How To Stop Dog Diarrhea Fast

It’s important to know that diarrhea is not an illness but a symptom of any number of problems that are interrupting the function of the large intestine. In this article, we will help you find the fastest way to stop your dog’s diarrhea symptoms.

We will first talk about what you can do, then we’ll take you through what the root causes may be so you can prevent diarrhea in your dog.

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Foods To Avoid

The most common foods that may cause diarrhea include beef, beef by-products, corn and corn oil, fish, turkey, pork, ham, cow’s milk (lactose intolerance), yeast, eggs, wheat, or any food containing these. Please note that all commercial tinned food and biscuits treat all contain sugar, salt, corn, and wheat. Unless diet is strictly addressed, ongoing diarrhea may continue presenting.

Treating dog diarrhea that is mild can be relatively simple and can take just a few days. Just follow these few simple steps, and you will be on the way to having a happy and healthy dog again.

Foods To Try

When a dog has diarrhea, its stomach will be sensitive and upset. The best thing you can give a dog with diarrhea is plenty of water. This helps to keep them hydrated and to pass whatever is disturbing their system. The foods you give your dog during this period will matter greatly.


When it comes to eating, give your dog food that is easy to digest, such as rice or soft canned food. Don’t worry if they’ve still got diarrhea during this phase. The important thing to remember is that your dog is staying hydrated and isn’t going hungry. This will ensure their system is working hard to get better.


Pumpkin is known to be a healthy meal for dogs. It contains fiber that works great inside a dog’s system. In fact, there are plenty of pumpkin-related products made specifically for dogs that are experiencing issues with pooping, such as Glandex, which is one of the best high fiber dog foods.

Normal Eating

Give your dog the regular food that they were eating before having diarrhea. This would either be their regular kibble or raw dog food. If it happens again, it may be an allergic reaction to the food they’ve been eating. Try something else.

Now that your dog can start again on regular foods, diarrhea may return due to overeating. However, if diarrhea does return after a few days of eating normally, take a visit to your vet, there may be a bacterial infection.

Causes For Diarrhea In Dogs

The causes of diarrhea episodes could range from eating too much “people food” that your dog is not designed to consume. If your dog is suffering from frequent stomach upsets, then there is perhaps a lifestyle issue at hand. Is your dog getting a quality diet that is high in unprocessed raw food? Is he getting ample exercise every day?

Anything that upsets the digestive tract and results in water not being absorbed produces diarrhea. Some common causes include dietary indiscretion (eating compost), parasites (Giardia or Roundworms), food allergy, infectious causes (Salmonella), inflammatory changes (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), and pancreatic abnormalities.

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Peter Newman

Peter Newman is the owner and editor for Puppy Leader. He has two dogs and loves to train them daily. Every day, Peter takes his dogs to the park and lets them run around and play together. He also trains them each day with different commands and tricks.