7 Tips To Help Your Dog With Chronic Diarrhea
Chronic diarrhea in dogs can be a frustrating and concerning issue for pet owners. It can lead to discomfort, dehydration, and other health problems if left untreated. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to help your dog find relief and improve their digestive health. In this blog post, we will explore some effective strategies to manage chronic diarrhea in dogs.
1. Adjust the Diet
Diet plays a significant role in managing chronic diarrhea in dogs. All dogs are different so it's important to find the right diet that is easy to digest and gentle on the stomach for your dog. This could include switching up your dogs kibble or starting to make your dog homemade meals prepared specifically for their with digestive issues. It is essential to look at your dog as an individual and decide the best way to continue forward by addressing their personal symptoms. It can be very helpful to consult with a holistic canine specialist that specializes in canine digestion. We recommend speaking with Furbal Remedies Digestion Support to work on your dogs specific situation.
When the stool is loose, it's important to add fiber to tighten it up again. Think about when you're making dough and there is too much water within the mixture. This is similar to when your dog has chronic diarrhea. To make the "bread mixture" more solid, you would need to add in more flour. Think about this analogy when you are working on helping to dissipate your dog's chronic diarrhea. Adding more fiber to your dog's meals will help to absorb extra liquid in your dog's digestive system and help their stools become more firm. Some great examples of fibers are pumpkin puree, psyllium husk, ground chia seeds or flax seeds, veggeis or Furbal Remedies dehydrated Veg Meadly + Plus Dog Food Topper for easy feeding.
3. Probiotics and Digestive Enzymes
Probiotics and digestive enzymes can be beneficial for dogs with chronic diarrhea. These supplements help restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut and aid in digestion. A holistic canine specialist and herbalist can recommend a high-quality probiotic or digestive enzyme supplement suitable for your dog's specific needs. Remember, there are different strains of probiotics that specifically help with chronic diarrhea so make sure you are asking the correct questions to your support team when finding the right probiotic for your pup. We love Furbal Remedies Pup Probiotic.
4. Bone Meal Powder
Bone Meal Powder can be a super helpful supplement if your dog has chronic diarrhea. It acts similar to the other fibers, listed above (even though it is not a fiber) but instead of absorbing the liquid, it bulks up the stool in a healthy way to help create a healthier stool.
5. Provide Plenty of Water
Diarrhea can lead to dehydration, so it is crucial to ensure your dog has access to plenty of fresh water at all times. Encourage your dog to drink by placing multiple water bowls around the house and monitoring their water intake. If your dog is not drinking enough water, you can try adding low-sodium chicken broth to their water to make it more enticing.
6. Minimize Stress
Stress can worsen digestive issues in dogs, so it is essential to create a calm and stress-free environment for your furry friend. Provide a comfortable and quiet space for them to relax, away from any potential stressors. Regular exercise, mental stimulation, and positive reinforcement training can also help reduce stress levels in dogs. If your dog seems extra stressed and you want to support them in relaxation, you could feed a calming herbal supplement like Furbal Remedies Fast Relax Extract or Relax All Day Dog Biscuits.
7. Regular Veterinary Check-ups
If your dog is continuing to experience chronic diarrhea, it is crucial to consult with a veterinarian so they can help identify the underlying cause of the condition by perform diagnostic tests, such as fecal examinations or blood work, to determine the cause of the diarrhea.
Remember, every dog is unique, and what works for one may not work for another. It is crucial to work closely with your veterinarian and holistic canine specialist to develop a tailored treatment plan for your dog's specific needs. With patience, proper care, and guidance from your support team, you can help your dog find relief from chronic diarrhea and improve their overall well-being.