Last Modified on Apr 28, 2016
Diarrhea is no fun no matter what the case, but with a pet you've got the discomfort and sickness along with a pet's less impressive self-control to deal with. Definitely no good for anybody's health and well-being!
If your dog, cat, or other small pet is having issues with a single or ongoing bout of diarrhea or loose stools, there are natural remedies you can consider to get your pet's digestive health back in working order.
First, be sure to consider the cause of your pet's health condition. A course of antibiotics can lead to diarrhea, in which case yogurt or probiotics is often the best remedy. A change in diet or environmental influences can also cause diarrhea.
Natural Pet Remedies: Pumpkin, tripe, probiotics, and cayenne pepper are all popular home remedies for diarrhea in pets. However, a combined remedy in the form of a pumpkin and chicken puree is so far the most popular and effective natural cure for diarrhea. Check out the recipe below.
Remedies for Diarrhea
The Popularity of Diarrhea Remedies - Full List
|Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree||13||2015-12-13|
|Chicken and Rice||0||2012-03-04|
|Clay Mixed in Water||1||2013-08-26|
|Jasmine Rice, Lean Hamburger Meat||1||2013-03-23|
|Pasta and Salmon||1||2012-05-06|
|Pumpkin or Sweet Potato||2||2009-01-10|
|Pumpkin, White Rice||3||2016-02-20|
|Rice, Cayenne, Pumpkin, Yogurt||2||2009-02-16|
|Squash and Garlic||1||2009-06-24|
[YEA] Hi, one of my cats had an awful bout of diarrhea after having some teeth removed at the vets (I suspect the drugs the vet used were too much for my cat's system).
We initially returned to the vet for a remedy/diagnosis (as the diarrhea had blood in it and was mucus-sy) and the vet gave us some harsh chemically smelling concoction.
My cat refused the concoction for his diarrhea and was very stressed when my husband and I tried to administer it. After a day or 2 it occurred to me to try some bentonite clay. I mixed up a solution (a flat tablespoon in a jar of water, leave to absorb, without mixing for at least 20 minutes, then mix)) and offered the cat some of the thicker part of the mix. He licked it all up without hesitation, I offered him more and he took the second dose. This was in the evening. The next day he did a nice healthy poo and was back to his normal self.
Please look into bentonite, green clay and edible clays generally. Thay are SO good for health (human and animal)
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YEA (13) 87% NAY (1) 7% WARNING! (1) 7%Posted by Selahpaws (California) on 12/13/2015
[YEA] My yorkie was having diahrrea for two days, she was energetic no fever and rubbing her butt on the ground. I read on this site about boiling chicken, no seasoning, rice and pumpkin purée. I gave my 4 month old yorkie one part chicken, two parts white rice and one part pumpkin purée. Within 24 hours my yorkie was having firm bowel movement.
Yay! Thank you for posting these great helps! We avoided poking and prodding at the vet and prescription that may or may not have worked.
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Posted by Rosemarie (Waikato, Nz) on 03/25/2014
[YEA] The boiled chicken, pumpkin and rice is a winner! Our dog (a GWP) had extremely loose bowels for a week and was messing everywhere! Unsure why and how he got it... Anyway, after boiling up a chicken, cooking pumpkin and rice, we started to feed him small amounts. Within 24 hours he had started to firm up and then in 4 days was completely back to normal. Very impressed earth clinic. Thanks.
Posted by Greenllll (Chicken Hill, Sc) on 10/22/2012
[YEA] testimonial: The dog had diahreah, & was waking up in the middle of the night. This went on for a few days. The owner quit feeding the dog. The dog started growling at me cause it was hungry. I explained to the owner that the dog's instincts, which it uses to survive, was telling it that it was desperate for food, enough to growl, and it needed to be fed. I showed the website Earthclinic, and the remedy it suggests, pumpkin & boiled chicken. I fed the dog this mixture and the dog, for the first time, slept all night. Problem solved. The dog was fed 2 TBS and a cup of chicken the 1st night. Didn't want to overfeed it. Now the dog is bigger than ever.
"Medicines may have scientific proof to back them up, but big Pharma also has a big motive to do misleading research, money. All DRUGS are poisonous. That's why they say "May cause liver or kidney damage. " as side-effects. Or, "Not for people w/ liver or kidney disease. " or "nephro (kidney)toxicity" or "hepa (liver) toxicity). The liver & kidney filter out poisons. That's their job. Herbs cannot be patented, so no one can make money off them, so no one invests millions into proper scientific research. Medicine takes 1 component of an herb and makes it un-natural, so they can patent it, and charge a lot for it. But the herb was designed for the human body. We co-evolved together. Herbs almost never have side-effects, and healing herbs that are good for you always taste & smell pleasant. To test if a medicine or herb is healthy, chew it & taste it. Taste revolting? Your body knows. You cannot trust the doctors. Trust your own eyes. A vet would have charged a lot of money for some medication to stop up the dog's guts, and it probably wouldn't have worked as well as the proper food (herb).
