Increased motility of the intestines is referred to as diarrhea. Diarrhea can be caused by increased contractions of the intestines or by intestinal infections.
– Symptoms of diarrhea are watery feces, vomiting, blood and mucus in feces, weakness, fever, fecal accidents, abdominal pain and listlessness.
– Possible causes of diarrhea are changes in diet, hypersensitive gut, eating garbage and spoilt food, infection, intestinal blockage, drugs, and toxins.
– Treatment for severe diarrhea may require hospitalization for fluid replacement and electrolyte therapy since the pet will be dehydrated.
Be sure to follow your veterinarian’s time guidelines for deworming puppies. Parasitic infections that can cause diarrhea in dogs can be easily prevented
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