Natural Dog Remedies for Diarrhea
Diarrhea is a common illness in dogs, so much so that it could happen twice or thrice a month! Sure enough, medical treatments can be effective, but are they always the best answer? We don’t think so!
For an ailment that frequently happens like diarrhea, dog owners can opt to try natural home remedies.
What Are The Benefits Of Natural Dog Remedies?
The first benefit of natural remedies for dogs is their price point. They’re relatively cheaper compared to medicines. Not only could you easily buy them in the grocery store, but some of them may already be in your own cupboard or garden!
Another benefit is that they have less risk of side effects. Medicated ingredients can trigger various side effects such as allergic reactions, lethargy, and even nausea in dogs. There’s a minimal chance that these things will occur in home remedies since they’re made of organic ingredients.
They are also believed to be healthier. Natural remedies are mostly made of fruits and vegetables. When dogs consume these, they also consume their additional nutrients, unlike medications which only contain the active ingredients to treat a certain ailment.
What are the Risks of Natural Dog Remedies?
While natural remedies have various benefits, they also pose some risks or disadvantages.
Natural remedies take effort and time to prepare. On the other hand, medications always come ready-made so your dogs could consume them immediately.
Preparing natural remedies also requires some skills. Some of them may need cooking, while some will need knowledge in knowledge in herbal medication.
Sure enough, you can do extensive research online, but remember that a slight mistake can worsen your dogs’ condition.
What Are The Best Natural Dog Remedies For Diarrhea?
Among all the common ailments of dogs, diarrhea is the easiest one to relieve through natural remedies.
You can start off by increasing your dog’s water intake. Sometimes, diarrhea is caused by dehydration. You can also make them switch to bland foods such as chicken, rice, and oatmeal as they are easier to digest.
The most preferred organic solution to dog diarrhea is pumpkin. Pumpkin is rich in organic fiber, which can aid your dog’s digestion. Pumpkin remedy is easy to prepare, you just have to mash them and mix them with water, and your dog could already eat it.
Organic digestive supplements will greatly help, too. You can start by introducing your dogs to probiotics. Probiotics are good bacteria that help the stomach in breaking down food. Dogs’ stomachs already produce them naturally. However, they need additional amounts of probiotics if they experience indigestion.
You can also feed your dogs puree of apples, broccoli, cabbages, and carrots. These foods are known to be rich in organic fiber. When your dogs’ digestion goes back to normal, you should continue giving them an ample amount of fiber which can also be found in some organic multivitamins.
Learning how to make natural remedies sure takes time, but it would definitely pay off sooner or later. After all, everyone will go the extra mile with their precious dogs!
Laura Robinson, DMV
Dr Laura practices at the Antonio Animal Hospital in California, where she was born and raised. She is an advisor to Wuffes, ensuring all our products and content is of the highest standard