Diarrhea Remedies for Pets

| Modified on Mar 25, 2018

ACV for Calf Scour
Posted by Somerset Viking (Bridgwater, Somerset Uk) on 03/24/2018
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I have come across several farmers who have been using traditionally fermented and unpasteurised cider vinegar to treat scour in young calves. Calves are given 10 ml of cider vinegar in their milk feed twice a day from when they are a week or so old. The treatment is maintained for one month. Look for traditionally slow fermented cider vinegar.


Pumpkin
Posted by Cane (Contra Costa County) on 08/28/2017

My cat had e-coli, I don't know if she still has it. The vet did a urine culture and it said she was cleared up. She also had a UTI, She"s had diarrhea for a year. She also has begining kidney disease. I've given her 4 different kinds probiotics. The best was ben-a-bac, or ben-u-bac. She still has diarrhea. I'll trythe pumkin, I'll probably have to forch feed unless she will eat it on her own, but I doubt it, she'picky. I have haer on I/D dry food. The K/D makes her worse. I think clearing up the diarrhea is the first priority, then gradually give her a little K/D mixed wjth the I/D. Has anybody had sucess with probiotics. And what brand and name?


Pumpkin
Posted by Marie (Washington) on 05/11/2017

Hello,

I hope your cat is better. Diarrhea is very serious in any beings. Electrolyte imbalances can kill in a short time. Plain Pedialyte for children is helpful. A tsp every four hours into the mouth. A check of the feces by a lab or vet will reveal if parasites are causing the issue. Cats are very difficult to get back in balance if the issue is not addressed immediately. They can go into a trifecta of liver failure, kidney failure, and gallbladder issues quickly. Any time a cat stops eating for more than one day it becomes an emergency because of how their metabolism functions. Cats should not, as a rule, eat carbs. Carnivores eat meat. The healthiest cats eat a balance of meat, bone, and various organs. Think of cats eating mice. Balance. It all comes down to balance. The pet food industry wants you to believe the convenience of dry or canned foods are good; NO. Pet stores really stopped selling raw meats as food in the 60's as commercial foods were introduced. Now, pet are riddled with many diseased from nutritional imbalances, and inappropriate foods. When will we all learn nature is right! Good luck.


Pumpkin
Posted by Michelle (Tennessee ) on 05/03/2017
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The pet store recommended a can of pumpkin that they sold. I gave it to my cat with diarrhea for one week at least once a day with her dry cat food until the can was gone. It did absolutely nothing. I agree that how is a laxative type product supposed to mend diarrhea?

Pumpkin
Posted by Holly (Kentucky) on 08/08/2016

Actually if you do some research you will find that pumpkin is very unique in that it works on both constipation and diarrhea.


Bentonite Clay
Posted by Mama To Many (Tennessee) on 07/27/2016

I have used 1 Tablespoon in 2 cups of water. It usually is pretty thin, and that is okay. The mixture can be shaken before using.


Bentonite Clay
Posted by Prue (Worksop, Uk) on 07/27/2016

You mentioned a tablespoon of clay in a jar of water....roughly how much water as I'm having trouble getting the right consistency?


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 04/28/2016

Yes, canned pumpkin but plain only, NOT the pre-spiced for pies.


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Myra Huff (Demotte, Indiana) on 04/27/2016

Is this pumpkin in a can?


Pumpkin
Posted by Roxanne (Ohio) on 03/19/2016

Diarrhea can be a symptom of constipation. Having blockage causes the stool to 'cook' and become runny making it allowable to pass the blockage.


Pumpkin or Sweet Potato
Posted by Darryl (Easton, Pa) on 03/09/2016
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Thanks for the wonderful information. Found the site through a search engine when our American Eskimo/ Husky mix puppy Willow decided she should chew up her blanket and then got diarrhea. Used the chicken, rice and pumpkin recipe and it seems to be helping get her back on track.


