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What is the treatment for loose dog stool?

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Acute diarrhea in dogs is treated by withholding food for 24 hours. Chronic diarrhea is treated by identifying the underlying cause and treating that. Dog stool can be temporarily firmed by feeding canned pumpkin or boiled chicken and rice.

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Acute diarrhea in dogs is usually caused by eating a strange substance or object. It can also be caused by stress. Acute diarrhea is self-limiting and usually resolves quickly.

Chronic diarrhea is often caused by overfeeding or food intolerances. Feeding less or switching to a different food can fix the problem. Foods without grains, or with limited ingredients, often cure a chronic diarrhea problem.

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