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Vet-Approved Home Remedies for Upset Stomachs in Dogs

Updated on February 21, 2017
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Adrienne Farricelli is a former veterinary hospital assistant and now a certified dog trainer, behavior consultant, and author of dog books.

Tips for curing your dog's upset stomach.
Tips for curing your dog's upset stomach.

Using Dog Upset Stomach Remedies

Here’s a step-by-step guide to treating your dog's upset stomach at home. At the veterinary hospital where I used to work, I learned about these effective, natural home remedies. We would offer these tips as an option to owners of dogs with minor stomach upset when we had a shortage of vets and no same-day appointments available. Not surprisingly, these clients often failed to re-schedule because their dogs recovered nicely after using these vet-approved remedies! You can make them with ingredients in your pantry.

If followed carefully, these natural home remedies may soothe or heal your dog's self-limiting upset stomach. However, in some instances, home remedies are not sufficient and medical treatment is the only choice. In the next steps, we'll see how to determine if your dog is a good candidate for these home cures for upset stomach, and in later steps we’ll see how you can help yours recover.

A dog often drools when his stomach is upset.
A dog often drools when his stomach is upset.

Symptoms

Typically, dogs with a stomach upset will show the following symptoms:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Salivation
  • Desire to eat grass or to lick the carpets/floor
  • Loss of appetite
  • Passing gas
  • Gurgling noises from the stomach

Step 1: Determine If Your Dog is a Candidate for These Remedies

Once again, the home remedies listed in this article are not for all dogs—some should see the vet as soon as possible, as their upset stomach may have a serious underlying cause that needs to be addressed. So please see your vet if your dog is acting sick or lethargic, running a fever, and not acting as his normal self. There could be a serious condition that needs immediate veterinary attention, such as parvovirus, an intestinal obstruction, gastroenteritis, or pancreatitis!

So who are these remedies good for? They may help those dogs who:

  • Have an upset stomach from recently switching foods (new foods should always be introduced gradually!).
  • Underwent a recent dietary indiscretion—think raiding the trash can. This only applies if the dog did not consume fatty foods (which can cause pancreatitis), toxic products, or bones that can cause a blockage.

Do not try home remedies for an upset stomach if your dog is:

  • Acting lethargic
  • Vomiting continuously
  • Having continuous squirts of diarrhea
  • Expressing bloody stools
  • Getting quickly dehydrated.

Again, these remedies are only for mild cases due to dietary indiscretions or abrupt diet changes. Seek your vet if your dog is sick and the vomiting and diarrhea are severe and not getting any better. If in doubt, it's best to err on the side of caution and see the vet than to use home remedies and delay treatment. Once you have determined your dog may be a good candidate, you can move on to step 2 to ascertain your dog isn't dehydrated and then you can try following the bland diet protocol.

Warning! If your dog's stomach appears distended, your dog is pacing nervously, drooling and retching without producing vomit, see your vet immediately as this may be bloat, a life-threatening condition seen more often in deep-chested dogs.

Did You Know?

Stomach upsets are one of the primary reasons dogs see the vet, according to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)!

Step 2: Check Hydration Levels

If your dog is vomiting or has diarrhea, you need to make sure he is not becoming dehydrated. Continuous vomiting and repeated liquid diarrhea may lead to a rapid loss of fluids. This is one of the biggest dangers for dogs suffering from vomiting and diarrhea. Keep in mind that small dogs and puppies tend to become dehydrated more quickly than larger ones. To check your dog's hydration levels, do the following:

  • Check for Skin Elasticity—The skin quickly loses elasticity in a dehydrated dog because it starts lacking moisture. Among the tests we used to do to check for hydration levels was checking for skin elasticity. To check the level of skin elasticity: Gently lift the skin on the back or between shoulder blades in a tent using two fingers. If the skin snaps back quickly into position, good. If it delays, or worse, stays lifted, then the dog needs to be re-hydrated quickly. Often, this entails subcutaneous fluids from the vet.
  • Check the Gums—It is good practice to check the gums as well. Typically, a well-hydrated and healthy dog's gums are a nice salmon pink color and coated with a slimy film of saliva. Run your finger over your dog's gums and check for sliminess. Dry or tacky gums are a warning sign of dehydration.

    Another way we used to assess dehydration was by checking the dog's gum capillary refill time (CRT). When dehydration takes place, the volume of circulating blood is reduced from its normal amount. The gums are the best place to look for this. To check for capillary refill time do the following: Press on your dog's gums with your fingertip until the area becomes white, then remove your finger and count how long it takes for the gum's surface to return to its normal pink color. Generally, the normal refill time is less than two seconds. The average capillary refill time in a dog is 1.5 seconds. More than that may suggest the blood is not flowing normally.

Warning: see your vet immediately if your dog doesn't pass these hydration tests!

Step 3: Fasting

If your dog is experiencing stomach problems, fast him by keeping food away for about 24 hours.
If your dog is experiencing stomach problems, fast him by keeping food away for about 24 hours. | Source

If the hydration levels check out, you can proceed to fasting. To fast, pack away any food he may have out and don't feed him anything (including treats!) for at least 12-24 hours. The purpose of this is to allow the gastro-intestinal tract to rest and recover if inflamed. Many dogs do this naturally by losing their appetites for a few hours after being sick. However, your dog may not be sick enough to lose his appetite, so you may need to step in to prevent him from further upsetting his stomach with food.

