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Constant Diarrhea in Dogs

Updated on May 4, 2011

Constant Diarrhea in Dogs

Does your pooch seem to poop every time you turn around? Does he or she have a watery, runny stool more often than you’d like to clean? Constant diarrhea in dogs is a common thing actually and can often times be traced back to his or her diet. Have you recently switched brands of dog food? Has your “best friend” been out back playing in the yard or in a foreign or semi foreign territory? If so, they could have picked up something interesting from the yard and digested it now it has them “going.” The best thing to do in this case is to let nature run its course. It may be messy, it may be smelly, but it will surely be over soon. If you have switched to a new food then, that also is easily fixable and must also run it’s course. It’s not good when your dog eats any and everything out of the backyard because there can be some really dangerous stuff back there. Ever heard of the phrase “look what the cat dragged in?” well, your backyard may be a safe place most of the time but if you live near any type of wooded area, other animals could quite possibly drag foreign dead animals, objects, and who knows what, into your yard, things that any curious pet would find appetizing. Being the dog-lover that I am, I know how disconcerting it can be to watch your little friend go through this about as bad as it is watching them eat their own poop and vomit, which, one may ask themselves what could my dog possibly eat that is worse than his or her own poop? Trust me, you don’t want to know. Leaving all of that alone, if you feel that your dog’s condition traceable back to a new food, then give him water for about a day. Do this until the food is out of his system and go back to the old brand of dog food. If your dog has a sensitive digestive system and you want to switch to a more nutrient-rich dog food, check with your vet first, before switching food brands.


Constant Diarrhea in Dogs

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Constant Diarrhea in Dogs



If your dog has had diarrhea for two weeks or more, this is considered chronic diarrhea and you should stop switching foods, giving water and whatever else you’ve read or heard and make an appointment to see your vet. This could be a sign of a serious illness and your precious pooch needs all of the professional attention that only a loving vet can give. There are certain medicines that may be prescribed and given in a specific dosage and timeframe just as there is most likely a very strict diet that needs to be followed in order for your dog to get over this condition. Acute diarrhea, constant diarrhea in dogs, that last for a day or two, maybe even three to five days, is not really serious as long as you have been able to pinpoint a specific cause and are following some common sense ideas to help him or her out, you should be fine. However chronic diarrhea could be caused by parasites, which will need an antibiotic to kill the germs and the medicine will most likely need to be taken in its entirety although the symptoms may be gone, this is important because the germs can lye dormant even after the symptoms of the sickness are long gone. Another possible cause of chronic diarrhea could be an inflammed bowels or pancreatitis—all of which need to be checked out by your vet. In the meantime, give your loveable pooch plenty of gentle belly rubs and lots of tender loving care.


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