What Is Parvo Virus: Dog Diarrhea Treatment
Your dog has diarrhea, so the question is why?
Actually, to see a dog with diarrhea is not that unusual within itself. The problem is, how do you know what type of dog diarrhea you are really dealing with?
For this discussion, we will look at some likely causes and strategies that involve a more natural dog diarrhea remedy.
Simple dog diarrhea causes:
|1.||Changing the dog’s main food source, i.e. one day you abruptly changed his daily diet from one brand of dog food to another.
This is rather easy to deal with – never switch from one dog food brand to another without a gradual adjustment. If a new dog food is required, then slowly introduce the new food over a period of several days. Add a small amount to the existing food and increase the new food by a little each day, at the same time decrease the amount of the original food.
This way there will not be gastric upset and this should reduce the cycle of dog diarrhea vomiting.
|2.||Accordingly, it would be prudent to do some research into your pet’s main food source. Sadly, the materials in commercial dog (as well as cat) food is absolutely appalling.
Now, this is a huge topic and goes well beyond the scope of this article, but suffice to say that the nutritionally bankrupt garbage passing for pet food will not only give your pets diarrhea, but you can expect to see many other chronic health problems that can be attributed to all of the chemicals and other things that you would never in a million years expect to see in your pet’s food.
Please take a look at the following resources to help you better understand the connection between your pet’s food and his health problems.
|3.||Dogs are curious, and as part of exploring their world, they will put stuff in their mouth. You will not be able to control this completely.
The best thing here would be to make sure that they cannot access harmful materials. For example, if you recently had a Parvo outbreak and you wanted to disinfect your floors with bleach (1:30, or 1 cup of bleach to 30 cups of water), then even at the recommended dilution, this is still toxic to kids and pets.
So, remove the mop water promptly, and then after 30 minutes to an hour, rinse the residue off the floor with a steam cleaner. If you are not dealing with Parvo, then we would strongly encourage to swap over to green and planet-friendly cleaning products.
|4.||Other common issues stem from allergies. Your dog may be sensitive to certain products (wheat, corn, soy are likely candidates), chemicals in vaccinations, de-wormers, poor quality dog food, household chemicals, outdoor chemicals, insecticides, pesticides, rodenticides, certain plants both indoor and outdoor, etc.
The key here is live green, remove chemicals from your life and your pets’ and this will go a long way to ensure their good health. Find tips and strategies on our Doggie Immune Builder page.
You should probably do some checking to see if any of your plants could be toxic then take immediate and appropriate steps to ensure your pets do not come in contact with harmful plants and holiday decorations.
|5.||Don’t forget grooming products could cause reactions. Try to find organic solutions here as well.|
In our next installment, we will focus on more serious causes, namely a dog with diarrhea from Canine Parvovirus.
Dog diarrhea blood is on the mind of many dog owners and rightly so. Let’s take a closer look at this problem.