What to feed the dog with poisoning
Dogs are often the victims of poisoning. Picking up any nastiness for a walk, your pet runs the risk of indigestion. What to feed the dog after poisoning, and what foods will help restore shaky health?
Dietary recommendations for your pet relate primarily to the so-called food poisoning, that is, when the dog was poisoned by stale products. Poisoning of a specific nature - drugs, industrial poisons, gases, caustic substances, poisonous herbs, etc. - must be treated by a veterinarian. He will recommend a feeding regimen. In any case, it does not hurt to normalize the diet, making it the most useful and easily digestible for the dog.
During the day after the onset of vomiting and diarrhea, a hungry diet is recommended. Then the dog can be given broths and liquid decoctions of cereals.
Why do I need a diet for poisoning
During acute poisoning, the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines is affected, the liver and pancreas suffer. The kidneys, as an excretory organ, also need support. During a starvation diet, poisons and toxins are more intensively excreted from the body, and the mucous membrane has time to heal the damage. Also, the liver is not distracted by the digestion of food, and throws all the forces to fight the decay products and inflammation.
After the first day, broths and broths are given gradually, then liquid porridges and ground beef. This is necessary so that the food that has entered the intestine is quickly digested, without forming stagnation. During this period, the gastrointestinal tract is very vulnerable, enzymes and gastric juice are not produced at the proper level, and it is difficult for the liver to cope with a large amount of incoming nutrients.
Light food for dogs
Dogs are carnivores, so the concept of light food is slightly different from human. What to feed the dog with poisoning, so that the food is fully assimilated? Here is a list of suitable products:
- lean meats - beef and horse meat;
- boneless chicken;
- liquid porridge on the broth: oatmeal, rice, buckwheat.
After a few days, you can additionally include in the diet:
- chicken eggs;
- skim cheese;
- beef liver;
- sea fish;
- boiled carrots, beets;
Meat and fish are twisted in a meat grinder and boiled. Egg white is better absorbed in boiled form, the yolk can be given raw, if you are confident in the quality of eggs. The same applies to the liver - if it is fresh and not infected, then you can give it raw.
Butter is given in small quantities, other fats are temporarily excluded from the diet. Raw foods are fed in small quantities. They stimulate the production of gastric juice, reproduction of beneficial microflora, intestinal peristalsis.
It is not recommended to give millet, barley, semolina and barley porridge, as they are difficult to digest. But if your pet is accustomed to such croup, then you can mix them with light cereals in the ratio 1: 1 or 1: 2.
As a stimulator of muscular contractions of the intestines with constipation, you can drink a little fresh carrot juice to a dog.
Dog feeding mode for poisoning
What can feed the dog after poisoning, we found out. It is also clear that all products should be given mainly in boiled form. Now a few words about the feeding regime.
- It is necessary to return to four or five times feeding, like the time when your pet was still a puppy.
- The interval between feedings should be at least two hours.
- If your dog is not a glutton, she will establish the frequency of feeding she needs.
- In between meals, put food in the fridge and warm it up before feeding.
- All products should be slightly salted.
- Water should always be in an accessible place.
Remember that a healthy diet for dogs is proportional - two thirds of meat, one third of cereal and vegetables. For puppies and puppies of a bitch, protein food should be more - about 3: 1.
Gradually, as your pet recovers, return to two meals a day. As prescribed by the doctor, you can continue to give enterosorbents and begin treatment with probiotics to restore the intestinal microflora. It is better to buy probiotics in a veterinary pharmacy - it's cheaper, but you can also use human drugs. As a probiotic, it is recommended to give the dog bifidokofir 2-3 days old (fresh kefir has a laxative effect).
Forbidden products in case of poisoning
It is clear than to feed the dog after poisoning. And what products should not be given during this period? First of all, this is the food that is prohibited for feeding carnivorous animals in principle:
- sugar, carbohydrates;
- bread, rolls, pasta, potatoes;
- boiled bones.
Also at the time of the diet exclude the giving of raw bones, fiber - raw vegetables, all fruits. Stop taking feed additives and vitamins, except those designated by the veterinarian. You can not give any canned food, human food and the product that poisoned the dog. It is also better to wait with offal - scar, udder, kidney.
Milk can be given only to puppies up to 3-4 months of age! For adult dogs, dairy products are heavy food.
Dry food or canned food?
During the period of recovery of digestion after poisoning, it is better to feed the dog with fresh, natural food. It is strongly not recommended dry food - it causes mechanical irritation of the mucous membrane, contains artificial additives and badly affects the activity of the intestine. It is also undesirable to give wet food - canned dog food. In addition to the content of additives and preservatives, this food is "dead", does not contain live enzymes, enzymes and stimulants of the digestive system. Canned food can only be given as a last resort.
After poisoning, the dog's digestive system is extremely vulnerable. It is necessary to exclude from the diet of heavy food, replacing them with broths, lean meats and liquid cereals - buckwheat, oatmeal, rice. Feed the pet after poisoning should be in small portions, increasing the frequency of feeding up to 4-5 times a day. Before serving, feed must be warmed to a warm state. A return to the usual diet is made gradually, over a period of one to three weeks, depending on the severity of the poisoning.