Fasting for a few hours will do no harm, and, in this case, it is considered therapeutic. Indeed, according to veterinarian Nancy Scanlan in an article for Veterinary Practice News, "Complete or modified fasting is a natural part of a wild canine's diet and fasting or some form of reduced calories also benefits their health."

The general protocol for vomiting or diarrhea is to fast for a minimum of 12 to 24 hours. Puppies and small dogs should not fast for more than 12 hours—usually the whole night will suffice. If you own a small dog or young puppy, and you want to fast him 12 hours, rubbing a little bit of pancake syrup on his gums may help keep his energy level up and prevent his glucose level from dropping.

Warning! See your vet immediately if your dog continues to vomit even after you have taken the food away!

Vet-Approved Protocols

Step 4: Keep Them Hydrated

Don't let your dog gulp too much water at once.
Don't let your dog gulp too much water at once. | Source

Often, water may cause further upset, leading to more vomit, and actually increasing dehydration, creating significant problems. This usually happens if a dog with an upset stomach gulps down a large quantity of water in a short amount of time. Before you know it, all the water has come back up and he's back to square one.

To prevent your dog from consuming water too quickly, offer him ice chips instead—at least until he feels better. You can also try freezing Gatorade and offer it for him to lick. If there is no vomiting for at least four hours, you can try filling his bowl with small quantities of water. Don't let your dog gulp lots of water at once; try 1/4 to 1/2 cup an hour depending on your dog's size (unless otherwise directed by your veterinarian).

If your dog is able to keep down some water, you can then try offering some clear liquids such as plain Pedialyte, Gatorade, apple juice diluted 50:50 with water, or chicken/beef broth—with no onion or garlic—diluted 50:50 with water.

Warning! Puppies and small dogs tend to dehydrate much more quickly than larger ones. Use extra caution on these guys when they get an upset stomach!

Vet-Approved Remedies

Step 5: Start the Bland Diet

After the 12-24 hour fast, and there hasn't been any vomiting, and he has been able to keep down small quantities of liquids, you may then offer a bland diet. A bland diet is a diet that is easy on the dog's stomach ,similar to the BRAT diet in humans.

Bland Diet Recipe

You will need:

  • Boiled rice
  • White meat chicken or extra-lean hamburger

The recipe must contain 75% boiled white rice, and 25% low-fat protein (the chicken or ground beef). The rice is the bulk of the meal for the purpose of binding while the meat is mostly there to work as an enticing ingredient to encourage the dog to eat.

  • If you choose chicken, make sure the skin is taken off and there are no bones.
  • If you choose hamburger, make sure the meat is lean and the fat is drained off after cooking. Fat may cause pancreatitis and exacerbate the upset stomach.
  • Note: Do not add any oils, fats, or spices to the bland diet!

Offer the bland diet in three or four small meals throughout the day for a few days until your dog is feeling better.

According to veterinarian Jon Rappaport in an article for Pet Place.com, you can test whether your dog is ready for food by starting with a small amount such as a tablespoon. If he can keep it down successfully, you can then offer more two hours later. If he's still doing well on it, the meals can gradually become larger and spaced further apart. For example, you would go from two tablespoons every two hours to ½-1 cup every three or four hours.

What If My Dog Does Not Like the Bland Diet?

If you do not have any rice and chicken or ground beef or if your dog does not like the bland diet, you can try to feed meat-based baby food with no onion or garlic in it. This is very bland, and most dogs find it tasty. Warming the canned food up or adding a little bit of warm broth (again, with no onion or garlic in it) may make the food more enticing. Keep in mind though that a lack of appetite suggests he is not feeling very well, which is indicative that a vet visit is a better option than trying to force him to eat.

A Bonus Ingredient:

  • Adding a dollop of plain yogurt or cottage cheese will help sooth the inflamed stomach and intestines, especially if the upset stomach is accompanied by diarrhea.
  • Probiotics such as FortiFlora or Culturelle may also help treat diarrhea by promoting the growth of good bacteria (see more about these below).
  • Plain canned pumpkin (without spices, not the pie mix) may further help with diarrhea as it firms up the stools. One to four tablespoons, depending on your pet's size, would help.
  • Additionally, many vets seem to agree that slippery elm bark can help for diarrhea. For more on this, read my article on slippery elm bark for dogs with upset stomach.

Not Looking Forward to Cooking? Commercially-Available Soothing Diets

If you are not to eager to cook up the bland diet, or you want to keep your dog on a diet for dogs with sensitive tummies, there are commercial diets that are quite bland. According to veterinarian Debra Promovic, the following are some commercial bland diets:

• Hill's Prescription Diet I/D

• Iams Recovery Diet

• Provision EN

• Waltham Low Fat

Step 6: Monitor Closely

Now that dehydration has been checked for, fasting has offered, liquids were offered, and a bland diet has been instilled, you must monitor for progress—hopefully—or signs of worsening. So monitor carefully during this time.

