In the process of raising dogs, we found that dogs have diarrhea. So what causes this phenomenon and how should it be treated?
What is the most common cause of diarrhea in dogs?
- Give dogs meals that are eaten by humans. Because human meals are relatively salty and greasy or irritating foods such as onions, garlic, peppers, etc., these foods can cause diarrhea in dogs.
- Food poisoning. Dogs eating food that cannot be eaten or drinking unclean water can also cause diarrhea.
- If dogs eat too much animal liver, chocolate or grapes, chicken bones, etc., they will also have diarrhea.
- Dogs eat too much, can’t digest them, and will also have diarrhea and vomiting. At this time, the number of feedings and the amount of feeding should be appropriately reduced, and the dog food should be soaked as much as possible. Generally speaking, the dog will recover slowly after a few days.
How to treat dog diarrhea?
1. Change food
The intestines and stomachs of dogs are delicate, because their digestive system is delicate and lack of digestive enzymes. Eating canned food or pure meat when the puppy is less than three months old can easily cause indigestion, and poor digestion will cause diarrhea. Therefore, all dog owners, please be sure to carefully observe the dog’s condition, stop feeding foods that are not digestible, such as canned food and meat, and feed two tablets of lactase at a time, two or three times a day, and the effect will be effective in about one day.
2. keep the dog warm
When the season changes, the temperature alternates, and many dogs are prone to diarrhea. Generally speaking, as long as the dog’s spirit and appetite do not change, it can be considered that the weather suddenly changes, and the cause of the cold is causing diarrhea. This situation is generally not a big problem, as long as the dog is properly kept warm.
3. Take medication
Gentamicin can be given to dogs twice a day. It should be noted that after taking gentamicin for half an hour, it is necessary to feed the dog some digestive aids with live fungi, to help the dog recover the ability to digest.
The most important thing for a dog with diarrhea is to pay attention to his mental state and appetite. If there is no major change, we only need to adjust the stomach for the dog. If there is a fever and lack of energy, then it is necessary to consider whether there is inflammation. But if the dog still has diarrhea after taking the medicine, the dog owners should not delay and send the dog to the pet hospital for treatment as soon as possible.