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Help! My Dog Has Diarrhea - How to Prevent and Treat Dog Diarrhea

Dogs actually have a good digestive system and dog diarrhea is, thankfully, not a normal experience. But I know that when my dog ​​has diarrhea, I can usually associate it with something to avoid. The main causes of diarrhea in dogs are:

1. Sudden changes in diet. If you change your dog's food suddenly, it can cause diarrhea. Makes sense, doesn't it? Your dog used to eat 1 thing and then suddenly a totally different food in his bowl. The digestive system may take a few days to change tracks and familiarize yourself with new foods. Of course, you can avoid this by gradually changing the food - mixing the two together, using less and less of the old food and more. This is especially important for puppies whose digestive system is very delicate.

2. Worms. Worms can cause diarrhea and are a common cause in puppies. If these diarrhea is foamy it usually indicates an internal parasite. Get treatment for this at your local Vet.

3. Pressure. Stress and mental disorders - long trips or changes in daily routine can cause dog diarrhea.

4. Disease. In some cases, your dog may just have a virus or disease. Although this does not apply to dogs as often as people, you should have your Vet checked if you suspect this may be the case so you can get proper treatment.

5. Bad food. Damaged foods can cause diarrhea in dogs just as they can in humans. Be picky about what you eat your pet because you care about what you eat your family.

I know when my dog ​​has diarrhea, the most important thing in my mind is how to make it go away. Not only is it uncomfortable for the dog, but it also creates a huge mess! While I recommend that you get your dog for a veterinarian immediately if he has diarrhea, here are some things you can try at home:

1. If the problem is caused by bad food, you may want to try some castor oil. Sometimes more drastic efforts are required and you may need to put your pet on a regular rice diet.

2. You can also try milk cut out with arrowroot.

3. Don't quickly put your dog on a regular diet. Continue your rice and milk diet for a few days to provide bowel changes for recovery.

4. Gradually return to normal foods by adding boiled hamburgers or boiled white fish in milk with rice. If you see diarrhea restart, return to the previous level.

When my dog ​​suffers from diarrhea, my first concern is for his health, so I always call a veterinarian immediately and you should too. You may need to drag your dog there for an exam, but it's better to be safe than sorry. Your veterinarian will only be able to recommend actions and give you medication after he or she sees your dog.


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