Travel First Aid Tip for Dogs: Diarrhea

Travel First Aid Tip for Dogs: Diarrhea


We are placing a series of travel first aid tips for dogs on our website.  These tips were written for the “Canine Companion – Instructions & First-Aid Tips” that came with the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs by Dr. Brooks Bloomfield of The Doctor’s Office for Pets located in Truckee, California, a well-known, highly-respected veterinarian with over 30 years of superbly practicing veterinary medicine on wildlife and domesticated animals.

There are so many times that we as pet owners long to have a great veterinarian’s advice on-hand 24/7 so that we’re not left with so many questions during stressful situations when something has happened to our beloved pup especially when traveling (doesn’t it always happen that these situations arise on weekends, too, when your veterinarian’s office is closed).

This travel first-aid tip deals with:  DiArRhEA.

“There are many causes of diarrhea but fortunately, it is usually self-limiting.  Diarrhea can be a substantial source of fluid loss so make sure your dog is consuming enough water to prevent dehydration.  Feeding a bland, easily digested diet is appropriate for the dog with diarrhea.  Dio-Tame may help your dog if he or she gets afflicted.

Persistent diarrhea or the presence of blood should always be followed up with a veterinary exam.”

Note:  References to items or supplies noted in the above instructions were made in reference to the supplies that came in the Emergency First-Aid & Travel Kit for Dogs in conjunction with these instructions.

[pullquote_right]Wishing you and your fur-kids safe and happy travels this summer![/pullquote_right]