I can only guess that the last time your pup had diarrhea, you hoped it would be the last right? Not only can it be extremely messy, but it can be very expensive. Most pet owners will bring their dogs to the vet or canine ER, at the first sign of diarrhea. Most of the times, your pet’s upset stomach is generally due to a change in diet or perhaps some tasty garbage he found outside.
The tip to your dog’s diarrhea is to catch it as soon as possible. The earlier you detect it, the quicker you can fix it. Plus your carpet cleaning bill may not be as high! I always try to focus on natural remedies as you never know when you may need something. Sometimes your vet may be closed and you simply can not get the medicine you need, and that is where holistic remedies come into play. Many of the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket or drug store. Although this is a natural remedy if you happen to notice blood in your dog’s diarrhea or vomiting in conjunction with the diarrhea, please visit the vet or ER as quickly as possible.
Here are two very simple tips to help with your dog’s diarrhea.
You may have heard in the past to give your pup boiled chicken and rice, and this is a fine solution to an upset stomach. Although I have found it is not as effective for diarrhea and can become rather costly. So a better solution is to give your pup boiled, baked or even steamed sweet potatoes. Believe it or not your dog will love these and so will his stomach. Research has shown that the phytonutrients in sweet potatoes has a anti-inflammatory effect on the digestive tract. Not only is this going to be a great natural remedy it is also very inexpensive.
The next remedy can be found in many health food shops as well as online and is called Po Chai. You will swear this is a miracle drug for your dog’s diarrhea. Po Chai will go to work on your dog’s intestines and “miraculously” corrects any imbalance. Po Chai is available in tiny pills that come in 10 vials per box. For a dog up to 25 pounds give 1 1/2 vials three times a day. For medium and large sized dogs it is OK to give your dog one vial three times a day. You can expect to see results after you administer the first vial. Generally you will only need to treat for just one day.