Home Remedies for Dog Diarrhea

Fort Lauderdale Pet Sitter Home Remedies for Dog DiarrheaThere is nothing worse then coming home and finding your dog had a bout with diarrhea. After the clean up what do you do? I am going to discuss some simple home remedies for dog diarrhea. Diarrhea can lead to dehydration. Diarrhea in dogs can be caused a number of things including:

  • Changing your dog’s food
  • Many dogs will steal food from the trash can which may not agree with their digestive system.
  • You dog may have eaten something that their body cannot digest such as plastic bowls or a stuffed toy.
  • Bacterial infection or parasites

If your pet has diarrhea or loose stool once then has a normal bowel movement without further diarrhea and your dog is acting normal, then the problem may have resolved itself.

If the cause is identifiable, such as exposure to trash, or a change in diet then first and foremost eliminate the problem.

If your dog has diarrhea and vomiting know as gastroenteritis, do not attempt home care. See veterinarian immediately.

If diarrhea occurs several times it is recommended that you take your dog to the veterinarian. If you are unable to do so then you may try the following home remedies for dog diarrhea:

Let’s talk about home remedies for dog diarrhea:

If your pet has diarrhea or loose stool once then has a normal bowel movement without further diarrhea and your dog is acting normal, then the problem may have resolved itself.

If the cause is identifiable, such as exposure to trash, or a change in diet then first and foremost eliminate the problem.

If your dog has diarrhea and vomiting know as gastroenteritis, do not attempt home care. See veterinarian immediately.

If diarrhea occurs several times it is recommended that you take your dog to the veterinarian. If you are unable to do so then you may try the following home remedies for dog diarrhea:

Stop feeding your dog for 24 hours to help relax their digestive system.

If vomiting has stopped be sure to provide them with plenty of fresh water.

Feed your dog pumpkin puree or temporarily change the diet to something bland. Bland diets can be made at home or prescription type diets can be obtained from your veterinarian. A bland digestible diet such as Hill’s prescription diet i/d recommended.

You can make a homemade diet of boiled chicken and rice and add some low-fat cottage cheese for protein. Feed your dog small portions and do not over feed as it may induce vomiting. It is recommended to keep your dog on a bland diet for two days and gradually increase the amount being fed.

Once your dog’s digestive system is back to normal then gradually return to regular dog food over the next day or two. For the first meal be sure to mix in a little of your dog’s food into the bland food diet and then gradually add more of your dog’s regular food into the mix.

Observe your dog’s bowel movements. The easiest way to do this is by walking them on a leash or keeping a very close eye in them if you should prefer to let them out in the yard. Also watch for any blood in the stool.

These home remedies for dog diarrhea work great but if diarrhea persists please see your veterinarian immediately. Read about when diarrhea turns dangerous.

Comments

  1. Nick Bella says:

    great article.

  2. MIchelle Morris says:

    Stress can also cause diarrhea. One of our dogs is a rescue and always nervous, she used to get diarrhea, and my little girl simply has a sensitive stomach. I found out about Olewo Carrots a few years ago and mix it into their meals every day. It stopped the diarrhea after just a couple of feedings and then they never had anymore issues. I buy the product on Amazon.

  3. Elizabeth Natenshon says:

    I would add digestive enzymes as a remedy. I have seen it work wonders and quickly. I always have some on hand. its especially important when changing food.

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