Frequently Asked Questions
Raising a new puppy is NOT EASY. There are some IMPORTANT DO'S and DONT'S. In fact, the HEALTH and enjoyment of your puppy may hinge on getting the RIGHT START IN LIFE. Here you will find all you need to know about the siberian husky breed. They are wonderful loving companions but can sometimes be a little bit of a handful and require lots of attention and time. We want you to know what you are getting into before you add one to your family as sometimes people just think of them as a pretty face and do not realize the work involved. After they already have their husky baby, and that realization sets in, then the puppy ends up in a new home or shelter and we want to prevent this at all costs. It is stressful on a pup to have to move to a new home so we hope that this page will prepare you for what is in store for you and when you purchase a puppy from us, you know what you are getting into and know you are up for the challenge!
How Long Should Puppies Stay With Their Mother?
The neonatal period of a pup is a period of extreme importance in a pup's mental and physical formation and has a great impact on the dog's later development. As a breeder or a future Dog owner you should learn about the recommended age to separate the pup from its mother and siblings, so this will not interfere with the pup's natural development or alter its personality and behavior in any way.
The first 21 days of a pup's life represent an essential time frame in the Dogs mental, physical and emotional development. During this critical period, the basic biological needs of the pup, such as nutrition, cleaning and elimination, are best tended to by the mother. This is also a time when pups gradually begin to establish contact with the exterior world. Until the age of three weeks, pups don't hear any sounds and they open their eyes between their 11th and 19th day.
Mother's Role in Physical Development
Pups should be breastfed by their mother, since this milk is a natural source of antibodies and will strengthen the pup's immune system. The mother's role in immunization is however dependent on her own health condition. The mother should be vaccinated against specific diseases. As a general rule, pups should not be weaned before they are seven-weeks-old. Weaning them at an earlier time may cause distress and may affect the dog's development and behavior.
Mother's Role in Emotional Development
Starting with the third week, after the Puppy starts to see and hear, the pup's mental life undergoes important transformations due to the confrontation of the outer world. The permanent exterior stimulation can sometimes be emotionally traumatic and may induce a sense of fear in the pup. The mother acts as a barrier between the world and the puppy and makes it feel more comfortable.
Mother's Role in Mental Development
Up to the age of four months, the puppy establishes the fundamentals of socialization and character in relation to its mother and siblings. During this time, the pup also learns how to relate to other Dogs that had been separated from their peers at an early age (i.e., before the puppy is four-weeks-old) tend to socialize with humans rather than other dogs.
Appropriate Age for Separation
The fourth week of a pup's life is when it is most dependent on its mother. Separating the pup from its mother at this age can affect the dog's emotional balance for life. Separation of the pups from their mother is customarily recommended sometime around their seventh week, when their brain is completely developed. Research has shown that dogs that have been separated from their mothers at an earlier stage are more likely to display aggressive behavior.
Should I get a siberian husky puppy if I work all day and there will be no one else around? Definitely NOT! Siberian huskies require a lot of attention and a lot of love! The best home for a siberian husky is one where there are two or more people and one is home most of the day or there are different shifts where someone will be home most of the day. Siberian Huskies get bored too easily and need to be able to get their exercise and chew their bones and play with their toys.
Do Siberian huskies do well with children? Absolutely! Siberian huskies are very loyal and great companions. They love to follow you everywhere you go and lay by your feet. They are not protective or body guards but sometimes they seem like they are trying to protect you! A lot of times we are told stories of how our buyers have babies and they swear the pup does not leave the baby's side, as if it is trying to protect the baby! They are great with children and will tolerate kids pulling on them or laying on them as they are very sweet and gentle animals!
