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Can dogs drink lemon water?

My two year old dog, Shadow, has been diagnosed with chronic diarrhea. We took him to the vet on Thursday, and he was put on a diet to help with weight loss, with the hope that it will help with the diarrhea.

The problem is, he's been on the diet for three days, and he's still drinking more than he should, and it's really not getting better. We've only been giving him the diet for 3 days, so we can't tell if the diet will help or if it's just a short term side effect of the diet.

I am really worried about him, as he is quite a delicate dog. If it's the diet, we have an alternate diet ready to go, so we can get him back on it immediately.

If it's not the diet, then I really need some advice on what I can do to help him. I've already put him on a medication that makes him less hungry (as it can make him very hyper), but the problem persists. He is eating, but just not enough to keep him comfortable, so I'm thinking there's something else going on.

I don't know if the doctor will want me to keep him on the medication or if it will help, but he is having no appetite or energy. He is still drinking a lot of water (which is why I'm worried he is dehydrated) but his coat is greasy and he isn't interested in eating much. He is still eating, but just not eating enough to mntn his weight, so the medication might help.

I'm also worried because he's been having trouble urinating. His rear leg is also a little swollen and he isn't having a bowel movement, which he usually has when he is having diarrhea. I think the problem may be a combination of the diet and the medication, because we just changed the diet, and he is still acting as if he is dehydrated.

So my question is this. Can my dog drink lemon water? If so, how much? If not, is there anything else I can try to make his diarrhea better?

I have a 2 year old male rescue dog. When he is sick his poop is really dark and sometimes he drinks more water than he needs. I keep a lemon squeezed in a jar by his food bowl. If he is not able to eat for a day, I give him 2 tablespoons of lemon water (and he only drinks this if he really has no other choice). He loves it and it helps to clean out his system.

I have to warn you though, you should not be giving your dog raw eggs as a treat.

I would get him back on the diet as soon as possible, and you don't mention if this has helped. I have a 2 year old female dog with chronic constipation that we were feeding this type diet that was specifically for it. She was eating but her stool was hard and didn't seem to pass properly. After a few days on this diet she had no more issues and seemed to be passing properly. It seems that the diet helps to strengthen the colon. Also, keep in mind that dogs have very different digestive tracts than humans, so what may be normal for us is very abnormal for a dog.

I would also think that you should give him some extra vitamins and minerals with his food, just to help him keep up with the hard work of digesting.

I would try to increase the size of his meals but I would wt until your vet has given you permission to increase the size of his meals.

Thank you both for your replies. I will talk to the vet about the size of his meals, as he is eating enough, but only drinking just enough, so I'm just trying to get him to eat more.

I'm also going to go get some extra vitamins and minerals, and if I can't find a better diet for him, then I'm going to talk to my vet about a new diet. I think he's having anemia as well as dehydration, as I've noticed that his rear leg is a little swollen.

We are definitely going to increase the size of his meals, and I have a better idea of where to find his supplements.

Also, since he's on the meds, is there anything I can do to help him along with the diet?

I really don't know if he has anemia, because we haven't tested him, and the vet hasn't mentioned it, so I will have to do some research. I was thinking of giving him some iron and just monitor it. He has been having problems drinking and eating. He's on medication for his skin, so maybe he's having trouble concentrating on eating.

The reason we are giving him lemon water is because he's been drinking so much that he's been vomiting more than usual. Also, I want to avoid using laxatives, because he's a sensitive dog and they can be very pnful for him.

Thank you for the info on giving the diet a try first. I just started giving him the food on Monday, so I'm a little hesitant to give him a bigger amount, as I don't want to hurt him. Also, we've been using a different dog food, so I don't want to change the food agn right away.

I'm also glad that the lemon water is helping, since that's what I was worried about the most.

We are definitely going to increase the size of his meals, and I have a better idea of where to find his supplements.

I would also think that you should give him some extra vitamins and minerals with his food, just to help him keep up with the hard work of digesting.

I would try to increase the size of his meals but I would wt until your vet has given you permission to increase the size of his meals.

I would also think that you should give him some extra vitamins and minerals with his food, just to help him keep up with the hard work of digesting.

Good luck

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Originally Posted by Thea-Dog

I have a 2 year