What to know about diarrhea in dogs and treatment options

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What to know about dog diarrhea

Learn more about dog stomach troubles and what to do about it.

When should I be concerned about my dog’s diarrhea?

If your dog’s diarrhea doesn’t resolve quickly (within a day or two), it may be caused by an underlying condition that needs professional medical treatment. When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to reach out to your vet or schedule an online vet appointment. Even if the cause seems minor, such as ingesting old food from outside, getting a professional opinion is always worthwhile.

What do you give a dog for diarrhea?

It’s smart to talk to a vet before giving your dog anything for diarrhea. Your dog may become dehydrated from diarrhea, so plenty of water should be available to them. A bland diet can be offered while you’re waiting for your vet visit.

How long does dog diarrhea last?

The duration of dog diarrhea depends on the cause. If your dog has an allergy or intolerance to a protein in their food and you keep feeding them that food, then the dog diarrhea may never go away. However, if your dog simply has an upset stomach due to a stressful event (such as a thunderstorm) this may resolve within hours or days.

If your dog’s diarrhea persists for multiple days, it may be a sign of something more serious. At that point, scheduling a visit with one of our online vets is a good idea.

How can Dutch help?

If your dog is dealing with gastrointestinal issues, we’re here to help. One of our licensed vets can consult with you over video to evaluate your dog’s upset stomach and determine the next steps, which may include prescribing medication that we ship to you at no cost or recommending you go to an in-person veterinarian, if needed.

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  • 4. Ongoing care & follow-ups

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Frequently asked questions

What is included in a Dutch membership?

All Dutch members have unlimited video chat access to licensed U.S. veterinarians. Additionally, in certain states our vets can prescribe medication for pets. Members receive specialized treatment plans for their pet that can include medications, therapeutics, and behavioral modification advice (or a combination of all 3). A Dutch membership also includes free shipping and free, unlimited follow-ups with Dutch-affiliated vets through messaging and video calls.

Who is Dutch for?

Dutch is for dog and cat owners wanting a more cost effective and timely way to handle common pet issues. We eliminate the unnecessary vet visit as well as the stress related to getting your pet to the vet. The Dutch experience is designed to connect you with a vet via video call for general advice and recommended OTC product offerings. In certain states, vets may prescribe medication and therapeutics and our partner pharmacy will ship it right to your door.

What states does Dutch service?

As a Dutch member you can chat directly with a vet in all 50 states and access our OTC products.
If you are seeking prescription medication for anxiety or allergies we currently offer telemedicine services in the following states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia, and Washington.

We will continue to service additional states in the coming months — stay tuned!