my dog has diarrhea what do i give him tostop it
my boxer has had diarrhea for 2 days I haven't changed anything no new food gave him new treats which i stopped. What can I do to help him.
on Jan 13th 2012
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I feel your pain. My guy just got over a bout. You can try adding a tablespoon of canned pumpkin...NOT pie filling.. to his food. Plain yogurt can also help replenish his gut flora.
If that doesn't help try giving him plain boiled rice for a few meals. Then add a simple protein like boiled skinless chicken or a hard boiled egg. Once things are firm again gradually trandition him back to kibble. Do this slowly so you don't upset his system again. It took almost a week to get my guy fixed up again. If it lasts longer or he is lethargic take him in to the vet. Good luck.
While Squam's ideas are good, that's for a dog that is otherwise healthy except for occasional bouts of loose stools.
Since I don't know the whole situation with your dog, I recommend a vet visit. Diarrhea can kill a dog if they become severely dehydrated. Also, diarrhea can be a symptom of serious illness like parvovirus infection. It can also be a symptom of simple, treatable illness like intestinal parasites. I really can't say without knowing more, which I why I recommend a vet visit instead of consulting strangers on the internet (which has it's place, I agree! Just not when your dog is sick.)
Bruno CGC answered on 1/13/12. Helpful? / 2