What It Means If Your Dog Has Excessive Diarrhea

Posted on: 11 February 2022

If your dog has excessive and reoccurring diarrhea, there is a reason and you need to get to the bottom of it. Your dog is relying on you to take care of its health, and this is one of those situations where your dog needs to be taken care of. Reoccurring diarrhea over time can cause other issues for your dog such as dehydration, lethargy, dizziness, and it could eventually kill your dog if you aren't careful. If your dog has excessive diarrhea, there's a reason for it. Read on for a few reasons why your dog may have diarrhea.  

Your Dog's Diet

Your dog's diet may be the cause of diarrhea. Inspect the food label and write down everything in it. Try changing the food to something else that is completely different. For instance, if you have been feeding your dog a diet of chicken and rice, Try changing it to lamb and vegetables, or a diet with beef and vegetables instead. Make a change to the food in a gradual manner, meaning you need to mix the old and new food together, mixing in the new food with each day until all of the food is the new food. This will help your dog get better acclimated to the new food. Changing the food too quickly can cause more diarrhea.

Your Dog's Anxiety

If your dog has anxiety, it may be causing diarrhea. Anxiety can cause all types of issues in dogs, including stomach issues. If your dog is experiencing anxiety, you need to figure out what is causing it. If it's because you're leaving it home every day, you being gone may be causing this. Anxiety can be caused by other things including loud noises, storms, or another pet that was just introduced into your home. Whatever the anxiety, medication may help with this. Talk to the veterinarian about anxiety medication to help your dog.

Your Dog's Getting Into Something

If your dog is getting into something it shouldn't and is eating things that aren't given to it, it can cause diarrhea. Things such as scraps in the trash, or things outside like rabbit feces, or other wild animal feces may lead to diarrhea in your dog. If it's getting into something that it shouldn't, you need to keep a close eye on it and make sure it isn't eating things that it shouldn't be.

If your dog has excessive and reoccurring diarrhea, take your dog to the veterinary clinic and take note of any of the above-mentioned reasons why this may be happening. Your dog may require further treatment to help get your furry pal feeling better.