Last Updated on May 16, 2023 by Pets Feed
Diarrhea in a dog is frequent, watery stools that occur for a variety of reasons. It can be a sudden change in diet, food poisoning, allergic reaction, helminthic infection, viral or bacterial infection. After consulting a veterinarian and prescribing medication, it is important to know what to feed your dog suffering from diarrhea in order to improve his well-being.
General principles of animal recovery
- For the first 12-24 hours, keep the animal on water – to give the weakened body the opportunity to cope with toxins on its own, if the cause is poisoning;
- If the diarrhea gradually disappears, within two days, offer the dog finely chopped boiled meat – turkey, beef or lean lamb;
- Further supplement the diet with boiled rice, a small amount of non-starchy vegetables.
You need to feed the dog suffering from diarrhea with a natural female in a fractional way – 4-5 times a day. Make sure that the animal consumes enough water, because with diarrhea in the body there is a lack of fluid.
Owners often ask if they can feed their dog dry food when they have diarrhea. Such nutrition is not recommended, since “drying” irritates the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract. Moreover, the cause of diarrhea can also be one of the components of the diet. It is important to understand what caused the animal’s discomfort. Nutrition should therefore be as simple as possible.
How to Prevent Loose Stools in Dogs
During a walk, carefully monitor the behavior of the animal so that it does not accidentally eat something inappropriate. When choosing treats for training, give preference to natural by-products, for example, dried, without the addition of salt and flavor enhancers. It is strictly forbidden to feed a four-legged friend with smoked meat, snacks, sweets and chocolate – they are toxic to the dog’s body.
If diarrhea occurs often enough, it makes sense to think about a complete overhaul of the pet’s diet. The optimal solution is natural food with a predominance of animal proteins.
Important! This article is merely informative, at Petsfeed.co we do not have the power to prescribe veterinary treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to take your pet to the vet in the event that it presents any type of condition or discomfort.