No pet owner likes to talk about it, but every pet owner has experienced it - diarrhea.
Diarrhea in dogs is very common, and is often the result of your pup eating something they should not have. However, there are many other potential causes that can lead to a poo-tastrophie!
Stress and dietary changes can cause digestive upset and diarrhea, but it could also be a symptom of something much more serious, like an illness, virus, or disease. which is why consulting your veterinarian is always recommended!
No matter the cause, diarrhea can occur suddenly. Even if your dog is potty-trained, they may not be able to make it out in time, through no fault of their own. And for many dogs, this can be as upsetting to them as it is to you!
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Q & A
Why does my dog always choose THAT carpet!?
Ah, if we only knew the answer to that! One thing is for sure, if they had a previous accident there and it was not cleaned up thoroughly, your dog may detect some remaining smell, making them think it’s an acceptable place to go again! For this reason, it’s very important to use an effective cleaning product meant for pet accidents.
What can cause dog diarrhea?
The top causes include eating spoiled food or garbage, a change in diet, an underlying illness, disease, or virus, as well as stress, which can be brought on by any change in a dog’s normal routine.
Is dog diarrhea contagious?
It can be, but it depends on the cause. If it’s a gastrointestinal virus, such as Distemper or Parvo, then yes, such viruses are highly contagious, can spread very quickly to other dogs, and should be assessed by a veterinarian immediately.
When should I start worrying about dog diarrhea?
If it lasts longer than a few days, or is accompanied by other symptoms, such as lack of appetite and lethargy, it’s time to call your vet. If your dog is also vomiting, has a fever, or has blood in their stool, it is a serious situation that needs medical attention ASAP.
What can I give my dog to stop diarrhea?
The first thing you can do when your dog is having soft stools or diarrhea, is feed a bland diet. For more acute episodes of diarrhea, often evident by the need to go more frequently, along with the presence of a liquid stool, you need a fast acting liquid antidiarrheal.
When will dog diarrhea stop?
If the cause is something your dog ate, and you have been feeding a bland diet and/or an antidiarrheal, then symptoms typically clear up within a few days. But if a bland diet and antidiarrheal is not working, the cause could potentially be an underlying illness, disease, or virus, and it is very important that you consult your veterinarian promptly.
What are the dangers of dog diarrhea?
Dehydration is a major concern when dogs have diarrhea. If the condition persists, it may indicate a more serious issue, that if not addressed could lead to a decline in health, and even death.