First Aid : Dog Diarrhea
your dog has a bout of simple diarrhea, you can help him by putting
him on a 24-hour fast. If he seems better after a day, put him on
a bland diet of two parts cooked rice and one part boiled skinless
white-meat chicken. Start him off with small amounts every four
hours. If he still has diarrhea after two days, call the vet. If
he’s doing well, feed him about 1/4 of his regular food along with
the bland diet; gradually up the percentage over several days until
he’s back on his normal diet.
your dog is recuperating, make sure he’s getting enough water, and
limit his exercise to short walks while he’s recovering.
can cause dehydration, so your veterinarian may recommend a drink
such as Pedialyte. This is a formula for babies and it’s enriched
available in drugstores and supermarkets, it’s often given to dogs
to help replenish important minerals depleted by diarrhea.
your dog has explosive or bloody diarrhea seek immediate veterinary
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