I took her out to poop and she was yelping. Is this a serious issue? She has eaten all her food today and is acting normal but has yet to poop after dinner.
Constipation can have several causes and is easy to solve.
On many occasions constipation occurs because the dog swallows something that she shouldn't have ingest without us noticing, and it get hard on her stomach. It may cause her pain, or she may be suffering from gastritis, or even damage the intestinal mucosa.
As Nova is a puppy, she should be dewormed in order to avoid parasites which can also affect her intestinal mucosa.
When we talk about constipation, we refer to a specific problem, which can be solved with some homemade tricks, a proper diet, more exercise, proper hydration, increasing fiber in her diet, or adding to your dog's food one or two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, and those are some of the possible solutions.
If with these tricks your dog doesn't start to defecate, continues with constipation, or if other types of symptoms appear, you should visit the veterinarian to rule out possible severe medical complications.
All the best for you and Nova.
Note: This is an automatic answer provided by artificial intelligence previously reviewed by our veterinarians. In case of urgency, we recommend you to contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.