your dog develops diarrhoea it is a sign of intestinal or digestive
problems just as dog flatulence is. On this page we’ll take a general
look at diarrhoea including causes and treatment.
diarrhoea can be caused by many things. In a not dissimilar way to dog
flatulence, your dog my develop diarrhoea from a diet of poor quality
pet food or overeating particularly if fed just once a day. If
you dog does get a spot of diarrhoea try feeding him two or three times
a day in smaller quantities.
may also be a contributing factor for example of the dog suffers from
separation anxiety if left alone. He may begin to nibble on or eat
anything he can get his teeth in I to around the house in an attempt to
relive his stress at being alone. If he eats anything which doesn’t
agree with him then diarrhoea may result.
parasites (such as worms) won’t do you dog any favours and may also
trigger diarrhoea and other unpleasant side effects. Viral infections
such as parvovirus and bacterial infections such as campylobacter are
quite common causes of dog diarrhoea.
treatment from your vet as soon as possible as parvovirus in particular
is a dangerous condition. Your dog will suffer much diarrhoea, be
depressed and become dehydrated from fluid loss.
you become concerned about your dog’s diarrhoea then seek professional
help from your vet. If possible take a stool sample with you as this
may assist the vet with diagnosis and treatment.