Dealing with a case of doggie diarrhea?
The most popular home remedy we doled out to clients was for doggie diarrhea.
Thankfully, it can often be treated at home yourself.
I have personally tried each of the following home remedies with our dogs.
Usually, the diarrhea clears up in about 24 hours!
I thought I’d share, in order to assist dog owners everywhere when their pup gets a case of the runs…
Home Remedies For Doggie Diarrhea
These are the best home remedies for treating a case of diarrhea in your dog:
#1 Take away all food and water for 24 hours. Do not take away water if your dog seems dehydrated and/or hasn’t been drinking much before this. In that case, give ice cubes or very small amounts of water several times a day. Then (after 24 hours), instead of their usual dog food, give your dog small servings of a bland diet 4 to 5 times throughout the day.
- cooked white rice (no butter or flavorings)
- cottage cheese (no liquid)
- boiled chicken (no grease, no skin, no flavorings)
- boiled turkey (no grease, no skin, no flavorings)
- scrambled egg (no butter or oil)
- boiled egg (no butter or oil)
- boiled potato (no skin or flavorings)
- baked potato (no skin or flavorings)
This is my all-time favorite home remedy for dog diarrhea. It works the best for my dog.
#2 Continue to feed several small servings of this bland diet for a couple days in gradually increasing amounts until a formed stool is passed. Then, start to wean your pet back to its regular food over the course of a week by gradually working in small amounts of their regular dry dog food.
#3 Do not give your dog bones, snacks, or table scraps — because they may irritate the intestinal tract during this time.
#4 Dogs can also be given a dose of Pepto Bismol every 6 hours. (Dosage depends on your dog’s weight: 1 ml per lb.) Bonus, the Pepto Bismol also works to stop vomiting.
The typical dose administered to dogs is 0.5 to 1.5 ml per pound per day (1 to 3 ml/kg/day). The total daily dose should be divided into 2 to 4 doses. This amounts to approximately 2 teaspoons (10 ml total) per 10 pounds per day, ideally split between 2 to 4 doses.. Source
Dogs: 0.05-0.1 mg/pound by mouth every 8 hours. Treatment should only be needed for 1-2 days. If diarrhea persists or worsens, contact your veterinarian. Source
Please heed this word of warning before you dispense human medications to your pet.
Vet or no vet? Here’s advice on whether it’s time to see the vet when your dog has diarrhea for more than 48 hours.