Diarrhea is always a painful, messy experience, for both humans and animals. It’s always horrible to see your best furry friend in pain. But what are the main causes of canine diarrhea and what can we do to prevent them?
First, we need to identify the cause. A major reason why some pooches get diarrhea is because of separation anxiety and stress. This is very common in kennels, or when we leave our pooch when going on holiday. Other causes of diarrhea include wrong antibiotics prescriptions, a change of diet – or an unhealthy diet, a habit of eating dirt and poop from other animals, as well as some gut bacteria like roundworms and tapeworms.
If your pup suffers from diarrhea that lasts more than 24 hours, don’t hesitate and get them to a vet! They will know what to do best and can prescribe probiotics to put your pup’s guts back to normal. Don’t forget to feed your pooch! While it may seem counterintuitive, dogs need lots of probiotic food when overcoming diarrhea. Also – hydration is really important, so don’t leave it behind! Always leave an easily accessible water source for Fido.
Last but not least, don’t save your dog from their daily exercise. Movement is always good and it helps the pooch get rid of the nasty toxins in his belly. With a bit of care and love, any dog with diarrhea will be back to normal in no time. Make sure to share this article and raise awareness of how to prevent and successfully treat doggy diarrhea!
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