My Dog Has Diarrhea and Trouble Walking

Dogs are very lively pets when treated best. They are very energetic when it comes to playing, running around like they’re in a race. You need to pick the food that they want or they won’t eat until they are starving. 

However, dogs can also be sensitive when it comes to food. So when your dog has eaten something that can cause diarrhea they will have a chance that they will have trouble walking.

In this article, we’re going to discuss dogs that suddenly have trouble walking when having diarrhea. 

What causes a dog to suddenly not be able to walk?

There are many things that can cause a dog not able to walk.

The first thing that comes to mind is injuries. When your dog is limping for more than a day, you may have to check the limb of your dog if they have injuries on them.

Check the unused limb if there is a cut or laceration, if there is none, try to pinch the parts of the leg and wait for your dog to react. Once you observe a pain reaction you need to put your dog into the vet. 

Diarrhea can also cause a dog to not be able to walk suddenly. When a dog is having diarrhea they feel pain in their stomach. This will cause your dog to walk slowly or not walk at all since moving can cause pain on their part.

Why is my dog wobbly and falling over?

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If your dog is wobbly and starting to fall over it may be caused by health issues.

Starting with ear infections, the ears can cause your dog to lose balance and fall over. Another symptom of ear infection is the dog is circling over and non-stop scratching of the ear. You have to watch out for ear infections because your dog can have ear injuries when they scratch their ear too much. 

Stroke can also cause a dog to fall over. It may be rare for the dogs to have a stroke but you have to observe your dog for the signs. Stroke is caused by high blood pressure, blood clots, kidney disease, and my other causes. 

Arthritis can be common for older dogs to be wobbly and start falling over. One of the observable symptoms of dog arthritis is the difficulty in standing up from a lying-down position. They have a hard time climbing stairs. They are also wobbly when walking.

When you are worried about your dog when they are not walking normally you should contact your vet right away.

When is dog diarrhea an emergency?


Diarrhea is common for dogs when they ate something that can upset their stomach. In some cases, worms can also cause diarrhea. Diarrhea usually lasts for at least two days, so you have to watch the dog’s water level to avoid dehydration. 

You have to take your dog to the vet when their diarrhea lasts for more than two days or they have been vomiting and passing almost liquid stools. Being lethargic or loss of appetite is also a sign that you have to take your dog to the vet as soon as possible. The vet will have to put your dog into IV fluid to avoid dehydration.

When in doubt you have to call your vet to know the immediate action that you will take when your dog is having diarrhea.

What soothes a dog’s stomach and helps with diarrhea?

There are things you can do to soothe your dog’s stomach when they are having diarrhea. You have to consider what are food that they ate that can cause diarrhea. You have to stop feeding your dog with that food.

You have to start a bland diet for your dog. Start with chicken and rice. You need a boneless and skinless chicken breast and white rice.

You need to use white rice since its blandness can soothe the dog’s upset stomach. Avoid any oils, and other seasonings to prevent any chance that these spices can upset your dog’s stomach.

What do I do if my dog has diarrhea and trouble walking?

If your dog has had diarrhea for over a day or two, you should take them to the vet. If they do have diarrhea and no other external injuries, the main reason why they’re having trouble walking is stomach pain. You need to check if they’re losing liquid at a fast rate because it can cause dehydration for your dog. If your dog continues to vomit and excrete liquid stool, you need to take your dog to the vet right away.

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