A healthy dog might have an episode of dog diarrhea every once in a
while, but usually it’s a quick bout and over in no time, and that’s the
end of that. However if your dog is having diarrhea frequently, this problem must be resolved, or your dog can
become quite chronically ill and dehydrated.
Excessively loose, watery and frequent bowel movements are a sign that the bowels are trying to eliminate toxic irritants. This is the body's natural way of trying to get rid of something. That's OK, we don't want to stop the body's own ability to purge, but at the same time, we can't let it go on for too long.
I think we’ve all been there. The dog is at the door, asking to go out. He's panting. He’s in a hurry! You can tell by the way he’s behaving that something's wrong.
Once out, he finds a place, and let’s it gooooooooooo! Relief...but now he’s looking around, his posture is hunched and he’s straining to go again. More runny, smelly, liquid dog poop. Oh no!
Worse yet, you find he’s had a problem while you’ve been out. What a delightful surprise to be greeted with dog diarrhea all over the living room rug upon your arrival home. Your dog knows he’s been bad, even though it’s not his fault ( he was desperate !) and he’s hiding in the bedroom. No greeting at the door for you today!
Dog diarrhea is not fun for you or your dog.
There can be many reasons why your pooch has dog diarrhea. Diarrhea affects peristalsis, the involuntary muscle contractions in your dog’s intestinal tract. This makes him feel like he has to go...again, and again. Peristalsis creates wavelike movements that push the contents of the bowel forward.
Here are some of the most common causes of dog diarrhea.
|yellow, green||rapid transit||small bowel|
|black, tarry||Upper GI bleeding||stomach, small bowel|
|red blood, clots||lower GI bleeding||colon clots|
|pasty, light||lack of bile||liver|
|large, gray, rancid||poor digestion, malabsorption||small bowel|
|sour, foodlike, putrid||rapid transit, poor digestion, malabsorption, infection||small bowel|
|foul, rancid||poor digestion, fermentation||pancreas, small bowel|
|watery||rapid transit||small bowel|
|foamy||bacterial infection||small bowel|
|greasy||malabsorption||pancreas, gall bladder, small bowel|
|shiny, jelly like, mucous||parasites, irritation||colon|
|straining, many stools often||irritation, colitis||colon|
|3 or 4 large stools a day||poor digestion, malabsorption||pancreas, small bowel|
|State of Health||Cause||Located|
|weight loss||poor digestion, malabsorption||pancreas, small bowel|
|normal weight, normal appetite||large bowel malfunction||colon|
|vomiting, pain, diarrhea||enteritis, pancreatitis||pancreas, small bowel|
OK, now let's look at some suggestions for fixing this problem that have worked for me. On the next page I'll offer you some ideas for natural dog diarrhea treatment. Let's hurry up and get your dog feeling better soon.
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