Do Siberian huskies do well with other animals, including cats? Siberian huskies are pack animals and do much better with another husky or another dog around. They love to cuddle up with another and sleep together and do much better having a doggy friend around. This will cause them to not be so lonely or bored. However, they will also be happy with a cat as when they are pups, they can get along with anything. They would just be happy having something around to cuddle with and play with so if the option was a cat or no other animal at all, they would gladly take the cat! Even if there was a dog and a cat at home in addition to the husky, sometimes they make better friends with the cat as the cat would be more of the husky's size when it is a baby, so a lot of times we hear stories of how the husky puppy chose the cat as their best friend instead of the dog! Now, as stated, a husky puppy can get along with anything, but if you were to take an older husky and put it with a cat, then it would more than likely try to eat the cat for breakfast, unless it grew up with cats! Huskies do have a small prey drive so if they do not grow up with small animals, then they will more than likely try to chase and attack them.
Are Siberian huskies smart and easy to train? Siberian huskies are very smart and can learn things quickly, the more you work with them, the faster they will pick things up. Treats work wonders when training as they love bacon and chicken and will do what you want over and over for another taste of it! With treats and repetition, you can teach your new puppy a command in an hour's time! They are known to be houdinis as they are very good at being escape artists. Chain link fences do not work for them as they can go over, it, through it and under it! They can find a way to fit through the smallest holes, jump on something to get over the fence or just jump a 5 ft fence with ease and no help, especially if they are male and not neutered. They can even go under a fence by digging their way out and they are very persistent and stubborn at times! They have even been known to find ways to get collars off or open doors, etc., so do not under estimate them! Huskies should never be left off of a leash unless you know you have trained them to stay with you, which we recommend and give you tips on this when you pick up your puppy. They are curious and love to wander around and will take any chance they can get to dart out the door or escape the fence! When they do get away from you, they usually play games with you and wait for you to get closer to them before they take off running again! So it is really pointless to chase them, and it is best just to go after them with the car as they will usually jump in a vehicle as they love car rides. If this doesn't work, then all you can do is wait for them to come home on their own which they will usually do after a couple hours of roaming around, because chasing them will only make them run further away. Their stubbornness usually prevents electric fences from working as well (unless they are only a puppy) as if they want out bad enough, they will just suffer through the pain, but usually this would only happen if you have an unneutered male who smells a female in heat. If you train your pup to stay with you and it grows up not wandering away from you, then the electric fence should work in this aspect as to provide that extra security.
Are Siberian Huskies easy to house train? Absolutely! As with any training, the more you work with them, the faster they will pick it up! If you are home, we recommend taking them out every 45 minutes they are awake. Praise your baby and reward them with a treat (take some out with you in your pocket) right after they use the bathroom outside. After they get up from a nap, take your puppy out, as they always have to go pee upon waking up. After they eat and drink, take your puppy out, as they always have to go to do number 2 right after they eat! You can have a puppy almost completely house trained by 2 months if you work with them enough! When they are inside, you can use baby gates to help keep them to a certain area or room if you are not able to watch them at times, such as a kitchen which is tiled and easily able to be cleaned.
Should I leave my Siberian husky to have run of the house when I am not home? Or should I crate train? No, we do not recommend giving your siberian husky free roam of the house, even though you may think if you do not do this, you are being cruel. You are not being cruel if you put your husky in a crate when you leave the house as they are the type of breed that needs to be. We highly recommend crate training as it will teach them that there is a time to go to bed and that time is when they are in their crate. You can teach the command "bedtime" when they are made to go into it. Crate training also teaches them to hold it as they do not like to mess where they sleep. If they have run of the house and are left alone too long, they will tend to get bored and boredom will turn to destructivenss and they will turn to whatever they can find. Even if it is not too long, they still may turn destructive just to retaliate as they do not like to be left alone. Even if you were to leave them in a laundry room or an area that is gated off, being left alone too long or without enough toys/bones to chew, may still cause them to tear things up, such as the wall, the gate, the carpet, etc. This is where another animal will come in handy as they will not feel lonely or bored with another around and will behave better. But either way, the crate will prevent them from destroying anything should they feel the need to destroy things!
