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How to Treat Diarrhea in a Silky Terrier

If you're like me and hundreds of other people fortunate enough to have a silky terrier as a pet, you will definitely have time when you have a stomach ache through diarrhea. You know it's a mess and you feel for your pet, but if you're like most of us, you just want him to get it so you don't always clean it afterwards. How good would it be for both of you if you could speed up the process together?

Diarrhea in the silk terrier is usually just a natural reaction to something they eat that irritates their stomachs and usually disappears after 24 hours. Repeated or persistent diarrhea may be a sign of a more serious condition. As you read this article, you will learn what to look for, what to do to provide comfort to your pet, and when to visit a veterinarian if needed.

If your dog stains but it is clear, no mucus or blood is available, the best thing to do is to eat it for 24 hours and let him or her remove the offending substance naturally. Prepare her food bowl but make sure she has plenty of water available. The biggest health concern with regular diarrhea is dehydration. If you are concerned that he or she is not drinking enough, add an unsatisfied child pedialyte to his or her drinking water to help restore electrolyte levels. You basically made it a doggie version of GatorAid.

After 24 hours, you can start with a bland diet. Cooked chicken and boiled rice are good choices but don't be surprised if he becomes addicted to this diet. If the stains are still juicy, you can strengthen them using a teaspoon of children's Immodium, or a more natural remedy, half a can of pumpkin. Make sure it's 100% pumpkin and not just pumpkin pie filling.

Things have been pretty easy so far right?

Are you starting to like your dog again?

I thought you might.

If diarrhea persists after 24 hours there may be some other issues at issue. If there is blood or mucus in the stool, your pal may have colitis or inflammation of the colon. When this happens the water is not absorbed into the intestines causing the feces to drain. Blood is a result of inflammation.

This condition usually comes from eating something that is not edible and the correction is the same as regular diarrhea although they may have to go on a tasteless diet.

However, there are other factors that may pose a greater risk to your health. Includes parasites such as giardia, coccidia, intestinal worms and even salmonella. If the diarrhea persists for more than 4 days, you should take a stool sample and see a veterinarian for analysis. If you become less alert or lethargic, or stop barking at everything like all silk does, then take her to the veterinarian as soon as the diarrhea interrupts her.

So that's how you treat a little long-haired coward for running. I'm sure you already know this, but being able to identify and take care of your silk health problems only strengthens the bond between the two of you and that's a good thing. Right?


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