You’ve seen and heard stories about dogs doing nasty things in public. Even trained dogs go off their rocker sometimes. That’s why you can’t blame some people to call dogs stupid animals– especially if they poop in public.  No matter how much you toilet train your dog if it catches diarrhea, there’s no way you can avoid public shame. If you want to treat your dog, it pays to know why.

Why do dogs have diarrhea

As always there are many reasons your dog catches diarrhea as there are many reasons why humans have diarrhea.

1. Irritated intestines. First off, your dog’s intestine may have been irritated. Dogs have a weird way of sensing that something’s not right with their insides, so it tries hard to expunge it by pushing it out. Your dog can tell if it’s anywhere near its throat—it will vomit (a very common sight) and if it’s somewhere down its digestive tract, it resorts to, well, diarrhea.

Dog Diarrhea Why Does My Dog Have Diarrhea

In puppies intestinal parasites and viruses are fairly common.  They’re causing puppies uncontrollable bowel movement, which amounts to diarrhea most times. This doesn’t stop until your puppy gets de-wormed.  The best time to de-worm your puppy is when it’s three weeks old.

2. Stress and excitement. Your dog gets diarrhea from too much excitement or stress. A mean case of separation anxiety (once more) can lead to diarrhea in your dog. Dog stress is usually accompanied by diarrhea, whining, barking, listlessness, howling, and foaming at the mouth.

3. Change in diet. Your dog may have diarrhea because of a change in its diet. Especially for bred dogs that are very sensitive, a change in its daily diet leads to diarrhea. Neither can you feed your bred dog table scraps as these can easily upset their stomach.  If you’re not careful about what you feed your pet dog, it might get dehydrated in no time.

How to relieve your dog from diarrhea

When your pet dog’s diarrhea isn’t so serious, you may do the following:           

1. Keep track of what you feed your dog. So long as your dog doesn’t lose its appetite to eat, you have nothing much to worry about except the loose stool. But when your pet dog refuses to eat, it’s time to take it to the vet.

2. Your dog needs the right kind of food for its age. If you have spare cash for health supplements, they will do your dog a lot of help. There are supplements that boost your dog’s digestive tract immunity to bacteria and virus.

3. Make water a part of you dog’s daily diet. Give your dog fresh, clean water and see to it your dog drinks it.  Diarrhea leaves your dog dried out. There are powder probiotic supplements that fend off harmful bacteria from your pet dog’s intestines.

4. Feed your dog with pumpkin. Most dogs like pumpkin, but more than that, it’s the fiber content you’re after. Fiber from pumpkin regulates your dog’s bowel movement.

5. Make chicken soup for your dog. Shredded chicken mixed with boiled rice improve your pet dog’s stool consistency. The moisture in rice keeps your dog sufficiently hydrated without the stomach pangs.

From here, you can follow up your pet dog’s progress over the next few days. If the situation gets out of hand, go to the vet while there’s enough time left.

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