Do siberian huskies like to run? Yes..! They were bred to run and to pull. It is always best to have a fenced in yard when you own a husky so they have a way to get all their daily exercise in. If they have a fenced in yard, they can run as much as they want and will not be condemned to a little area. A husky (or any dog for that matter) should not be tied or chained up as they should never be stuck in a little area where they can not be properly exercised. Huskies need their proper exercise outside so they will not be so hyper inside. If you do not have a fenced in yard, you need to find another way to exercise your husky, such as if you are active and run or hike a lot, then take your husky along with you! They love car rides and they love being with you, they would even love a trip to the beach as most of them love to swim and play in the water! Dog parks would be okay when the pup is a little older and has their second set of shots as sometimes it takes two to take full effect, and you never know what goes to the dog parks so you have to be careful with your little one!
Do siberian huskies chew a lot? Yes, they are just like newborn babies and teethe too! You have to have an assortment of hard bones to chew and toys to play with! Toys with stuffing and squeakies will not work very long and will last you the most of 2 months. By the time they are 3 months, they will be able to shred them with no problem! However, stuffed animals are good when the pup is just brought home, especially if it is all alone, as they will take comfort in the stuffed animal and cuddle up with it, thinking of it as one of their brothers or sisters. When they get older, you have to get those so called "indestructible" toys! Yeah right, nothing is indestructible for a husky!
Do siberian huskies like to dig? Yes huskies can definitely be diggers but most of the time, it is because they are left outside too long and get bored easily. Other times, they are so hot from being left outside too long, that they dig a hole to sit in it to cool off!
Do siberian huskies shed? Can they adapt to any climate? Siberian huskies can adapt to any weather conditions. They hate the heat and really do not love the snow as much as everyone thinks. A lot of huskies are scared of their first snowfall and are afraid to put their paws in it! Others love to slip and slide in it but most of them prefer being inside the house instead of in the elements. In the summer heat they will hog air vents if you let them and play in water to keep cool, and even drink out of the hose. They shed twice a year, once in the summer to keep cooler and once in the winter. If you spend 25-30 minutes a day with brushing, you could brush their whole coat out within 3-5 days. They have two coats so in the winter they shed their summer coat and grow in their winter coat to keep warm. In the winter, their coat will be much softer and fluffier as they have their full coat in but in the summer, when they are only running their summer coat, their hair will be much more coarse and harder. They will also be darker in the summer as when they shed their winter coat, they are shedding their under coat which is all white. In the winter, when they have their white undercoat, they will be lighter in color.
Do Siberian huskies bark a lot? Siberian huskies are different from other dogs and actually howl instead of bark, which sounds so much nicer as they cry a long drawn out howl like they are singing! A lot of times, sirens or alarms will set them off and they will howl at it. If they are in a pack they will all join in and howl together and it such a nice sound to hear! However, some of them are completely quiet!
Why Do Puppies Get Diarrhea? Most puppies have diarrhea at some point. It may be caused by introducing a new food, the stress of going to a new home, or a bacterial or viral infection. Diarrhea can be characterized by stools that are frequent and watery, or simply looser than normal. In some cases, diarrhea will clear up on its own, but you will need to treat the diarrhea if it persists, is severe or is taking place in a young puppy.
