Diarrhea in dogs can indicate many different health problems. It can be a short lived, acute problem, or it can be a long lasting chronic problem. No two dogs are alike and each one should be treated on his own merit.
The purging that results from diarrhea and/or vomiting, in an acute situation, is a healthy cleansing action. The dog is trying to get rid of something that his body thinks in not healthy. It’s a dumping process.
When diarrhea becomes a chronic, long lasting problem, it is often an indication that the liver is in overload.
The liver is part of the digestive system. But it is also responsible for reducing the toxic load. Any toxins, in the diet or the environment, are immediately taken to the liver, then released slowly and safely for excretion.
The liver can put up with this low level abuse from toxins for many years, before finally showing signs of stress.
Toxins abound in commercial dog food. They can be in the form of flavours, ‘nutritional supplements’ (which will be synthetic, made in a laboratory), appetite stimulants, colours, even preservatives (despite the claim to the contrary on the label).
Toxins also abound in veterinary medication, including vaccinations.
In time, your dog’s liver and immune system become overloaded. Diarrhea can be a way to shed this overload, although it is not a very healthy way as dehydration and poor nutrient absorption can result. But it is the best your dog can do under the circumstances.
So what can you do to prevent or treat chronic diarrhea in dogs?
The first priority is to change his diet to a quality, natural one. This will immediately improve your dog’s immune system, allowing his body to take the necessary action to clear the toxins in a healthy way.
The next best action to take is to use a holistic health care system. Veterinary medicine works by suppressing the symptoms, which means it squashes your dog’s natural expression of an imbalance or lowers his immunity.
Holistic medicine, especially homeopathy, works by supporting your dog’s best efforts at healing himself. As a result, his immune system is automatically raised.
The end result is a healthier, happier dog. This translates as saving dollars and heartache for you.
Diarrhea in dogs is an indication something is wrong. It may not be serious, but if it is, it is an opportunity for you to make some radical changes in your life and that of your dog.