Death by Medicine documentary:
Psychiatry an Industry of Death:
shows the history of the cult of MDs, who, like sorcerors, walk around in their white robes, handing out potions. And supposedly, only they have the REAL truth, like any cult. "Scientifically validated".
The War on Health
This one goes into the history of the FDA, & how truly healing herbs have been made illegal, and replaced by the true quacks, the MDs drugs.
This story is as old as the burning of "witches" for offering an alternative cure to the preists'.
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West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Posted by Sueellen (Dallas, Texas) on 05/17/2010
[YEA] Dog Diarrhea
I have a miniature dachshund. He ate some spoiled chicken liver and he had bloody diarrhea accompanied by projectile vomiting. He smelled to high heaven!!! I called a friend who owns three dogs and she told me to give him an anti-diarrheal medication which works on humans. However after two days on this medication my dog seemed to be worse and he was acting very lethargic and refusing to eat. He was still drinking water. I called the vet and of course they told me to bring him in. I was a little leery of that as a coworker's dog had experienced the same thing and she took her dog to the vet and by the time they were thru with her dog she had a $2,300 bill (the dog stayed at the vet four days and had IV fluids, IV medications etc) Anyway I prayed for my dog and then I went on your website as I sure did not have $2,300 to spend. I noted the rice, chicken, canned pumpkin remedy. I TRIED IT AND IT WORKED!!! I used three parts rice, one part chicken and two heaping tablespoons of pumpkin twice a day. Thank you for sharing such an effective and frugal remedy.
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Posted by Cheryl (Ottawa, Ontario/Canada) on 11/15/2008
[NAY] So my sheepdog had some major diahhria for about a week. I did continue the pumpkin/rice & chicken but she continued to have the problem.I ended up changing her kibble which didn't help but I thought the timing to be right. I switched her from Eukanuba to Orijen. She loves the new food! Her poops have been normal now since last weekend, albeit smaller amounts due to the new higher grade food. So I'm not sold on the pumpkin helping her although I use it now to put a touch of it in her Kongs because she does like the pumpkin. Nice alternative to using Cheesewiz or peanut butter in her kongs.
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Posted by Justin (Orlando, Florida) on 06/30/2008
[YEA] I had one of my dogs at the ER VET Hospital at 4 AM in the morning. She had gone to the bathroom four times in the matter of an hour at the vets office. He ran up an expensive bill of blood work, examinations, and pricey prescriptions. My dog still had accidents in the house for the next 5 days. It wasn't until I found the remedy of 3 parts plain white rice to one part boiled mashed chicken (all fat removed) and 1 tablespoon (per 50 pound) of plain pumpkin puree (no additives). Fed in four small meals, with the pumpkin added. I saw results in one day it was amazing. Typical treatment is meant for the food to be given over 3 days. $1.50 compared to a $600 vet visit.
Posted by Director, ARF ON (Ontario, Canada) on 08/30/2006
[YEA] The dogs our group rescues are always emaciated, dehydrated and full of internal and external parasites. We have a difficult job every day, and an expensive one. So we have protocol in place for the most common issues w. the foster animals to help them feel better even before their vet visit.
Diahrea : - try boiling chicken, rinse off all the fat. Mix with boiled white rice. Feed small amounts to dog during day for three days. 3 parts boiled white rice to 1 part mashed chicken.
- plain, pureed pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) is one of the best things we've found for loose stool. Depending on dog's size : i.e. a 50 lb dog would take a tablespoon a day.
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YEA (3) 100%Posted by Kimi (San Diego, Ca) on 02/06/2011
[YEA] Cayenne pepper pills cured my 5 yr. old, 85 lb. Border collie/Australian cattle dog mix of explosive, watery diarrhea in less than 20 minutes!! He has been regular since. Who knew? Brilliant website!!!
