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Home Remedies For Doggie Diarrhea

I used to work at a vet. While there, I learned a few "home remedies" for some common pet ailments, including diarrhea.

Instead of their usual dog food, give your pet small servings of a bland diet 4-5 times throughout the day. Choose from:

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  • cooked white rice (no butter or flavorings)
  • cottage cheese (no liquid)
  • boiled chicken (no grease, no skin, no flavorings)
  • boiled turkey (no grease, no skin, no flavorings)
  • scrambled egg (no butter or oil)
  • boiled egg (no butter or oil)
  • boiled potato (no skin or flavorings)
  • baked potato (no skin or flavorings)

Continue to feed several small servings of this bland diet for a few days in gradually increasing amounts until a formed stool is passed. Then, start to wean your pet back to its regular food over the course of a week by gradually working in small amounts of their regular dry dog food.

Do not give your pet bones, snacks, or table scraps, because they may irritate the intestinal tract during this time.

Dogs can also be given a dose of Pepto Bismol every 6 hours. (Dosage depends on your dog's weight: 1 ml per 10 lbs.) Bonus, the Pepto Bismol also works to stop vomiting.

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Two other over-the-counter medicines can be given to dogs with diarrhea: Imodium AD (1 ml per 10 lbs. every 8 hours) and Kaopectate (Dogs: 0.05-0.1 mg/pound by mouth every 8 hours. Treatment should only be needed for 1-2 days.

If diarrhea persists or worsens, contact your veterinarian.

Vet or No Vet? Fortunately, episodes of doggie diarrhea have sudden onset, are easily cured, and occur infrequently. However, diarrhea becomes clinically significant after 24 hours. Therefore, if the diarrhea has lasted a few days, or your dog is weak and listless, or there are additional problems (such as vomiting or blood in the stool), then it is time to have a veterinarian examine your pet.

While home remedies could save you a small chunk of change in a pinch, you should always consult with your veterinarian - at least via telephone - at the onset of any "symptoms".

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Here's another valuable tip that I wasn't aware of until I started working at the vet:

You don't always have to lug your pet to the vet to obtain a diagnosis (and medications if there's a problem). With diarrhea, for example, you could simply take a recent sample of your pet's stool to the vet. The "fecal test" is generally very inexpensive ($10-$15) and works wonders for giving you peace of mind.

By Lynnette

About The Author: Lynnette is a dog lover who has worked for a veterinarian in Tennessee. She currently has two dogs: a rescued black lab/golden retriever mix and an American Eskimo. Read more about her pets and other fun stuff at: thefuntimesguide.com/

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By Bonnie (Guest Post)
February 11, 20050 found this helpful

The best remedy, which never fails, is to brown hamburger and add cooked rice. Feed your dog only this until the diarrhea is gone.

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By Barbie (Guest Post)
February 11, 20050 found this helpful

I agree with the rice theory....we raise labs and I have found that no food for 16-24 hrs or minimal amounts of rice or other bland not greasy food...and lots of WATER....animals as people will dehydrate quickly with diarrhea if not offered water continually......pepto doses work too / you can also get a very good diarrhea med. from foster and smith... but limit food intake and give the body the opportunity to rest from heavy digestion.....

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January 24, 20070 found this helpful

First make darn sure you know what is causing the Diarrhea. After your pet has 'cleaned out' and like the next day, you can give it a half tea of Pepto Bismo.

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Check with the vet for dehydration.

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March 17, 20070 found this helpful

if your dog has had any previous antibiotics, give it yogurt to replace lost bacteria in its system, Poodle I had , had this and yogurt did the trick. Advice came from my MD for this and it worked

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By linda (Guest Post)
August 12, 20070 found this helpful

plain white rice works wonders

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By Ginger (Guest Post)
January 19, 20080 found this helpful

Have any of the dogs eaten Nutro Healthy choice? This is what made my dog sick, and imodium seemed to help some. "biu"

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By owner of pug (Guest Post)
May 2, 20080 found this helpful

I just spoke with my vet about my pups diarrea and was told to never give a dog immodium.

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By Tammy (Guest Post)
October 21, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you so much. The Pepto seems to have done the trick. Only 3 single tsp doses and my Schnoodle's diarrhea has all but subsided.

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You've helped me a lot and certainly reassured me that Max is going to be fine.

