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Acute diarrhea in a puppy : Dogs Health care Articles; Q: I had a question about diarrhea. My dog doesn't have CHRONIC but just got it. what are some helpful remedies? He feels miserable. Please add those ideas to your site. Thanks. MJ. A: MJ- Acute diarrhea in a puppy should not be treated at home due to the potential ... Acute diarrhea in a puppy


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Acute diarrhea in a puppy

Acute diarrhea in a puppy

Q: I had a question about diarrhea. My dog doesn't have CHRONIC but just got it. what are some helpful remedies? He feels miserable. Please add those ideas to your site. Thanks. MJ.
A: MJ-
Acute diarrhea in a puppy should not be treated at home due to the potential for parvovirus. It really is important to seek veterinary help pretty quickly, especially if the diarrhea is preceded by or accompanied by noticeable depression.
In an older dog with acute diarrhea there are some things that you can do at home that may be helpful. It is often beneficial to with-hold food for 24 hours and to keep fluid intake to small amounts at one time without restricting the total intake. A good method of allowing access to small quantities of water at once is to put ice cubes in your dog's bowl. As they melt water is produced in small quantities. It is usually OK to administer an anti-diarrheal product such as Immodium AD but your vet should calculate the first dose for you. Some vets advise giving a small amount of plain yogurt. If an older dog continues to have diarrhea after 24 to 36 hours without food intake it is a good idea to consult a veterinarian to begin the process of finding and treating the cause of the diarrhea.
Mike Richards, DVM


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Acute diarrhea in a puppy