Like humans, all dogs suffered diarrhea at some point of their lives. Most dog diarrhea lasts one or a couple of days. It is especially common to puppies which are more prone to digestive infections because of not yet fully developed body defense system.
Diarrhea in dogs/puppies varies from mild cases, which can respond to natural remedies, to severe ones, which needs to be examined by a veterinarian.
Puppy diarrhea is commonly caused by viruses and parasites. It is something not to ignore because it can lower the puppy’s immune system and may even lead to death because of serious dehydration. The following are simple but effective ways to get rid of puppy diarrhea at the early start of it.
1. Without the signs of dehydration, it is advised to fast the puppy (not less than 7-week old) for a maximum of 12 hours to rest the tummy. However, if dehydration occurs, water or other fluids/sub fluids should be given constantly to replace whatever was lost in the pup’s body.