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A healthy dog should have a bowel movement every day—every other day at the least. If your pet appears to be constipated, there could be a bigger problem. Monitor him and search for signs of discomfort (biting at the anal area or scooting). Then, bring your animal to the vet and explain what you've seen. Your observations can assist the veterinarian in pinpointing the problem.
Perhaps the most common reason for constipation in dogs is abscessed or blocked anal sacs. These sacs can be emptied through squeezing (a procedure performed by a vet). Discuss treatment options with your vet.