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Diarrhea is a common symptom in dogs, especially appearing in small dogs. This may be the first manifestation of many dangerous, potentially fatal diseases for dogs. Therefore, you should not be subjective when the dog has diarrhea .

So, do you know what are the causes of this diarrhea? Join us at the Veterinary Hospital , learn how to treat and prevent this symptom.

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Symptoms Of Diarrhea Dog

Usually, puppies have more diarrhea than adult dogs. At most about less than 8 months of age, especially the period of 2 to 4 months of age. This is a period when the dog’s digestive system has not yet fully developed, so it is easy to suffer from intestinal diseases.

In addition, some owners are not aware of vaccinations, early deworming and puppy care . This can lead to dogs being infected with parasites or digestive problems. The most obvious signs are:

  • Dogs with vomiting do not eat, diarrhea for a long time.
  • Blood or stool in the dog will be bloody.
  • Dogs go toilet with a very fishy smell.
  • The frequency of going out of the dog is numerous and continuous

Cause Puppy Has Diarrhea

There are many causes of diarrhea in dogs. Some common causes of diarrhea include: viral infections, bacterial infections, parasites, fungi, drugs, food … (Wikipedia)

1. Environmental causes: Your dog’s habitat change causes excessive stress. For example, dogs are stressed due to housing changes, or weather changes …

2. Cause of food: Dogs eat spoiled food, or non-dog foods lead to poisoning. Another reason is that the dog eats food that cannot be digested, so the dog has diarrhea .

Although dogs can chew on bones, you should minimize the chewing or swallowing of small bones such as chicken bones or fish bones. Sudden changes in diet or food intake can also be a causative agent.

3. Cause of disease: Dogs infected with certain diseases, adversely affecting the digestive system. The most dangerous are viral diseases such as Care, Parvo, Hepatitis … These are the highest fatal diseases in dogs. Dogs with diarrhea have a lot of blood and are very difficult to treat.

Next are bacterial diseases such as Leptospira, E.coli, Salmonella … These diseases, although easier to treat, still have sequelae. Finally, parasitic diseases such as worms, tapeworms. The dog has constant diarrhea and vomiting.

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Signs Of Dangerous Disease

For your dog’s safety, we strongly encourage you to read this section carefully. The first thing you see when your puppy has diarrhea is to find out why.

If you eliminate the first two causes, you should take your dog to the vet immediately. Viral diseases have a short onset of illness, only 1-2 days after the disease has progressed.

We think it is easy for you to eliminate the first cause. For the second reason, you need to review the diet (both food and drink) in the past few days. If you are not sure or do not know? No problem! Stop the dog’s entire diet and watch for 24 hours.

If it was due to food, this would stop soon. If not, please check. Veterinary PetHealth currently offers free medical examination and examination . Come to get advice from the experts.

However, if your dog exhibits the following, accompanied by diarrhea, don’t wait until 24 hours. Your dog probably has one of the dangerous diseases we just named:

  • Puppies with bloody diarrhea are  seen with the naked eye
  • Dog gets sick and has high fever
  • Dog vomiting a lot
  • Dogs scream and look very painful when they go to the toilet
  • Dogs show signs of pronounced fatigue, apathy

How to Take Care of Diarrhea Dog

Before sharing, our team of doctors would like to emphasize once again: only apply these when you are certain that the cause of the disease is the second type (out of the 3 types mentioned above).

Most importantly, should abstain from feeding dogs for 12-24h after the discovery of diarrhea. Regardless of the cause, the dog’s bowels are in trouble.

Please think of the situation where you go out in person. We need to limit our eating to stabilize our digestive system.

Some owners asked us, should dogs have diarrhea? What should a dog eat diarrhea? The answer is nothing, no milk or no food.

Milk is one of the causes of diarrhea in dogs. Many dogs suffer from digestive disorders when eating dairy products: fresh milk, yogurt, etc.

Handling and Temporary Monitoring

Water and mineral salts are the two most important factors at this time. Every 1 outing, the dog loses a significant amount of water in the body. Accompanied by a lot of electrolytes and minerals.

If it lasts long, the dog will get increasingly tired. In dogs with poor health, dry mouth and sunken eyes may result from dehydration and electrolyte disorders.

When puppies have diarrhea, how can they drink water? Because it cannot eat anything, water is the best source of energy at the moment. Give your dog warm glucose / E-lectrolytes.

If the water container is dirty, clean it or replace it with a new one. Pay close attention to the amount of water in the bowl to see if the dog drinks, and do not leave Glucose sugar for dogs to drink all day, half a day will change to new water.

For mineral salts, you can go and buy C-Electrolytes for dogs to drink. This is a soluble powder, used exclusively when a dog has diarrhea to stop eating. The main effect of the drug is the addition of electrolytes for dogs.

In addition, it also stabilizes the mood of stress when the weather changes or transports (motion sickness). If your dog refuses to drink water with C-Electrolytes dissolved, use a syringe to suck the solution and pump it into the dog’s mouth.

Or indoors with glucose Glucose powder, dilute it with warm water to drink. The specific dosage depends on the condition. You can consult the seller and read the user manual for specific calculations.

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How To Cure Dogs With dysentery

For common diarrhea (due to food or stress), just following the steps above will be sufficient. In addition, according to folklore, some types of leaves such as black pot, yellow comb, guava leaf … have the ability to cure diarrhea for dogs.

With the above method, we experts do not encourage you to do this way. Folk methods and traditional remedies often bring unexpected effects. But there is no exact statistic of efficiency and no guarantee of 100% success.

Not to mention the environment and climate now far different from the old days. Meanwhile, the quality of these remedies greatly depends on the quality of leaves and the way of pounding. For serious illnesses, you need immediate veterinary services .

Viral and bacterial diseases require many procedures to accurately diagnose the cause. Due to what type of virus? What is the stage? Still treat it? At the same time, the healing process also requires monitoring and medication (injection) as directed.

Most dogs and cats fall into this situation and require inpatient treatment at hospitals. Some diseases have the potential to infect humans. Absolutely not subjective and self-healing at home. What medication is given to dogs with diarrhea , is the doctor’s job, do not decide for yourself without expertise.

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