Should I change my puppy's diet or buy him the same food? Do not change your puppy's food! We feed them one of the best foods out there. Please be sure to have your puppy food ready when he/she comes home! Feed your puppy the same type and brand of food every day. Unlike humans, a dog digestive system cannot handle changes in food. It can cause upset stomach and diarrhea. however Your puppy will probably get diarrhea when you first bring it home as it will be stressed from a new life change, new environment, new people, etc, but it will clear up in a few days. BUT if you change its food too, you are looking at diarrhea for about 2-3 weeks and no one wants to go through this! IF you change their food, you have to do it gradually, which means over a month's time, so the puppy's stomach has time to adjust to the change and it is not a sudden change that will cause it to get sick. You should do 3/4 old food (the food it is on when it leaves our palace) and 1/4 new food for a week, then 1/2 and 1/2 of each for another week, then 3/4 new food and 1/4 old food for the third week, and finally, all new food on the fourth week. With proper nutrition and care, your dog will live longer and happier live. While the better quality dog food may cost more, the dog can eat less of it since their bodies use more of what they are eating producing less waste. Not to mention the vet bill if your dog develops issues from consuming a low quality food. A poor diet can also cause a dog to shed more and have body odor. PLEASE Do not feed your puppy junk food from the grocery store like puppy chow, pedigree etc...(Dog Food that we recomend EVO, WELLNESS, Hollistic Select, Blue Buffalo, Diamond Naturals, 4health, Taste of the wild) We also highly recommend PLAIN YOGURT one (1) tablespoon every day, it's awesome and nutritious but everything in moderation don't give to much. It is a good souce of calcium, good for their digestion. A natural source of probiotics, yogurt is inexpensive and easy to feed. Stick to low-fat or nonfat plain yogurt, as your dog doesn’t need the sugar provided in the flavored varieties.The probiotics (beneficial bacteria) in yogurt provide benefits for all dogs, but are especially good for dogs with digestive problems. Use yogurt with live and active cultures. Varieties that contain more than just Lactobacillus acidophilus may provide additional benefits to the digestive tract.
Low-fat yogurt has less than 20 calories per ounce, so even small dogs can enjoy a spoonful without concern about reducing food portions.
Under what conditions might my dog benefit from Yogurt? Most dogs are a candidate for enjoying Yogurt for no reason beyond the fact that they love it and it provides lots of good ingredients PLUS a daily dose of beneficial probiotics!! Dogs with the following situations are prime candidates for the benefits of Yogurt functional frozen yogurt treats:
- Changing Diets
- Boarding, Daycare, Dog Parks
- Dogs with Sensitive Bowels
- Dogs on Antibiotics
- Dogs with Allergies
- Dogs with Poor Skin and Hair
- Dogs on a Diet
- Dogs exposed to Stressful Situations
- Dogs that Need a Distraction
- Puppies and Seniors with their Special Needs
How and when should I give my Dog Yogurt? Because environmental stresses happen every day that can affect the digestive tract of the dog (chlorinated water, stress, medications, and exposure to pathogens through dogs and other critters) it is important to provide an ongoing supply of beneficial probiotics to your dog. Veterinarians recommend giving your dog a cup per day.
I’ve read that Yogurt boosts immune function. How does it do that? 80% of your immune system is located in your intestines. This is where food is truly absorbed and enters the bloodstream as nutrients. This is also a place where disease causing organisms can take up residence. If you’ve ever had the stomach flu you know what we mean. When the digestive tract is populated with happy, healthy probiotics they prevent the bad bacteria from being able to find a place to live, thus preventing intestinal upset and disease. In addition, the presence of these good bacteria help ensure the absorption of nutrients necessary to keep your dog in a healthy glow.
Are there other health benefits to Yogurt besides boosting immune function? A strong immune system can help with many health problems such as: Resisting chronic diseases Managing inflammation Protecting against allergic reactions Preventing yeast infections (ears, urogenital) Additionally, Yogurt is full of antioxidants, vitamins and high quality protein while low in sugar and fat. It’s a super treat for dogs.
How long will it take my puppy to arrive? Your puppy will normally be shipped at 8 weeks of age. Shipping time varies depending on your location. Usually it takes between 2 to 10 hrs to the USA. Most of our customers will receive their puppy in about 3 to 6 hrs. Please notify us ASAP when you pick up your puppy at the airport.
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The Top 5 Reasons for Puppy Diarrhea…
Diarrhea is a common problem in puppies, and can range from a single mild episode to a severe symptom of a serious underlying condition.
