This week is s Skai and Peggy's birthday week! It's hard to believe that on August 2nd they will be 13!!
On Friday, we are heading to the Rocky Mountains to celebrate, our annual trip! Stay tuned for pictures and updates!
Some time ago, I said that love is when you get up in the middle of the night and clean diarrhea after your dog without being mad. Over the years, my dog Skai gave me a few opportunities to express my love for him. Dogs are scavengers by nature and they have a tendency to cleanse when what they ate doesn’t fit.
Diarrhea can be caused by many factors but it is also a sign that the body needs to cleanse or is in a state of deeper imbalance. Parasites or bacterial pathogens like to settle in the weakened body and the underlying causes should be addressed. One of the main for digestive disturbances is feeding heavily processed, dried or canned food of poor quality. The best food for your dog is as nature intended.
I see people often panic when their dog happens to have blood in stool. If your dog has blood in stool (fresh blood), this may be a sign of hemorrhagic colitis which usually resolves with the above recipe. In other words, in most cases, there is no need to panic.
However, if you have a puppy or a young dog and diarrhea is followed by signs of severe lethargy and loss of appetite, this may be a sign of parvovirus infection and you must see your veterinarian. The difference is that a dog with colitis is usually bright and alert with no other signs.
To speed up the recovery process and soothe the irritated digestive tract I have prepared the following 10 step diarrhea plan. While this doesn’t sound exactly appealing, I reassure you that if you have a dog in your house, sooner or later the following info will be handy.
Many "diarrhea recipes call for rice and chicken broth but I do not recommend it. Based on my clinical experience, rice is not as soothing as squash, pumpkin or yams. These appear to be ideal to get your dog back to normal.
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If your dog is not getting any essential supplements, the cause of recurrent diarrhea may be mineral, amino-acid and vitamin deficiencies. Here is a list of essential supplements that every dog should get