How To Unfeed and Then Feed a Dog With Diarrhea

Here’s how you’d feed, then wean-back,  a diarrhea-dog:

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Phase A: First 12 – 24 hours:   Water, Ice-licks*, Broth, (fat free) and plain, canned Pumpkin 1/4c. per 15 pounds twice a day and some hard cheese.
How To Unfeed and Then Feed a Dog With Diarrhea

How To Unfeed and Then Feed a Dog With Diarrhea

Phase B: 24-48 hours: White rice or white bread and Campbell’s Chicken Noodle soup or Eggs any style and plain, canned Pumpkin 1/4c. per 15 pounds twice a day.

Phase C: 48-72 hours: Regular DRY food, except it’s waterlogged with water or fat free broth, plus plain, canned Pumpkin 1/4c. per 15 pounds once or twice a day. After the first 48 hours or so, you might do well to add a little low fat yogurt (Chobani) of the Blueberry persuasion to replace germs we’re killing with some of the diarrhea medications. That’d be a tablespoon of Blueberry yogurt per 20 pounds, twice a day.
It is PERFECTLY OKAY if the dog doesn’t want to eat anything. Their colon knows better than you, or I do, when it’s ready to accept food for processing.
*Ice-licks is a ‘technique’ –  it’s a towel in a bowl with ice on it. The towel wicks up ‘standing water” and the dog licks the ice for thirst. Thing is, they consider it such a pleasant novelty that they’ll “lick” much more water than they’d ever “drink”.

How To Unfeed and Then Feed a Dog With Diarrhea

Feed a Dog With Diarrhea

Feed a Dog With Diarrhea

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Dr Erik Johnson

Dr Erik Johnson is a Marietta, Georgia Veterinarian with a practice in small animal medicine. He graduated from University of Georgia with his Doctorate in 1991. Dr Johnson is the author of several texts on Koi and Pond Fish Health and Disease as well as numerous articles on dog and cat health topics.