What can I give my dog for diarrhea? Imodium, Pepto Bismol?


Jun 28

Posted by Barkibu editors

Some people look for antibiotics for diarrhea in dogs that can be applied or if there are medicines that can be used to cut it. This article is for you to stop looking, and why? Because you cannot decide to give your dog a pill to make the poop get more solid, let alone an antibiotic.

Diarrhea in dogs can be a symptom of a lot of diseases. In fact, the usual thing when a dog is sick is that his mood changes, he vomits, and he has diarrhea. Although you read on the internet that there are drugs for humans that can be used to cut diarrhea, what you are doing is to silence one of the symptoms of that possible pathology that the veterinarian has to be able to determine.

So, I cannot give him any medication if he has diarrhea?

Our advice is to not even think about it. In addition, many of the drugs for humans are dosed for people, not for dogs, which you can cause lots of damage to their internal organs. In addition, some such as ibuprofen are highly toxic to them. If your dog has yellow, green or other color diarrhea that is not bloody, orange, or brown, it is most likely due to poor diet.

Diseases that are alerted by diarrhea are: parvovirus, distemper, stomach problems, etc. They are usually announced by it. It is especially important to know how to read these symptoms for what they are: symptoms, and you have to run to the vet if the dog has less than two months. At that age, the puppies have their immune system undeveloped, so they can die suddenly after we first notice the signs of serious illness.

Also keep in mind that if he only has bloody diarrhea it can be a problem of digestion or poor diet, but whenever he has two or more symptoms combined: diarrhea, bad breath, apathy, loss of hair, etc., you have to be worried, even if there is no blood. Administering a medication on our own will waste useful time from the intervention of a professional.

My DOG POOPED BLOOD and mucus. Dog blood in stool jelly like

Does your dog's poop have red blood, with a bit of mucus or vomit? If your dog's poop looks like jelly, something serious might be happening, especially if we are talking about diarrhea with blood.

Treatment for diarrhea in dogs

You must know all types of diarrhea in dogs based on the color of his stools. In the video that we attach in this article, you have more information. If your dog is a puppy, do not apply any home treatment, go see the veterinarian at the slightest sign of diarrhea.

Each dog is a world, in that sense, they are like a baby: they cannot tell you what is the best way to calm their diarrhea, so you have to be guided by your veterinarian and by your friend's reaction. Thanks to the specialist you will know when it is just diarrhea and when you can use home remedies.

The most effective treatment for simple diarrhea is controlled fasting for a period of time that goes between twelve and twenty-four hours depending on the age and health of your furry. Always with water sources at hand and with the progressive reintroduction of food past that term.

Never use antibiotics for diarrhea without a vet's prescription

Add to that the use of probiotics and, of course, drinking lots of water; face diarrhea as a warning: your dog is not eating well. Therefore you have to buy good feed adapted to his energy needs, weight, and age and combine that diet with homemade recipes and wet food. The changes in food of a dog always have to be very, very, very progressive and little by little.

They have a digestive system and a length of the intestine that we can consider of 'worse quality'. If we change their diet suddenly they will not be able to adapt to the change and they will get sick. As you can see, the way he processes food and changes to the diet gives us another clue as to what his day-to-day routine should be like.

Like us, dogs can get diarrhea if they undergo a peak of stress and anxiety. In summary, the best treatment for a dog with diarrhea is neither medicine for humans nor antibiotics. If you love your dog, do not trust internet forums, only a veterinarian.

My dog has yellowish diarrhea with blood and vomit

If the coloring of your dog's stools is bloody or occurs in the presence of other symptoms, such as vomiting, do not even bother searching for home remedies online, you have to go to the specialist, especially if he is a puppy. In this situation, having all vaccines up to date is a life insurance. If you have more questions, you can ask our online veterinarians.