The Best Treatment of Diarrhea in Pets
Of course treatment for diarrhea will vary based on what’s causing it. “If the diarrhea is being caused by an underlying condition, the vet will work to control that, while advocating treatment that will alleviate your pet’s symptoms,” says Dr. Benson.
If you believe the cause of your pet’s diarrhea to simply be a general upset stomach, the most common recommendation is to switch to a bland, digestible diet (either a prescription diet from your veterinarian or a home-made recipe like plain white rice and boiled chicken) until the diarrhea abates, says Dr. Benson. As the symptoms subside, you can then gradually switch back to regular food.
Your vet may also prescribe medications to help alleviate nausea, excess gastric acid production or gastrointestinal inflammation.