Junior is a big boy, so he pretty much went where he wanted, when he wanted, on or off leash. He also had selective hearing when it came to commands, and he was very leery of strangers and would bark. After his two week board and train, he walks nicely on and off leash, he’s learned to calm himself and not run over the two young girls in the household, and he’s much more comfortable around strangers.
Let’s face it: as a pet parent you are going to have to deal with more than a few messes in your time. When it comes to diarrhea nobody wants it smeared over their carpet or even in their kennel. It’s one mess that we would all rather live without! Fortunately for those of us who’s pets hate the V-E-T there are a few natural remedies for doggy diarrhea available that can help soothe the distress.
Finding out the cause:
The first step in any diarrhea cure is to find out what is causing it and avoid that thing at all costs. If you can prevent the problem happening then you won’t need a natural remedy at all! Obviously if your dog has a severe bout of diarrhea at any time in its life you should visit the vet. It will make them lose vital enzymes, salts and waters from their body that can leave them severely dehydrated if you don’t act.
1. Remove all food for 12 hours.
2. Make sure the dog has access to plenty of clean water. If needed, add chicken/beef broth or Pedialyte in addition to the water to help motivate them to drink.
3. Offer the dog a small portion of boiled white meat chicken (no bones or skin) and white rice. This can be the dog’s food until their stool consistency returns to normal.
4. If the diarrhea continues for more than 24 hours or your dog’s condition worsens at any time, call your vet immediately.
Giving your dog a little dose of the natural probiotics found in plain yogurt will help to replace some of the vital stomach bacteria they have lost. Probiotics should be used in harmony for best results.
Eggs can give your dog a natural protein boost that makes sure they are getting the nutrients they need in spite of the diarrhea. Be warned that this one is a hit or a miss. Sometimes an egg will just run straight through them.
Plain canned pumpkin is a great choice to sometimes help with diarrhea! It contains fiber, prebiotics, and vitamins/minerals! You can 1-to-4 tablespoons of pumpkin to your dog’s food. Start out with smaller quantities to avoid adding too much fiber to your dog’s diet, if you are unsure, consult your veterinarian.
Remember that if the symptoms persist you need to go to the vet. Also, if your dog has a pre-existing medical condition that causes the diarrhea then consult your vet about the best dietary changes to make. This problem is sometimes caused by a food allergy, so the solution should usually focus on diet first… it just never hurts to get a check up and make sure there is nothing else going wrong.
Tiller is a gorgeous, young Bernese Mountain Dog who loves life! He also loves jumping on people (how better to express his enthusiasm!), pulling on his leash, and not listening to commands. After completing his 2 week board & train program, his owners are thrilled that he respects their space, walks nicely on a leash, and can lay nicely instead of jumping or climbing into people’s laps. Great job Tiller!
Charlie is a beautiful two year old yellow lab. She is your normal, energetic lab, but she suffered from some anxiety and bad manners. After her board and train, she responds quickly to commands, walks nicely on and off leash, and now has an “off” button to her barking. Check out her before and after video.
Zeus came to us because he pulled on a leash, pushed through the door and was food aggressive. His owners proud that he heels off leash, his respect door ways and eat calmly around people. So proud of you Zeus!
Below is the link to his video.
Bella is an 8 month old German Shepherd/Border Collie mix. She had a not so great start to her life, but her current owner wanted to give her the best chance she can. Before coming to Nebraska Dog Trainers for her two week board and train, she would pull on her leash, bark at random strangers, and has a bite history. Now, she is visibly more relaxed, she has more confidence, and is fantastic off leash! Enjoy her video!