31 May Your Doggie’s Tummy Hurts? Don’t Worry!
On occasion, you may notice your pup not quite being herself.
She’s not as quick as she used to be and her sweet little eyes may look a little sad. It’s possible your dog has upset stomach symptoms, which can happen from time to time. Before you rush to bring her into our center, take a look at the signs you should be aware of and how to get her back on the right track.
Some of the common symptoms to look out for are:
- She’s been passing gas more than usual.
- She may be dry heaving, experiencing diarrhea, and/or vomiting.
- She’s been seen eating grass.
- You have noticed that there’s blood in her vomit, urine, or feces.
- She seems lethargic.
- Her belly is bloated.
If your dog has upset stomach symptoms, we would first recommend that you withhold food for approximately 24 hours. This will give your dog’s stomach time to rest and hopefully recuperate. Always keep fresh water available, but only in small amounts on a frequent basis. This will prevent your pup from filling up and potentially prolonging if your dog has upset stomach symptoms.
In some cases, we may recommend that if your dog has upset stomach symptoms that you give her a dose of Pepto Bismol, or a similar product that will coat her stomach. One or two spoonsful will be sufficient, however consult us directly for the exact dosage for her weight.
If your dog has upset stomach symptoms that seem severe with vomiting and/or diarrhea, dehydration becomes an immediate concern. We may need to examine your pup to determine the extent of the dehydration. Depending on the diagnosis, a saline injection may be necessary to properly hydrate her. We are here to help, so contact us immediately if you notice her getting worse instead of better.