OK, I inheirited my moms dog after mom passed. This dog was old when she adopted it 13 years ago. but she keeps chugging along. Mom always said she needed a "special" diet and used to buy her this "Meat Log" that weighed like 20lbs and was only available at stupid prices in stores that had a REFRIDGERATED section for pet food! Love ya mom, but not gonna happen. Shes been with us 5 years now, eating the same thing my dog eats, but shes been constipated of late. I KNOW that one cam of wet food and its a fecal rain storm. So that solves the immediate issue. HOWEVER for long term care, anyone ever give their dog hairball medicine? All it is is a laxative, I know that. I just don't relish killing the dog. Bueller?