Dog diarrhea treatment options are necessary when your dog is having a problem with loose bowel movements. This is a problem for you too, not just the dog. Nobody likes to clean up loose smelly green dog poop.
Just to be clear, when I say dog diarrhea treatment, I don't mean
medical treatment. I mean things you can easily do at home that don't
require meds. This may not always solve the problem, bearing in mind,
what may possibly be causing the runny dog poo in the first place, but
for common causes like...
These home remedies for treating dog diarrhea will work. If in doubt, go to your vet, of course.
This means withhold all food for long enough to clear out the digestive tract. This will generally take 24 to 48 hours. That's right! Your dog won't die. Your feelings of guilt will be the big problem! Learn more about fasting for health here.
Random intermittent fasting is an ancient method of healing and the best way to restore health. The correct terminology is natural hygiene. Fasting for 24 to 48 hours will give the digestive tract enough time to empty out the irritant, so that the body can concentrate on healing, rather than digesting more food. Give the digestive system a rest, in other words. This is essential for the healing of inflamed, irritated bowel tissue and is the most important component of your dog diarrhea treatment program.
Once your dog has finished his 24 to 48 hour fast, he should be good and empty. If all has gone well, he should be very hungry. If your dog has been refusing food while he's had his bout of dog diarrhea, a bit of soothing, nutritious bone broth will help to get him interested in food again. Serve at room temperature or a wee bit warm.
Since dog diarrhea can strip the body of nutrients and water, bone broth will provide a highly nutritious and easy to digest food in liquid form. Don't jump straight into giving your dog his normal food immediately after a fast. You've just emptied him out, so don't rush to fill him up again too soon, or you may be back where you started with loose bowel movements.
Feed him some homemade bone broth several times a day for a couple of days. Then slowly introduce his solid food again. Learn more about bone broth and how to make it properly here.
Yes, carrots! Once your dog is well enough to start eating some solid food again, get three good sized carrots. Brush them well, or peel them. Cut them up and put them in your blender with 1/2 cup of pure water, 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, and whizz the heck out of them on high, so that they are pureed very well. Carrots are high in Vitamin A which is a fat soluable vitamin. That's why you need the coconut oil. It is delicious. Your dog will love it.
Blending on high, will break down the hard cellulose fiber, so that your dog will be able to absorb the nutrients in the carrots. I think we all know that if you give a dog pieces of carrot, they will simply come out the other end almost the same way they went in. This is not good, especially when trying to get over diarrhea.
Carrots are very
high in vitamins, minerals and fiber and nothing is
lost when served raw, pureed. Continue to do this until the stool is
firm and back to normal. Many people like to use pumpkin as part of
their dog diarrhea treatment, but I like carrots better. Canned pumpkin
is cooked, and so some of the nutrient benefit is lost due to the heat
of processing. You can get the same benefit from carrots, without the
nutrient loss, if you use them fresh and raw as part of your dog diarrhea treatment protocol.
Here's what I keep at home myself for runny poop emergencies.
Liquid Colloidal Silver - this is a natural antibacterial/anti inflammatory product that works well to eliminate offending bacteria if your dog has eaten something suspicious, or has picked up a bug from another dog. It is also my remedy of choice for protecting my dogs against the Lyme's bacteria. Since it is also an excellent natural anti inflammatory, it is essential for the home treatment of Irritable bowel syndrome, to soothe inflamed intestinal tissue. Administer during the fasting period to speed healing of the delicate , but inflammed, mucosal lining in the lower GI tract.
Aloe Vera Juice - an extremely nutritious food, well known for it's soothing properties. The delicate mucosa is the innermost lining of the digestive tract and comes in direct contact with the food that has been broken down in the stomach. Along with small amounts of nutritious and easily digested bone broth, administer aloe vera in between servings, or even put in your dogs water bowl for easy access.
Probiotics - are good, beneficial bacteria. If your dog has diarrhea because of a bacterial infection due to eating something weird, drinking stagnant water or has inflamed tissue of the pancreas or bowel, the ratio of good bacteria to bad bacteria will be out of balance. Probiotics will help to restore bacteria balance in the gut, so that your dog can digest food efficiently, again. Administer probiotics once your dog is eating solid food again. Give between meals on an empty stomach.
Intestinal Soothe & Build - this combination of herbs is especially good if there is a history of irritable bowel disorders, such as IBS, IBD, Crohns, colitis, ulcers, leaky gut, hemmorrhoids, anal fistula ...or anything like that. These herbs provide a tissue healing and anti- inflammatory effect that is cooling and soothing to damaged bowel tissue, while at the same time being very nutritious.