  • Do not hesitate to take him to the vet if he becomes lethargic, is laying around, and not acting like his normal self.
  • While on the bland diet, monitor your dog to make sure he has no more vomiting episodes and his stools are better formed.

Monitor your dog after starting the bland diet
Monitor your dog after starting the bland diet | Source

What the Upset Stomach Persists?

If your dog is still having an upset stomach despite the fasting and bland diet, it often means that the upset stomach is severe, and home remedies will not work. Instead, a more intense treatment, such as meds, may be required from your vet. It also often means that there may be a problem that needs to be addressed, such as intestinal parasites, protozoans (e.g. giardia), or even a serious condition, such as parvo virus (which is common in puppies), gastro-enteritis, pancreatitis, an intestinal blockage, or another condition affecting the gastro-intestinal tract. At times, other organs may be affected, such as the liver and kidneys. So, go see a vet immediately if you think your dog has more than a mild upset tummy and don't try home remedies.

As seen, the natural home remedy of a bland diet may be helpful in many cases, but there are cases that need immediate vet attention. Usually, your dog's behavior will give you hints on what to do. Chances, are if your dog is not acting right, the vet may need to be seen the same day.

What If the Bland Diet Worked?

If the bland diet worked and your dog is feeling better (no more vomiting and more solid-looking bowel movements), then it is time to switch again to a regular diet. Be very careful; countless people switch too fast only to cause another upset stomach! Following are some guidelines:

How to Reintroduce Regular Food

At this point, gradually add the regular diet and taper off the rice meal. This is best done very gradually and slowly over the course of a few days.

To give you an idea of how gradually:

  • Offer 75% of a the rice bland diet with 25% of the dog's regular kibble and give it for three days.
  • If the dog does well, then offer half rice diet and half dog kibble in a 50-50 mixture for another three days.
  • If your dog seems comfortable, then start feeding 100% of his regular diet again.

This is the same protocol used when introducing any new food to your pet.

Never introduce a new food right away! Any new food must be added gradually to the older food to prevent tummy problems. Most dog foods clarify how to do this in the feeding instructions. The only possible exception to this rule are special diets for sensitive tummies. These generally do not create problems when switched right away because they are very bland. Consult with your vet if in doubt!

Should My Sick Dog Be Nibbling on Grass?

Why do dogs like to eat grass when their stomachs are upset? There are many theories. Some think dogs have in innate drive to eat grass in order to feel better. Indeed, it appears that the blades of grass trigger vomiting when the right amount is eaten. However, as much as your dog loves nibbling on grass when his stomach is upset, discourage this habit. Many lawns are treated with fertilizers and other chemicals, making the practice far from being therapeutic!

Note: If your dog tends to get an upset stomach when on his normal food, consider asking your vet to switch foods. At times, a special diet for sensitive stomachs may be recommended such as Hill's I/D or a homemade diet.

What About Over-the-Counter Meds?

Some over-the-counter medications may prove helpful for diarrhea (Adrienne Mulligan recommends some in the video above). Nevertheless it is best to err on the side of caution when using over-the-counter meds; always consult with your vet before trying them. The most common over-the-counter meds used to treat diarrhea in dogs are Immodium A/D (loperamide) and Pepto/Bismol. While these are for the most part safe when given in the correct dosage, they may cause side effects. For more on this read: 5 Good Reasons Not to Give Imodium Without a Vet's Consent.

  • Immodium, also known as loperamide, for instance, can cause allergies in dogs sensitive to it (never give it to collie breeds and collie mixes) and should be used with caution in dogs suffering from hypothyroidism, kidney disease, and Addison's disease. It should not be given to elderly or severely debilitated animals unless recommended by a vet. If the diarrhea has been caused by the ingestion of toxins or bacteria, products like loperamide should be avoided, because the dog needs to clear out the toxins or bacteria from his system. According to veterinarian Dawn Ruben, due to the potential for overdose, dogs weighing under 20 pounds should be given loperamide in liquid form, not tablets. Constipation, bloating, and sedation are known side effects of loperamide.
  • Peptol-Bismol (kaopectate). Not everyone is aware that Pepto contains salicylate. Just two tablespoons of it contains as much salicylate as an aspirin, according to veterinarian Mark Papich. As with other meds, Pepto-Bismol can cause allergies to sensitive dogs. While no serious complications are associated with it, there seems to be no agreement that it is helpful either, further explains Mark Papich. A darkening of the stools after giving it is considered normal. Note: If your dog has bloody stool, the aspirin in the Pepto will thin the blood, which is not good!

What About Using Probiotics?

Probiotics are great for restoring good bacteria in your dog's gut. If antibiotics have been prescribed, they may have wiped away the good bacteria along with the bad. There are several types on the market, including:

  • Prostora, made by Iams
  • Proviable, made by Nutramax Labs
  • Fortiflora, made by Purina

These are all pretty good. Prostora comes in tasty tablets, Proviable comes in paste, and Fortiflora is sprinkled on food.