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Posted by June (Sheboygan Falls, WI) on 06/13/2008
[YEA] Cayenne Pepper cured my Dog's Diarrhea: I read on your website that cayenne pepper sprinkled on some rice would help my dog's diarrhea. I cooked some plain white rice, sprinkled a small bit of cayenne pepper on it, and fed it to my 120 pound dog. He normally eats 2 cups of food twice daily. I started with one cup of rice at breakfast and one at supper the first day. Then 2 cups at each meal the second day. I noticed within 30 MINUTES, his stools were beginning to firm up and by the 3rd day he was back to himself! I never had to take him to the vet, this remedy saved me money, thank you so much Earth Clinic!
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Posted by Vince (Philadelphia, PA) on 09/17/2006
[YEA] A friend told me about cayenne for cuts and infections. I added salt to it, because that's what I used to use and I liked the taste with salt, and it has cured everything I have used it on. I even broke up completely blocked sinuses with the mix, squirting it in my nose. Go easy and dilute it a lot more than for gargling, since it is Hot, but it works SO fast, and the burn doesn't last very long.
I have used it on so many infections, and had a hound that had some chronic digestive problems. I had cured most of them with yogurt and tripe, but he still wasn't right. When he got diarreha and it was in to its 5th day and Nothing was working, I thought, maybe he had been harboring some bad bacteria all the yrs, and they increased. I had been giving him rice so mixed some cayenne in. It was a funny scene as he took a bite, shook his head, snorted, and walked around the yard, always coming back to eat more till he finished it. The next day his stools were firm!! I made up 2 capsules and gave them just to make sure the cayenne got into his intestines, but I don't think they were needed. His food sensitivities disapeared AND what had been a Very Skiddish animal after a bad scare when I first got him, and he had many before, became brave, and he became a normal, confident animal that I was always trying to create, and Believe Me, I am a Master at desensitizing scared animals, and in minutes, but this guy was a Real challenge. His problem was he never felt well enough to be bold, and he would go aggressive when he felt threatened.
Try cayenne And salt for Any and every infection, or what you think may be one. Boil it and drink it for urinary tract ones.
YEA (1) 100%Posted by Sp (Nashville, Tn) on 02/23/2010
[YEA] When our lab had watery stool, we give him cheese and it seems to harden his stool. Within the next day, he is back to his old self. He loves the cheese.
Posted by Dharmah34 (Glace Bay, Nova Scotia (ns)) on 03/04/2012
Hi, I have a 80lb 4 year old Akita that I adopted a year 1/2 ago, I am in the course of changing her diet from commercial brand dog foods to more natural brands one of the symtoms when changing your pets diet is diarrhea which she has as I am writing this post I am waiting for her chicken legs to cool off, now what I find great for my baby is white rice with some chicken, I start of by washing the chicken under cold running water, taking the skin of, then I boil 2 legs of chicken until it is well done, ( make sure your meat is cooked all the way)cool & add to your white rice, I give my kita 1 cup of rice with pieces of chicken in it, however tonight I am just going to take all the meat of the legs & put in with the pot of rice & feed her according.
It works great. I have pumkin which I have'nt tried because the rice& chicken work so well, I am very interested in the cayenne but have'nt used it yet but I hear it heals alot of ailments from cancer to diarrhea, it is even great for us humans. Give this a try & post how well it worked for me it was a mircle. You can use hamburger instead of chicken but make sure you boil it well pour into strainer rinse well under running water. Goodluck I am sure all will be fine. L. O. L from Akita Lover From Cape Breton
YEA (1) 100%Posted by Karen (Austin, Tx) on 08/26/2013
[YEA] I use Living Clay - Detox Clay Powder to treat diarrhea with my dogs.
I take about a 1 tsp of clay powder and dissolve in 3-4 tbsp of water (puree consistency). Using a child's medicine spoon I pour the solution down the dogs throat. I tilt the dog's head back open its mouth and pour it in. Keep the dog's head back and stroke his/her throat to engage the swallowing reflex. Repeat for each loose stool, but be sure your pet is drinking plenty of water. You can add a pinch of salt to water to help them retain the water and want to drink more!
YEA (1) 100%Posted by Angel (Clearwater, Florida) on 03/23/2013
[YEA] I am a pet groomer, and have worked for a number of vets, & kennels, as well as with a K-9 trainer. I have had MANY "kids" (of the 4 legged kind! ) many of whom were "abandon, abused, uncared for, unloved, etc. Well u get it. Anyway, a change of food or location, or stress, can MOST certainly cause an awful reaction to your babies digestive system. I found that Jazmine rice (can get it, in micro-boil bags) & boil lean hamburger (can be done in the micro as well, rince once (approx 5 mins) to remove fat. Usually best to feed a bit a couple times, rather than a regular feeding. I SWEAR by this! Truth told, it also will work on YOU! BE Health & Happy!!!