Can dog treats cause diarrhea?
All of these things can result in an upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea.
If your dog's diet is full of processed chemicals, high sugar and salt content, and fatty foods, you'll likely see a disruption in the balance of their digestive system.
Furthermore, too many commercial dog treats can also lead to diarrhea.
Give the dog a small meal of boiled white meat chicken (no bones or skin) and white rice.
This can be the dog's diet until the stool consistency returns to normal.
If the diarrhea continues for more than 24 hours or your dog's condition worsens at any time, call your vet immediately.
For dogs who just have diarrhea:
- Make sure the dog has access to plenty of clean water to avoid dehydration.
- Give the dog a small meal of boiled white meat chicken (no bones or skin) and white rice.
- If the diarrhea continues for more than 24 hours or your dog's condition worsens at any time, call your vet immediately.
Home Remedies for Doggie Diarrhea
- Rice water: Boil high-quality rice in a lot of water, remove the grains, and offer the dog the creamy white soup that's left…
- White rice.
- Canned pumpkin (plain, not prepared pie filling) has the odd distinction of being effective for diarrhea and constipation.
The 10% Rule of Dog Treats.
Treats should make up no more than about 10% of your dog's daily calories.
For example, if your dog needs 400 calories per day (check out the resting rate calorie counter below), they should have no more than 40 calories from treats, with the other 360 coming from their normal food.
One of the most common causes of diarrhea is a recent dietary change.
In more cases than not, if the new food isn't slowly transitioned into the dog's diet, it will likely result in diarrhea.
This often occurs when pet parents begin to transition their pup into an all natural or a raw food diet.