How to treat diarrhoea in dogs


If your dog has diarrhoea but acts fine otherwise without any other symptoms you can try withholding their meals and treats for 12 hours. Always make sure they have access to freshwater though as you don’t want them to become dehydrated. When you reintroduce your pooch to food, keep it to something bland such as small portions of lean boiled chicken or white fish and rice, you might find that the cause of the diarrhoea is an allergy to certain foods such as grains, beef or potato. Be extra vigilant when treating mild diarrhoea at home with puppies and small dogs that they are taking in fluids, as they can become dehydrated and lose weight very quickly. In any case, if the problem persists for more than 24 hours it’s best to take a trip to the vet.

A dog that is exhibiting any other symptoms and/or has bad diarrhoea should be seen by a vet as soon as possible, once the cause is diagnosed, they will be given the correct treatment.

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