Dog diarrhea is one of the most common diseases that vary in frequency, intensity, and duration from dog to dog. You can’t completely prevent this diarrhea, but if you know some important things, then you can stop your dog from doing things that cause diarrhea.
Dogs normally put almost anything in their mouth & it can cause a more serious health problem. You need to have close attention because diarrhea is severe and occurs frequently.
It’s easy to identify diarrhea & in most situations, diarrhea is caused by stressful circumstances or dietary indiscretion and self-limiting. This disease is characterized by frequent loose which can be induced by something as simple as a change in diet or a serious infection or illness. If you notice any signs of flatulence, blood or mucus in stool, changes in the volume of stool & straining to defecate, then your dog is more likely suffering from diarrhea.
Ingestion of garbage or spoiled food, Allergic reaction, Ingestion of poisonous substances or toxic plant material, Kidney or liver disease, Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, Inflammatory bowel disease and Bacterial or viral infection are the main reasons that cause diarrhea.
It is important to consult with your veterinarian if your dog has diarrhea, he/she may want to see your dog or at least do diagnostic testing on the feces to determine the best treatment.
Veterinarian recommends the dog owners to avoid giving food to the dog for 10-24 hours when they notice any sign of diarrhea, but they should provide plenty of fresh, clean water in order to stave off dehydration.
What to give dogs for diarrhea
Most dogs will fast themselves when they have a digestive disease, and it’s a good to stop feeding the dog for minimum 6-12 if he doesn’t fast himself.
After the fast, there will be no further vomiting, and diarrhea will be stopped.
You can use the bland diet that will help in preventing a recurrence of diarrhea. You can also start with soup to smooth the dog’s transition back to his/her regular diet.
In the end, reduce your dog’s stress by praising him/her.
Matthew Frank was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He was a reputed author of Pet Therapy Dogs and Pet Dog Cat.
Matthew is a regular author of this blog who is studying Veterinary medicine at Purdue University.