Treatment for Specific Causes of Diarrhea in Dogs and Cats
Diarrhea Caused By Allergies
If your pet has diarrhea caused by allergies, speak to your veterinarian about beginning a food trial or therapeutic diet that has been shown to help allergic pets.
Diarrhea Caused By Worms
If your pet has been diagnosed with worms, use the appropriate wormer, clean up feces, and treat your yard to remove worm eggs. Roundworms, tapeworms, and hookworms cause small intestine diarrhea. Whipworms cause large intestine diarrhea that may be bloody. Use Panacur C (for dogs), which is effective against whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, and tapeworms. No prescription is required. Dogs with whipworm infections may be anemic and may benefit from being fed liver. Liver provides the building blocks to make red blood cells.
For cats with diarrhea caused by intestinal worms, Drontal (Rx) is effective against roundworms, hookworms, and tapeworms. Cats do not get whipworms.
Diarrhea Caused By Parasites
If your dog or cat has giardia (parasites that infect the small intestine), use Metronidazole (Rx) for five days. Use Fast Balance-G.I. to load the intestines with healthy microorganisms and re-establish normal digestive function.
Diarrhea Caused By Bacteria
If your pet has a bacterial infection, use an effective antibiotic based on the fecal culture. Support normal intestinal cell function with Fast Balance-G.I.
Diarrhea Caused By Foreign Bodies
Pets that swallow foreign bodies and pets with intussusception (the bowel folding back on itself) need endoscopic removal or surgery. Use Fast Balance-G.I. to re-establish normal digestive function.
Intussusception is serious and common in puppies and kittens. If not treated, it can result in death.