Have you noticed your Papillon isn’t pooping as much as usual? Is he straining to poop or passing hard or dry stools? If so then he may be constipated or something else may be going on with his health. It’s best to call your vet in this kind of situation and schedule a checkup. Signs of constipation can include straining, dry stools, lack of pooping, mucous or blood covered stools, vomiting, lack of appetite, depression and possibly swelling around the anus. The condition can be caused by swallowed bones, swallowed hair, swallowed foreign objects, excessive fiber in the diet, dehydration, lack of exercise, trauma, stress, change in environment, change in hormones, change in blood potassium or blood thyroid levels, etc. Your vet may need to run tests or take x-rays to make sure there isn’t a blockage. Most occurrences of constipation can be treated by medication prescribed by your veterinary clinic Indianapolis, IN. Learn more here.