Every dog ? has diarrhea. Diarrhea can be a natural body reaction to remove something that does not belong in the (dog) body.
Giving diarrhea inhibitors (like Imodium) can delay the recovery of infectious diarrhea.
org that your dog drinks
In diarrhea your dog loses a lot of water and salts. As long as your dog drinks enough, that does not have to be a problem.
The infusion is necessary as your dog
– drink too little
– the drinking outbreak
– become sluggish
– getting sticky mucous membranes
– gets a bad skin elasticity (turgor)
Make sure your dog eats
Unlike what is often advised, it is wise that your dog continues to eat diarrhea.
The body needs the absorbed nutrients!
Often the dog feels better if you feed him several times a day.
What your dog eats is less important than your dog eats, provided the food does not contain pathogens (better not to eat unheated meat).
If your dog keeps drinking but does not eat, you can give electrolyte drinks
Electrolyte drinks are drinks with salts, which are good against dehydration. Compare it with sports drinks.
Let your dog out often enough
Nothing is more annoying than your dog poops in the house, but sometimes an animal is in great need. It is nice if your dog can go outside at that moment.
Clean up the stool of your dog. Keep other dogs away.
Diarrhea can have an infectious cause: a virus or a parasite (roundworm, Giardia, spectacle box yeast, coccidiosis).
Clean up the stools of your dog, if at all possible.
Other dogs can become ill through the stool of your dog.
Think about your own health
Usually, infectious diarrhea is species-specific.
The chance that you will get sick of your dog is not big.
Some diarrhea generators do occur in humans and animals. Examples are Salmonella and Campylobacter, the main causes of food poisoning in humans.
– Thoroughly wash your hands after helping your dog.
– Dry your hands on a clean towel.
– Wash the towel at 60 degrees Celsius.
Make an appointment with your vet
if your dog :
– Ill is
– has a fever (more than 39.5 degrees Celsius)
– Water and / or food broke out
– has blood on the stool
– Shows pressure
– Dehydrated (sticky mucous membranes or skin fold that does not immediately expire)
– The problems last longer than 3 weeks (see below).
– The problems return regularly (see below).
Chronic or recurrent diarrhea
Has your dog been diarrhea for more than 3 weeks?
Does the diarrhea always return?
The chance is small that :
– the problems will pass automatically.
– a short course of medication.
Before starting a long-term treatment, it is advisable to find out exactly what is going on.
We advise :
– Relevant blood tests.
– Stool test for parasites (a culture on bacteria generally has no added value).
– An elimination diet.
– An endoscopy.