Dogs, like humans, can sometimes suffer from diarrhea. Dog diarrhea normally comes about when something that your dog has eaten affects his stomach. Symptoms can be loose, watery stools that are eliminated frequently. Sometimes there may even be blood present in the stools. It can affects dogs of all ages and breeds.
Dog diarrhea may be mild or severe. Some of the things you should look out for include loss of appetite, vomiting, weakness, fever, a sense of urgency to defecate several times during the day as well as continuing to strain afterwards.
The loss of fluids resulting from diarrhea can lead to dehydration. If this is accompanied by vomiting, fever and your dog refuses to drink water, then you need to consult your vet immediately.
There are various causes of dog diarrhea that can range from your dog eating rotten food, garbage, or just overeating.
One of the main causes can be a sudden change of diet. Introduce new diets gradually. It should take around 4 or 5 days to get your dog used to his new food.
Allergies or some medications can also be a cause of dog diarrhea, and more seriously, kidney and liver disease, or stomach cancer.
Stool samples can be taken by you so the vet can check for internal parasites. Blood tests, x-rays, or endoscopic examinations can be carried out to ascertain the cause of diarrhea.
Mild bouts of dog diarrhea can be treated at home by withholding food for around 24 to 48 hours.Water must be available at all times to avoid dehydration. When the diarrhea finishes, try to keep your dog to a diet of boiled rice and chicken. It's best to feed him small amounts about 4 times a day, before going back to his normal food. If your dog is very young it is not a good idea to withhold food. You should seek the advice of a vet who may suggest a special diet and antibiotics.
Natural Remedies can offer relief for dog diarrhea. These remedies are not only safe and effective, but also help to maintain overall digestive health.
RuniPoo Relief is a natural remedy that supports the digestive system and encourages production of healthy, firm stools.
There are some things you can do to prevent diarrhea in dogs from occurring. Firstly you should always feed your dog high quality, pet food or a good, natural diet that has all the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients that your dog needs. Speak to your vet if you need any advice about a diet for your particular breed of dog.
Don't feed your dog scraps from the table.
Don't change your dog's diet suddenly. Give his stomach time to get used to new food by introducing any new diet slowly.
All vaccinations should be up to date.
RuniPoo Relief is a 100% safe and natural remedy containing herbal and homeopathic ingredients which are carefully selected to maintain digestive balance, firm stools, and healthy bowel functioning just when your pet needs it most.
It comes in convenient liquid form, and the concentrated drops are easily disguised in your pet's food or a favorite treat.
Improvement is usually noticed after giving the first few doses and will continue until the symptoms subside.