Can certain medications cause constipation in dogs?

Dogs Can certain medications cause constipation in dogs?, Magic is an almost 8 year old dobie suffering CHF. She takes Enelapril, Furosemide and Pimobendan for the disease. She hasn't pooped in 2, possibly 3 days and vomited yesterday ...


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07-01-09, 09:46
  Can certain medications cause constipation in dogs?
Magic is an almost 8 year old dobie suffering CHF. She takes Enelapril, Furosemide and Pimobendan for the disease. She hasn't pooped in 2, possibly 3 days and vomited yesterday after eating only a small amount of food. The vet told us the meds can take a toll on her liver in time, but I don't remember anything about constipation. Could it be the meds or related to the liver?
Don't worry, I plan to call the vet later, I'm just curious in the mean time.
Thanks!

*She does TRY to go, that's why I assume she's constipated.


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15-04-09, 05:22
 
I'm sure the vet will want to check the electrolytes, that's a blood test. She may be too dry from the furosemide...p.s. I don't know about dogs, but when people take furosemide (Lasix) they normally take a potassium supplement, as Lasix is is a diuretic which causes the body to lose potassium, and lots of big problems can arise from that!
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