Nothing is worse than seeing your Pug feeling sick. Your heart goes out to your fur baby right away. But do you know what to do if your Pug has diarrhea?
Does your Pug have diarrhea? Are you worried and not sure what to do? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your Pug doesn’t feel well.
We’ve put together some information on Pugs & diarrhea and how you can help your canine companion. Let’s get started!
Pugs & Diarrhea
Just like other dogs, Pugs can occasionally suffer from diarrhea. They may have only a little diarrhea once, or maybe they have a moderate or heavy amount that lasts for several hours. And there are some conditions that may cause a Pug to develop chronic diarrhea. Here are some of the most common causes of diarrhea in Pugs:
- Bacterial infection
- Food intolerance or allergy
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Ingestion of toxic or poisonous foods or substances
- Parasitical infection
- Health conditions (such as kidney or liver issues, pancreatitis, and more)
Symptoms of Diarrhea in Pugs
You may notice these symptoms if your Pug has diarrhea:
- Diarrhea may be formed as normal poop but holds more water or may be very runny
- May contain blood
- Showing signs of discomfort
- May have a fever
- Be thirsty or not want to drink
- Restlessness/panicked behavior
- Dog may also be vomiting
- Pug may be lethargic and not want to eat
- Your fur baby may be having more bowel movements than normal
- And more
How to Help Your Pug
The first thing you must do to help your Pug is to stay calm. Has your dog had one soft or runny bowel movement and no more? If so, he’s probably OK. Just monitor his poop for the next day or so. And watch to see if any other symptoms develop.
If your dog has had several bouts of severe diarrhea within a few hours, it’s best to call the vet. Don’t wait to see if your fur baby’s symptoms improve or worsen. Severe diarrhea can quickly dehydrate a small dog.
When you see the vet, they will examine your Pug and maybe do some tests, such as blood work or image tests. These are done to determine what’s causing diarrhea.
Once the vet has made a diagnosis, they will recommend the right treatment to help your fur baby. The treatment depends on the diagnosis. In most cases, the vet will be able to stop diarrhea with medication and treat your canine companion for what’s causing the problem.
The main takeaway is that if your Pug has severe diarrhea, be sure to call the vet right away. It doesn’t take long for a small dog to become dehydrated. Plus, the sooner your Pug is treated, the sooner he’ll feel better again!