What To Do If Your Dog Has Diarrhea
The symptoms of dog diarrhea are very easy to recognize. Dog diarrhea is not necessarily something you need to worry about since slight changes in a dog’s diet or routine can impact their bowel movements.
In most cases, dog experience diarrhea because of a change in their diet or because they ate something that wasn’t well digested.
Cleanse The System
Diarrhea is also a natural mechanism that allows your pet to clean their gastrointestinal tract from any pathogen that was absorbed through food they ate. If your dog ate some food that wasn’t well cooked or ate something that could have been spoiled, it is perfectly normal for your dog to experience diarrhea. Keeping track of everything your dog eats can be difficult but if there are any possibilities that your dog might have ingested food that contained pathogen or that was difficult to digest, unusual bowel movements is not something you should worry about.
Stress is another common cause behind unusual bowel movements. If your dog’s routine changed or if an event could have caused stress, diarrhea is a normal reaction. It doesn’t take much for your dog to experience stress, especially if they are used to a routine. Even a small event such as being separated from you for longer than your dog is used to could result in some stress for your pet.
You should worry if your dog is showing some other symptoms. You need to take your dog to the vet if it looks like your dog is in pain or if your dog is lethargic. If you find large amounts of blood in the stools of your dog or if you notice a dark color, you need to take your dog to the vet right away. It is also best to go to the vet if your dog is also vomiting. Dog bloody diarrhea is something to be worried about.
Vomiting and Diarrhea
If your dog is only experiencing vomiting and diarrhea, the best thing to do is to wait for normal bowel movements to return. Monitor your dog and look for signs of lethargy and loss of appetite. You need to provide your dog with plenty of fresh water since diarrhea can cause dehydration. It is best to exclusively feed white rice to your dog while they have an upset gastrointestinal tract. White rice will make the stool firmer and will help soothe the irritated gastrointestinal tract. You should also keep the water that was used to boil the rice since it contains probiotics, which can help soothe your dog’s gastrointestinal tract. You need to use white rice and not minute rice or brown rice.
Dog Has Diarrhea For 2 Days
If your dog has diarrhea for 2 days, you should contact your vet. You can help your dog recover by giving them some PeptoBismol or some Imodium if the symptoms persist. However, you need to check with your vet first so they can recommend the best treatment and give you advice on the quantities you need to give your dog in function of its age and size. You shouldn’t give PeptoBismol or Imodium to your dog before checking with your vet.
Diarrhea can be dangerous in puppies and in older dogs if it lasts for more than two days because these animals are more at risk for dehydration. You need to monitor your puppy or your older dog closely if you notice that they are experiencing unusual bowel movements. Take your puppy or older dog to the vet if the diarrhea does not go away after a couple of days.
Diarrhea is not something you need to worry about but you need to monitor your dog closely to make sure the symptoms do not worsen and to make sure there are no additional symptoms. Take your dog to the vet right away if the diarrhea persists for more than two days or if your dog is lethargic and doesn’t eat.