My puppy has diarrhea! What you can do for your four-legged friend now.As a new puppy owner, there's nothing you want more than for your little charge to be doing well all around. So it is only too understandable that you are worried if your puppy suddenly gets diarrhea. In this guide we would like to inform you about possible causes and give you tips on how to protect your puppy from diarrhea.
The most important things at a glance
– Diarrhea is relatively common in both puppies and adult dogs. – Typical symptoms are soft or watery feces, flatulence and abdominal pain. – If the digestive system becomes unbalanced, the body may react with diarrhea. A healthy digestive system. Strong defenses can reduce the risk of diarrhea. – Das Gesunde Tier has developed special foods and vital substances for puppies that support a strong gastrointestinal system.
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Diarrhea is relatively common in dogs. As a puppy owner, you may not be prepared for this – and even more worried when your little one suddenly suffers from diarrhea. We don't want you to feel helpless in this situation: Learn more about possible causes of diarrhea, when you should definitely visit the vet and what can help to better protect your dog from diarrhea.
How can I tell that my puppy has diarrhea??
Diarrhea doesn't just sound unpleasant, it actually is. The typical symptoms include soft or watery feces, which can be accompanied by symptoms such as flatulence, bowel sounds or abdominal pain. In affected puppies often also a strongly reduced weight gain is observed. It is also possible that your puppy does its business in the apartment, because it can no longer hold the feces. For this, of course, should not be penalized.
What happens with diarrhea in the body?
As long as your puppy's digestive system is working normally, the intestines will absorb fluids and nutrients from the food and pass them on to the body. If the digestive system is out of balance, the intestines may begin to work more quickly. This gives the body much less time to absorb fluids and nutrients from the food in the intestine, because this is excreted again directly.
The more water and nutrients the body loses, the greater the risk of dehydration (dehydration). This condition can quickly become life-threatening, especially for puppies!
When do I have to go to the vet?
You should take your puppy to the vet as soon as possible if.
– his diarrhea lasts longer than 12 hours. – further symptoms such as fever or listlessness occur. – he has eaten dangerous food, plants, cleaning agents or a poison bait: In this case there is acute danger to life!
Tip: It is best to take a fresh fecal sample to the veterinarian so that it can be examined for possible causes of diarrhea.
There is not necessarily a serious cause behind your puppy's diarrhea. We still recommend you to go to the vet, because the organism cannot absorb nutrients if the food is directly excreted.
The immune system of puppies is usually not yet fully developed. Diarrhea can therefore quickly become dangerous for them.
How can diarrhea occur in a puppy??
Behind diarrhea can be different causes. From a medical point of view, diarrhea is not a disease, but a symptom with which the body reacts to certain stimuli. It can be seen as a kind of protective reaction of the intestine, by which it wants to get rid of disturbing stimuli quickly. In some cases, diarrhea symptoms can be caused by serious conditions such as pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas).
Is your puppy also totally curious?
Then you must have noticed that he likes to chew on various things. It can happen that a foreign body ends up in his stomach, which in turn leads to indigestion. Usually the organism tries to get rid of the "intruder" by vomiting or diarrhea.
Often it is small things that can cause diarrhea.
Maybe your puppy has been given treats by a family member that it doesn't tolerate? Has he eaten unnoticed food scraps or too much food? It is also possible that the body reacts with diarrhea if the food is changed too quickly.
Possible causes of diarrhea
Our observations show that some puppies are sensitive to a change in food. Ideally, you should put the food slowly. Change in small steps. Make sure that the portions do not exceed the recommended amount of food for your puppy and always have the same composition (i.e. do not feed dry food in the morning and wet food at noon). Thus you create optimal conditions for the enzymes in the intestine to work effectively.
Preservatives can cause digestive problems in puppies. Therefore, we recommend feeding only low-fat, low-protein dog snacks that are free of preservatives and artificial additives. Make sure chews aren't too sharp or hard, and don't leave your puppy unattended while he eats them.
