Kaopectate for diarrhea: I have two Chihuahuas and my little 5 lb. One (Boo boo) gets runny stools a lot. I give her a syringe full (the kind you squirt in the mouth) and just squirt it down her throat and she's usually better within a half hour. Works every time!
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Posted by Karin (Cape Coral, Florida) on 05/06/2012
After trying all the usual stuff, I finally found something to cure diarrhea in my foster greyhound. Feed about 1-2 cups pasta (cooked until mushy) with about 2 tablespoons of salmon (cheap canned is fine) and add in 1, 000 mg of L-Glutamine 2x a day. Do not feed anything else until a few days after it completely resolves and then just add in a little of other food until you eventually transition to regular food. It worked in less than 24 hrs. Recipe was in an issue of Celebrating Greys magazine. Good luck
Posted by Karen (Fraser, MI) on 10/12/2006
This is an additional comment to what I wrote previously: We discontinued giving them (one dog with the problem but the other dog ate it too) the probiotics and they continue well. My guess is that the probiotics re-plenished the intestinal flora of the dogs, none of them have had any antibiotics since then, I believe that if they do need an antibiotic in future I would give them some probiotics again. NOT expensive at all to use probiotics, I gave them one with food each day. Sometimes I split the capsule in the 3 different bowls. Can't get any more frugal!
Posted by Karen (Fraser, MI) on 07/09/2006
My 16 year old dog (a Silky Terrier) had diarrhea, it looked like clear yellow goo. The vet over a several month time period tried an antibiotic liquid, then a powder to sprinkle on food every day. It worked as long as I used it, but dosage was very tricky, and cure was not achieved. I asked if I could sprinkle some probiotics on his food instead, vet said shouldn't be harmful. I put 1/2 of a capsule of probiotics on each of our dog's food, the sick dog was the 12 # dog, the well dog was 22#. This remedy worked immediately, and dog continues well, I no longer give it to him every day. It has worked for the past 5 months. There have been no effects that I can see on the other dog who had normal bowel movements, and continues to do so. I told the vet, and he was pleased and happy to know this as well.
Probiotics are the live flora found in live yogurt. I used the same probiotic that we take, and I have used 2 different formulas for us and the dogs, not on purpose, just that I had 2 different bottles of these on hand. I hope you can pass this along, we love our "fur children
Posted by Sherryk30 (Wilmington) on 03/09/2014
We have a Pitbull who has a very sensitive digestive system. After a couple of bouts of bloody diarrhea (about 6 mos. apart) and $600 vet bills, I came across this website when the third bout happened. Ran out to the store and purchased canned pumpkin, rice and a couple of chicken breasts. Within 30 min. his stools were visibly more normal - no blood and formed instead of water. A few hours later, he was acting like his normal self again. Kept him on the pumpkin for another day and did the rice and chicken for a few days before incorporating his regular diet into it. I swear by it!! The vet had put him on steroids, given him a prescription diarrhea med. and told us to feed him chicken and rice - all for $600 and I don't believe that steroids are healthy at all.
Can't tell you how many remedies I've gotten from EarthClinic, including organic apple cider vinegar to remove a wart from my grandchild that nothing else worked on, and they've all worked!!! No wonder BigPharma has gone to such lengths to brainwash us to believe that it's quackery!! Worked 100 years ago - why not today? Thanks much!!
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Posted by Annaj (Atlanta, Ga) on 07/08/2012
Just a quick post to report another success. I tried the chicken, rice and pumpkin combo for my siberian husky (8yrs old). She had really watery diarrhea from anxiety over the noise of 4th of July. That went on for 4 days. Once we gave her the pumpkin (2 tbsp every 3 hours) there was good success in less than 24 hrs!!
I started out with just the chicken and rice with no change observed. The key was adding the canned pumpkin (.59 cents!! ) Thanks for the info!
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Posted by Tam (Detroit, Mi) on 11/16/2011
My dog started have loose stools six days ago, within the last two days it finally stopped. Now it's started again. My Vet told me to give her boiled white rice and boiled hamburger and a tablespoon of Metamucil. I'm going to try the pumpkin mixture for two days then it's back to the Vet. I hope this works.
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Posted by Mgiustina (St. George, Utah) on 03/28/2011
My puppy had ingested some of my older dog's food and caused him to have diarrhea. I have used this site in the past for other remedies for my family and saw that there was a 'pet' tab. I mixed a heaping teaspoon of plain, natural pumpkin in his food and by later that night, he was back to normal.
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Posted by Pamperingpaws (Orlando, Fl) on 01/24/2011
Where is this coming from? Pumpkin is HIGH in fiber and water. It works well for constipation BUT NOT DIARRHEA! Would you take metamucil for your diarrhea? the easiest and safest way to stop diarrhea is to stop feeding for 12-24 hours, then start slowly feeding small meals (break up a regular meal into 2-3 feedings afew hours apart) or start with small amounts of pain rice with or without plain boiled chicken then transfer back on to regular food over a few days. Adding pumpkin dose no good and may make a bad situation worse. If you INSIST on using pumpkin for diarrhea PLEASE check with your vet for advise, a phone call cost you nothing.
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Posted by Tucson_arizona (Tucson, Arizona, U.s.a.) on 12/27/2010
I bought Libby's 100% canned pumpkin, mixed with rice, and did not help my dog's diarrhea, gave it to him a week, 2 tablespoons every time he ate.
Posted by Mary (Syracuse, NY) on 07/14/2009
I want to let you know that giving a 1/2 teaspoon of pure pumkin from a can cured my cat of his diarhea. He had been suffering for about a week. I gave him the pumpkin twice a day mixed in his soft food. On the fourth day his stool returned to normal. I will continue to add to his food daily. I came back to your site for a natural flea cure so I am going to try the ACV. Will let you know how it turns out. Your site is excellent providing info that also gives the negetives letting me choose what I think is best for my pet. Thank you so much! And Bob (my cat) also thanks you!
Posted by Pam (Milwaukie, OR) on 03/20/2009
Hey cat lovers, I have 3 cats, all male and when I got my Middle one, he got severe diarreha it was so sad, I called the vet and he said that people use canned pumpkin for constipation and diarreha, (for some reason, it works both ways) well it seemed like a huge amount so I went to the baby food section to look, and all I found was sqaush, so I called the vet again and asked if ok to substitute, he said give it a try, and let me tell you it works like a charm!!! plus the little buggers LOVE it!! it is a real treat for them, I feed it to all 3 for good digestion.
Posted by Veronica (San Antonio, Texas) on 11/20/2008
I have used pumpkin (canned, plain, no sugar) for my cats' and dogs'diarrhea and constipation. It works great for both. I usually cook up some chicken and rice as well when it is diarrhea. As long as it is not giardia (fenbendazole- brand name Panacur or Safe-Guard from any feed store will take care of that) then I can usually clear it up within a day or two.
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Posted by Kris (Benton City, Washington) on 01/09/2008
I have used Pumpkin for constipation for my dog who suffers from chronic problems daily. Contrary to others beliefs. I give him a tablespoon every day. It works great! I also have another dog that has problems with diarrhea I also give him the same amount as it has fiber and works for both problems. This is a marvelous cure all. I am thirlled that I found this information on this site.