for Dog Diarrhea... Know What to Do
How do you know if your your dog needs safe home remedies for dog
diarrhea or a trip to the vet?
It's nice to have a few of the ingredients around if you need 'em...
If your dog can be treated at home,
do you know how to make your own concoction?
While treating your
pooch, you must know how much, how often, and for how long. Finally,
knowing how to wean your canine back to her normal vittles can be a
bit touchy (at times)!
If Your Pal Has the Runs... We've got You Covered!
We'll give you all the information you need minus the bells and
whistles. Everything you'll read about our home remedies for dog diarrhea is based from our own dog diarrhea experiences or from other reliable sources. Keep this info handy...
either stored in your brain or tacked on the kitchen cabinet.
This will help make the difference if your furry companion gets the
You'll make a quick decision. “Do I take my pooch to the vet or
can I use our dog home remedies?” Therefore...
- Due to your quick decision, dog diarrhea therapy was started
immediately. Knowing how to treat dog diarrhea results in a quicker
recovery and less discomfort for your doggy. Also, a lot easier on
Giving your faithful companion a healthy lifestyle will result in
less occurrences. And, recovery is quicker in a healthy pooch than
a unhealthy dog.
Nimble just finshed climbing the dune...
Lov'in the exercise, pure water and air. Still waiting for the sun to come up...
Our information isn't meant to replace veterinary care. Nimble and I
are only sharing our own experiences... including what we've learned
over the years. If you feel comfortable making the decision for home
care... great. Go ahead and give our home remedies for dog diarrhea a shot.
If you have any doubt or just want piece of mind...
crank up that car and take you favorite companion to the vet!
I Use Natural
Dog Diarrhea Remedies at Home if...
Nimble has 2-3 diarrhea bouts during the day... lasting no longer
than 2 days.
I see just a teeny weeny bit of blood in her poop now and then.
Nimble is acting her normal self (even if her appetite is down)... home remedies for dog diarrhea to the rescue!
Yup... she's sure acting like playful Nimble! No worries...
Ate some grass, pooped a runny poop... then good to go!
Nimble eats grass and throws up only the grass.
I see a little mucous in her poop.
to the Vet before I Use Dog Diarrhea Home Cures if...
She has frequent vomiting and dog diarrhea bouts during the first
There's lots of blood in her poop.
She's not acting her normal self... lethargic, stumbling, pacing,
Her dog stool is almost black and tarry looking.
Nimble has signs of abdominal pain.
Want to learn more about what your dog's poop is telling you? Well, here you go...
Important... Before Choosing Your Home Remedies for Dog Diarrhea...
At times, there are exceptions... dog drugs might be necessary. But,
using drugs when they aren't necessary is only poisoning your doggie.
You're just masking the symptoms... it'll pop up again, possibly
disguising itself as another malady.
more drugs and more new symptoms. The whole time your dog's health
declines. You must get to the root of the problem.
Top Home Remedies for Dog Diarrhea
the #1 Cure
for Your Pal's Runs!...
… rated right behind a healthy
dog food diet (including
exercise, sunshine, fresh water and pure air). Actually, a healthy
dog food diet is also a preventative measure. You
need to read this... please read the whole page!
Proper food combining.
Rates right up there with fasting! This
page will wake you up... tap here!
After I puree these veggies for us, I properly combine them with our other foods...
Healthy food makes for a healthy dog... this equals a fast recovery from the squirts
Ok... back to fasting...
If you have a hard time fasting your
dog, join in! It works for us... you won't believe how healthy
fasting is for you and your pooch! I could never, ever
eat in front of Nimble while she's fasting...
And it's the cheapest of home remedies for dog diarrhea... it won't cost you a dime!
If you're dead set against fasting, then this dog diarrhea remedy
isn't for you. Just skip on down to our next remedy. Remember...
good things in life aren't easy. The harder it is, the better your
“return on investment!”
Digestion takes a huge amount of energy. Fasting frees up this
energy so your dog's (and your) body uses that energy to clean house and rebuild.
Keep your dog water bowls full of pure water during your dog's
fast. I let my dog drink all she wants. What about your dog
throwing up water? Give lesser amounts more frequently. You can
also give your dog ice cubes to chew on.
Here's some safe dog foods to feed your doggy before introducing her
Cottage Cheese. I read you can use this as one of your home remedies for dog diarrhea... we've never tried it. I never
have it in the kitchen.
Bland white rice and chicken (without skin). Read about this tasty
Try adding a scoop of pumpkin...
