Dog Diarrhea Treatment

Everybody hates diarrhea. And your dog is not an exception.

The thing is, diarrhea can only be caused by what your pet ingests: dog food or table food. This might even be a preamble to your dog developing an allergy.

To be proactive about the situation, be keen about what your dog eats: there may be an instance when he wolfed down spoiled food or even garbage. There could also be times when toxic chemicals accidentally get sprayed or infused upon the food ration. If this happens, go to the vet right away – an immediate treatment will be given to drive the toxin out of the body. Watch out also for any other signs of sickness or distress: if the dog is lethargic, or feverish, report it to the vet.

  • If your dog’s bowel contains traces of mucous, it indicates internal irritation. It also means parasites are at work. On the other hand, coccidiosis (a once-celled infection) could bring about greenish feces.
  • Watch for signs of bloating. This is a critical symptom.
  • As with humans, the main issue is to not let your pet dehydrate himself. Have plenty of clean fluids in clean bowls nearby. Make it a point that he drinks regularly to compensate for the fluid loss. And if your dog is still a puppy, act quickly! Dehydration for puppies may reach near-fatal degrees.
  • There are food solutions to counter the loss of nutrients brought about by diarrhea. There are probiotic supplements (powder or already infused in dog food) that could be added or given to your pet.
  • It is crucial that everything that is given to the dog will be clean and fresh. Always provide clean and potable water as frequently as possible. Make it a point to also clean the water bowl.
  • While rehydrating the dog, help him undergo a 12-hour fast, to make sure that he is purged of whatever content that he had ingested. Then observe the quality of his fecal matter – if the quantity seems too large for a dog that has not eaten for that long a time, then bacteria might be the cause. Keep the rehydration continuous.
  • Try feeding the dog canned pumpkins. Make sure that the foodstuff is 100% pure pumpkin – without any other additives, spices, or sugars. Other than providing the missing nutrients, it also contains the necessary fiber to maintain the bowel movement.
  • Keep yourself abreast of the different medicines: either via drug stores, online markets, of vet paraphernalia. Try checking out
  • At any rate, however knowledgeable you are with canine medications, never try self-medicating with your dog. he requires a rigorous and specific dosage, and simply estimating doses just won’t do.
  • If the dog shows signs of recovery, do not make an immediate shift to his old diet. Giving foodstuffs he has never tried yet is also a no-no. Give first gentle food substitutes that could provide nourishment, and added hydration (try boiled white rice and boiled – then shredded – chicken). Try also chicken broth while rehydrating.
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