Every dog suffers from diarrhea at one point or another. Usually it’s because they ate something they shouldn’t have. Since diarrhea is caused by indigestion, it’s important to know how to tighten loose stool in dogs when dealing with this health problem.
This homemade dog food shouldn’t be fed constantly, but it will help get your dog’s GI tract back on track. Diarrhea is usually the result of a mild stomach upset. As I said, it is very likely that your dog ate something that he did not like. It could also be due to an allergic reaction, stress or even a bacterial infection. Diarrhea is one of the body’s ways of removing toxins and cleansing itself.
Unfortunately, diarrhea and loose stools can also be the symptom of a more serious health problem. Diarrhea in itself is nothing to worry about. If it is accompanied by fever, lethargy, bloody stools, vomiting, or other serious health symptoms, you should call your veterinarian for advice and instructions on what to do next.
How to tighten loose stool in dogs
As long as the soft poop isn’t accompanied by other symptoms, a few meals of this homemade dog food can help settle the stomach and firm up the poop. You can even feed a small amount as a snack several times a day to calm Fido’s digestive tract.
If the loose poop lasts longer than 48 hours, a visit to the vet is a must. Your dog could become dehydrated if he has diarrhea for more than 2 days.
How to Tighten Loose Bowel Movements in Dogs: A Homemade Recipe
Unlike diarrhea, loose stools are rarely a health problem. Instead, they usually indicate a poor diet or food allergies/sensitivities. If loose stools persist for more than a few days, it may mean that a change in diet is needed.
For this reason, it’s best to consult your veterinarian before making any permanent changes to your dog’s diet. If you suspect your dog is having temporary digestive issues, this homemade recipe can help you solidify his poop and bring things back to normal.
- Preparation time: 20 minutes
- Cooking time: 20 minutes
- Total time: 40 minutes
- Yield: around 14 cups 1x
- Category: cooked food
- Method: stovetop
- Kitchen: Dog Food
- 1.5 cups Brown rice
- 3 tbsp. coconut oil
- 3 Pound. ground beef
- 2 cups spinach (chopped)
- 1 large carrot (shredded)
- 1 zucchini (shredded)
- 15 ounces canned pumpkin
- 1 tbsp. probiotic powder
- 1 apple (shredded)
Melt the coconut oil in a large pan. Fry the ground turkey in coconut oil. While the turkey is cooking, cook the rice in a small saucepan according to package directions.
When the turkey is fully cooked, remove from the heat. Add the cooked rice, spinach, squash, apple, zucchini and probiotic powder. Stir until everything is evenly mixed.
- Serving size: 1/2 cup
- Calories: 152
- Sugar: 1.6g
- Sodium: 37mg
- Fat: 4.8g
- Carbohydrates: 10.6g
- Fiber: 1.2g
- Protein: 15.9 g
- Cholesterol: 43mg
How much to feed: I recommend feeding about 1/2 cup of food per 20 pounds of body weight. This recommendation is for 2 servings per day. This is only a guideline. Lazy pets and older dogs may not need as many. It is extremely important to consult your veterinarian regarding the best portion size for your dog.
How to store: You can store leftover dog food in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days or freeze it and it will keep for up to 3 months. Keep in mind that this recipe doesn’t contain any preservatives, so it won’t last nearly as long as commercial dog food.
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