How to Help Your Sick Dog With Diarrhea

How to Help Your Sick Dog With Diarrhea Dogsized

Dogs like people do get sick. Fortunately, there are some home remedies for a sick dog. One miracle food for sick dogs is PUMPKIN!

Fall and Winter is a great time to fill up on fresh and unsweetened (not pie filling) canned pumpkin. It's very helpful to have on hand and it can be hard to find pumpkin during other times of the year. So get a few extra cans of pumpkin now and it might save you (and your dog) some heartache later.

Because it is high in fiber, pumpkin is good for constipation or diarrhea in dogs because it regulates the water in the digestive tract. Our dog, Kobi, has had some bouts of diarrhea and it's worked very well for Kobi.

While Kobi rarely gets diarrhea, I do keep a couple cans in my pantry "just in case". Previously, I have been in the situation where I couldn't find any fresh or canned pumpkin. It was in the middle of the summer and I was able to find some other orange squash which was related to pumpkin and it worked similarly on Kobi. So if you can't find pumpkin, try butternut squash.

Rice is also a good food to feed your dog when it has an upset tummy and needs a bland meal. There are a variety of different types of rice. Brown rice is a little higher in protein and a little lower in fat when compared to white rice. White or instant rice is an easily digestible carbohydrate which makes it a good source of energy when your dog has an upset tummy and isn't feeling well.

Last but not least, you need to judge for yourself and your dog whether or not they need to go to the vet. Sometimes home remedies can help your dog, but other times you really need to take them to the vet. Unfortunately, as a pet parent, you cannot simply ask them what their various symptoms are and get an answer from them. If in doubt, be safe and take your sick dog to the vet.

One comment on “How to Help Your Sick Dog With Diarrhea”

  1. We have had good luck with rice mixed with white meat chicken. It has to be white meat with no skin otherwise the higher fat content of the dark meat or the skin can actually upset their stomach more, especially in small dogs.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Top 10 Small Hybrid Dogs
Top 10 Large Hybrid Dogs 
Do You Need a Dog Snuffle Mat ?

Submit Your Products

To submit products for consideration, please use the Contact Us mailing address. Note, reviews are at our discretion and products can not be returned.

Dogsized Contributors

Want to increase your profile and influence in the dog community? Email us to share how you can contribute as a writer or learn more about our Ambassador Program.

REQUEST ACCESS
Latest Posts
January 21, 2022
Dog Friendly Activities To Keep Your Pooch Active This Winter

there are plenty of fun and dog friendly activities both you and your dog can enjoy. Spoiler alert, if you are a fur parent to large dog breeds you may find yourself trying one of these activities soon!

Read More
January 20, 2022
Expert Insights On Choosing The Best Medium Sized Dogs

For many dog owners, the medium dog breeds are the perfect compromise. Not so small it resembles a cat and won’t be able to keep up on walks or rough house, though not too big it will require an acre of land to run on and can’t be picked up when fully grown. Dr. Linda Simon shares her insights to help you choose the best medium sized dogs.

Read More
January 17, 2022
Expert Tips For Overweight Big Dogs and Large Dog Breeds

When it comes to overweight big dogs, we need to understand that they are consuming more calories than they need to be. Often, dog owners don’t understand why their dog is overweight, as ‘they are not fed that much’. If you have large dog breeds you will want to understand how to moderate their eating […]

Read More

Never Miss DOGSIZED

Join thousands of subscribers!

Hi, I am Tiger!

Get insights, tips, and tools on the best dog supplies, dog accessories, treats, or training curated by our Chief Dogsized Influencer, Tiger. Stay in the know and instantly get connected to some of the best products and services for any sized dog from puppy, small breed, medium sized dog, to large breed dog.
How Much Exercise Do Small Medium a... x
How Much Exercise Do Small Medium and Large Dog Breeds Need?
7 Skyline Drive, 350
Hawthorne, NY 10532
dogsized [@] gmail [.com]
linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram