If you are a dog owner, you probably have come across the issue of dog diarrhea with your own dog or hear about the panic stories from another dog owner. The good news is mild cases of dog diarrhea can be treated at home. But remember, if you feel your dog is not getting any better or looks stress, a call or visit to the local vet might be the safe thing to do.
We like to share a video that explained 5 foods that are easy on the digestive system, provide nutrition, and could be a handy DIY remedies to help your pet feels better in time of need.
5 foods to treat dog diarrhea. Important to remember to monitor your dog for any food allergy reactions!
1. Good quality white rice. White rice is a source of soluble fiber, soluble fiber dissolves in water to form a viscous gel, which coats and soothes irritated bowels. Rice also absorbs water as it passes through the digestive tract, which then helps to harden the stool and add bulk.
Preparation: Boil one cup of white rice in four cups of water, boil for 20-30 minutes or until water turns creamy white. If your dog will not eat the rice, try giving him the rice water instead.
2. Pureed pumpkin. Make sure not to use pumpkin pie filling! Pureed pumpkin, either homemade or from the can, provides more soluble fiber than white rice. Pumpkin is also an excellent source of potassium, an important electrolyte. Electrolytes help move water within his body, keeping him hydrated.
Preparation: Start with 1 or 2 tablespoons depending on your dog’s size. Offers it to your dog slowly and see how he will take it.
Note: Whether you use rice or pureed pumpkin, you can also mix in some helpful probiotics.
3. Non-fat or low-fat plain yogurt. Make sure the yogurt does not contain artificial sweeteners or added sugar. Especially Xylitol, a sugar substitute that is toxic to canines. Do not feed your dog yogurt if he is allergic to lactose. The natural probiotics in yogurt help good bacteria thrive in his gastrointestinal tract. Good bacteria also help combat gas. You can mix a few tablespoons of yogurt with rice or pureed pumpkin and offer to your dog.
4. Boiled chicken breast. With no skin, no fat, no salt, no bone or anything else added. Boiled chicken is a good protein source if his system is ready for it. Shred about a cup of chicken and try feeding a little at a time to start off with. If he will not eat it, try feeding him with chicken broth. You can also mix the chicken with white rice or pureed pumpkin.
5. Plain eggs. Another great protein source and they are highly digestible. Give your dog scrambled eggs or well mashed boiled eggs. Do not add butter or oil! Eggs can also be combined with rice or chicken.
Try offering your dog 1 to 2 tablespoons every two hours. After 6 hours, try gradually increasing the quantity if he is responding well.
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Please note, the above information is no substitute for medical advice. Please consult your vet on the best and most appropriate treatment for your dog!
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