Pumpkin, White Rice
Posted by Jennie (Wichita, Ks) on 02/20/2016
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I woke up to a mess in my house two days ago from my 8 year old German Shepard mix. He had a case of the runs and it was everywhere! He never gets sick so I didn't think anything of it, just picked it up and went on with the day like normal. Well the next morning, same surprise. I checked out this website and low and behold saw the pumpkin and rice suggestion. Since I had both, I tried that. Gave him about 1/2 c of rice mixed with about 2 tablespoons of pure pumpkin puree. Added in some probiotics and 1/2 clove of crushed garlic for good measure. Repeated the rice and pumpkin only 3 more time throughout the day. This morning, NOTHING! I am so thankful, that I didn't have to spend another morning scrubbing poop. My dog feels much better, THANKS EVERYONE!!


Kaopectate
Posted by Suzette (Mchenry, Illinois ) on 02/18/2016
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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!


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Danielle (New Jersey) on 01/20/2016

I have a 4 month old schnauzer about 8 lbs. How much rice/chicken/pumpkin did you give your dog a day? 1 cup or more? Thanks!!!


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Selahpaws (California) on 12/13/2015
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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.

Pumpkin
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 06/24/2015

Hey Adriana!

Do you know why your dog has been experiencing loose stools? What I mean is, I often know when I walk my dogs in a certain swampy area they get loose stools from picking up a giardia bug; I then treat with the appropriate home remedy. What often works for me is 2 tbsp grated raw carrot, 1 tsp C&H brown sugar and 2 tsp raw shelled sunflower. If that doesn't bring instant results I boost that with 1 capsule echinacea and 1 tablet of vitamin C. This combo usually does the trick and I feed it 5-7 days am and pm with their food.

But loose stools for a month from an unknown reason would have me considering a vet visit. Are the stools grayish/bluish-green? Very often that indicates a serious problem in the GI tract such as colon cancer or a liver disorder.


Pumpkin
Posted by Adriana (Omaha, Ne) on 06/24/2015

Could you tell me how much pumpkin you use? My dog had had diarrhea for over a month and I had tried everything, pumpkin too, but maybe I am not giving her enough.


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Adkrim (Illinois, US) on 09/04/2014

the link to the recipe on your site is not working. It takes me to the reviews for the remedy. I have an older cat with severe diarrhea -- it's been almost a month now -- and nothing is helping him. How do I get the recipe?

EC: https://www.earthclinic.com/pets/diarrhea.html#bcpp   

Diarrhea : - 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.


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Rosemarie (Waikato, Nz) on 03/25/2014
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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.


Pumpkin
Posted by Sherryk30 (Wilmington) on 03/09/2014
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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!!

Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Meeasm (S. Ontario, Canada) on 10/25/2013

Further to my post with regards cats and pumpkin...

The following is excerpted and can be read in its entirety at the following URL....

http://www.felineconstipation.org/prevention.html

"Pumpkin or Other Winter Squash – A traditional vet recommendation and a good one, plain unspiced canned pumpkin can help relieve either constipation or diarrhea as it normalizes the situation. The beneficial gut bacteria, when properly fed, are good at normalizing the bowel environment. Some cats report that Libby's plain canned pumpkin is the preferred brand but canned pumpkin does not agree with all cats. Baked winter squash can be fed and your cat may have preferences as to type of squash, or baby food winter squash can be used. Use small amounts mixed into several of the daily meals, a small amount being 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon. Then monitor the results...."


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Meeasm (S. Ontario, Canada) on 10/25/2013

To all cat owners (incl. 'Dedutch from Johnson City, Texas': I know this reply is long past your 2011 post and am very sorry 'bout that as this may no longer be relevant for you, however, in the event you may still have a cat, or for anyone else with a cat, be advised that according to many sources in books and online as well as a professional of my acquaintance who is a Veterinary Homeopath, veterinary homeopathy course-writer & turor and who chose to specialize in her homeopathy practise primarily with felines highly recommends pumpkin for cats so long as it's 100% PURE, plain, canned cooked pumpkin with absolutely NO spices nor preservatives. Her research into the medical literature revealed that cats actually have a greater dietary requirement for betacarotene than do dogs, something which pumpkin provides a good source of along with a species-appropriate source of fibre too:-)


Clay Mixed in Water
Posted by Karen (Austin, Tx) on 08/26/2013
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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!


