Did your pet get into digestive problems by having something that they shouldn’t? Luckily, most digestive problems can be managed in the home itself. Below are some of the tips and remedies that you need to follow when your pet suffer from food poisoning.
Diarrhea and Vomiting are the most common problems that occur often in Dogs. They come alone or together. This can vary from minor problem to significant major problem. If the problem is severe, it is for sure that you need to have a look with you veterinarians. Otherwise, have a look at this article to know how to care your pets for these problems.
Do you know what is meant by Vomiting and Diarrhea? Vomiting carries on by ousting contents from the stomach through the mouth. Whereas, diarrhea is an act of having unusual loose or liquid stools which can be related to increased occurrence of bowel movements. Some dogs may expel a lot of liquid stools while the others may have semi-formed stools frequently.
- Eating in excess and fast
- Eating something which is not digestible
- Eating when stressed
- Spoiled food
- High fat rich foods
Check, if your dog vomits and/or has a few stools for once and then continue to be active with no further problems, then it may resolve everything on its own. Rather, if your dog vomits for many times and have continuous diarrhea and if you are not in a position to go to veterinarian, then try the following steps,
- Never give medicines without the consultation from a veterinarian.
- While dealing with vomiting, you have to hold food for two to four hours, whereas for diarrhea it will be continued for 24 hours.
- Give rest to stomach for few hours, don’t give water or food for at least four to six hours. Some dogs may tend to eat and take vomit, but just try to avoid it.
- After this, if your pet doesn’t vomit then offer few teaspoon of water every twenty minutes. So that, it will continue to be hydrated.
- If there is no vomit after being hydrated, then slowly give mild diet 4 to 5 times throughout the day. You can choose your dog’s diet from below,
- Cooked rice with no butter or flavors
- Cottage Cheese with no liquids
- Scrambled egg
- Boiled or Baked potatoes with no skin
- Boiled eggs with no oil
- Boiled Chicken with no skin or flavor
- Until the formed stool passed, keep on giving the bland diet for two to three days by progressively raising the amounts.
- Avoid giving the dog bones or snacks.
- Most veterinarians recommend Pepcid AC to decrease stomach acid. The dosage is between 025 to 0.5 mg/kg for every 12 to 24 hours. Other medications that are recommended are Pepto-Bismal(0.5 to 1.5 ml/pound/day) which stops vomiting, but it should be prescribed only for dogs and not for cats
Below are some warning signs in which you should definitely seek a help from veterinarians,
- Abdominal pain
- Blood in stool or vomit
- Watery Diarrhea and frequently vomiting
If the symptoms are severe, feel free to contact the veterinarian promptly.
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