Overly large food portions:
If your puppy eats too much food, his body may try to get rid of the excess by vomiting or diarrhea.
Medicines, deworming tablets and chemical preparations against parasites can cause various side effects, including vomiting or diarrhea. We often see this with puppies that have recently been picked up from the breeder, where they are often dewormed multiple times. To support the intestinal flora, we recommend in this case our intestinal cure for puppies.
As a rule, the change of teeth in puppies is largely free of complications. In some cases, however, diarrhea or abdominal pain may occur. If your puppy is unwell during teething, we recommend a visit to the vet to get to the bottom of any possible complications.
The immune system of puppies is usually not yet fully developed. This circumstance can make it easier for bacteria, viruses and fungi to settle in your pet's digestive tract and cause an infection.
If your puppy's body can't tolerate certain foods, it may show up as bloating, diarrhea, or abdominal pain. In this case, the vet will try to identify the cause of the intolerance and recommend a special diet for your dog.
Water that is too cold:
If your puppy drinks large amounts of cold water, it can irritate their mucous membranes and cause diarrhea or tummy aches. For this reason, you should make sure that your little darling does not eat snow in the winter.
Ingestion of foreign objects:
Many puppies consider pretty much everything edible in the beginning. Finally, they have not yet learned what they are allowed to eat. This can cause your puppy to swallow something that is not good for his body. It becomes dangerous when sharp-edged foreign bodies or poisonous baits are involved.
Diarrhea can have many causes. Some puppies react to a fast change of food.
How can I prevent diarrhea in my puppy??
Diarrhea is really unpleasant. So it is better that it does not happen at all! Here we would like to give you a few proven tips to protect your puppy as well as possible from diarrhea.
Make your home puppy-proof: Clear away everything that your little darling gets between his teeth and/or. accidentally swallow it (e.g. B. Socks, small items lying around, or food scraps).
Keep an eye on what others are feeding your puppy: Sometimes family members or friends feed your dog things that are not good for him. A piece of meat from the plate may be well-intentioned, but can upset your puppy's digestion.
Obtain puppy-friendly chewables: This way, your pet can satisfy his urge to chew and not nibble on things that might harm him.
Leash your puppy outside: You can keep an eye on your pet and react in time before he ingests feces or foreign bodies.
Train eating behavior at an early stage: To protect your dog from hazards such as spoiled food, foreign objects lying around, or poisonous bait, you should teach him that he can only take food if you allow it. Ideally, you train with him as early as possible the command "off".
Focus on a gut-healthy diet: According to our observations, dogs with a healthy digestive system suffer less frequently from diet-induced diarrhea. To help your puppy develop strong intestinal walls and intact intestinal flora, we recommend our grain-free starter food YOUNG. After 3 to 5 weeks you can gradually switch to our cold-pressed puppy food SPRING.
Tip: As additional support we recommend our intestinal cure for puppies. This contains herbal yeast with valuable vitamins, salmon hemp oil for the supply of healthy fatty acids and Darm-Dyn gel to support the intestinal flora.
My puppy has diarrhea. What now?
To support the well-being of your pet in case of acute diarrhea, you can give him DARM AKUT JUNIOR in addition to his food. The purely natural preparation is suitable for puppies from the 5th week of life. Suitable for the first week of life. Contains sodium bicarbonate to stabilize the acid-base balance. Suitable for the first week of life and contains sodium bicarbonate to stabilize the acid-base balance. In addition, it supports the reconstruction of the intestinal flora through a high proportion of "good" lactic acid bacteria.
High Five! A healthy digestion and strong defenses can reduce the risk of diarrhea.
Still questions? Our nutritionists will help you.
If your little dog is in a bad way, you naturally want to do everything you can to help it. We are here for you and will be happy to advise you on which feed products and vital substances you can use to support your puppy's well-being.
Notice: This guidebook contains recommendations for supportive measures for diarrhea. For an exact clarification of the causes. therapy of your dog, a visit to the vet is indispensable!