Diarrhea in dogs is a common problem. Pet parents would love to cure this problem as quickly as possible. Although diarrhea usually is not a cause for major concern, bloody diarrhea or prolonged diarrhea would be a result of some severe medical problems and should be advised by your veterinarian.
Diarrhea that develops in a healthy dog is usually due to scavenging behavior, a sudden change in diet, stress, or bacteria/parasitic infection. Here are a couple of treatments for your dog’s Diarrhea:
If your dog is not vomiting:
- Make sure your dog has access to a lot of water. Also, encourage them to drink to avoid dehydration.
- You can change their normal meal to plain boiled chicken (white meat, no bone and skin) and plain white rice.This could be your dog’s diet until his stool consistency becomes normal.
If your dog has vomited once or twice:
- Remove all food for a 12 hour period
- Give them small amounts of water frequently to avoid dehydration.
- If your dog hasn’t vomited in at least 6 hours, you can introduce him with the boiled chicken and white rice. This could be your dog’s diet until his stool consistency returns normal.
If your dog’s condition does not improve or worsens in 24 hours, call your veterinarian to schedule an appointment immediately.