Note: Some owners obtain good results from giving low-fat, active-culture yogurt (look for the names of active bacteria in the ingredients) with no colors or artificial sweeteners added. Generally, one or two teaspoons given twice daily will suffice.

Some vets recommend giving probiotics after, not during, a course of antibiotics. According to veterinarian Lorie Houston, "Using antibiotics, such as metronidazole, with probiotics is a somewhat controversial topic. Some veterinarians recommend using one or the other but not both. Others feel that the two products can be used together. In this case, the worst-case scenario is that the antibiotics might kill some or all of the bacteria contained in the probiotic, rendering the probiotic ineffective." Some vets recommend giving the probiotics several hours before or after the administration of antibiotics to prevent this from happening.

If your dog has a sensitive stomach and repeated diarrhea, it may be helpful to get some probiotics to help him restore some healthy bacteria. Keep in mind, though, that because probiotics are alive, they must be stored in a cool place and have a short shelf life. If you are planning to use probiotics you bought for your dog's upset stomach in the past, check the expiration date to make sure they are still fresh!

Veterinarian Explains Importance of Probiotics

A Handy Infographic to Sum Things Up

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      Sara 2 weeks ago

      I have A 2 year old Scottie terrier and I'm worried because he has not made a bowel movement in two and a half days what do I do

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      Amber 6 weeks ago

      Thank you, if you need to write more than that after reading this article, than you should be taking your animal to the vet and not typing long comments!!!!!

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      Ana Sosa 6 weeks ago

      I just found so many good advices concerning my dog condition, im very happy.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 months ago from USA

      Has your dog gone to the vet? If so, and he is still sick, please report back to the vet or consult with a veterinarian specializing in internal medicine.

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      Joe 2 months ago

      I have a Shi Zu who is 20 pounds I know he is overweight, and he lick the carpet, I know that is a side effect of stomach, but as of lately my dog for about 15 minutes or so, he has a fever or so, as his stomach goes in and out, and he makes noice, when he get like that he get weak. Eventually it goes away. Can you please help

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      Vivek 2 months ago

      My 46 days old rott is vomiting again and again from past 4 days

      Not eating just lying in floor

      Medication such as metronidazole and Ondansetron are onn

      What morr i should do to make him well

      Plsss help

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      Leticia Leal 2 months ago

      Thank you for this information will be very useful now and in the future.

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      Fiona 8 months ago

      Hello.. thank you for all the great advice.

      I adopted a rescued dog 6 weeks ago.. the first poop I saw had grass in it. He didn't eat much for the first day or so which I wasn't worried about as I knew the change in home could cause some stress to him. The next time he pooped his poop was very soft then turned to diarrhea then a dark purple mucus by the end of the day. I took that and the dog to the vet.

      They tested for parvo and giardia, drew blood to check his white cell count etc and everything came back negative. They gave me metronidazole and a de wormer and put him on this bland diet. He didn't poop for 3 days but when he did it was more normal. He did throw up a few hours after I would give him the metronidazole in his food. I waited a few days before deworming and he threw up about 4 hours after taking that but the vet said it would have been in his system long enough to be effective.

      Gradually moved him onto the Royal Canin Vet Diet GI High energy formula.

      Within those first 2 week she had the costo lanb and rice food then the stater brothers kibble that the rescue family had given him and then the vet prescription diet. 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.

      Vet tested for pancreatis and that was negative, his stools did firm up with the Vet Diet the Royal Canin one which he is still on BUT his tummy still does the gurgling/no eating thing every 3-4 days and twice in the past 3 weeks he has had soft stools which then turned to the dark purple mucus poop. Today he had a regular bowel movement which then turned to dark brown and runny, to purple mucus then almost clear mucus all within an hour. He does still drink water and I keep an eye on his hydration levels, hes never appeared to get dehydrated.

      I'm at a loss as to what to do next .. he is a 70lb looks like american staffordshire mix dog. About 18 months old, was fixed about 6 months ago and is up to date on his shots.

      This is an hour after the soft/black/purple mucus poop and I've just made some chicken and rice to offer him in a few hours.

      He sleeps a lot and is a very mellow dog in general.

      He has gone from a neglected puppyhood (underweight, kept in a yard for breeding and possibly beaten to 2 1/2 acres in the country to run on with other dogs but on a poor diet/still little care, his rescuers had limited finances, they told me he got worms from their other dogs and was filthy when I got him, to now living in a suburb so a lot of changes for him. I take him to the dog park 2-3 times a day and he comes to life around other dogs, loves to play and wrestle and run and he also gets a weekly walk on the beach before his bath and daily walks around the neighborhood.

      I live in an apartment so he doesn't have access to eat plants or critters etc and it appears he came to me with this issue (had grass in his first bowel movement when he got here).

      He is such a great natured dog I hate to see him suffer, he doesn't act like he is in pain or anything but he does sleep a lot.

      I've already spent a small fortune at the vet.. so what do you think it cold be? What can I try next?

      I'm going to try doing just the rice and chicken for a week? See if the tummy gurgling/day of fasting still occurs?

