Concerned about your dog’s recent diarrhea? Dog diarrhea can be especially worrying for those of us with new puppies or old dogs, and can indicate both minor and major health conditions that may need to be treated as soon as possible. Read on to learn more about diarrhea in dogs, and how you can best care for your poor buddy.
What is dog diarrhea?
Like any good dog parent, you’re probably used to picking up your dog’s poo daily. So chances are, you know what a normal bowel movement for them looks like. Firm, brown, and in the shape of a log – this is what normal or healthy dog poo looks like.
Dog diarrhea is when there’s an unusual increase in the amount of fluid in their poo. It is characterized by excessively loose, watery and frequent stools.
This can be extremely frustrating and worrying for any dog parent. Not only does it mean a mess to clean up, it also is a sign your dog is likely sick, suffering from a belly ache or maybe something more serious.
While nearly all dogs get diarrhea at some point in their lives, most cases are mild and short-lived.
If your dog has diarrhea, it’s important to know why this can happen and how you can best help your furry friend