Diarrhea in dogs in Gulf Breeze, FL can have several causes. Some include dietary indiscretion, infection, parasites, stress, and certain medical conditions. Here are some steps you can take to help your dog with diarrhea:
Steps to take for diarrhea in dogs in Gulf Breeze, FL
Introduce a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice, or a commercial diet formulated for sensitive stomachs. Feed small, frequent meals to avoid overwhelming your dog’s digestive system.
Diarrhea can be responsive to probiotics in some situations. We can help make a recommendation on a good probiotic.
If your dog’s diarrhea persists or is accompanied by other symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy, or loss of appetite, or blood in stool please call Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital. Your veterinarian may recommend fecal testing, blood work, or other diagnostic tests to determine the underlying cause of the diarrhea.
If your dog is diagnosed with a bacterial or parasitic infection, we may prescribe medication to treat the infection.
Make sure your dog is up to date on their deworming and parasite prevention medication. Some parasites can cause diarrhea. The Companion Animal Parasite Council has a lot of good information about different parasites.
If your dog’s diarrhea is caused by stress, make sure they have a quiet, comfortable place to rest. Try to reduce any sources of stress in their environment.
Remember to always consult with your veterinarian if your dog has diarrhea. They can help determine the underlying cause and recommend appropriate treatment. Diarrhea in dogs in Gulf Breeze can include many differentials. The veterinarians at Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital are here to help! We have three veterinarians on staff, which include Meghan McClure, Jackie Adam, and Ryder Holderman. We would love to see you and your pet and offer consistent care!
Please give Gulf Breeze Animal Hospital a call today. We are here to help if you need to consult about your pet’s stool problem or any other issue!