Dog has Diarrhea at Night
by Bernie's Best
August 12, 2021
Why is my dog having diarrhea at night?
Diarrhea is a sign your dog’s digestive system is not balanced which is leading to loose bowels. The most common reason for nighttime diarrhea is a sudden change in food. Sometimes life gets busy and you run out of your dog’s favorite kibble or the delivery is late and it’s going to take a few more days to arrive.
Whatever the reason you find yourself desperate to feed your dog so you run to the nearest store to grab a bag of what looks best. The only problem is your dog’s digestive system is familiar with a specific ratio of protein, nutrients, and fat. The shock of a different ratio often causes diarrhea that can spark up at night.
Here are other important reasons your dog gets diarrhea at night:
Allergies and Food Sensitivities
Food allergies are common in dogs but pinpointing the exact ingredient in their diet is a bit of an adventure. Diarrhea in dogs at night is often activated by food allergies that originate from their latest meal. There is a chance your dog might have a sensitivity or allergy to ingredients in their kibble or wet dog food. Another cause is feeding your dog a few table scraps of human food that doesn’t agree with their system. Gradually switching the dog food to an allergy-friendly option helps to reduce the risk of nighttime diarrhea in dogs.
Prescription medications provided to your dog by the veterinarian come along with a few possible side effects. Diarrhea is one of the symptoms caused by medications such as a dewormer. This medication often causes nighttime diarrhea for a few days as your dog’s body adjusts. Discuss side effects from medication with the veterinarian before giving it to your dog.
Bernie’s Nighttime Diarrhea Thoughts:
Hey guys! Bernie here to tell you I would sometimes have diarrhea at night.
It was mostly due to me gobbling down some human food I wasn’t supposed to eat and stole off my sibling's plates. Staying up all night pooping out diarrhea was no fun but my pawrents came to the rescue when they made Bernie’s Perfect Poop just for me!
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Wishing you a happy healthy gut and no more diarrhea!
Chief Dog Officer