Do you get that helpless feeling when your dog has diarrhea and everything you try to do just doesn’t seem to make it better? Looking for a way to gently relieve your dog’s diarrhea symptoms so you don’t have to rely on your vet for such a common ailment? Well, I have a solution for you!
Here I will show the treatment I use when MY dog has diarrhea. It works within 24 hours and if you follow these steps YOUR dog will feel better fast. Here we go…
1. Keep your dog hydrated: Give your water constantly. Diarrhea poses the risk of dehydration and that is the first thing you need to consider. A particular solution that I give my dog when he has diarrhea is a mixture of water, salt and sugar. The combination retains water in your system and keeps you hydrated and safe.
For a large glass of water. Add a teaspoon of salt. Add a tablespoon of sugar. Mix the solution. The water will look cloudy. Pour the solution into your dog’s water bowl and see if he drinks it. If he refuses, give him regular water and monitor his drinking. He needs to drink.
2. Clean diarrhea thoroughly: I know this part is pretty nasty, but it should be discussed. If your dog has accidents around the house, he’ll want to clean up the mess with a good strong bleach whenever possible. This not only removes dangerous bacteria from your house, but also eliminates odor. The smell is not only unpleasant for YOU, but it also caused extra movement in your dog’s bowl. Cleaning it well will mitigate many of the accidents.
3. Fast your dog: You will want to fast your dog for 12 to 24 hours making sure his belly is empty. He keeps giving her water. Putting some probiotic powder in the water is also a good idea. The idea here is to cleanse your system and remove the culprit bacteria that are causing your stomach problem.
4. Give him a bland diet: Feed it 100% canned pumpkin (no pumpkin filling). There should be no added sugars to the mix. You’ll love the taste, and pumpkin contains healthy fiber to regulate your system and further eliminate the cause of diarrhea. Your next meal should be something easy to digest, like boiled chicken and white rice.
5. Introduce regular dog food: The next day, give him half his normal amount of dog food (maybe even less). Over the course of 3 days, gradually increase your diet to normal amounts.