Diarrhea in dogs napani blog

Causes and how to help your dog with diarrhea naturally!Every dog owner experiences it sooner or later, and more often: the
Dog has diarrhea. Sometimes just the intestinal flora of dogs gets out of balance. But what then? Immediately to the vet? Immediately change the diet of the dog? Antibiotics? Worming as a precaution? Also our customers at napani come up to us and ask us what you can do if their Dog diarrhea has. Therefore, we would like to use this blog post to answer this question.

The good news beforehand: In most cases, the diarrhea in the dogs has subsided within one to two days. Gastrointestinal problems are sometimes among the most common Canine diseases. It's just like us humans: Towards. Again our intestinal flora gets yes also out of balance. It is no different in dogs. A healthy intestinal flora is particularly important to support the immune defenses of dogs. It is like a natural defense barrier against foreign germs and environmental toxins. Accordingly, you can imagine that if there is a dysbalance in the gastrointestinal tract of the dog, the intestinal flora is insufficiently able to perform its protective functions. Depending on the constitution of the dog and the duration of this imbalance, it can develop into an acute or chronic clinical picture.

Possible causes of diarrhea in dogs

There are many causes of diarrhea in dogs. Maybe your dog got something wrong between the teeth during a walk. Or he is stressed. And every dog is different. We will now briefly discuss the causes, which are often a topic of discussion with our customers.

Cause: Change of feed
Change the dog food of your favorite? Have you z.B. Decided to give up dry food from now on? Or maybe you have just brought your dog to you from the shelter? Then diarrhea can be a very normal reaction of the body to it.

Cause: dry food
Yes, you read correctly. Dry food can also cause diarrhea in dogs.

Diarrhea in dogs napani blog

Since the topic of dry food is much discussed , we decided to write a separate block post. Read in "Dry food – yes or no?" our point of view on this subject.

Cause: Pesticides
Sometimes one of the most common causes of diarrhea in dogs in the springtime. During a walk that passes sprayed fields, for example, pesticide contact via the paws (licking paws), nose and mouth (eating grass) can lead to irritation of the gastrointestinal tract.

Cause: Feed intolerance
Another cause of diarrhea in dogs can be food intolerance. As the name suggests, the dog does not tolerate one or even several types of dog food. Since blood and skin tests are not always exclusionary in this case, the Exclusion diet a good way to find out what your dog can't tolerate.

If you want to know more about the Exclusion diet for dogs want to know, then you will find in our blog post "Exclusion diet for dogs – why and how?" the most important information.

Cause: Parasites
Single-celled small intestinal parasites, also known as giardia, are among the most common causes of recurrent gastrointestinal illness in dogs. In addition to diarrhea, vomiting is also one of the symptoms. Giardia in dogs is usually treated with a worming cure. Our experience with our clients has shown that giardia can also be treated with natural agents. In some cases, diarrhea in dogs can also be caused by other parasites, such as.B. tapeworms are triggered. If you want to give your dog a worming treatment, we recommend you to have a fecal analysis done by your veterinarian beforehand, so that you can give the dog the right preparation.

Cause: Medication
Medication – including antibiotics and worming – can have a negative effect on the condition of the dog's intestines and cause diarrhea. Basically, we strongly advise against giving your dog a prophylactic worming cure or an antibiotic for diarrhea without knowing the cause!

In connection with diarrhea dogs are often given a drug called metronidazole, which many people do not know is an antibiotic. Read in our blog post "Metronidazole, the "diarrhea pill" for dogs" according to what a new study has found out about the effect of this drug.

After you have received a rough overview of what can be done in the case of Diarrhea in dogs can cause diarrhea, let's get back to the question at hand:

What can you do if your dog has diarrhea?? First of all: stay calm. Do not imagine the worst immediately. As already mentioned, diarrhea in dogs is very common and in most cases is over after one or two days.