      How much of the rice/chicken mixture should he get each day? He's 70lbs

      Thank you!! I added as much information as I thought relevant to try help you .. oh he has had ear and eye infections since I got him and lick his paws a lot.. he had a small raw spot between his toes which healed quickly with hexachlor wipes and Resortin.

      He can't seem to empty his anal glands himself, vet has done it and he has had his boy bits flushed with Chlorhexidene a few times because of a heavy green discharge. I know pupus is normal but the vet felt this was too heavy and green the flushing helps clear itup.

      So all in all this little boy is having a rough time.. are they all connected? Is there something me and the vets are missing?

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      rubysmomma 9 months ago

      I need some advice. I have a 3 year old German Shepard and she has had diarrhea for 2 days now. She has had no vomiting, she has been playful as usual, no dehydration, and she is eating fine. What should I do?

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      tomg 9 months ago

      Hello- current status, Vet switched his food to Hills Prescription Z/D

      Also giving 1 tablet/day Metoclopramide /day( split between two meals, and 2 tablets /day ( Morning/Evening) Metronidazole. Still giving 1/2 rice cake ( no salt)/evening snack. Also getting 2 acid pills/day( morning-night)

      No treats or any other food.

      Keanu at this point doing much better, stools are good,wants to play and he is eating the Z/D.

      I will talk to our Vet Monday again, and report.

      Hopefully he will continue to stabilize and have a good week.

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      tomg 9 months ago

      Last Monday Vet kept him on 2 more weeks of antibiotics( also reduces swelling inside). Keanu has not missed a meal( 3 times/day) of chicken breast/skinless, rice and pumkin ). This morning ( Saturday) after we went out where he did a hard stool, and plyed. I fed him( plus antibiotic , and acid pill), and about 1 hr latter in through up psghm and white rice. the chicken stayed down. Just like last Sunday( 6 days earlier) he did same through up.

      I will call Vet( we have appointment to review) Monday, she wanted to mix Hills prescription W/D soon, since what I am giving him is not very balanced-no fat/no grain.

      Just thinking perhaps I am giving him to much white rice for his digestive system?? Or the antibiotic can cause this??

      Your thinking?

      Thanks for caring. Keanu is not in any pain, and still has plenty of wnegy for a 12 year old mutt( best friend)

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 9 months ago from USA

      Tomg, Sorry for the late reply, I have been away from my desk for over a week. How is your dog doing now?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 9 months ago from USA

      These are questions your should address to your vet or ask a second vet for another opinion. Even better consult with a vet specializing in digestive issues or a vet nutritionist.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 9 months ago from USA

      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.

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      tomg 9 months ago

      Keanu has a pancreas problem--I am sure this is not good. Vet allowing him to eat Chicken rice and pumkin only till we talk on Monday. He is still on antibiotics. Will see.

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      tomg 9 months ago

      Canine Maldgestion Panel tests and stool tests were good. Vet has him on Metronidazole 3 250mg tablets /day. Also eating white rice, chicken and pumkin--results he is much better stools are getting hard, and he is holding down food. I will move to 2 Metron tablets /day and start to bring back the Hills prescription diet w/d on Monday.

      Will speak to Vet on Monday who ordered tests, an adjustment in Diet may be needed, but we must maintain calories for steady weight and vitamins etc for health.

      Normal diet/day 1 can Hills W/D presription and 8 ounches of Rachel Ray Nutrise dry. Initial ,Vet thinks the Rachel Ray formula may not be good for him--thought we should also substitue 8 ounces of w/d dry for the RR dry. Also no more treats

      Question--Are NO GRAIN foods better for dogs??Do these help, for dogs with my condition??

      Your thinking??

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      tomg 9 months ago

      F/u-Called vet today as he is pushing loose stool, and is pushing nothing. Seems like right after he eats he has to go outside to do a poop. Vet advised to mix pumkin fill( non sugar), which I just started. If not better tommorow, Vet wants to see him. He has plenty of energy to play

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      tomg 9 months ago

      Per your question, Giving him ( Pepcid) Famotidine 20 mg tablets 2 times /day. One tablet before we go out in the morning, and 1 tablet before dinner around 9:30PM

      If he takes a treat in the morning after I give him the Pepcid, all is good, if not I know he will not eat breakfast

      He through up flem Sunday, but ate most of the rice( I added)/Hills w/D lunch and dinner

      Unfortunately he had lose stool( had shape) , Sunday, Monday and a little today . I started him on Chicken/Rice yesterday ( last night-Monday)today. He ate it all he SEEMS FINE for now.

      Does he have Infamatory Bowl disease??

      I talk to a lot of people and someone told me a diet of chicken and sweet potato could work?? Should I only try Chicken and rice and drop the Hills WD?

      Again problem if its going to happen is only when he gets up in the morning??