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Svenlovesflo (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 06/22/2013

I have fed chicken to my 2 dogs... One a Jack Russell and the other a Tibetan terrier... For years they both ate chicken without any issues but a couple years ago, Flo my Jack Russell started getting bloody stools after having chicken. I am guessing that age may have something to do with that or she could have developed some kind of allergy... But for the 1st 14 years of her life chicken was good.


Pumpkin
Posted by Gena (Pasadena, California) on 05/18/2013

I have only heard about boiled chicken and rice being great for dogs with diarrhea. Ground beef is high in fat, so I think that can aggravate diarrhea. I don't suggest it. Chicken is much easier to digest.


Pumpkin
Posted by Germaine Clemente (Bonita Springs Fl) on 05/17/2013

Hi after reading many posts I noticed everyone used a chicken and rice diet. I was told boiled beef and white rice. Am I missing something
Thanks


Jasmine Rice, Lean Hamburger Meat
Posted by Angel (Clearwater, Florida) on 03/23/2013
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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!!!


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Sue (Lighthouse Point, Fl) on 03/13/2013

Chicken & turkey toxic to small dogs?! That's ridiculous. I feed all 4 of my dogs a completely raw diet consisting of all types of raw meat including organ meat and bone. They get their share of chicken and turkey I can assure you. They are thriving!


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Gayletraver (West Des Moines, Iowa, United States) on 11/02/2012
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I have a two year old toy fox terrier that in March suddenly started bleeding everywhere. We rushed her to the vet and she was so low on platelets. Her platelet count was down to 21,000. Since that time she has been on prednisone and until recently we have been unable to keep her count up and even when it did go up, for some weird reason the vet said her white count kept staying elevated. We tried antibiotics to no avail. Marly gets her blood checked every two to three weeks. The last two times her platelets have been over 450,000!!

Suddenly yesterday out of no where she started with diarreah, then it was bloody diarreah and then pure blood. I am a nurse and was just stressing. I am currently out of work and thinking to myself, how am I going to afford another huge vet bill. The odd thing was, Marly did not act sick, her nose wasn't warm and she wasn't vomiting! I kept watching her and thinking, ok, she is acting happier and playing more than she has in months, just really odd. I needed to stop the diarreah.

I went on line and started reading and reading, somehow I came to this site. I read all the testimonials on the pumpkin, chicken and rice. I also read to not feed her for 12-24 hours to allow the intestine to calm down. I went to the store, I bought the chicken, cooked it in the crock pot overnight. I bought the canned pumpkin and immediately gave her a teaspoon full last night. Again this morning and again in the afternoon, she had no stools since last night. Then this afternoon I cooked some rice with the chicken and fed her small portions, about four and eight. I took her out before bed this evening and her stool was formed!! Very little blood in it and formed!! I gave her another teaspoon of pumpkin and will continue to keep her on the chicken and rice for another day or two but I am so grateful and happy!!! She is still playing and feeling great, actually better than we have seen her in six months so we are just wondering if she passed something that had been stuck possibly and that was keeping her white count up, we just don't know. All I know is she is feeling better and the diarreah is gone!!!! Thank you so much!!


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Greenllll (Chicken Hill, Sc) on 10/22/2012
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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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwQqS0AwCtU

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".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3EFbFej8Ees

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.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0CQrL5nzwo

This story is as old as the burning of "witches" for offering an alternative cure to the preists'.

Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Prada (Norfolk, England) on 10/20/2012
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I was desperate to help my egyptian hairless cat, who almost over night went down with chronic loose stools, blood loss, watery eyes complete lethargy. I took her to the vet, paid for medication and a week later I seriously was considering that I needed to face the fact that she was proberly not gonna survive. So I scanned the net for home remedies that might assist in at least getting the diarrehea under control and re-hydrating the cat. Low and behold I see postings re Pumpkin, its pumpkin season here in England and so I headed off to the supermarket. I blended up the pumpkin, added fresh carrot and coconut milk, offered it to the cat, she licked and licked at this mixture, she even meowed for more, this was the first food she had taken for days. I would go as far as to say within twelve hours that cat was improving, withing 18 hours she was passing normal stools. Anyone who is familiar with the hairless sphynx breed you will know that these cats are incredibly needy and if they could be carried around all day they would be in their element. My angel lay on a hot water bottle for 8 days, one dose of pumpkin and it was like a miracle. It could all be a coincidence, but something tells me there could be something in this, well ime convinced anyway and so I am making up my paste and freezing it. Now I add pumpkin regularly to her meat feed.


