This section is from the book "The Dogs Of Great Britain, America, And Other Countries. Their Breeding, Training, and Management in Health and Disease", by John Henry Walsh (Stonehenge). Also available from Amazon: The Dogs Of Great Britain, America And Other Countries.
Clysters are extremely useful in the dog, which is liable to constipation from want of exercise, and in that case is mechanically bound. A pint of warm water, in which some yellow soap has been dissolved, will generally have the desired effect Turpentine clyster in colic:
63. - Spirit of turpentiue, 1/2 ounce. Castor oil, 1 ounce. Laudanum, 2 to 3 drachms. Gruel, 1 pint.
Mix, and throw up, using only half or one third for a small dog.