Dogs often suffer from an upset stomach and that usually leads to vomiting or diarrhea. While diarrhea can be a symptom of another, more serious disease, in most cases it can be treated with medication, or even temporary diet changes and home remedies alone.
In most cases, diarrhea is caused by something you’re dog has consumed that he shouldn’t have. It isn’t dangerous for the pup and will likely go away within a day or so. There are also ways you can stop diarrhea yourself without a trip to the vet, as well as make some helpful dietary adjustments. Here’s what you can give your dog for diarrhea.
Rice and Rice Water
One of the best things to feed your dog when he has diarrhea is white rice. In fact, it is recommended make your dog fast for 24 hours and to give him only rice water during that time. Don’t use brown rice because it has more fiber, which can make your dog’s diarrhea worse. Also, choose high-quality white rice, not “minute” rice.
Rice water is basically the water in which you cooked the white rice. This creamy liquid should always be available to your pooch when he fasts. Making rice water is simple: boil one cup of rice in four cups of water for about 20 minutes or until you notice that water has become creamy white.
After one day of fasting, you can add other things to your dog’s diet, but white rice should be the main ingredient in his meals for a while.
In addition to rice water, your dog should always have access to fresh, clean water as well. Diarrhea can make your dog dehydrated, so make sure that he drinks plenty of water to replace the loss of fluids. If you notice that your dog doesn’t drink water at all, a trip to the vet may be necessary.
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Bone broth is another good addition to your dog’s diet when he has diarrhea. Bone broth is full of gelatin, which can promote healthy gut and help with gastrointestinal distress….