Do dogs poop less on a bland diet? Get Your Pet Thinking

Why do I need to feed a bland diet?

Why would we feed a blah diet to our pets when we delight in making them happy? Well, we also delight in keeping them happy and if they are feeling poorly, a bland diet may help them feel better. Veterinarians often recommend bland diets for pets when their digestive tracts are upset or need a rest. So in some cases, blah is best!

The two most common signs of gastrointestinal (GI) trouble are vomiting and diarrhea. These symptoms are usually short lived and can be caused by many things. Eating too quickly, eating spoiled food, or even an innocent change in diet can upset the GI tract. Intruders can also upset the digestive tract. For example, when unwanted intestinal parasites or hairballs invade the stomach and intestines, the GI system may respond with vomiting and diarrhea. Some causes of vomiting and diarrhea are more serious. Intestinal blockage, viral or bacterial infections, kidney disease, and cancer require thorough medical diagnostics and treatment.

If your pet has vomiting and/or diarrhea, call your veterinarian for advice. After a medical assessment, it’s likely you’ll hear the words “bland diet” as part of the treatment plan. A few beige meals may help soothe the intestinal tract until the pet stops vomiting, has normal bowel movements, and feels better.

How do I feed a bland diet?

Bland diets help calm the revolt going on inside your pet’s stomach and intestines. Low in fiber, bland diets slow stool production so the urge to go to the bathroom is less frequent, easing diarrhea. These diets are also low in fat, are gentler on the stomach, and reduce vomiting. Moreover, they are highly digestible and reduce peristalsis (intestinal contraction) giving the GI tract a needed rest.

What does parvo poop look like?

Your puppy will vomit and have diarrhea if canine parvovirus is present in their system. Vomit may be clear or a yellow or brown color, and diarrhea will often contain blood and be a light yellow or mustard colored hue.

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Pet parents are often immediately concerned when their dog has an upset stomach, diarrhea, or vomiting and want to do their best to alleviate their dog’s upset stomach right away. It can be tricky to navigate, especially when it comes out of nowhere. This is when a bland diet can help soothe your dog’s digestive tract.