight line.
The rectum is parallel to the backbone.To follow the path of the rectum, aim to direct the tubing forward in a straight line parallel to the spine.Don't apply pressure or force.If the tube doesn't move, leave it where it is and try squirting some liquid as it might be the tip is jammed against the fecal build up.Push the tubing into the anus.
Step 18: The enema solution should be administered.
Once tubing is far enough into the anus, it's time to administer the enema.To prevent injury to the dog's bowel wall, go slow to ensure that your dog will not be uncomfortable.Slowly remove the enema tubing once the full volume has been given.
Step 19: Your dog can use the bathroom.
Encourage your dog to go potty by taking him to his usual spot.It is possible to take your dog for a slow, gentle walk to help the fluid mix with the feces and begin the healing process.If your dog doesn't pass feces on the first try, repeat the enema process.In between enemas, give your dog plenty of opportunities to toilet.He will need to leave immediately when he is ready.Don't get angry at a dog that has an enema.This is not his fault.If you want to keep your dog out of harms way, you should keep him outside until he leaves.