Puppy Diarrhea Treatment

Puppy Diarrhea Treatment All puppies, at one point or another, have had a case of diarrhea. Most diarrhea will only last a couple days, however if it continue over a long period of time it is a cause for concern; especially if the Puppy Diarrhea Treatment  gets severe, and is uncontrolled liquid squirts. Think of the dog as your baby (human). If your baby has a soft stool in his/her diaper, it may not be a cause for you to seek your doctor’s advice, for instance, if you have tried a new food which upset the baby’s belly.  If this is the case for your puppy, it may be fine for you to treat it at home. However, if your baby had uncontrolled diarrhea, you would seek a medical doctor’s advice, as there could be an underlying cause. Like a baby, a puppy can dehydrate really FAST from severe diarrhea. REMEMBER, diarrhea can be mild or severe and the treatments differ. The greatest worry with ongoing diarrhea is dehydration. Some dogs get doggy flu bugs, others may eat a strange food and cause stomach upset. Some dogs/puppies can get diarrhea from the excitement/stress of being away and then coming home. Ask your vet for a sheet on what to do for Puppy Diarrhea Treatment . Each vet has slightly different versions but they all have a sheet, as it is common. If the dog is vomiting and/or has diarrhea, and is dehydrated then you must seek vet attention to administer fluids intravenously. A good test method for dehydration is, if the skin on the dog’s neck stays up when lifted and doesn’t drop down instantly in place when released.

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Recipe for early onset Puppy Diarrhea Treatment :

Pepto Bismol every 3 – 4 hours (You will need a syringe… good luck!)
liquid pink Pepto 1/2 to one teaspoon each time, for every 10lbs of dog

Pepto is highly recommended by vets for puppies over six weeks old. (for younger pups, call your vet).
 

Second day: (or first day with puppies)

Boil rice—1 cup rice, 2 cups water, 1 chicken breast. The chicken flavor permeates the rice when you cook it together making dogs LIKE to eat it. (You can use rice Pablum). Feed ONLY the rice mixture for the first day after fasting. REMEMBER, if your dog has secondary diarrhea (uncontrolled watery squirts), YOU MUST get fluids into him/her. This can be done by syringe, or intravenously.

Another vet recommends adding a little bit of low-fat plain yogurt and a little bit of low-fat cottage cheese. Canned pumpkin is also known to help treat diarrhea…I give it to my lactating dams.

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