There are a number of causes of diarrhea in very young dogs including:
- Change in diet
- Ingestion of a foreign object
- Viral infection
It's important to keep a close eye on a puppy with diarrhea, as very young dogs can get much sicker much faster than an older animal.
Most pet owners who've had experience with a puppy have also had at least one go-round with puppy diarrhea. If your puppy is having diarrhea, there's no reason to panic unless the problem is very severe. However, you should watch your pup carefully and if the problem doesn't resolve within one or two potty sessions, you should make an appointment with your pet's veterinarian or visit an animal emergency clinic. Young puppies can become dangerously dehydrated in 24 hours or less.
#1: Stress-Induced Diarrhea
Both people and animals can get diarrhea as a result of stress. Think about it. A puppy new to your family has undergone tremendous changes in a short period of time. She's been removed from her mother and littermates. She has been physically relocated from the only environment she's known to a new, unfamiliar one. There was probably some travel involved, if only a short drive in the car. The sights, sounds, smells and temptations in her world have changed overnight. She's no longer one of several, but the only puppy in the household. If your family is like most, your new little girl is overwhelmed with attention – she's being handled, talked to and played with more than ever before. Any change can be stressful, even a change for the better. When you consider the inexperience of your puppy and the major adjustments she must make during her first few months of life, it's really not surprising if her GI tract reacts to the stress. If your puppy's diarrhea is stress related, it should resolve within a few days. Make sure to keep clean, fresh water available for her at all times, and if necessary, take her to the bowl and encourage her to drink. Your integrative vet can also offer many suggestions on simple, natural remedies that can help your pet through this initial adjustment period, if needed. Also make sure she has lots of opportunity to nap and plenty of quiet time.
#2: Diarrhea Caused by a Change in Diet
Depending on where your puppy came from, you may or may not have received information on his diet before you brought him home. Many new puppy owners either don't know what food their pet is used to, or decide to make a change for some reason (hopefully to upgrade to species-appropriate nutrition). An abrupt change in your puppy's diet can bring on a bout of diarrhea. In fact, this is true for older dogs as well, if dietary diversity has not been practiced. Even if your pup was being fed a low quality commercial puppy chow, a sudden change to a high quality diet can temporarily upset his digestive system and cause loose stools. Changes to your dog's diet, no matter his age, should be gradual – preferably over a seven to ten day period, and sometimes longer, depending on each pup. It's always a good idea to learn what your puppy has been fed up to the time you bring him home. That way you can blend a bit of the food he's used to with the food you want to transition him to, gradually decreasing and ultimately eliminating the old food over the course of one to two weeks. I recommend you continue to rotate your puppy's food intermittently throughout her life, as there is no one perfect protein source that should be fed exclusively for a lifetime. Gradually tapering off of one brand and onto another will reduce episodes of diarrhea in the future.
#3: Ingestion of a Foreign Object
Puppies are incredibly curious about everything they encounter in their environment, and the way they explore new things is usually with their mouths. You might think all your pup is doing is chewing something he shouldn't – which is problem enough – but whatever he's chewing will get swallowed if it isn't removed from his mouth. Foreign objects, including several people foods, plants, and flowers, can do more than cause a case of diarrhea. Your little guy can also be poisoned or suffer a complete blockage in his GI tract if he swallows the wrong thing. For a number of reasons, including the potential for ingesting a non-food, toxic or other foreign object, your puppy should never be left roaming unattended in your home or yard – not even for a minute. If you suspect your pup has swallowed something he shouldn't, call his veterinarian or an animal emergency clinic immediately. You can also call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 for guidance.
