Symptoms of Stomach Problems in Dogs
One moment your dog is gleefully gallivanting around the dog park, and the next, he is sluggish, irritable, and not himself.
The moment you notice a difference in behavior, it’s crucial that you take inventory of what symptoms your dog is exhibiting, think about what they could signal, and start dealing with what could become a much more significant problem if you were to simply ignore it.
What are the surefire ways to tell that your dog’s change in demeanor has to do with a compromised digestive system in dogs?
In most cases, these symptoms are fleeting and will dissipate on their own; however, if these symptoms become regular occurrences, it’s important to seek medical assistance from your veterinarian to discover the root of the problem.
Below are some of the most common signs of dog digestive issues:
- Excessive gas (rumbling stomach, burping, etc.)
- Weight Loss (usually caused by excessive vomiting and diarrhea)
- Disinterest in pet food
Causes of Digestive Problems in Dogs
While dogs are incredibly resilient, even a small amount of certain foods that are completely safe for humans (like grapes, chocolate, or garlic) can disrupt a dog’s immune and digestive health. Many dog owners aren’t even aware that only some vegetables are safe for dogs!
Some digestive issue causes are benign and require little more than home treatment; however, specific instances require a veterinarian’s diagnosis and treatment.
Here are several common causes of dog digestive disorders that you should keep in mind while assessing your pet’s stomach issue:
- Bacteria (pathogenic)
- An abrupt change in your dog’s diet
- Excessive consumption of grass (non-life threatening)
- Consuming chocolate (potentially life-threatening)
- Bloat (a severe, life-threatening condition that requires immediate attention)
Herbs such as catnip, fennel, chamomile, peppermint, and ginger – These herbs serve to calm an irritated stomach. Many herbs have anti-spasmodic properties which ease nausea.
Incl. HP. Ars, Carb-v. Verat, Nux-v. Phos. Chin
Directions: Two sprays into the mouth every 15 minutes for 4 doses. Repeat if necessary.
A bit about our Homeopathic Remedies
These preparations are a result of over 40 years of trials working with owners and their animal companions to achieve the best outcome possible whilst supporting any other treatment.
All preparations are sourced from human-grade materials. They are G.E. free, non-toxic, and will not interfere with medical treatment.
The oral preps are in an atomizer to prevent contamination of the contents.
Administer oral preps to a clean mouth, away from food.
In a first aid situation, preparations may be sprayed directly onto the skin.