Yesterday morning I was awoken by the sweet smell of dog crap. Tons of them.
Fluff was not having a great morning either, since he was having some digestion issues- diarrhea.
Since the concern for his health arose, I thought to share some facts and things to do.
Diarrhea is first, a horrid word. Second, it is common in puppies and adult dogs. Usually happens because of intestinal parasites or dietary reasons.
Dogs are scavengers from the get-go. They will consume everything they see: dead animals, grass, and all that jazz. It’s no surprise that their stomachs are working hard to keep things in equilibrium.
Diarrhea is something to be concerned about and needs to be treated well. Going to the vet is an option, but there are things to do at home to alleviate it. Though, if the conditions worsen–then you want to call the vet.
Post diarrhea, ensure that the dog has plenty of water to drink-and that Fido actually drinks it.
Dehydration can be a causal factor.
In terms of food, switch to a more bland and easily digested food. An example would be white rice with white meat chicken- no bones or skin, of course.
If you want to know more about the characteristics of diarrhea: http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/diarrhea-causes-treatment-dog
Turns out, the reason why my dog was having his bowl craze was: my mother decided to give him a LARGE bowl of milk..which he finished-since he has no sense of self-control.
Silly dog. Milk is for humans.