      Thoughts??

      he has had a lot of tests-Nothing

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      Dan Smith 9 months ago

      My 10-y-old toy Yorkshire terrier always has a good appetite but for the last few days he can't keep anything down. I've given him small pieces of white toast, cooked chicken, potato, pasta, as soon as he eats it it comes back up. He still has energy but I'm getting worried. Should I take him to a vet or let it work itself out?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 10 months ago from USA

      A vet visit is in order when dogs refuse to eat and small dogs are more prone to get dehydrated quickly.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 10 months ago from USA

      Usually when there is vomiting on an empty stomach it has to do with buildup of acid. Have you tried on top of the snack at night, giving something early in the morning? It is odd though that he doesn't eat afterward and is low on energy, as acid reflux is usually short lived and dogs go back to eating afterward. At this age, I would think more testing may need done if the actual regimen is not working. Something to note, are you giving pepo or pecid? Usually pepcid is the drug of choice for reflux.

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      tomg 10 months ago

      We have been in touch about 2 years ago. my dog Keanu, has a very sensative stomach. Currently under Vets advise full can of Hills Prescription W/d , 1 probiatic( Proviable DC , and two pepo tablets per day. Plus he gets 1/2 rice( no salt) cake at night.He has been to the Vet for some serious tests with no known issues.

      Problem--about 2 times/month he vomits flem when he wakes up, and will not eat till the next day full of energy. He also may have diareah, and flem in his stool. I worry about him, he is now 12 years old.

      Now due to allergies, licking and chewing his paws, 3 benadril/day + antibiotics for 2 weeks( vet advise-infected paw)

      HELP/YOUR THINKING Any other suggestions on his stomach issues. Whether its noise , throwing up flem and bile ( a house mess), it only happens when he wakes up. If he is fine in the morning he is fine all day??

      Any Thoughts???

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      Marzelle 10 months ago

      Please give me advise my miniture doberman 8mths old had an upset tummy today.. he ate at lunch time as normal but with runny tummy and as the day progressed he didnt seem himself if you call him he doesnt even come to me. I made rice and chicken but he refused to eat or drink.... he gets up and goes out to do his business.....what do i do? Im so worried

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 10 months ago from USA

      When there is weakness, best bet is to see the vet.

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      Lucy Torres 10 months ago

      My pit bull is 9 months old and he is very active and has a great appetite... he seemed fine the day before and in the morning he was very weak and no appetite this is not him what should I do

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      Leasia 11 months ago

      I have a 9 yr old girl shih Tzu and welcome any information concerning her health...thank you so much!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 11 months ago from USA

      Since your dog is on chemo and therefore has medical problems, these are questions you should ask your vet to play it safe.

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      Ellenwalsh 11 months ago

      Can I use both a probiotic and yogurt in my dogs food for an upset stomach. She is also on Chemo. She has soft stools now. If I add Pumpkin what dose would you recommend? She's 17lbs.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 12 months ago from USA

      I would ask the vet exactly what parasite was found. I am not aware of any parasites that require no treatment. Usually dog owners are sent home with some medication. Perhaps consult with another vet.

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      stephanie coughlin 12 months ago

      My French Bulldog puppy is 4 1/2 months old. When I got him he was on a Raw Diet. I took him to my Vet the next day for a Wellness Exam. The Dr. took a stool sample and said my puppy had a parasite that usually only shows up in livestock from eating raw food. He said it was not something he was worried about or that needed to be treated with medication because it would go away on its own. So I have been transitioning him over to a new kibble from the previous kibble the breeder had him on. He was okay for the first week or 2 but now he has diarrhea on and off but his stools are never firm and yesterday his belly was gurgling and he was Burping a lot and it smelled horrible. I feed him the kibble twice a day and organic boiled chicken for dinner. I have been giving him some plain full fat yogurt, some banana, or blueberries as a mid day snack. What am I doing wrong? I called my Vet this Morning but he's not in until tomorrow. I was thinking maybe I should start my puppy on some FortiFlora which is a Probiotic Known To Help Support Strong Immune Systems and digestive tracts. Or should I ask my Dr. for a prescription of Metronidazole? Any Advice would help. I started my puppy on the 75% plain boiled rice with 25% boiled chicken for breakfast. He ate the whole bowl then took a bowel movement and it wasn't diarrhea but it was firm either. And the smell could burn your eyes it was so strong! French Bulldogs have such sensitive stomachs! He is my 2nd Frenchie and I went thru this with his 1 yr old Sister when she was a puppy as well.... Thank You for any help and advice...

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 12 months ago from USA

      No the chicken and rice is not meant to be fed long term, only for a short time. To prevent going to poop at 1-2 AM you can try to feed them earlier.

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      doveturtle 12 months ago

      I have two boxers and they have very sensitive stomachs. I have been giving them chicken and rice 3 x's a day for the last 3 months as per recommendation of the vet. I also give them a tblspoon of yogurt in the morning meal. Lately they haven't been pooping like they usually do. It is much less and has gone from 2-3 times a day to 1-2 times a day.. Also they have been wanting to go out at 1 -2 AM to poop (something new.. they usually go out at 10PM to call it a night) what can I do to get them back on schedule and is the chicken and rice sufficient enough for long term??