A visit to the vet is recommended in these cases only if the diarrhea lasts longer than three days and / or the dog has other symptoms in addition to diarrhea, such as e.B. vomiting or lethargy shows.

The first thing you should do in acute diarrhea:

Give your dog
Do not eat for 24 hours! Sounds strange at first, but think about it! Just keep eating normally even if you have diarrhea? No, or? You also let your intestines rest first and do not give them something to work on right away. So let your dog's intestines rest too. And you will see – the dogs make the fasting much less than you think! Give your dog's intestines a rest. Do not give him anything to eat for 24 hours!

After the 24 hours fasting, there are several ways you can z.B. can support your pet's intestines and rebuild the intestinal flora with the help of supplementary feeds.

Step 2:
Support and strengthen the intestinal flora by adding additional supplementary feeds.

Examples of supplementary feeds on a natural basis

As in humans, probiotics can be used to rebuild the intestinal flora. Probiotics can be added to the dog food both preventively and in case of current diarrhea. In case of recurring diarrhea, we recommend to build up the intestinal flora with a good probiotic for 2-3 months. Subsequently, you can further support the intestine of your favorite with natural active ingredients. Our recommendation here the EMIKO® EM Organic Bokashi.

EMIKO® EM Organic Bokashi

During the fermentation process valuable metabolic products are created with the help of EM ® technology: Vitamins, trace elements, enzymes, amino acids and antioxidants. These substances can have a positive influence on the whole organism. Also become active directly in the digestive system.

A well-known household remedy is the bloodroot. Due to the high content of tannins, it supports the dog's body during diarrhea, as it has a strong astringent, anti-germ, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effect. Dogs can you z.B. be administered in the form of a tea or tincture.

Blueberry powder
Blueberries are also called the vitamin bombs of the wolves. Rich in vitamin C, carotene, vitamin D, iron, potassium, sodium and B vitamins, they support digestion and intestines of dogs, as they have gentle constipating and anti-inflammatory effect. At the same time blueberries have a detoxifying effect.

Source: "Medicinal plants for dogs" by Dr. vet. Alexandra Nadig (Kosmos Publishing House)

napani herbal mixture "Well-being
For thousands of years people have trusted in the effect of herbs. And also dogs can help herbs. That is why we at napani, together with our veterinarian, have put together this unique blend of organic herbs specially designed for the needs of the gastrointestinal tract. If you are interested in the effects of herbs, we recommend you to have a look at The Herbal Book.

Herbal mixture "well-being"

Consisting of: BIO Melissa leaves (Melissa officinalis) BIO Yarrow (Achillea millefolium) BIO Mallow leaves (Malva sylvestris) BIO Wormwood herb (Artemisia absinthium)

Please note our Feeding recommendation on our website!

Customer's opinion about the herbal mixture "Well-being

Great quality, great product.
The very good quality of the herbs is also immediately noticeable with this product. Great that the packaging is compostable. Use the herbs preventively against the stress stomach of my dog. Often he was also plagued by underproduced stomach acid, associated with nausea, eating grass at night and throwing up. In the meantime we have got this very well under control. Only very rarely such incidents.

Liquid natural moor
The humic acids contained in natural moor are especially valuable. nutritionally support the metabolism of dogs and can promote blood circulation in the body and skin. They get the digestion going, so to speak.

Diarrhea in dogs napani blog

Natural bog from SonnenMoor

SonnenMoor obtains its moor exclusively from the Leopoldskroner Moor in Salzburg – one of the highest quality moors in all of Europe. Active ingredients from over 350 different plants, such as medicinal herbs, fruits, seeds and flowers are contained in it. 8.000 to 10.000 years nature has taken to develop this particular bog.

Customer testimonial about natural peat from SonnenMoor

Very good balance of nutrients, helps and strengthens!!
Use it in combination with the Bokashi as a cure. The dogs take to it very well. Add it to their food when I notice they start eating rotten wood. A good product to balance nutrients. To strengthen the digestive system. You can see how it has a positive effect and provides well-being.

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