For a dog weighing less than 15 pounds, 1 to 2 teaspoons of pureed pumpkin is an effective for treatment for constipation. The high fiber and water content of pumpkin softens the stools, and the puree is easily blended into dog food.
It is important to not give pumpkin pie filling to a dog. Only canned pumpkin or freshly pureed pumpkin is appropriate. If the dog’s stool has the consistency of pudding, reduce the amount of pumpkin mixed onto the dog's food. Alternatively, one-half teaspoon of a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, and additional water can also be added to a small dog’s food to treat constipation.Learn More
Dogs suffering from a stomach virus need fluids to avoid dehydration, so give them either water or unflavored pediatric electrolyte solution. Because viruses are not caused by bacteria, antibiotics are not effective as treatment.Full Answer >
According to the Hartel Veterinary Hospital, animal antihistamines are safe for dogs, but human antihistamines can contain ingredients that are harmful to dogs. Hartel Veterinary hospital recommends that dog owners double check the ingredients of prescribed or over-the-counter antihistamines to ensure the medications only contain one active ingredient.Full Answer >
petMD states that it is safe to give a dog Kaopectate to treat diarrhea. Only use Kaopectate as it is bottled and sold in the US, as other countries may use alternate ingredients harmful to dogs.Full Answer >
According to PetMD, Benadryl dosages can vary and a veterinarian should be consulted for the proper amount. Although Benadryl is available over-the-counter, do not give a dog any before taking it to the vet. Benadryl is given to dogs to treat allergies, motion sickness and hyperactivity.Full Answer >