Taking care of the health and high quality of life of a quadruped is the owner's task. Even before moving the tailed beast to a new house, it is necessary to provide for the following: the acquisition of the necessary pet supplies, the selection of a diet, building a walking schedule and much, much more. But what if everything was fine, when suddenly you notice that your dog has diarrhea? Let's figure it out together!
Diarrhea in a dog
This pathological condition can be called in different ways, but the essence remains the same. Diarrhea, diarrhea, loose stools in a dog are a violation of the design of the stool. As a rule, this is a symptom that indicates other changes in the body, the state of health of the dog.
Diarrhea in a dog can be sporadic, or it can be quite long. It is very important how many times a day there is a bowel movement, how loose the stool is: it can be just softened or completely watery. If this happened only once and your pet is feeling well, do not panic and run to the pharmacy for medicines. Perhaps he just picked up something stale on the ground and everything will go by itself.
Diarrhea in a dog: causes
In order to understand in which cases a pet needs the help of a qualified specialist, it is necessary to understand the causes of diarrhea in a dog. They can be as follows:
Stale food. Often a pet can pick up a piece of something while walking on the street;
A sharp change in diet. Before that, you fed the dog only dry food, and one day you decided to switch to natural;
The answer to the wrong food. For example, during dinner, you decided to give the tailed sausage or delicious candy to feast on;
Allergy. May arise on new feed, for example;
Foreign body in the intestine;
Poisoning. Possibly both inappropriate, rancid food and chemicals;
Infections: viral and bacterial;
Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract;
Diseases of the liver and pancreas.
As you can see, there are a lot of reasons for loose stools in a dog. What is especially important is that their gradation ranges from minor eating disorders to serious diseases that, if not properly treated (or self-medicated!), Can lead to death.
Treating diarrhea in a dog
The first step is to understand what might be behind your dog's diarrhea. Try to analyze the following yourself:
Do you allow your dog to pick anything from the ground outside;
Have you changed their usual diet;
If so, was it too abrupt a transition;
Whether allergies to new foods or feeds have occurred;
Have you given anything forbidden to the animal: sweets, sausages, etc.
Treatment of diarrhea in a dog should begin immediately, since it can take days, hours. Diarrhea is fraught with severe dehydration, so the first step is to start giving the quadruped more drink. Further, do not give the animal to eat during the day. If the reason lies in the above points, then:
It is necessary to establish proper nutrition for the dog;
If you want to transfer it from natural to drying or vice versa, do it gradually, a little bit (often it is in puppies that peritonitis occurs due to a sharp change in diet);
Disaccustom to pick up from the ground (after all, you can pick up both just a bone and a piece of sausage with poison);
Find out which foods trigger allergies through diet;
In no case give anything from your table!
If you haven't changed your pet's eating habits in any way, and his condition is not getting better, but continues to deteriorate, accompanied by vomiting, weakness, immediately take him to the veterinarian for further further examination!
What to give a dog for diarrhea?
The answer to this question, I want to literally shout: DO NOT give ANYTHING to a dog from diarrhea without a doctor's prescription! Especially from a human first aid kit. Without consulting a doctor, you cannot choose the right drug, choose the required dose. You can not only not cure the dog, but also make it worse!
Please, if the dog's diarrhea persists, take it to the veterinary clinic before it's too late!
If you have previously experienced diarrhea in a dog and know what medications the doctor prescribed, this is permissible. For example, you can give a dog for diarrhea Linex, Smecta. Again, the correct dosage is key.
Take care of your dog's health and do not self-medicate!