Since there’s repeated vomiting, yes, your dog’s upset stomach requires definitively vet attention. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. This sounds like a regurgitation problem that possibly involves the esophagus. Please see a vet as your dog may not be receiving enough nutrients if the food doesn’t makes its way to the stomach. Last Monday Vet kept him on 2 more weeks of antibiotics( also reduces swelling inside).
Antacids decrease the amount of acid produced by the stomach, so the amount is limited by them of acid that could leak up into your dog’s esophagus. Try giving your dog a prokinetic medication. A prokinetic medication increases the muscular tone of the digestive tract.
Pookie is happy and healthy three months later. Without knowing more about Dragon, I have a hard time commenting on what might be causing this problem, but some dogs do have very sensitive stomachs, and he may benefit from a ‘sensitive stomach’ dog food.
How to Treat Your Dog’s Upset Stomach At Home
You can also try over-the-counter (OTC) medicines to treat occasional acid reflux. Despite these claims, more formal research needs been done to assess its true effectiveness as a treatment for acid reflux.
She has always been on premium kibble and we always feed additional fruits and veggies mindful of what is healthy and what is harmful. She unjoys blueberries, watermelon, carrots, peppers, cucumbers, spinach on occasion and such. We are on a rotation of game style Taste of the Wild currently.
General causes of digestive disorders in dogs
Many people probably don’t even consider the fact that like humans, dogs can have problems with acid indigestion also. No, they don’t get it from eating Indian food or buffalo wings like we do, but food does play a large role in reflux for dogs. A good way to make sure you don’t over water your dog is to let them lick at ice cubes.
Symptoms of reflux include regurgitation of fluid, mucus, and undigested food. Food additions – Pumpkin, sweet potatoes, bananas, and oatmeal are gentle foods that can be added to your dog’s meal to help settle the stomach, even help chronic stomach upset maybe. Hello – our cockapoo Cooper is a licker. He has recently begin to lick stuff like blankets, cloth and comforters furniture. He licked 3 holes in the comforter we had!
It has been about 4 days now. His treats are the same as his food.
With all 3 foods I found that every 3-4 days his tummy would gurgle for hours and he would not eat that day until late in the afternoon or even close to 24 hours. It could be the switch was done quickly too. Generally, the switch should be more gradually done over the course of 5-7 days with the new food being gradually added to the old. You can encourage fluid intake by offering an ice-cube to lick a little at a time. See your vet if this keeps on going on in case it’s caused by another issue, not correlated to the diet change.
Feeding your pet less food more frequently, managing weight in the full case of obesity, and varying your pet’s diet with healthy alternatives is often curative. In the full case of an ulcer or tumor, outlooks will vary based on the specific treatment and condition regimen. In general, acid reflux is a manageable, if uncomfortable condition occasionally. Your veterinarian might prescribe ranitidine to supplement these efforts, as ranitidine not only reduces acid but helps move stomach contents in the correct direction more quickly.
admin December 21, 2014