Puppy diarrhea is mainly the result of parasites and viruses and should not be ignored at any cost as it can result in lowering the puppy’s immunity levels and in severe cases due to diarrhea even death can occur. Mentioned here are some of ways through which diarrhea can be cured at a very early stage
Puppy Diarrhea Treatment
1) If your puppy does not show signs of dehydration it is advised that you fast your puppy who should be at least 7 weeks old for a minimum time of 12 hours so that the puppy’s tummy can rest. If there are signs of dehydration you should regularly feed on water and other fluids to replace the depleting water or fluid level in the puppy’s body.
2) Feed you puppy a bland diet; initially start with small servings stretched to 4 to 5 times throughout the day. Slowly and gradually increase the amount of food until the puppy recovers from diarrhea. Cottage cheese, cooked white rice, scrambled egg, boiled chicken or potato or boiled turkey are the best options to feed your puppy. There should be no seasoning or flavoring added to the food. Canned pumpkin is also known to be a source of treating diarrhea in dogs and puppies.
3) Also a puppy if stressed in any situation his digestive system may responds to it in the form of diarrhea. This stress could be because of separation from mother or siblings or coming to a new environment. It is your job to make him comfortable and at ease.
4) Also if your puppy is 6 weeks or older you can give him a dose of Pepto Bismol after every 6 hours in quantity relative to the puppy’s weight (1 ml for every 10 lbs). Another thing that can be used is Imodium AD that can be given every 8 hours in the same dosage quantity as mentioned earlier. For puppies who are younger than the mentioned age you should consult a vet.
As puppy diarrhea is a common occurrence it is the duty of the pet owner to be aware of the basic knowledge of dealing with puppy diarrhea and its remedies. Researches have proven that 90% of diarrhea can be treated at home, but it should be kept in mind that if your puppy suffers from other symptoms such as fever, vomiting or pain a veterinarian examination should be conducted to avoid serious consequences. You might also be interested in information regarding dog diarrhea.