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This article was written by TOBALIE in cooperation with Nathalie Sari - Tiertraining & Verhaltensberatung

When a dog suffers from diarrhoea, most owners’ alarm bells ring. But besides the fact that diarrhoea in dogs puts us on alert, there is another unpleasant reality: diarrhoea – especially prolonged diarrhoea – can take a huge toll on a dog’s body and weaken it. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help your darling. Moro’s carrot soup is known to soothe intestinal infections. 

Good luck and get well soon!

Diarrhoea should be taken seriously.

Diarrhoea in dogs, also known medically as diarrhoea, should not be underestimated depending on its severity. Especially if the diarrhoea lasts longer (more than 48 hours) and/or recurs at regular intervals. In this case, a medical consultation is definitely advisable, because only a veterinarian can make an exact diagnosis and determine the cause of the diarrhoea. 

Caution is advised especially with puppies, older or already weakened dogs. Severe and/or prolonged diarrhoea can quickly cause great damage. 

In general, diarrhoea is not a disease in its own right, but a symptom. Therefore, there is always a trigger, which in some cases may be harmless, but in others may indicate a serious disease. 

Treatment depends on the cause of the diarrhoea. Please note, however, that you should only administer medication after consulting a veterinarian. So-called home remedies – such as Moro’s carrot soup – are usually not an option. 

Important: This should never be seen as a substitute for veterinary therapy! There is nothing to be said against it as a therapy-accompanying measure.  

The healing power of Moro’s carrot soup

The recipe originally comes from human medicine, more precisely from paediatrics. At the beginning of the 20th century, many children fell ill with diarrhoea, sometimes with fatal consequences. The paediatrician Ernst Moro – now we know where the soup got its name – prescribed this “miracle cure” to the children and in a flash the children’s health improved and the mortality rate dropped exponentially.

It turned out that the soup not only works wonderfully for children, but also adult humans and some animals benefit from it to a great extent. 

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Record the weight history during the illness so that early intervention can be taken in the case of weight loss.

How does Moro’s carrot soup work?

In order to understand how this proven home remedy works and what it does in the body, you must first look at how diarrhoea develops. Usually viruses, bacteria and other unwelcome “guests” such as germs, toxins, parasites are involved, which, among other things, adhere to the mucous membrane of the intestine and set inflammatory processes in motion there and secrete toxins. This process is called adhesion.

To counteract this adhesion, the body now reacts with a kind of “flushing out”, which we know as diarrhoea. In addition to water and mucus, the intestinal wall also secretes so-called electrolytes into the intestine to flush out the various pathogens. This process is the same in humans and dogs. 

This is also where Moro’s carrot soup comes in: The long cooking process releases certain components of the carrot, so-called acid oligogalacturonides, which are similar in structure to the receptors of the intestinal mucosa where pathogens normally attach themselves. These components act as a protective shell around these receptors and make it more difficult for the pathogens to adhere. No adherence, no diarrhoea! So simple and yet so good.

Good to know: The soup is also excellent for annoying flatulence.

The basic recipe for Moro’s carrot soup.

What you need:

  • 500 grams of carrots
  • 1 litre of water
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

How to prepare the soup:

  • Wash the carrots well, or peel them if they are not of good quality.
  • Cut the carrots into smaller pieces.
  • Bring 1 litre of water to the boil and add the carrot pieces.
  • Let the soup simmer for at least 1 ½ hours to produce the oligosaccharides.
  • Strain the carrots, but save the vegetable juice.
  • Then puree the carrots thoroughly.
  • Now add the vegetable juice again little by little. The consistency should resemble buttermilk, for example. 
  • Finally, add the salt. 

Tip: A dash of chicken or meat stock or “sausage water” (water in which sausages were cooked) can make the soup tastier for your pet. 

Let the soup cool down well before you feed it to your four-legged friend. If you store it in the fridge it will keep for two days, but it can also be frozen in portions.

How do I feed the Moro soup to the dog?

It is best to feed the soup in portions throughout the day, usually 4-5 small doses half an hour before the regular meal. As far as the amount is concerned, you can roughly orientate yourself on the following calculation: 

Body weight in kilograms x 30 = millilitres of soup. 

A 10 kg dog gets 300 ml of soup per day, a 20 kg dog 600 ml and so on

The symptoms will improve quickly, usually after 1-2 days the annoying diarrhoea will stop. If not, please consult a veterinarian.

How long should Moro’s carrot soup be fed?

In case of acute diarrhoea, not long-lasting diarrhoea, you can give your furry friend the soup over a period of 2-3 days. If your dog suffers from diarrhoea for a longer period of time, it is advisable to give the soup for up to 2 weeks as an accompanying therapy.


When your dog suffers from diarrhoea, it is not only a challenge for our beloved pets. Fortunately, there are some home remedies that have proven effective in the fight against diarrhoea. The ingredients contained in Moro’s carrot soup have been proven to help with disorders of the intestinal tract, such as diarrhoea or flatulence.