Scouring (Diarrhoea) treatment for dogs - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Scouring, or diarrhea, is caused by the upset of the gastrointestinal tract. There are several causes and it's important to assess if it is acute or chronic and why it's happening...

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The best treatment for scouring in dogs would be to rest the digestive system, nourish and support the liver, and heal any irritation in the stomach or gut lining which resulted from (or caused) the problem in the first place. 

If the diarrhoea lasts for more than a couple of days, you may need to consider taking him to a vet. The most common risk if it lasts several days is dehydration. 

Potential causes:

  • Intestinal parasites
  • Poisoning or eating the wrong thing
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Some cancers
  • Heat stroke
  • Changes in diet
  • Antibiotics or medications

Dietary impact:

Somtimes stopping diarrhea is as simple as fasting your dog for a day and then offering a very bland diet. 

We advise that you completely change the diet to raw chicken wings or meaty bones given in one feed only each day.
No milk, no treats and no kibble or commercial dog feed of any kind. 

McDowells Products

Digestive Support Program
Our Digestion Support Program consists of three products to support the rehabilitation of the digestive system and return to a normal balanced function. The complex herbal formations is my primary rehabilitation tonic for dogs suffering critical metabolic stress resulting from over-medication, digestive problems, liver damage, poisoning, severe trauma, major illness or surgery. The program includes Dogestive, highly recommended to be used on a daily basis to maintain general health and support beneficial micro-flora in the gut to aid digestion.

Scouring Mix
Give the Scouring Mix at a dose rate of 10 drops twice a day. (this is best mixed with the Slippery Elm paste) The herbal mix includes Agrimony, Blue Flag, Chamomile, Dandelion, Garlic, Passion Flower, Rhubarb and Vervain as well as the Bach Flowers Impatiens, Walnut and Agrimony.

This combination of 100% plant powders can be used on a daily basis to maintain general health and support beneficial micro flora in the gut to aid digestion. 100% Natural Ingredients including Dolomite, Spirulina Powder, Dandelion Root Powder, Liquorice Powder, Aloe Vera Powder, Chamomile Powder, Fennel Powder, Brewers Yeast, Slippery Elm Powder.

Roar Senstive Gut
Dogs, like people, suffer from digestion and GIT related upsets. This formula is recommended for those dogs to be used on a daily basis to maintain general health and support beneficial micro flora in the gut to aid digestion.
This supplement paste for dogs has been designed to mix with raw meat to provided additional nutrients, minerals and omegas essential for a healthy animal. For a varied and complete diet, we recommend supplementing your dogs’ diet with other natural ingredients, such as raw bones, vegetables and fruits.

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McDowell's staff Herbalists can not diagnose your disease or illness. What they can do is offer a herbal program to assist with healing, after you have had advice from your doctor or specialist. If you have unexplained pain or symptoms, seek medical advice.

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