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10/07/2014 at 11:11 am

how to treat diarrhoea in dogs

A lot of people get really worried if their dog has diarrhoea. I can understand that with white carpets and white linoleum, but diarrhoea really isn't a big problem, unless it goes for more than a day.

So what can you do at home if your dog has diarrhea? The first thing is to give a bland diet, and a bland diet is a little bit of chicken pieces, in some boiled rice.

Now, believe it or not, I didn't know how to make boiled rice, it's really easy, you add rice to boiling water until it's fluffy, and then you add some chicken pieces, then let it cool down, and that's what you give your dog.

The reason that works is, it's a nice plain substrate for the bacteria in the lower bowel, to reestablish itself and then the diarrhoea in most cases settles down.

Hey, it's just like you got kids, you run to the doctor as soon as the child has diarrhoea, nah give it twenty four hours.

If the dog though is not eating, then that's a little bit more serious I would at least give the vet a call.

So to summarise it, if your dog has diarrohoea, most of the them are self limiting, we just need to help by giving a bland diet of boiled rice and some chicken pieces.

It can be cooked chicken, or a little bit raw it doesn't really matter it's for flavor.

If though the the dog hasn't been eating, take your dog, or at least give the vet a call because some of these diarroheas where the dog is not eating can be more serious.

About Dr Rod

In 1993, Dr. Rod Graham opened the Village Vet and since then he’s been the heart and soul of the veterinary practice. Originally a horse vet in the Yarra Ranges, he moved on after 20 years of dedication to focus on giving all pet owners the support they need. He’s a great educator, a great listener and also has a fantastic sense of humour! You can find Dr. Rod on Facebook and on the Village Vet website.

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