Can I give my dog milk of magnesia for constipation

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What can you give a dog that is constipated?

Dog is the most pure form of love. If you love it a little….it will love you infinite. It never demands anything from you. This love is actually selfless. And what will happen if they fell ill? What can be given to it? Milk of Magnesia is a medicine that comes in suspended form. It is used as both laxative and antacid. This contains magnesium hydroxide.

Magnesium hydroxide is the inorganic compound with the chemical formula Mg(OH)2. It occurs in nature as the mineral brucite. It is a white solid with low solubility in water. It is dissolved in water and then used. It is neither basically made from milk nor is a form of milk. Its name is milk of magnesia only because of its appearance. It is used in case horses have constipation or hyper acidity. It can also be given to dogs for the same reason.

The answer is Yes, Milk of Magnesia is recommended for Dogs in some cases.

Milk of Magnesia is the safest thing you can give to your dog if it is suffering from constipation or hyper acidity. It will surely feel better after this medicine. It is beneficial for both, dogs and horses. Still it is recommended that you should take advice from the doctor and then give your dog milk of magnesia.

Milk of Magnesia as: An antacid and laxative

As an antacid, the content of milk of magnesia acts as neutralizer in dog’s body and hence make it free with acidic gas. Through this combination of acidic ions and hydroxide ions water is produced and that helps in neutralizing the acid components and make dogs feel better. It also decreases the pain in their stomach.

When milk of magnesia is used as laxative, it works to stimulate intestinal movements. When milk of magnesia enters the intestine, it is not readily absorbed by the system. The body then reacts by releasing the water from the tissues to increase the water content in dog’s body.

Magnesium is one such element that makes the medicine; milk of magnesia is highly effective. It not only increases the content of water in one’s body but also lets water enter the intestine which is very essential. When it is given to dogs, it takes no time in making dogs feel pain less and relief.

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Hyperacidity and Constipation

A sudden change in diet can cause constipation in dogs. In fact a small change in food item can also make your dog fell ill. Hyperacidity and constipation can be both, serious or easy going problem. So you must know that what type of problem your dog is facing. After all you are the only one who will understand it and its problems. You must be strict enough for its diet. Stress can also make your dog constipate. And just like human being stress can also result in hyperacidity. When dogs feel burdened, insecure or threatened in any way, it results into such problems. It can be diarrhea or constipation or hyperacidity.  

How to give dogs Milk of Magnesia?

The safest dose for dog is 2ml to 5ml to be given in every 4 to 6 hours depending on the condition. As per laxative 7ml to 25ml is said to be sufficient per day. It is better to have a liquid solution and just add it in dog’s drinking water not letting it know this. But still the best of all is for you to consult the doctor first so that he would tell you if your dog needs anything else.

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