#4: Diarrhea Caused by Worms or Other Parasites
Your puppy can be born with intestinal worms or acquire them from her mother's milk. Some of the most common organisms causing diarrhea in puppies are hookworms, roundworms, tapeworms and whipworms. Fortunately, worm infestations are easily cured medically, so get your puppy to her veterinarian if you suspect her diarrhea is caused by worms. In the meantime, make sure to keep her hydrated, as dehydration is the most immediate concern for any puppy with diarrhea. Once your puppy has been medically dewormed, discuss with her holistic veterinarian safe, natural options for keeping future intestinal invaders in check. Other types of pests that can cause diarrhea in your pup are protozoan parasites. These are single celled organisms, the most common of which are coccidia and Giardia. If your puppy is carrying a protozoan parasite in her intestinal tract, her diarrhea will typically be watery and very smelly. You might see blood or mucus in the stool, and your pup will generally have other symptoms like vomiting, loss of appetite or fatigue. It's important to get your pet to a veterinarian as soon as possible if you think parasites are causing her diarrhea, as medical management may be necessary to get rid of the problem. Unfortunately, the drugs used to treat these types of parasites have side effects and aren't always entirely effective. I recommend you take your pup to a holistic or integrative vet who can work with you to solve the problem with natural alternative remedies. Again – don't delay treatment, and make sure to keep your puppy hydrated in the meantime. Be aware that Giardia and coccidia are easily transmitted to other pets and human family members as well. Eliminating the parasites from your environment and good personal hygiene are musts in order to avoid spreading the problem around.
#5: Viral Infection
Diarrhea is one of the most common symptoms of several canine viral infections, the most serious of which is parvovirus, also referred to as CPV or simply parvo. Parvovirus is highly contagious and is passed through exposure to the feces of an infected dog. The virus invades the lining of the small intestine and causes foul-smelling, bloody diarrhea, as well as vomiting, lethargy, depression and severe dehydration. Older dogs usually recover from parvo, but the virus is often fatal in infected puppies. If your pup is showing signs of a viral infection, time is of the essence. If you can't get in to see your veterinarian right away, I recommend you take your pet to an animal emergency clinic.
How to Know If Your Puppy's Diarrhea is Life Threatening
Unfortunately, there's no hard and fast rule for determining whether your puppy's diarrhea is mild and will resolve quickly or is a symptom of a serious threat to his health. Generally speaking, if your puppy suddenly develops watery stools – especially if they're streaked with blood – and has any other symptoms like vomiting, I recommend you seek immediate veterinary care. Very young puppies can become desperately ill in a matter of hours and it's better to be safe than sorry. The key is to stay alert with any new, young four-legged member of the family. Keep a close eye on your puppy and be disciplined about securing him in his crate or a puppy-proof area of your home when you can't watch him – even for a minute. This will reduce or eliminate the potential for your pup to swallow something he shouldn't. Likewise, changing his diet gradually should help to avoid GI upsets. Insuring he's not over-stimulated and gets plenty of rest and quiet time should curb his stress reaction to a new environment. Until your pup has received two well-timed puppy vaccinations or homeopathic nosodes, it's not a good idea to take him to dog parks or other places where dogs you don't know congregate. Take care not to give him access to any area where other dogs do their business. Do, however, start socializing your pup on his first day home. Keeping him safe from disease before he's immunized (which means his immune system has developed the correct antibodies to fight of life-threatening infection) doesn't require that you quarantine or entirely isolate the little guy. Taking sensible precautions with your new puppy can reduce or eliminate the potential for tummy upsets and diarrhea, and put you in a better position to know immediately if you should seek veterinary care. The more you know about possible causes of your puppy's loose stools, the better prepared you'll be to react to a true emergency.
Home Care for Mild Diarrhea
If your puppy is having some mild diarrhea but is otherwise playful, energetic and weighs more than 5 pounds, fast her for 12 hours, preferably overnight. The G.I. tract can only rest, repair and restore itself when it's not working. If she's better in the morning, give her some chicken or vegetable broth (no onion) and cooked sweet potato or pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling!). If the stool improves, but isn't 100%, feed a second and third meal of cooked ground turkey meat (no bones) and sweet potato or pumpkin. Once she continues to improve, you can go back to regular feedings. If the diarrhea continues another day or two, even if she seems fine, it's time to take her to the vet, and bring a small stool sample with you.