Bentonite Clay
Posted by Amy (Sarasota, Fl, Usa) on 09/27/2012

carrots, carrots, carrots,

Literally, the best thing you could give you dog on a regular basis to keep your dogs bowel movements regular. It will elimiate diarrhea and your pet will never be constipated. I have been feeding my two dogs carrots with every meal and they love it too!

I feed mine dehydrated carrots because its the easiest thing for me to do with my busy life...


Pumpkin
Posted by Wendy (Columbus, Oh/usa) on 09/07/2012

Just make sure the canned pumpkin contains ONLY PUMPKIN. Do NOT get the pie filling!


Pumpkin
Posted by Tom (Bloomington, Il) on 09/06/2012
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I am truly amazed at this remedy. My 50 lb, 8 year old mixed breed dog developed diarrhea from what I can only conclude was stress from an injury. For more than 2 weeks, I fed him a diet of rice, chicken or turkey, and even Kaopectate. But he never got past it. I read this article Monday morning - Labor Day, bought a can of pumpkin puree (Libby's) that day, and gave him approximately 3 tablespoons over the next few hours. He loved it, by the way. The next morning (Tuesday) I gave him 1 tbls with his breakfast. He did not have a bowel movement that morning, so after work when walking him he stopped to poop, and to my surprise - normal!! A somewhat glowing orange, but normal. I gave him a tbls with his dinner Tuesday, another with his breakfast Wednesday, and then nothing more after, and today (thursday) everything is still right as rain. I'm sold. I was only a matter of hours from calling the vet, who would have put him on some harsh meds, and charged me a lot more than the $1.29 I paid for the extra-large can of pumpkin. No more days and days of rice and chicken, kao, or any other remedies. As long as I'm fairly sure he does not have worms or some other sort of infection, pumpkin it is!! Thank you for this blog.


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Eugene (Sunnyvale, Ca) on 08/24/2012

Chicken toxic to dogs? Are you kidding? Dog are junk eaters by nature, so they eat what they find. If its edible, they would munch on it and let their digestive system deal with it. In short - chicken is not toxic to dogs, confirmed by a vet.


Pumpkin
Posted by Carly (Orlando, Florida) on 07/17/2012
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A few months ago I came across this website when my parents Black Lab had a problem with his eye. I found a cure on here that worked perfectly and have been coming back ever since. So the other night when my Schnauzer/Scottish Terrier mix, Isabella, got an upset tummy, earth clinic was the first place I turned. She had gotten into the trash while we were out and ate some left over chicken I had thrown away. Since we don't give her human food, her stomach couldn't take it and by the next morning she had diarrhea. It lasted all day and I was hoping it would get better by the end of the day but it didn't. Finally, after her worst bathroom usage yet, I turned to earth clinic for a solution. The pumpkin remedy was rated very high so since I had a can in the house I tried it. I gave her a teaspoon full last night (she's 17 lbs) and by this morning she seems great! No more upset stomach and she's playful again. I'll be monitoring her for another 24 hours but the teaspoon of pumpkin seemed to of done the trick! Will definitely keep this in mind for the future and highly recommend it to anyone whose fur baby might have a sick tummy.


Pumpkin
Posted by Annaj (Atlanta, Ga) on 07/08/2012
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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!

Pumpkin
Posted by Kim (Palisade, Colorado) on 06/09/2012
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My English Staffordshires both developed diarrhea at the same time, nothing new to diet, no added stresses, usual routine. Not sure what caused this but after four days of it dicating every moment of me life for these poor "babies" I sought out the 'home' cures on line. Thank you so much for the reviews on Pumpkin!!!

