What To Do If Your Dog Has Mild Diarrhea
Most cases of mild diarrhea eventually resolve on their own without giving any medications. It may be triggered by something that the dog may have eaten causing the body to respond with diarrhea to get rid of the culprit. For faster recovery from the digestive upset, stop feeding your dog for a day and place him on a rice water fast for at least 24 hours. This can give the gastrointestinal tract (GIT) enough time to rest and recover. Giving rice water helps prevent dehydration. In making rice water, premium quality white rice is preferred over brown rice because the latter contains too much fiber which can increase the rate of passage of any waste material through the GIT.
Active prebiotic cultures may also be added to white rice balls and offered to a dog with mild diarrhea. Your veterinarian may recommend Kaopectate (an oral preparation composed of pectin and kaolin clay). The medicine works by coating the surface of the intestines. Loperamide may be given for mild diarrhea that don’t go away easily. But there are precautionary measures to be observed when giving loperamide to dogs. Caution should be observed when giving to collies, and dogs should not be given loperamide for more than 5 days.
It is recommended to seek the advice of a veterinarian Norfolk, VA before giving any medication to your pet.