Rabu, 28 Agustus 2013

Rice Treatment for Dogs With Diarrhea

Rice Treatment for Dogs With Diarrhea

If left untreated, diarrhea in dogs may result in dehydration. Diarrhea may also be a sign of a more serious condition. However, mild cases of diarrhea may be treated at home by giving the dog a bland diet.


    Diarrhea may be due to an upset stomach from overeating, an abrupt diet change or simply eating something disagreeable. Diarrhea may also be indicative of parasites, parvovirus, gastroenteritis, an intestinal blockage or another serious condition requiring a vet's attention.

Benefits of Rice

    Rice may help a dog suffering from a minor case of diarrhea, because it is bland. Rice also absorbs excess water in the intestinal tract, which helps the stools to become firm.

Adding Meat

    Chicken will make the rice meal more tasty.
    Chicken will make the rice meal more tasty.

    While rice may be helpful for diarrhea in dogs, not all dogs find rice appetizing. In order to entice the dog to eat rice, add a bit of skinless, boneless, boiled chicken or some boiled hamburger with the fat drained off.


    A rice diet will be more effective if it follows a period of fasting. An adult dog's intestinal tract should be allowed to rest for 24 hours. In puppies, a fasting period of no more than 12 hours is necessary before the rice is offered.


    After fasting, the dog should be fed small amounts of rice with boiled chicken or boiled hamburger about 3 to 4 times a day for 3 days. Once the stools appear firm, the dog's regular diet should be added gradually until it completely replaces the bland diet.


    If a dog that is affected by diarrhea seems to be lethargic, begins vomiting, has no appetite, develops bloody stools or appears feverish or in pain, a veterinarian should be consulted. An underlying cause may need to be addressed.

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