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What To Do When Your Senior Dog Has Diarrhea

Senior dogs have their own set of problems with diarrhea. Generally, dogs over 8 years of age are considered a senior, but that designation varies somewhat with the size of the dog and the individual. Small and toy breed dogs don’t really hit senior status until they are about 10 years old. Medium-sized dogs are often considered seniors at 8 to 10 years of age. Giant and large breed dogs are seniors at 5 to 7 years of age. No matter what the numerical age for senior status is for an individual dog, many dogs will share the same problems. Causes Of Diarrhea In Senior Dogs Arthritis is very common in all older dogs, but especially so in large and giant breeds. Spinal arthritis can be particularly painful and interfere with normal elimination. A straining senior dog could have diarrhea, could be constipated or could have arthritis of the spine. Sometimes a dog will actually be suffering from all three! With constipation, your dog may only be passing liquid stool that can get around the obstruction. That is also true with bowel cancers or any abdominal cancers that press on the intestines. In addition, senior dogs are often on medications for arthritis. Some of those NSAIDs (non-ster Continue reading >>

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  1. hannah63

    I am a type 2 diabetic and I suffer with uncontrollable diarrhea which flairs up at any time?

    It is like my muscles cannot control the diarrhea. I have to wear depends most of the time and I am afraid to go out much because you can't control it when it happens. It just comes out.

  2. KA kaismama

    Does your doctor know this? What shape is your pancreas in? Do you eat alot of dietetic hard candy?

  3. HA hannah63

    As a matter if fact I do not eat hard candy. And yes my doctor has been aware of this for years but has not done anything.

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