Medications for Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs

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Medications for Chronic Diarrhea in Dogs
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Chronic diarrhoea occurs when fecal matter moves too rapidly through a dogs intestines not allowing the dog's body to absorb the nutrition needed for survival. Chronic diarrhoea lasts for three weeks or more. To determine why your dog may have this problem see your veterinarian. Have the vet diagnose the problem and recommend a medication.


Gastriplex is an intestinal healing formula from the Thorne Veterinary Company. It contains 25 mg of calcium pantothenate or vitamin B5, 100mcg of folic acid, 200 mg of L-glutamine, 50 mg saccharomyces boulardii, 50 mg of lactobacillus sporogenes, 200 mg of slippery elm, 50 mg of deglycyrrhizinated liquorice (DGL), 250 mg of N-acetyl D-glucosamine, and 50 mg of quercetin chalcone. This medication was designed to soothe and heal the dog's gastrointestinal tract. Not only does it slow down the fecal matter and make the stomach pain more tolerable for the dog, but it also repairs the damage that was done previously. Thorne Veterinarian Company states that not only will it treat the infections and fungi that have been attacking the system, it will also help with soothing and repairing stomach ulcers.

Vitality Corp

Vitality Corp is a beneficial bacterium designed to eliminate any gastrointestinal problems. It also helps to calm the tract. It contains a nutritious balance of lactobacillus acidophilus, lactobacillus rhamnosus, bifidobacterium lactis, bifidobacterium breve, lactobacillus casei, bifidobacterium longum, bifidobacterium bifidum, streptococcus thermophilus and fructo oligosaccharides. These bacterial-designed medications work together to help your dog feel better while reducing the runny stool. This medication is safe to use with antibiotics.

Ultra Clear Sustain

This medication is a nutraceutical mix used to heal and calm the gut, according to the manufacturer Metagenics. The tablets can be purchased in a vanilla flavour for an easier administration. This medication contains protein, fibre, vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamins D, C, K, B1, E, B2, B6 and B12-- as well as niacin, folic acid, sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, copper, inulin, manganese, molybdenum, chromium, selenium, N-acetylcysteine, L-glutathione, L-cysteine, L-glutamine and fructooligosaccharides. Metagenics reports that this formula will help your dog's gastrointestinal tract calm down while healing from the medication you have given, giving your dog the chance to recuperate without having the bacteria come back in their digestive tract. Metagenics claims that not only does this treat chronic diarrhoea but it also treats inflammatory bowel disease and leaky gut syndrome.

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