Are certain ages of dogs or breeds predisposed towards diarrhea?
Younger dogs (e.g., puppies) may be more predisposed to diarrhea due to the presence of parasites, stress-related changes, or even due to changes in diet during weaning. Older dogs may be more predisposed to cancer in their intestines causing chronic diarrhea.
As for breeds, if you own a Greyhound, you’re probably already well aware of their loose stools – that’s because Greyhounds get diarrhea if you look at them cross-eyed, and are very sensitive to diet change and stress colitis! Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers? They’re the top dogs I see coming in to the ER vet for “dietary indiscretion” resulting in some mild stomach upset and diarrhea. That said, they also love to chew and may have a foreign body stuck in their gastrointestinal tract. Young Boxers can develop histiocytic ulcerative colitis (also called granulomatous colitis or “Boxer colitis”) which results in severe chronic loose stools. Other breeds are predisposed to medical problems that cause diarrhea. For example, Miniature Schnauzers, Yorkshire Terriers, and Shetland Sheepdogs are more predisposed to pancreatitis. German Shepherds are more likely to develop EPI, while Yorkshire Terriers are more predisposed to PLE.
“I spent the entire day at the Emergency Veterinary Clinic. My Baby has liver disease and acute pancreatitis. Cuddles is with me 24/7 since I am currently homebound. I really miss having her with me. She has to stay in the hospital for a few days and can come home if things go ok. I am so sad and depressed. I have been crying all day. I love that little dog”
And then please do the right thing by signing this petition. We need this drug, and the other two, to be withdrawn from the veterinary scene with immediate effect. And we need them to stay off the market. Our dogs do not need these drugs, as there are other much safer methods to combat the problems that these drugs are supposed to combat but are in fact aggravating because of the horrible side effects.
In spite of numerous calls to Merial, Merck and the FDA and lately also to Zoetis, the manufacturer of Simarica, our problem seems to be ignored. And now, after the sad passing of Cuddles, the very dear and beloved Canine friend of Susan Rae, following a dose of Simparica, I feel that it is time to take action. Please read the posts on this public Facebook group:
These drugs are supposed to protect our pets by killing the pests that invade the lives of animals. At least that part of the promise holds true: they are deadly to ticks and fleas…
If it ended there, and the quality of our pets lives were improved by these so-called “remedies”, they would have been welcomed with open arms… but it doesnt end with killing the pests; numerous side effects have been experienced by many beloved pets and reported by their owners, including severe gastritis, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, seizures and even several deaths. Many dogs died after having ingested an Isoxazoline drug.
What can I give my dog for diarrhea?
There are a lot of things you can give your dog for diarrhea. If it’s just an isolated incident, a flavorless diet can get your BFF back to normal.
“Usually if a dog has diarrhea once, a general recommendation is to give them a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice,” Dr. Bustamante said. “If the diarrhea does not improve or if it worsens, then contact your veterinarian.”
For more serious or chronic diarrhea, you should take your pup to the veterinarian, who might recommend treatments including:
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