Q. My dog has diarrhea. She's 7yrs. On grain free food. What can I give for the diarrhea? Has no other symptoms
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS
A. She might have eaten something spoiled that is causing this. Withhold food for 12 hours then offer her boiled boneless chicken and rice every 6 hours in small portions. Continue with this diet for 2 days.
After 2 days, you can put her back gradually on her normal food.
If she continues having diarrhea, take her to the vet to get treatment.
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS
A. If the diarrhea is only dietary related, you can try to add some rice or boiled potatoes to the diet in order to increase the density of the feces. Probiotics may help as well to established a balanced intestinal flora.
If the diarrhea is caused by another cause (like infectious or inflammatory process) then quite often antibiotics and other type of medications are needed. If the signs persist or if she becomes inappetent, lethargic,or have vomiting as well, I would recommend to take her to your veterinarian for more investigations and treatment.