I ground the chicken before steaming it...
- Pumpkin. Not that stuff made for pie fillers! We baked ours and
used canned. More below.
Rice water. Left over water after making your rice.
Boiled or baked potatoes... mash 'em. Oh... discard the skin.
Eggs. Boiled or scrambled. We've never tried this as one of our home remedies for dog diarrhea.
Pureed fruit and vegetables for dogs. Nimble and I usually break
our fasts with these. It takes very little energy to digest fruit.
However, it goes through your system fast. If your dog's poop is
still kind'a runny, maybe slow it down with the other dog diarrhea
Are you wondering about that apple in our picture? Yes, dogs can snack on apples... please take a look at this page.
We enjoy pureed fruit after our fasts. If your dog had the runs... our other bland foods might work better for your pooch
these dog foods. Using smaller amounts over a longer period of time
works best. Increase the servings slowly. After 1-2 days, start
adding your pooch's regular good healthy dog food. At the same time,
decrease the “after the fast” foods (not fast foods... get it?).
“How long until
I can feed my dog her normal dog chow?” Every dog and every case
is different. I would say 1-2 days minimum. When your dog is back
to his regular eating habits, her poop should look ok...
If your dog still
hasn't recovered after 5-6 days... I'd suggest having your doggie
examined by an experienced veterinarian.
you feel like we left something out? Tap here... there's more. You'll enjoy this article by yours truly (Scott and Nimble).
Here's one of Those Home Remedies for Dog Diarrhea You Might
Who doesn't like chicken and rice? When we're talking proper
food combining, rice and meat (starch and protein) shouldn't be
combined. But... if it fixes your dog's runs... who cares?
Here's Nimble with white rice (popular choice of most) and ground, steamed chicken with pumpkin.
I've written an article about the benefits of bland chicken and rice. Most recommend using white rice. I've used brown with good results. But, maybe my doggie Nimble is an exception. Also, I simmer it to a
Tap this link and read all about it... save
some for your dog!
Slippery Elm... Probably the Most Popular Dog Diarrhea Herb
Some holistic veterinarians claim to use this herb more than any
other. It has a bland taste so “hiding it" in your dog's vittles
shouldn't be a problem.
It's called “slippery” because it becomes viscid (mucous-like)
when mixed with water. It lubricates and soothes the inflamed lining
of the stomach and intestines, providing relief. This is an attribute other home remedies for dog diarrhea lack.
Buying this natural “Pepto Bismol”...
Health food stores or online.
Buy the capsule form and remove the powder or buy the bulk powder.
Buying our slippery elm powder at the health food store
Is it pricey?
It's not cheap. However, as with some of our other remedies for
dogs, a little goes a long way. The powder is cheaper than
and feeding it
according to Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for
Dog's and Cats...
Mix one teaspoon of powder into one cup of cold water. Slowly stir
the mixture as you bring it to a boil. Then, lower the heat for a
few minutes while the concoction thickens. If you prefer, add a
tablespoon of honey, then allow the mixture to cool.
The slippery elm "gel" is very runny but it coats the GI tract well
Just mix into your dog's food... she shouldn't notice it at all! Of all the home remedies for dog diarrhea... this is one your pooch shouldn't taste (hopefully).
Small dogs: ½ to 1 teaspoon, four times a day (or every 4 hours).
Medium dogs: 2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons, 4 times a day (or every
Large dogs: 3 to 4 tablespoons, 4 times per day (or every 4 hours).
I'm adding a fresh batch of slippery elm "gel" to white rice... you can't even taste it!
Storing your slippery elm...
As with our other dog herbs, we keep them in a cool, dry place out
of direct sunlight.
Slippery elm should be given at least a couple hours before or after
giving your dog medications or dog supplements.
Just to be on the safe side...
Slippery elm is generally a safe herb because of its mild effects. Dogs rarely show allergies to this herb. However, as with other new
herbs, supplements or food, carefully watch your dog for
adverse reactions. If the new addition doesn't agree with your pal,
immediately discontinue use...
Dog food intolerance symptoms may differ in each dog... not all dogs are created
Our Home Remedies for Dog Diarrhea are Getting Tastier...
There's no doubt your pooch will catch you snacking on his canned
Hey, you thought pumpkin was for constipation... it is! Also, it
binds up your pooch's poop (try saying that – pooch's poop - over
and over, as fast as you can!).
It soothes and coats irritated bowels while absorbing moisture and
bulking up the stools. This slows down GI poop transit time. Perfecto!
