Diarrhea in dogs, like diarrhea in humans, happens for a variety of reasons. It’s a common problem in puppies, along with adult and senior dogs. Today, we’re here to provide you with some basic insight into the causes, symptoms, other issues as they relate to diarrhea in dogs.
Many veterinarians frequently get the question: What does diarrhea look like? Typically, we describe diarrhea as stool that is “unformed”, or loose and has the consistency of pudding. If your dog’s stool is like pudding or has even more watery, then they have diarrhea.
If your dog has had diarrhea for an extended period of time, here are some things to watch for:
If your dog’s diarrhea is accompanied by any of the following, there may be more of a serious issue going on:
We recommend that you contact your veterinarian about your dog’s diarrhea. While at home you can do the following:
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