I took my Staffies off their usual food (had already cut back) and put them on the rice/chicken/pumpkin. Within one whole day (24 hrs) they finally had a normal stool. They are back to their happy energetic selves. Now, in the evening, I'll give them each a small spoonful of pumpkin which they love. I'll do that for a few more days and ease them back to their regular diet.

Yes, you can feed pumpkin for diarrhea.

Pumpkin
Posted by Bellal (Washington, Dc) on 05/29/2012
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Pumpkin works! I gave my beagle two tablespoons of pure canned pumpkin (not pie filler) and some rice for two days after he had 2 days of loose stools. After a day he was back to normal! Saved lots of money and time going to the vet.


Cayenne
Posted by Dave (Pittsburgh, Pa) on 05/22/2012

How many cayenne pills do you give your dog? I have an irish wolfhoud about 100lbs with diarrhea that comes and goes, I would like to try the cayenne pills. I looked on line and they have 500mg tablets, does it matter what type of cayenne, red or white powder and what brand to use?


Pasta and Salmon
Posted by Karin (Cape Coral, Florida) on 05/06/2012
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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


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Janet (Vancouver, Wa) on 03/19/2012
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YEA!! I started with just pumpkin, then later: Rice, chicken and pumpkin. My 3yr old cat is a large, lanky tabby that doesn't have any body fat to sustain him if sick too long. When I found his back-end covered with bloody diahrea and he was too weak to clean up--not to mention I didn't want him to ingest whatever had caused this to his system--I trimmed off the long fur under his tail and down the back of his legs.

The only thing I could get him to touch was the juice off of thawed chicken breasts. Along with stopping the bleeding, dehydration was one of my main concerns. He would look at his water but go back to bed without drinking any... I googled "what can I do if my cat has bloody diarhea?"--and it was all your responses that made me decide to try this. The results are just incredible!!!

I would offer the chicken juice every hour and he would drink a little each time. After deciding to try the pumpkin, I presented the open can to him and he actual gave it two feeble licks, which gave me hope. I took a dab on my finger tip and forced him to take it. About 15min later he actually licked the gravy from some canned cat food. (this from a cat that had earlier turned down the liquid from a can of tuna) But when I grabbed a plate and served him a small portion he wouldn't have any more. An hour later I forced him to take another finger tip of pumpkin and 15 min later gave him some more gravy from canned cat food. Within the hour he used the litter box and the stool was a very pink/brown liquid--still a fair amount of blood. At this point he was still too weak to cover his toilet.

Since he'd eaten the gravies, I decided to try the paste with brown rice, broiled chicken breast and pumpkin---I just smashed it together as I don't have anything fancier. He ate about a rounded tablespoon. I left the fluids drained from a can of corn and the juice and oils drained from broiling the chicken breasts mixed with the tuna juice he hadn't eaten earlier. Throughout the day he would drink the fluids on his own--but he still wouldn't take anymore solids. I had to force 2 more dabs of pumpkin into his mouth--and now that he was feeling better, he was more capable of spitting it out.... So I let him go at his own pace.

This morning I stepped it up (only 36 hours since this started). He wouldn't eat solids and stuck with licking the gravy off his food. So I took the rest of the rice, chicken and added some more pumpkin, and I used one of those "pouches" of cat food--they have more gravy in them--skimmed out the food pieces and mixed the gravy with it. He actually ate half of it, and made sure he got all gravy off the rest--which has a lot more pumpkin in it now. So I opened another pouch and over the next hour I would bring him spoonfuls of a pumpkin-gravy mixed from a chicken catfood. I didn't want to give too much food at one time. In a couple hours he was eating some dry food. A stool he left a few hours later, although very loose, did have some forms beginning to take shape in it and no sign of blood. He's also energetic enough to bury his leavings now, piling the whole litter box on top of it. He says: "you've seen enough! "

Now in just 3 days he's completely back to his reguar self--and this from being at death's door. Pumpkin is a miracle cure!!


Cayenne
Posted by Caro (Spokane, Washington, Usa) on 03/17/2012

Canned pumpkin is good for diarrhea OR constipation in pets (and people, so they say). The fiber absorbs moisture to help with the diarrhea and the fiber also helps with the constipation because it helps move everything through faster.


