When your schnoodle is having diarrhea it simple means that they are actually passing of loose or liquid stool more frequently than usually. The thing is that treating diarrhea can be quite simple depending on what’s actually causing the issue.
It’s safe to say that diarrhea symptoms can be related to your dog experiencing intestine or organs. In order to help your veterinarian in regards to the problem you’ll have to be prepared to answer a variety of questions about your furry friend.
With that said, both small and large intestinal diarrhea is known to have different causes, meaning that they will require different test and treatment. At this point, your veterinarian will determine what is exactly causing the issue and the best way to get it treated.
Small Intestinal Diarrhea in Schnoodle
When your dog is having a small intestinal diarrhea, you can expect your furry friend to pass a larger amount of stool. During this period, you can expect their bowel movements to be about three to five times per day. At this point, you don’t have to worry about your dog straining or have any difficulties passing stool.
If it’s a case where your dog is suffering from small intestinal disease, then you can expect him to vomit and even lose weight. Another thing you may notice is excess gas within your dog since their belly will begin to rumble. If somehow you notice blood in their stool, it will eventually be digested and tend to have a black color.
There are several things that could be the reason behind your dog diarrhea.
- Food allergies
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Tumors of the intestine
- Fungal infection
- Dietary indiscretions
In order to determine the cause of small intestinal diarrhea your veterinarian may required to do a blood test, examination of the stool, x-rays or by endoscopy.
With that said, when it comes to treating acute (short term) small intestinal diarrhea usually involves not giving your schnoodle food, but it’s safe to give them water, for 24 to 48 hours. Once the diarrhea isn’t affecting your dog anymore, you can give them small amount of bland, low fat food up to six times daily for a couple of days.
We don’t think it would be a good idea to feed your Schnoodle over the counter medication for diarrhea without consulting your veterinarian for advice regarding the situation. The good news is that acute diarrhea can be treated at home which is great.
Large Intestinal Diarrhea in Schnoodle
This type of disease has to do with colon and rectum, which causes your dog to passes small amount of loose stool right throughout the day, usually more than five times. What happen is your dog may have a hard time passing the stool and if there’s any form of blood in the stool, it’s usually red and has mucus in it.
When your dog is experiencing large bowel diarrhea, they don’t normally vomit or lose weight.
Here is a list of things that may cause your dog large intestinal diarrhea.
- Colonic ulcers
- Colonic cancer
Your veterinarian may use several methods such as blood and stool to test your dog large intestinal diarrhea. Another thing they may do is a rectal examination using a glove on the finger as this may provide certain information explaining whether rectal polyps or rectal cancer is present in your furry friend.
Your veterinarian will begin to treat your dog base on what is causing the issue.
The good news is that whenever your dog is facing a diarrhea there is absolutely no need to worry because more unlikely it is not something serious. You can actually help your dog at home by withholding food for about 12-24 hours and by providing probiotic supplements.