An effective herbal remedy for mild diarrhea in very young puppies:
- Bring a pint of water to boil
- Add 2 teaspoons of dried chamomile herb to the boiling water; steep for 10 minutes
- Pour the mixture through cheesecloth, then add 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt and 4 tablespoons slippery elm powder. Stir well and let cool.
Give your puppy two to three teaspoons of this mixture three times a day. Make sure she drinks plenty of water in between doses. You can also give her an electrolyte solution to help prevent dehydration and replenish vital nutrients.
How to Stop and Prevent Dog Diarrhea
All dogs will have bouts of diarrhea at some point in their lives, and while this is not usually serious, it can become so if left untreated. Much like a person, a dog with diarrhea can become dehydrated if fluids are not provided. Diarrhea can be caused by something as simple as a snack that didn't agree with the dog, Dogs are notorious for eating things they shouldn't. Because of this, they frequently have upset stomachs and diarrhea. In many instances, a bout of diarrhea can be treated at home, and it will resolve without veterinary care. However, if your dog is exhibiting additional symptoms -- such as explosive diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetite, or straining when trying to defecate -- don't attempt home treatment. Take your pet to the veterinarian immediately, it can be a sign of something much more serious that needs medical attention and medication. The trick is knowing the difference. Otherwise, attempt a 12/24-hour fast to give your pet's system a break and help your dog recover from diarrhea naturally...We all love our pets, so when our dogs don't feel well it can make us feel bad too. Sometimes it can be difficult to know what you should or shouldn't give your dog, but there is an easy way to help when your best friend gets diarrhea....
Things You'll Need..
- Boiled Chicken
- Cooked Rice
- Plain Yogurt
- Plain Punpkin
- Plain Pedialyte
1. Simply begin by withholding only the food if your dog is not experiencing other symptoms, such as fever, vomiting, pain or dehydration. Make sure your dog has plenty of clean water to drink, but no regular dog food. Withhold the food for 24 hours for adults, 12 hours for puppies. Feed the dog a consistent diet, and avoid giving it too many treats. Common causes of diarrhea in dogs are a sudden change in diet or eating something that doesn't agree with the dog. If changing the dog's diet, do so gradually by mixing the two types of food together and weaning the animal off the old food.
2. Keep your dog away from foods that are known to be digestive problems for many dogs. These include eggs, the fat from meats, corn and spices.
3. Make sure the dog is always up to date on its worm medication. Most veterinary-approved medications will protect against worms such as heartworm, hookworm, roundworm and tapeworm, as well as other types of parasites. Infestations of these pests can cause diarrhea in dogs.
How to Naturally Stop Canine Diarrhea
4. For a case of acute diarrhea, fasting for 12/24 hours can be an effective cure. Keep an eye on the dog during the day to see how the condition progresses.
5. Prepare your dog a meal of boiled chicken and rice. 12/24 hours after the fast begins, offer the dog a portion of this meal equivalent to about half of the amount he would normally eat. Augmenting this with plain yogurt will introduce good bacteria into the dog's system, which can help manage the condition. Plain pumpkin -- not the pie filling -- can act as a binding agent when a spoonful is added to bland food.
6. Follow the rice and chicken diet for two to three days or until the diarrhea goes away. Make sure the dog has plenty of water to drink so he can stay well hydrated during this time.. Dehydration can occur quickly, so make sure the dog always has something to drink. Plain Pedialyte is effective in getting electrolytes back into the dog's system.If your pet is not improving or worsens, contact your vet immediately.
7. Visit the vet. If the diarrhea is caused by worms or parasites, medication will be needed. Diagnosis will usually involve examination of a stool sample. Medication may need to be administered for up to a week to make sure the parasites are completely gone. The dog may also be given a second medication to coat the stomach lining and digestive tract.