Preventing and Treating Diarrhea in Dogs

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Dogs have wonderful digestive systems and, because of this, diarrhea is not a very common issue.
When it does happen, there is usually a reason and it could have been avoided.
If you take a few minutes to look over these issues that can cause diarrhea in dogs, you will be able to prevent your dog for having to go through it again.
There are also some things you can do in order to treat your dog if it does have diarrhea.
The most common reason for your dog to have diarrhea is when it has a drastic change in its diet.
Your dog is used to eating a certain brand of dog food then, for whatever reason, you have put something completely different into its system.
This usually puts the dog's digestive system into a mild form of shock and can cause diarrhea.
You can ease your dog into a new brand of food over a few days, and you won't have to worry about this happening at all.
Worms are next on the list.
If you constantly keep your dog dewormed, you won't have to worry about this very much.
Deworming will not only keep your dog from having diarrhea, but it will prevent a multitude of other sickness that could affect it.
Stress can play a role in your dog getting diarrhea as well.
This usually happens when you make sudden and drastic changes to its environment but it will go away once the stress level is down.
When your dog does get diarrhea, make sure that it has plenty of fresh water to drink.
Just like humans a dog can get dehydrated very fast if it has a bad case of diarrhea.
You should also try to wean it back onto its normal food again very slowly.
Don't go straight back as this can cause more problems for your dog.
Instead, take a few days.
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