Dog Diarrhea And Off Food (Explained)

Dog diarrhea and off food are symptoms that sometimes occur together. Loss of appetite or a dog off food is a decrease in interest in food or a complete refusal to eat is an unusual dog behavior and raises concern especially when accompanied by other concerning symptoms such as diarrhea.

While diarrhea is common in dogs, it is important to understand what causes these two symptoms and when to seek veterinary care.

We outline the potential causes of why a dog with diarrhea would be off food, along with the associated symptoms and when to seek help. 

Here’s why dog diarrhea and off food occurs

Dog diarrhea and being off food are symptoms that commonly occur together due to a number of illnesses and health issues which include diet changes, food intolerance, illness, gastrointestinal infection, poisoning, stress, allergies, and medication side effects.  These symptoms may occur together and are signs of an underlying condition, rather than conditions in themselves. 

Dog diarrhea and off food