Diarrhea:  What Causes It & How We Fix It

with Veterinary Internist, Dr. Ayeley Okine

Welcome back to Your Dog Wants You To Know This!


Today we are talking about diarrhea.


I know it isn’t the most glamorous topic, but it is an important one. We don’t want our dogs to get it, but when they do, we want to get to the bottom of what’s causing it. 


Here to share her knowledge on the subject is Dr. Ayeley Okine, a board certified veterinary internist. She is a graduate of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, she practices at Sage Veterinary Centers in the San Francisco Bay Area, and she has a strong professional interest in immune-mediated blood disease and gastrointestinal disease. 


Dr. Okine is going to talk us through different causes, different treatments, how we make a diagnosis, and when we should or should not be concerned for our dogs. 


In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 


  • The difference between how dog owners and veterinarians define diarrhea 
  • What diseases can cause diarrhea 
  • How to treat these diseases 
  • How food allergies can cause diarrhea 
  • Alternative proteins to consider for dogs with allergies 
  • Treating inflammatory bowel disease 
  • When steroids are worth the risk of side effects 
  • Trying a different diet 
  • What we’ve learned about probiotics 
  • When to be worried about diarrhea in your pet 


Remember that there are specialists out there to help you. Be sure to check out Dr. Okine’s links in the resources mentioned if you think she might be able to answer some more of your questions. 


If you're interested in learning more about canine cancer, you can get a free canine cancer fact guide over on my website, www.caninecanceracademy.com. Scroll to the bottom and you can download your free guide right there! I hope you enjoy it. 

Resources Mentioned:

Dr. Okine's YouTube Channel 

SAGE Veterinary Centers 

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