Help! Why Is My Great Dane Constipated?

Constipation is the abnormal accumulation of feces in the colon resulting in a Great Dane having difficulty in passing stools regularly with hard and dry stool or absence of defecation.

Constipation is common in dogs as well as Great Danes and is caused by different factors. 

So why is your Great Dane constipated?

Let’s dive into the factors contributing to your Great Dane’s constipation.

Why Is My Great Dane Constipated?

A Great Dane can become constipated due to various reasons which include:

  • Insufficient exercise
  • Gastrointestinal blockage 
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Dehydration
  • Renal problem
  • Stress
  • Aging
  • Certain medications
  • Surgery
  • Anal gland problems
  • Tumors
  • Trauma to the pelvis
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Central nervous system disorders
great dane constipated

Constipation is infrequent for most Great Danes, but when it occurs, its important to identify the underlying cause and treatments.

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Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams

Patricia Williams is a writer, mum, and animal lover with extensive experience with dogs. She loves talking about animal advocacy and care. She lives with 4 German Shepherds and 1 cat.