Tips for Treating Dog Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a common disorder in dogs. It can develop due to variety of reasons like intestinal parasites, metabolic disorders, viral infections etc. It can also occur due to blockage in the intestine of dogs. If the diarrhea is mild then the pet owners can use homemade remedies which will be sufficient. However, if the dog is suffering from chronic diarrhea and the diarrhea has lasted for more than 24 hours, then a veterinarian should be consulted. Symptoms of severe diarrhea include lethargy, dehydration, pain in the muscles, continued vomiting etc.  Young puppies and older dogs or dogs with some preexisting health condition will be impacted more in such diarrhea and they will need medical help. Some of the effective tips for treating dog diarrhea is provided below:

Continue Feeding the Dog

The food for dogs should not be stopped during diarrhea. During such disorders, the dogs need nutrition to fight it and stay healthy. This applies even more to young puppies and old dogs who do not have much reserves compared to young adult dogs. The food provides the strength and nutrients for the dogs to heal faster. A fast should be followed only if the veterinarian strictly prescribes it.