Dog's diarrhea

CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE: another reason of diarrhea in dogs

Another bacterium of the Clostridium family which lives with us is Clostridium difficile. So far there have been three main toxins secreted by C.difficile (A, B and CDT ) isolated and scholars try to check, which one is the worst. I am afraid these are purely academic discussions because at the present moment we don’t have any reliable cure to…

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Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis (HGE) in dogs – our story

I’ve written a lot about Clostridium perfringens bacteria, not without reason because I suppose we met personally in August last year when my second dog named Ginger fell suddenly ill. Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis in dogs is still a disease of unknown cause although the role of Clostrudium perfringens is highlighted in its etiology. But as dogs are natural carriers to that…

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Dog's diarrhea

Do not make Clostridium bacteria nervous

Clostridium is a family of anaerobic bacteria, capable of producing spores in the process of so-called sporulation. By the way such a spore is an engineering wonder of the nature – when confronting unfavorable conditions the microorganism decides to inhibit its growth and division in order to proceed with building something that we would call a survival capsule. A part…

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Dog's diarrhea

Potenitilla erecta (vel  Potentilla tormentilla) – wonderful herb for a dog diarrhea

* When talking about preparing and dosing any herbal tea for dogs I am only considering adult dogs. Do not use herbal teas in pregnant or lactating animals or in puppies (unless otherwise indicated). I’m using the Latin name of this herb because its common name may be different in each country (for instance in English “cinquefoils” or ‘”potentilla” may…

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Nifuroxazide for bacterial dog diarrhea

Furan (C4H4O) – is an organic compound which can be formed during food thermal processing. By the way, it is an undesirable compound because it’s classified by science as “possible human carcinogen”. But before our daily cup of coffee will kill us (large quantities of furan are formed during roasting of coffee beans) let’s look at the brighter side of…

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Loperamide ( e.g. Stoperan, Imodium) for people and dogs living the fast paced life

Loperamide is a kind of a synthetic opioid. At therapeutic doses, loperamide acts on opioid receptors in the intestines, without affecting the central nervous system. It slows down intestinal peristalsis and reduces the loss of water from the intestines, which in turn results in diarrhea diminishing. Well tested scientifically loperamide is safe for human as long as we stick to…

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Dog's diarrhea

Activated Charcoal for dogs with diarrhea

Everybody knows that activated charcoal absorbs and binds ingested toxins…… unfortunately not all of them, therefore in a case of suspected poisoning, you should consult your vet immediately, especially if some substantial amount of time has passed since consumption of the potential poison. In diarrhea treatment, charcoal maybe not be the first thing to think of. Suggested dose in poisoning…

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Dog's diarrhea

Intro to a dog’s diarrhea

Medically, diarrhea can be described as osmotic, secretory, exudative, acute, chronic, periodic, resulting from intestinal motility disorders etc. First and foremost the average dog owner should be able to recognize some “alarm” symptoms like blood or mucus present in the dog’s feces. It may be useful to have a basic understanding of which bowel diarrhea comes from. If it comes from…

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