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What Can I Give My Dog for Diarrhea? – Dogster


It’s common for dogs to have diarrhea occasionally. A dog’s digestive system is part of his immune system and works to reset itself when things get off track by cleansing the body of harmful materials. A healthy dog with a strong immune system will return to normal in about 2 to 4 days. There are things you can give your dog for diarrhea to help him recover.

What to do if your dog has diarrhea

Many things can cause dog diarrhea, from stress to dietary changes, and even food allergies. If your dog acts otherwise normal, don’t worry about occasional diarrhea. Like people, dogs get upset tummies, and it’s nothing a little pampering won’t fix. (See foods to eat below.)

Call your veterinarian if there are other symptoms such as blood, black tar-like stool and vomiting. If your dog ingested toxins, poisons or foreign objects, seek immediate care. Do not give any over-the-counter medications such as Pepto Bismal without first consulting your veterinarian. These medications can cause more harm.