When are we gon'na open it up dad?...
This canned pumpkin is probably still fairly nutritious since it was cooked in it's own container
Buying this halloween cure...
- Whole pumpkins are at your grocers but they may be
seasonable. Make sure they're certified organic.
Canned pumpkin is everywhere. Make sure it's pure puree (try
saying that over and over!). Don't cheat and get the sweetened pie
filling full of junk. Certified organic is the only way to go... same with all your other home remedies for dog diarrhea.
Is it hard on your purse or wallet?
Nope. Even the canned stuff is cheap. And, as with our other
natural remedies for dogs, they're hard to use up (unless you gobble
Steam or bake the whole raw pumpkin... just like other squash. Get a small pumpkin.
A can opener is all you need for the canned pumpkin.
Mix in with your dog's bland dog diarrhea cures or feed by itself.
What an effective doggy diarrhea trio... organic chicken, organic rice and organic canned pumpkin
How much and how often...
My doggie Nimble is 10 lbs. I fed her 1 tablespoon per day, more or
less. Man, that stuff is good!
I kept the cooked and canned in the 'frig for a week. You might try
freezing it... I ate the rest of the pumpkin before it had a chance
What Causes Us to Use Home Remedies for Dog Diarrhea?
The runs can be caused by something your canine shouldn't have
done (acute condition). Or, it's caused by an underlying condition
that's been hang'in around for awhile (chronic).
Did your companion do any of these lately?...
Overeat? Wild dogs gorge before another predator steals their
meal. Our pets still have this instinct. Unfortunately, they
aren't conditioned for this.
Maybe smaller meals through out the day? We usually follow this regimen with Nimble's dog feeding schedule.
When Nimble has to work at it... chances are she won't eat too much too fast!...
Grinding, chewing and chomping... chicken meaty bones are not swallowed in big gulps
- Scarf down spoiled dog food? Wild dogs cache (store) raw meat,
then come back days later to finish up. Our domesticated dogs
aren't used to this and some have unhealthy immune systems. Also,
spoiled “human” food doesn't cut it.
Eat something different you just served up as a surprise? You
probably just spent a ton of time and money on this new dog home
made treat... sorry!
Get stressed out... Maybe another family member? Upset emotionally?
Ate a poisonous substance or plant? I think wild dogs know which
plants to avoid.
Swallow socks or other “objects” that are a no-no? We won't get
into this too deep!
Take medications meant for your pooch? Or, If your dog steals one of your pills... get to the vet. Don't wait... even if you think our home remedies for dog diarrhea will work!
Dog food intolerance symptoms? Maybe you fed your furry companion
something he's allergic to.
Some Underlying conditions that can cause the squirts...
Infections with viruses such as parvovirus, distemper or
Dog diseases such as kidney or liver disease to name a few. Nasty little critters living inside your doggy... internal
Wolves have parasites... they get along fine with each
other. However, we can't compare our pets due to their domesticated
should Know about Dog Diarrhea
Sometimes you need to make adjustments while assessing your doggie's
Smaller dogs will dehydrate faster than larger dogs. Does your dog
have a pre-existing health condition? Also, consider the age of your
pooch... is she really young or very old?
Here's a couple simple tests you can do to determine if your dog is
Pinch (or pull up into a tent) the skin between her shoulder blades. If it snaps back, that's good. If it takes a while to return to
normal, your friend is dehydrated.
Try this if your pal needs a haircut like Nimble... open your dog's
mouth. Press the tip of your finger against her gums, then pull it
away. The skin should return to it's normal color quickly.
Your Home Remedies for Dog Diarrhea Should be on Alert
Why do our dogs have sensitive stomachs? In the wild, dogs eat
things that would turn you green (mostly rotten raw meat stowed away
for lean times)...
They're designed to handle bacteria and other
organisms that would wage war against our dogs' gastrointestinal
tract! These are healthy dog foods mother nature designed for their
Even so... once in a while a wolf might need one of mother nature's dog upset stomach home remedies. I'm willing to bet that mother nature provides her own natural dog diarrhea remedy in the form of plants, etc. For instance... maybe a wild dog gorged on too many strawberries or other tasty fruits (can you blame her?).
Unfortunately, most of our canines lack the ability to handle foods
that are “fermented.” Put another way... their systems aren't
healthy enough. On top of that, most of our human foods are not
compatible for dogs.
Finally, our pets have access to chemicals and
other poisonous things not found in the wild.
Make sure you're prepared... you never know...
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