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What to Feed a Dog With Diarrhea

This guide will walk you through the process of determining what you should feed your dog that has …

If you’ve ever had a stomach bug, then you know how awful it feels to have diarrhea. Your stomach cramps up and all you want to do is lay in bed and not move. If your dog has diarrhea, he will also feel terrible. The good news is that there are things that can be done to make him feel better! In this blog post, we’re going to talk about what foods dogs should eat when they have diarrhea as well as some tips for preventing further bouts of the illness.

jack russell terrier, sitting on a toilet seat with digestion problems or constipation looking very sad and toilet paper rolls everywhere

When diarrhea strikes, your dog’s system will be affected and they may feel very sick. The first step is to make sure that they are getting enough fluids in their body so that nutrients can move through without any problem. After diarrhea occurs, we want our pet to get plenty of fluid back into the body and this means making a homemade electrolyte solution.

Find out what could cause your dog to have diarrhea, the severity of the condition, and how you can treat it.

Below is the list of the top 5 food to feed a dog sick with diarrhea:

  1. Chicken and rice (plain) – this is a good source of protein and carbohydrates.
  2. Bananas are well known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
  3. Plain white or brown rice that has been cooked, not instant rice.
  4. Green beans boiled to the point where they are still firm but tender when pierced with a fork.
  5. White bread without crusts if your dog will tolerate it – again, just plain white bread only no meat or cheese in it please! This should be avoided until after diarrhea subsides since it may cause more bowel irritation due to its higher fiber content which can make problems worse especially in sensitive dogs Milk products containing lactose such as cottage cheese, yogurt plain yoghurt), cream soups made with milk Peanut butter spread on bread or crackers (plain), and rice, or pasta if your dog tolerates it.

These are just a few of the things that can be done when you have a sick canine at home. They won’t cure the illness but they will certainly help them feel better fast! Be aware though that if their bouts of diarrhea last for more than two days without any kind of improvement in sight then it would be wise to seek out vet care so we can ensure there isn’t something going on internally with our pet and some tests need to be run. I hope all this information has been helpful for you!

What not to feed to a dog with diarrhea:

-Bread of all kinds (it will just make it worse)

-Fatty foods or meats that are greasy can also make the problem worse. Always avoid beef and pork as well when a dog has diarrhea.

-Any kind of dairy product such as cheese, milk and cream.

-Nuts and seeds (especially if they are the kinds that have shells)

-Citrus fruits and vegetables such as lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit etc.

The longer you let your pet suffer from an illness like this, the more likely they’ll have to deal with future issues because their stomach lining is damaged and won’t function properly anymore. Taking care of them now means that we prevent further problems in the future! I hope you find this information helpful for your doggy friend!

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