Just as it is a very common occurrence in human beings, diarrhea is equally common in dogs and will affect every dog at one point of time or the other during the course of their lives. In most cases, the condition will persist for a couple of days, but when it seems to last for a considerable period of time, it may be a rather serious concern that may need to be looked at more closely. There are a number of likely causes for the occurrence of dog diarrhea. These causes include an infection, the ingestion of foreign objects (something that is very common in dogs), food intolerances as well as food allergies. Unknown to a number of pet owners, eating too much is another very likely cause of diarrhea as some dogs may tend to over eat when they are used to getting only 1 meal over the course of the day. Instead, make it a point to feed your dog small meals throughout the day in order to prevent this from happening. With the easy availability of a wide variety of brands that offer pet food, it is easy to look for cheap alternatives that are advertised as being as good as any other brand on the market. However, you must make sure that the food you are feeding your pet is healthy and nutritious as the dog’s stomach will not necessarily agree with the lower grade of food it is being served.
The symptoms present will help you identify the root cause of the condition. For example, the disease when caused by the disease residing in the small intestine will induce symptoms such as large stool with the increase in the number of bowel movements over the course of the day from roughly 3 to 5. When the disease is present in the large intestines, the stool will be relatively smaller, but occur more than 5 times a day.
The best method to help cure the condition would be to add some probiotic powder to the dog’s water or include some probiotic content to your animal’s meals. 100% pure pumpkin is known to work wonders with diarrhea in dogs and, given that most dogs are very fond of pumpkin will be quite easy to administer. The unique fiber present in pumpkins is known to be very effective in regulating bowel movement. Since dogs suffering from diarrhea are likely to dehydrate very quickly, it is essential that you keep a fresh bowl of water ready for consumption throughout the day.
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