The last thing you need is a dog with explosive diarrhea when friends and family are gathered for the holidays. Unfortunately, many dogs experience gastric upsets around the holidays. Jackie Brown outlines some causes and some home remedies that will treat mild cases of dog diarrhea.
Source: Dogster, November 29, 2017.
The bottom line about holiday diarrhea in dogs:
- Keep a close eye on your dog to ensure the diarrhea is improving.
- If your dog won’t drink any fluids or can’t keep fluids down, it’s time for the vet.
- Diarrhea lasting more than 24 hours, and/or occurring in a sick animal (an animal who has lost his appetite, is depressed, lethargic and/or vomiting) IS a situation that requires veterinary intervention.
INSIGHTS: Articles like this can help animal owners determine when it is time to involve their veterinarian. Consider posting it on websites or social media Thursday or Friday before the Christmas holiday. You can take it down right after January 1st if you wish.