Adopting a puppy is like raising a human baby. There are so many things you need to take care of starting from scheduling vaccine to observing the things he is nibbling. However, in some unfortunate situations, your puppy faces diarrhea. Here we will talk about a few common causes of Puppy Diarrhea, their possible symptoms, and treatment.
When diarrhea happens, don’t panic because there is always a known reason for this health problem. Either it is caused by an infection or bacteria, or due to indigestion. If you have searched for the same on Google lately, then you probably know the serious causes of it. However, here we are mentioning them just to be sure.
- Diet change or indigestion
- Bacterial infection
- Viral infection
- Ingestion of garbage, toxins, or foreign bodies
When To See A veterinarian?
If you find out some risky symptoms your puppy is showing, just call the vet right away. It is nothing personal, just to be sure whether your puppy is safe or not. Explain them the symptoms your puppy is showing and let them decide whether your puppy needs special vet treatment or not. Most of the cases, puppy diarrhea is not worried situation. However, if he shows any of these, call the doctor immediately.
- Bloody diarrhea
- Black, tarry stools
- Pale gums
If you think that your puppy swallowed any toxic substance or the diarrhea is going for more than two or three days, contact your nearest vet.
The treatment is always depending on the cause of the disease. For example, mid diarrhea occurs due to stress or a dietary transition and can be cured with a bland diet. However, you still need to consult your veterinarian to ensure whether it is going to be a cure after going through at-home treatment or not. Moreover, drinking a lot of water during this condition is necessary for your puppy. And if the vet diagnoses your puppy with any kind of infection, then you might need to hospitalize him. You need to give the prescribed medicines and intravenous fluids if required. You need to accept everything your vet says about your puppy’s health and act accordingly. You can switch to his normal diet after he recovers but until then, no need to take any risk.
Most of the cases, if you take care of your puppy properly, you can prevent dehydration. Here are a few shared tips to help you keep your puppy safe and keep a smooth digestive system.
- Gradually change your puppy’s diet
- Use clean and right disinfectants to save his health
- Vaccinate him at the right times and keep them away from unvaccinated dogs
- Talk to the vet for parasite prevention
These are few important tips to remember, however, these are not limited to. Whenever you find some unhealthy symptoms in your puppy, pay attention to him right away. Moreover, call the vet whenever you need help with the same. If you have a question, let us know.