My Dog Has Diarrhea!- What EVERY Dog Parent Should Know


Some dog owners would notice their dogs having Diarrhea and ignore it, while others may leave everything in hand to rush their beloved pets to the vet.

But what do you know about Diarrhea. Do you know where you should rush him to the vet and be really worried and when to not worry?

This is quite a big subject which can be quite a lot to take in all at once, so, we are going to make it simple by dividing them to few parts, so you could get know this, without getting bored (yes, we know! Important stuff could be boring! )




Acute Diarrhea:

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According to DR. Eloise Bright from Ilovethatpet, the most common cause of acute diarrhea in dogs is Gastroenteritis, which is inflammation of the gastro-intestinal system.

What causes Gastroenteritis? dietary indiscretion

Dietary indiscretion is a big word which means the kind of behavior which displays lack of judgment.

Like when your puppy chows down on a smelly rock or a dead rodent.

You might have heard that Gastroenteritis is caused by food poisoning, and you might be surprised to know that this is very rare. The reason is that Gastroenteritis is often not bacterial in nature.

Surprisingly enough, Gastrointestinal inflammation that’s caused by Viruses, such as roto virus and crono virus

Gastrointestinal inflammation from viruses (parvo, , rotovirus, coronovirus) or bacteria (Salmonella, Campylobacter, Clostridium, E.Coli) are surprisingly rare causes of diarrhoea in dogs.

What should you do to treat Gastroenteritis upset that’s caused by  dietary indiscretion?

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If the dog is bright, fine and eating well. If the dog diarrhea is NOT profuse, then you should give his Gastrointestinal system a 24-hours rest after which you should introduce a bland food: Something like white rice with boiled chicken.

Reactions to Drugs:

Sometimes, drugs ,such as Antibiotics, could cause diarrhea in dogs.

In the next part, we are going to find out about the other serious cause of Acute Diarrhea in dogs. Then we are going to look into Chronic Diarrhea: What causes it and when you should be worried. Make sure to read all the parts to get all the information you need.

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