my 21 day old lhaso x jack russel puppy has been hand reared since she was one day old, she seems to be constipated but is still feeding and urinating well. She has been able to toilet herself since she was 12 days old. Has any one any ideas how to help her.
I guess the first question would be what makes you think she is constipated? could you maybe give a discription of her behavior when she tries to potty, is she going at all etc? Have you changed her food?
I would not let this go on for more than a day as my vet says they should go at least once every 24 hours, there are many things you can do if she is truly constipated but you should call your vet and ask their advice, she is still quite young and can go "down hill" quickly.
I am currently raising 2 babies, they are 4 weeks old and have started on puppy food gruel, this change has required me to be even more attentive to their potty habits, raising a puppy by hand is very time consuming and a real effort of love....good luck!