In older dogs it is critical that you address the diarrhoea as soon as possible. Food can be the cure as well as the cause to your dog's upset stomach, and other issues such as stress could be the culprit. No matter what the reason, some diet solutions can help solve the problem. Keep feeding your older dog a diet of bland foods for at least a few days after the diarrhoea has cleared up.
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Have your dog fast for 24 hours. This allows your older dog’s gastrointestinal tract to get some rest and recover. Encourage your dog to drink plenty of water while fasting to prevent him from becoming dehydrated. Dehydration can easily lead to death in older dogs. After a day of fasting, feed your dog a bland diet. Always consult your vet before having your dog fast to make sure it is a healthy choice.
Chicken and hamburger meat are great foods to give to your older dog. Boil the chicken and hamburger. Boiling it will remove all the fat. For an older dog, the meat is going to have to be as bland as possible. Their weak digestive tracts cannot handle any added grease, flavours or skins while they are suffering from diarrhoea.
Cottage cheese, white rice and yoghurt are all good things to feed your older dog. You may want to add white rice to some cooked oatmeal. Give your dog 1 to 3 tablespoons of soothing yoghurt per meal. Try giving him some scrambled or boiled eggs, but be sure you don’t add any oil or butter. Boil a sweet potato and give your dog 2 to 4 tablespoons of it.
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