Waipahu, Hawaii
94-485 Koaki St
Waipahu, HI 96797
(808) 671-7387
Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital is a pet clinic in Waipahu, HI that provides veterinary and pet services.

What to Feed a Dog Suffering From Diarrhea October 12, 2017

Waipahu, Ewa
What to Feed a Dog Suffering From Diarrhea, Ewa, Hawaii

Most dogs are constantly hungry and unbelievably curious. This combination can lead to some serious bowel issues, including diarrhea. For pet owners, discovering your four-legged friend has loose stool can be disconcerting.

That’s why dog parents in Hawaii depend on Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital. As the best veterinarian in town, they specialize in helping furry friends maintain excellent pet health throughout their lifetime. When fielding calls from nervous pet owners, they often walk them through how to address diarrhea. 

Pet Health Tips: What to Feed a Dog With Diarrhea


When a dog has a sudden case of diarrhea, it’s typically due to stress, a sudden diet change, a parasite or infection, or some poor scavenging of spoiled food. Keep in mind, a sudden bout of diarrhea doesn’t necessarily mean your dog is in serious trouble. Watch them closely, and if their stool doesn’t improve in a day or two, schedule an appointment with a veterinarian. 

Stay Vigilant

Pet HealthDiarrhea on its own will likely pass in a day’s time. On this day, stay vigilant and look for additional symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy, or loss of appetite. If all symptoms occur in tandem, your dog may be suffering from something beyond a bad meal. 

Initial Care

If your dog is a puppy or a senior with health issues, call your veterinarian right away to discuss their pet health and your next course of action, especially if you notice blood in their stool. Otherwise, ensure your dog has access to fresh water at all times to avoid dehydration. In the event they refuse to drink, add a little chicken broth to their water. Instead of your dog’s normal food, feed them boiled white meat chicken and white rice until they’re back to normal. 

Are you looking for the best veterinarian in Hawaii known for treating pets like family? If so, call Waipahu Waikele Pet Hospital today at (808) 671-7387 to schedule an appointment for your dog or cat. For more information on their pet health services, including emergency after-hours assistance, check out their website

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