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      Kim 14 months ago

      My dogs symptoms are stomach gurgling really loud and he just isn't himself. This has been 1 month today. He had a stomach ultra sound, X-rays, blood work and urinalysis. All results were normal. He is on prednisone, metronidazole,sucralfate, tylan, and pepcid. He hasn't shown any improvement. The stomach sounds terrible. I am at a loss, and have spent a lot of money. Do you have any suggestions? His diet is boiled chicken, canned food, pumpkin with his meds, and coconut oil. I am getting desperate. The only thib=n the X-rays showed were his hips are bad. He is a 11 year old 20 lb male shih tzu.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 14 months ago from USA

      Since there's repeated vomiting, yes, your dog's upset stomach requires definitively vet attention. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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      Kona 14 months ago

      Hello, My dog keeps throwing up bile, she threw up Thursday day and Friday night had dheriea and then threw up Sunday morning and monday morning... should i take my dog into see the vet.. im so worried

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 16 months ago from USA

      I am not sure what you mean by small bors and how he could have an upset stomach after being ran over. Do you mean you think your dog has ingested something and has a blockage?

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      Dot taylor 16 months ago

      My male dog got ran over and it was discovered that he has lots of small bors in his stomach. What should i give him to hel0 him pass them

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      MelindaJGH 17 months ago

      Very helpful article! Thank you! Our labrador eats whatever he can find, so we try to limit his access.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 19 months ago from USA

      Slippery elm for dog upset stomach can be found in many health stores, it's not labeled for dogs, it's just the slippery elm bark used for humans. Always consult with your vet or a holistic vet first, before giving any natural remedies and natural cures.

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      Maria 19 months ago

      My dog has an upset stomach and I have tried pumpkin, rice, Imodium, Pepto bismol, Kaopectate, ginger, Mylanta, and now after reading your hub I would like to try slippery elm as it's all natural. When my dog has an upset stomach she starts shaking, panting, licking the carpet, drooling and her stomach makes gurgling sounds. Last time she got an upset stomach after boarding. Can you please tell me a good place to get the slippery elm? thanks from a concerned looking for natural cures for her dog's upset stomach.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 22 months ago from USA

      Hello Lee, Sorry I got back to you so late. I have been quite busy and have dozens and dozens of comments to moderate and have a hard time keeping up. I hope that by now your dog recovered well from his digestive problems.

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      lee 22 months ago

      I recently called into an animal hospital with questions on what home treatment can I do. What should avoid. Should I induce vomiting. Their response was they could offer no advice unless I drove an hour to the clinic and the fee would be 120$ for consultation. And general look over. I'm so grateful I can Google search and even more grateful to find legitimate and creditable information. I pay for vet visit often but my gratefulness is the availability of gaining knowledge and Better awareness! Thank you.

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      lee 22 months ago

      I just want to share my gratitude for the opportunity of reading and finding this article.gaining knowledge and awareness of the best treatment option with out having to pay a fee or be scene by a vet or animal hospital if you don't bring them in. Thank God!! Resources for ourselves and our pets are what contributes to health and how serious a condition is or is not.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 23 months ago from USA

      If this happened 9 hours after eating and it was in the night, you were likely seeing bile which is brought up when the dog's stomach is empty. This can happen when excessive acid is produced in the night when the stomach is empty for a while; however, it could be caused by other things too. If your dog has an appetite after vomiting, it could have been simply acidity, and it shouldn't affect his recovery. Just to be safe, it's better giving the diet in small amounts throughout the day and observe the dog hoping it's kept down, however, if the vomiting continues at night or other times of the day or other symptoms appear, it's an indication that the vet must be sought since as the article explains, not all dogs are good candidates for a bland diet. If your dog keeps vomiting in the night, your vet may need to prescribe an acid reducer or conduct some tests. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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      Apple 23 months ago

      My dog was vomiting after eating or after a few hours and his vomit was solid. I made him fast for 12 hours and gave him the bland diet. He didnt vomit but after 9 hours from his last meal(we were asleep), he then vomited a yellowish liquid. Should I just continue giving him the bland diet?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 23 months ago from USA

      Many dogs once they taste something as good as chicken won't go back to eating their kibble or other foods they were previously fed. It's like if we go to a 5 start restaurant and don't want to go back to McDonald's. Vomiting at night is often seen when dogs are on an empty stomach for too long (they vomit bile )and too much bile accumulates. Since your dog is eating chicken at night, this might not be the case. It could be your dog is eating too much at once, and this is causing your dog to vomit or it could be he's eating chicken parts that are too fat (skin) or he;s not used to eating this food or has an intolerance, regardless, it's best to see your vet to make sure that there's nothing else going on. Sometimes when dogs start eating only certain foods rather than others, it could be a sign of a digestive problem.

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      Kv 23 months ago

      my dog wants to eat nothing except for boiled chicken. Though before he eats anything. Now he only eats at night, and wants to eat a lot of chicken. After which I started noticing him vomitting at night, he would eat grass and his vomit is still kinda solid. This has been for 2 nights already. Is this Indigestion? Should I also not give him water for 12 hours?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 23 months ago from USA

      The best way to settle her stomach for good is preventing her from getting into the rabbit turds and pine nuts in my opinion if that's what's causing the symptoms you see. The vomiting phlegm with some dog food is also occasionally seen when dogs drink a whole lot of water at once. How old is your dog? It would be best to keep her from eating those stuff and observe if she still gets these episodes. I would see the vet before trying home remedies as foam sometimes is seen in dogs with heart problems:https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Why-is-my-Dog-Coughing...