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Dharmah34 (Glace Bay, Nova Scotia (ns)) on 03/04/2012

Hi, About the post stating that chicken & turkey can be toxic to small breeds, sorry I do not believe this maybe if you overfeed your small one alot of meat & I mean alot!! Or maybe the dog was alergic to chicken & turkey or another possibility the cooking area was not cleaned properly, the meat might not have been fully cooked, it could be many things that made the poor dog sick so please don't worry about it, I think we have enough to worry about when it comes to our beloved fur-kids I know I do & I am not alone. Akita Lover From Cape Breton


Chicken and Rice
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


Pumpkin, White Rice
Posted by Jan (Waterville, Maine, Usa) on 02/21/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks you everybody who suggested pumpkin and rice for diarrhea. My dogs and cats vomited and had diarrhea every time I fed them, and we've been through many foods over the past few months. I fed them home-cooked rice, chicken, and vegetables plus pumpkin and the symptoms were gone within 2 days. My life is so much better now, and so is theirs. thanks. I add flax seed oil or olive oil, too, and oatmeal, fruit, or whatever I have. I make sure I give them the recommended amount of protein:carbs. Life is good.


Bentonite Clay
Posted by Fiona (Ilford, England) on 01/25/2012
5 out of 5 stars

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)

Good luck

Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Ed (San Diego, California) on 01/15/2012

I have a mini pincher/chihuahua mix. I boil chicken leg quarters, and give her small portion of chicken meat everyday as a supplement with her dog feed everyday. Never had a problem. These little dogs like mine will never stop eating if you keep giving them food all day. So just one good feeding for her a day.


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Sheba916 (Sacramento, Ca) on 12/30/2011

My little chi/yorkie has had diahrea for 6 days and vet 3 days ago suggested kaopactate/active culture yogart and I thought it was getting better, not really and now my older lab mix is having softer stools too. I wander if its a thing going around and if the rice, chicken, pumpkin will work.


Cayenne
Posted by Teresa (Edmonton, Canada) on 12/09/2011

Hope dog is better, sometimes reading all this help gets overwhelming when you're desperate, double check your info on pumpkin, I read that pumpkin is for help with constipation, even for humans, (I've read everything on this site as I'm dealing with dog cancer) I never came across the pumpkin for anything but that and cayenne? Could be an irritant to diarrhea. I've heard to use rice as food filler, rice starch water, stops it.


Cayenne
Posted by Kate (Vancouver, Bc) on 12/07/2011

I have a 3 yr old Brussels griffon with major diarrhea past 2 days. She has also had problems with her anal glands $$$$$ so am concerned one will lead to another.

Willing to try pureed pumpkin and cayenne pepper. Will any cayenne pepper work? Like grocery store bulk? And how much of both would I give to a 12 lb dog? Thnx!! :-)


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Koala_t (Twentynine Palms, California) on 11/29/2011

I have a long haired chihuahua who is currently staying with my inlaws.. They feed him chicken and beans every now and then along with his usual kibble. Just the other day we gave him a turkey leg to finish off and he's doing just fine as usual. I would say myself that it's safe but there maybe other dogs out there who just can't stomach it.


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Mnm (Triangle, Va - Virginia) on 11/21/2011

I too have a Chihuahua and have been told to feed him boiled chicken when he has a tummy ache.. What is another option to treat him with, as an at home remedy?? I gave him boiled chicken couple days ago.. SO PLEASE help cause as of right now he does have diarrhea as of last night and this early morning.. I hate seeing my love like this PLEASE PLEASE help!!


Boiled Chicken and Pumpkin Puree
Posted by Shiela (Toulon, France) on 11/18/2011

I didn't have any idea that chicken and turkey can be toxic for chihuahuas!!!!! Every single vet I have seen, has always recommended this diet in case of a stomach or eating problem. So do all the breeders I know. Help! So what do I do now?? I have chihuahuas, and sometimes they do have stomach problems. Please tell me waht to give them instead. Thanks. Shiela



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