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Diarrhea in Dogs / Diarrhea in Cats

Diarrhea

Herbal treatments to help stop diarrhea and to help promote digestive and colon health in dogs and cats.

Pet supplements to help stop diarrhea and promote digestive and colon health in dogs and cats.

A healthy digestive tract is critical to overall health and well-being. The digestive health of an animal can impact not only the breakdown and absorption of nutrients, but can also have a significant impact on other body systems including the immune system, digestive, excretory, the liver, bone marrow and adrenals.

Digestive dysfunction can result in abdominal cramping and pain in animals. Abdominal discomfort may be caused by an accumulation of gas in the abdomen and can be extremely painful. 

Pets occasionally experiences diarrhea and it typically occurs when something irritates your pet’s stomach. It is accompanied by loose, watery stools; occasionally you will see blood in the stools and stools are passed frequently. 

Diarrhea may be mild or severe and needs to be monitored because it affects loss of fluids and critical trace minerals required by your pet's body and can lead to dehydration, acid-base imbalance or electrolyte interference.

If diarrhea is accompanied by vomiting, fever and your pet refuses to drink water, you should consult your vet immediately.

Common signs associated with diarrhea:

Loss of appetite

Vomiting

Weakness

Fever

Urgent need to defecate several times a day

Straining after defecating

Common causes of diarrhea:

Spoiled food

Eating garbage

Eating road kill

Overeating

Ingesting chemicals and toxins

Sudden change in diet (regardless of food quality)

Food allergies

Reaction to medication

Other causes of diarrhea:

Parasitic infestation

Bacterial infection

Viral infection

Fungal infection

Colitis

Ulcer

Pancreatitis

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Kidney disease

Liver disease

Stomach cancer

Adrenal disorders

Herbal Remedies:

Herbal remedies help to provide relief for both dogs and cats suffering from diarrhea, loose stools and digestive disorders, to help promote firm stool formation, to restore proper digestive and bowel function, to help soothe the stomach, the digestive and nervous systems, to deliver prebiotic and probiotics to help calm and balance native flora, to help treat all types of infections and to seal and heal wounds of all types.

Yummy Tummy  (learn more) promotes Probiotic digestive, urinary, bladder and gall bladder support, for all types of digestive disorders, promotes proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, for bladder (cystitis) and kidney (pyelonephritis) infections, for urine leakage and urinary incontinence, as a natural, plant-based steroid alternative, provides important support for cramping, pain, discomfort, Gastroenteritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD), prostate inflammation, BHP, prostatitis, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS) and for Candida albicans.

Shake Ur Groove Thing  (learn more) promotes healthy bowel function, purification, gentle parasitic detoxification and body clarification; waste and toxin removal, including pesticides, environmental toxins found inside and outside the home, chemicals related to flea and tick products and drugs regimens such as NSAID’s and synthetic glucosteriods and corticosteroids; helps remove inorganic synthetic and derivative compounds from an animal’s cell walls to help reduce toxic load in the body; also used for cramping, pain, constipation, gas and bloating; helps support a correct balance of native intestinal flora and helps calms the digestive system; promotes immune balance and helps to limit inflammation, which is important in disease prevention; used holistically for anal fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, food allergies and hypersensitivities and as a general skin support. 

Seal ‘Em & Heal ‘Em – (learn more) promotes healing for all types of wounds, including hot spots, abrasions, bites, cuts, scrapes, skin irritations, infections, bleeding & hemorrhaging conditions, ulcers, GERD, esophaghitis & other degenerative conditions of the larynx & throat; provides cellular support of tissue, skin & coat; for gastrointestinal distress; as a neurasthenic that blocks the activation of nerve fibers & tissue response to inflammation, supporting the body's tissue repair mechanism to stop mutations (important in the treatment of all types of Lyme disease, including Lyme borealis, burgdorferi, borreliosis & Chronic Lyme disease (CLD).

Love Your Liver - (learn more) promotes the performance, health and repair of the liver, kidneys and bladder, facilitates rental and digestive excretions, provides protection and detoxification from insecticides, toxins, vaccinations, an inappropriate diet and an excess of food, relieves symptoms such as pressure, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting and flatulence, regulates kidney acid/alkaline levels, for hepatic lipidosis, Fatty Liver Disease (FLD),  Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD), Feline Urological Syndrome (FUS) and Feline cholangiohepatitis.

Helpful suggestions:

Feed your pet high quality, holistic pet food or a well balanced all natural diet that contains all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients.

Avoid feeding your pet table scraps, bones or snacks and exclude spices, bran, sugar and lactose products from the diet

If your pet has loose stools, withhold food for 24 hours, which may ease an irritated stomach

After your pet’s fast, feed a bland diet of cooked brown rice with skinless chicken and follow with small amounts of plain yogurt to add in natural prebiotics, probitions and bacterial cultures whcih may soothe the bowels

Don't make sudden changes to your pet’s diet; introduce new foods gradually by adding it to the existing food brand. It should take 3 – 5 days to introduce a new diet

Inspect your pet’s stool daily for loose stools or blood or mucus in stools

Ensure that your pet is de-wormed regularly

Keep your pet away from spoiled food and garbage cans

Make sure that your pet’s vaccinations are updated

Conventional Remedies:

The diagnosis of diarrhea is based on the symptoms presented, a thorough physical examination and review of your pet’s medical history. Your vet will take a fresh stool sample to check for internal parasites, blood tests, x-rays, ultrasound of the abdomen or endoscopy to determine the cause of diarrhea.

Mild episodes of diarrhea can be managed at home. This can be done by withholding food for 24 to 48 hours, but always make sure that water is available to avoid dehydration. When diarrhea stops, feed your pet a bland diet of cooked rice with chicken in small amounts 3 to 6 times per day.

 

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