Pumpkin for Treating Dog Diarrhea - American Kennel Club

When diarrhea happens with your dog, you need to be prepared
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"Dog diarrhea has a number of causes including infection, ingestion of foreign objects, food allergy, food intolerance (inability to digest) and parasites. Causes can be mild, such as stomach upset, to cancer. Diarrhea in dogs can appear suddenly (acute) or chronic, which means that it lasts for a long time. In most cases, canine diarrhea in healthy dogs is caused by an inflammation or infection in the intestinal tract, a condition called gastroenteritis. Since dogs naturally eat natural items they find outdoors such as a dead animal or plant which causes gastrointestinal irritation, they are prone to diarrhea. Most cases that are caused by ingesting items outdoors will go away with no medical intervention. Signs of a more chronic or severe case that requires a trip to a veterinarian includes seeing canine diarrhea and vomiting together, a dog that refuses to eat , lethargy or avoidance of normal play, bloating, acting as if the dog is in pain. Puppy diarrhea or mild diarrhea in smaller breeds can quickly cause dehydration, so a trip to the vet is warranted. If your adult dog only has diarrhea as a symptom,then the best approach is to withhold food for 12 - 24 hours. Water should never be withheld to prevent dehydration. After12 - 24 hours, provide a bland diet in small amounts such as cooked, never raw lean ground turkey and white rice. Food should beserved in the quantity of 1 tbsp per 10 pounds of body weight every few hours for 12-24 hours after the fasting period. Increase the amount of food provided as long as the diarrhea is improving. Continue for 1 - 2 days and then gradually restore the normal diet in 3 to 4 days. If symptoms don't improve after trying the aforementioned diet change or if diarrhea is frequent seeyour veterinarian to avoid dehydration and for a complete diagnosis. Your dog might need an antibiotic or other treatment for the condition."
Treating canine diarrhea is dependent on the underlying cause. This guide identifies these causes and provides an accurate treatment method for dogs.
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If your dog is suffering from consistent diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, you should take him to see your veterinarian. is especially concerning and should always be treated as a potential emergency, just in case it is a serious illness. Once your veterinarian has diagnosed your dog and suggested a treatment plan for the cause, however, pumpkin can be a helpful supplement to get your dog’s diarrhea under control.
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For more serious issues, such as cancer, the vet may recommend a veterinary oncologist who can present cancer treatment options. Depending on your dog's situation, she may also need to be hospitalized to receive intravenous therapy. The longer your dog experiences bloody diarrhea, the more likely this is (because of dehydration and electrolyte imbalances).Clostridium perfringens is an intestinal bacteria that produces toxic compounds when it proliferates. These enterotoxins (substances that are toxic to the intestines) are a common cause of diarrhea in dogs; in fact, 34% of dogs with diarrhea have been identified as carrying clostridium toxins. The disease that results from clostridium enterotoxins is called clostridial enterotoxicosis. It is something of a mystery to veterinarians, in spite of the obvious connection to the bacteria. About 80% of dogs seem to carry the bacteria without producing toxins or showing signs of diarrhea. Symptoms seem to develop suddenly in response to a stressor such as diet change, an allergic reaction, or an environmental disturbance like staying in a hospital or a kennel. When this happens, the bacteria produce spores and proliferate toxically in large numbers. It is possible that ingestion of the bacteria in food, or exposure to other dogs may also precipitate the problem, even though some bacteria are already present in the intestine. Symptoms can vary from mild diarrhea that resolves itself in about a week, to chronic episodes that recur every few months. Some dogs can have a sudden, life-threatening form of gastritis, called hemorrhagic gastroenteritis, with acute vomiting and bloody diarrhea. This will need immediate treatment to prevent dehydration and shock. Most other forms respond to oral antibiotic.For healthy adult dogs with simple acute diarrhea, your veterinarian may initially recommend a conservative approach rather than an in-depth diagnostic work-up. Conservative treatment will often involve withholding all food for 12-24 hours to allow the intestinal tract to rest; access to water must not be restricted during this time. After this fast, an easily digested diet will be prescribed for a few days; this diet may either be a commercial product or a bland, home-prepared combination of cooked rice or pasta and boiled chicken. This conservative medical approach allows the body's healing mechanisms to correct the problem. As the stools return to normal, you can gradually reintroduce your dog's regular food by mixing it in with the special diet for several days.When , there may be cause for concern. Because apuppy's immune system is still growing and strengthening, he is muchmore susceptible to infections, viruses and disease. Puppies may alsocontract certain ailments by nursing on a mother dog who's ill. If younotice a puppy with diarrhea, it's recommended to collect stool samplesfor examination. The dog treatment provided will be based upon resultsand findings. Puppies can become dehydrated much more easily than adultdogs. Since dehydration is one of the major concerns in any dog withdiarrhea, make sure the puppy is receiving ample amounts of water.