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By Pat (Guest Post)
January 7, 20090 found this helpful

I found that oatmeal works MUCH better than rice. Cook one pound ground turkey, add two cups quick cook oatmeal and two cups water. Heat through then cover with lid, turn off heat and let all water be absorbed. This will last in the fridge about five days. I warm up for meals adding just a bit of kibble to help keep teeth clean. It's been a miracle for colitis in my dog.

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December 27, 20100 found this helpful

Pumpkin! That is one thing that is missing from this post. My dog (8-month-old black lab/boxer mix) had chronic diarrhea for a few months. We took her to the vet, she underwent 2 courses of antibiotics and a course of probiotics. Nothing helped! Finally, we found on a forum that people have used plain canned pumpkin. We tried it and it worked after only 2 doses! We simply added a little over a tablespoon of plain canned pumpkin to each of her meals. After 2 meals, her diarrhea was gone! We continued to give her pumpkin with every meal for several weeks.

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About a week ago we stopped, but we are also feeding her limited ingredient food that already has pumpkin in it. She has not had diarrhea since that second dose of pumpkin several weeks ago. It worked for Chloe and it's definitely worth a try for your puppy!

Keep in mind the size of your dog. A little over a tablespoon worked for her, but she was about 65 lbs when we started it and she is now over 70 lbs. If your dog is smaller, I would start with a smaller amount. Please remember also to not buy pumpkin pie filling; just plain pumpkin.

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June 8, 20110 found this helpful

Surprised that Brown rice was not used in menu. And with no dis-respect a simple dose of (in my dog's case) 5ml of "SCOURBAN" if no improvement in 24 hours contact Veterinarian.

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August 18, 20130 found this helpful

First and foremost talk to a vet about why your dog has the chronic diarrhea, once you know and the base problem treated. Give your dog canned pumpkin.. Make sure it is pure pumpkin not the pie ready stuff. You don't have to go changing their food as that is hard on them when they already have upsets.. I give 1/2 teaspoon to a 4 pound terrier up to 2 tablespoons for a 100 shepherd. Most dogs will readily take it from the spoon... Those that don't just mix in with their dog food and a tiny bit of canned...
P.S. It works for the constipated one also.

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December 13, 20130 found this helpful

Rice, especially white rice should not be fed to pets with diarrhea. It will ferment in the GI tract & give them gas which will only make their diarrhea symptoms worse. It's also difficult to digest.

These according to many experts, including 'Ottawa Valley Dog Whisperer' who is perfectly thorough in all her advice on animal issues.

Below is a copy paste from her site, on things not to feed an animal (Cats/Dogs) that are suffering from diarrhea.

'9.0 Items to Avoid Feeding a Dog or Cat If He/She Has Diarrhea

Do not feed your dog or cat his/her 'normal' food.

Do not feed your dog or cat rice and ground beef;
Many allopathic veterinarians will recommend that you feed your dog or cat plain rice and lean cooked ground beef.
Rice can ferment in the GI tract, create gas and make the diarrhea worse;

Also, rice moves through the digestive system quickly, and is very difficult to digest - it will only add to the next bout of diarrhea);

Even lean ground beef has enough fat to cause more/worse diarrhea.

Do not give your dog or cat Pepto Bismal as it contains salicylates - a compound found naturally in foods and manufactured synthetically for use as a pain killer - i.e. salicylates are an active ingredient in aspirin; Salicylates will make your dog's, cat's condition worse.'

ottawavalleydogwhisperer.blogspot.../search?q=diarrhea

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Anonymous
November 7, 20160 found this helpful

I have a 4 year old mini jack Russel and for some reason he has diarrhoea he was vomiting a few days ago but that's stop whereas he now has diarrhoea he only had soft stools while vomiting I have given him boiled rice sweet potatoes and roast beef with a bit of the juices just after I gave him that his stools seemed to be firming up slightly but now they literally are water what should I do

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April 12, 20170 found this helpful

Maybe from the liquid,My Toy poodle has diareh but she's still eating but also Constipated on and off if that makes sence

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Anonymous
November 8, 20160 found this helpful

I have a 4 year old mini jack Russel and for some reason he has diarrhoea he was vomiting a few days ago but that's stop whereas he now has diarrhoea he only had soft stools while vomiting I have given him boiled rice sweet potatoes and roast beef with a bit of the juices just after I gave him that his stools seemed to be firming up slightly but now they literally are water what should I do

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