Diarrhea: What To Do If Your Dog Is Having A Hard Time Swallowing A Poopy Mess
Diarrhea is not well-formed, has excess liquid, and is not easily picked up without smearing. Most home remedies and human medications are not safe for dogs. If your dog is lethargic, not eating, vomiting, or showing other symptoms, it should see the Vet. Kaopectalin is a medication used to treat diarrhea in dogs. It is administered by mouth. Your vet may recommend a dosage of 1–2 mL/kg up to four times a day. This medication can reduce the effectiveness of other oral medications. Loperamide is commonly known as Imodium A-D. It was used in humans to slow the stool passing through the intestinal tract and stop diarrhea. It can cause serious side effects in some dogs. Plain pumpkin, not pumpkin pie mix, can help add extra fiber to bulk stool up. Probiotics can be very helpful in dogs with diarrhea. Prebiotics make good bacteria grow in the gut. Some probiotic products like Pro-Pectalin and Proviable KP contain pectin. Metronidazole is an antibiotic used to prevent infections and inflammation that result in diarrhea. Prednisone is a steroid that may be used to decrease the inflammation in the stomach that is contributing to diarrhea. Dewormers treat specific types of intestinal parasites. A therapeutic diet may be recommended for a dog with diarrhea, especially if it is a chronic condition. Therapeutic diets are only available with a prescription from your doctor. These foods are specifically designed to aid in the treatment or management of various diseases. . .