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ollie dog food diarrhea

having a puppy with diarrhea can be really messy it can also be quite worrying because after all they're only young and they don't have an awful lot of body reserves.

and today I'm going to go through the causes of puppy diarrhea and also how you can treat it at home ,and your pet live a healthier happier and it's important to distinguish between a puppy who has diarrhea but is otherwise well healthy they're not vomiting they're still growing and they're still playing compared to a puppy who is sick so they might be very quiet they might be off their food not drinking they might bevomiting and you know those causes are going to be very different now for a puppy who's otherwise well there are three kind of main most common causes of diarrhea : 

1- now the first one is going to be that they've just eaten something that's disagreed with them they've got a little bit of an upset tummy a little bit of a bug that's just going through them it's causing diarrhea but they're otherwise happy and healthy and really a lot of the time what we can do here is just feed them a bland diet so there are specific diets that are designed to feed or just boiled chicken boiled rice boiled pasta scrambled egg that kind of thing so there are all things that are very easy for the intestines to digest and process but will still provide some nutrition to your puppy now you don't want to feed these kinds of food for any more than a few days because they're not going to be completely balanced and they're not going to be providing everything that your puppy needs for their normal growth but for a short term basis that's going to be absolutely fine just while their tummy settles down parasites.
ollie dog food diarrhea

2 - next most common cause and that's worms effectively so puppies are much more susceptible to worms they develop her worm burden that causes problems much faster now you might notice that your puppy has a bit of a potbelly but it's not painful and is otherwise bright and happy as before now that can be a sign of worms so making sure that your puppy is wormed appropriately we tend to say worming every two weeks until they're 12 weeks of age every month until they're 6 months and then every 3 months after that if you've wormed your puppy appropriately it's unlikely to be the
case if they haven't had a worm recently that's definitely something to think about 

3 - and then the third most common cause of diarrhea in puppies is going to be a foointolerance so they just don't agree with whatever diet is that you're feeding them and here what you can do is just work your way through a couple of different diets to find one that does work it may take a few different efforts you should try and transition a little bit slowly just to make sure that your puppy will accept that new food if they're eating it fine you can just transition straight to acres after all they've already got diarrhea.

and you should notice that their diarrhea clears up within a week or two now if your puppy's diarrhea isn't improving with that change of diet or with that worm treatment but they're still bright and happy and they're still growing then they could have another parasite or a different type of infection so Giardia is something that can cause long-term diarrhea in puppies and in adult dogs
you'll often get a little bit of blood
and a little bit of mucus and that's
something that's called colitis you can also get things like Salmonella and Campylobacter and while a puppy will often be unwell if they've got those infections sometimes they won't they'll just be carrying that it will be causing a bit of diarrhea but will not be causing them to become otherwise unwell 
ollie dog food diarrhea

and if your puppy isn't growing if they're just a little bit thin they're not getting bigger and gaining weight as you'd expect there are a couple of other things that we need to think about things like exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is which is basically a reduction in the digestive enzymes that are produced by the pancreas that help digest and process fats especially if they're not being produced then your puppy's not going to be getting everything that they need from the diet it's not going to be broken down so it can be absorbed we can get vitamin deficiency so b12 deficiency would be another one here which can develop just as a result of long-term diarrhea but very often at least in the early stages the puppy will still be well despite having these conditions. 

now these last few causes of diarrhea in puppies are obviously going to be need to be diagnosed by your vet if you're taking a stool sample to them to be tested then ideally what we would do is take one sample every day for three days and then send that off for analysis and the reason for that is that some of the bugs some of the problems that can cause diarrhea are only shed in the stool intimately so by giving a three day sample we increase our chance of getting a diagnosis and then some of the other things so the pancreatic problem or the vitamin deficiency are going to need blood sting and maybe other diagnostics now clearly if your puppy is unwell and has diarrhea then you're going to need to take them to the vet straightaway to get the problem diagnosed and get the right treatment in a really young puppy especially if they're only a few months old and especially if they haven't had their vaccinations we've always got to worry about I'm diseases like parvo virus and distemper virus so they are very common depending on where you are in the world parvo virus is certainly across the planet I'm distemper is more common in certain areas than others and that need treatment really as an emergency the sooner the treatment gets started the higher the chance of your puppies surviving but there are other things that can cause diarrhea we can get organ problems.

 we could also just even have a really bad parasite burden and certainly where we get something called an interception if there's a lots of worms in the gut then what happens is the gut contracts and it kind of telescopes into each other and that causes an obstruction it may be that they've eaten something that's getting stuck as well so if your puppy is sick and they have diarrhea if they're vomiting as well if they're quiet if they're not eating if they're not drinking then you definitely need to take your puppy to the vet.

Source: Channel "Our Pets Health" On YouTube