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      rose 23 months ago

      my dog Ellie (Rat Terrier/Beagle mix) is from time to time throwing up white homey flem with bits of her dog food and some time just gags with nothing coming out. She eats well and drinks a fair amount of water but she is always eating rabbit turds and I think pine nuts (as I have a lot of pine trees) in the grass and at times I hear her tummy growl do you think I should try plain yogurt or cottage cheese mixed in her food once a day would help settle there tummy

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks pstraubie48, I am happy you found the article useful. I used these upset stomach remedies for dogs several times. Best wishes!

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      My daughter worked for a vet for almost five years and she learned so much. Now when her pup has a tummy ache she knows what to do. Soon her pup will be my pup as she is moving and I will be taking her pup who loves me by the way.

      I will check with her on tummy issues and also will recheck here too

      Well done...

      Thanks for sharing

      Angels are on the way to you this morning ps

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      I am happy you found my hub on dog upset stomach helpful, thanks for stopping by!

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      Brandon Hart 2 years ago from The Game

      This is good to keep in mind. Thanks for the hub.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Awwww, thank you! I too had many sleepless night with the occasional pup with a bad case of diarrhea. If it's brought from something minor such as a dietary change, the bland diet really helps a lot. Another favorite at my house is slippery elm, it's like nature's natural pepto bismol!

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      King Gregg Schultz 2 years ago from United States of Canada (R.F.F.)

      That picture of the poor pup with the thermometer up at the top is so adorable. Aww, poor thing! The Rottweiler is so cute too! Anyway, thank you for the useful information in this hub and the additional info you added in the comments - you're so knowledgeable. My dogs have had upset stomachs in the past and it's been some of the worst, most sleepless nights I've experienced. This info will be handy for me as well as countless other dog owners.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Another good remedy for dog upset stomach is slippery elm, see my article on it. Of course, as with the bland diet, it's only for mild digestive upset.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Always best to see vet to play it safe especially with an unspayed female which can be prone to pyometra. The ridges you see may be hives which can form from an allergic reaction, but many other things. Please see your vet as 3 days is a long time and she is not getting any better.

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      KB 2 years ago

      I have two Dobermans, a 5 yr old neutered male and a 4 yr old female, unspayed. For last three days she has been vomiting her food within one-two hours after. She has always wolfed down her food, and is very ravenous each day at dinner time. I would like to try the fasting, but don't think she'll leave me alone if I don't feed her and I still have to feed the boy. I've noticed what seems like ridges in some spots of her fur. I have done the elasticity test noted above and she seems fine there. Not sure what is causing her upset. I have not seen a vet, yet.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      This still refers to the bland diet of rice and chicken mentioned just a few paragraphs above. It''s important to start with small quantities so not to overwhelm the stomach, and if the dog is able to keep it down, the amounts can be gradually increased.

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      Bryan 2 years ago

      This paragraph left me curious as to what you were referring:

      According to veterinarian Jon Rappaport in an article for Pet Place.com you can start by giving a small amount such as a tablespoon and if it is successfully kept down you can then offer more two hours later. If still doing well on it, the quantity can be gradually increased and so the frequency, therefore, you would go from 2 Tbsp every 2 hours, to ½ cup to a cup every 3 or 4 hours.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Yes, and many dogs love cottage cheese too!

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      Christine Rogers 2 years ago from Ohio

      Cottage Cheese is good for upset tummies for dogs as well.

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      person 2 years ago

      cute dog!!:)

      looks like our schnoodle marty!!:)

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Happy to hear that yogurt is helping your dog's upset stomach so much!

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      Cindy 2 years ago

      The dollop of plain yogurt has been a "rug" saver! Calms our Bailey girl's stomach and no more accidents. Thanks for all the useful tips.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Good to hear that your dog is doing so much better! I hope it stays this way. Thank you for the update! Kind regards!

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      tomG 2 years ago

      Update--It has been almost 2 months and Keanu has not missed a meal. The new diet of Hills Prescription r/d plus probiatics with out a doubt is working. I did check out a list at ACVN, and know who to make a appointment with if needed. Thanks-Hope we have solved the problem

      best tom G

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      eirevet 2 years ago from Ireland

      What a great hub, really sound advice.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Yay tomg! Good to hear your dog is doing so much better! Fingers crossed he'll keep thriving on this diet. I would ask a nutritionist your diet questions for the best answer. In particular look for a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Nutrition (ACVN) these are veterinarians who are board certified specialists in veterinary nutrition.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Thanks so much lrc7815. I use these remedies too for mild cases of dog digestive upset that pop up once in a while with my dogs.

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      tomg 2 years ago

      Update--we are making good progress its been 1 month, and my dog has not missed a meal. Keanu had some stomach noise 2 times , but ate breakfeast--which he would not do before. Once he eats all is well

      Although expensive Hills Prescription Diet R/ D( about $25/case of 12 cans) giving 1 can/day, plus the Probiable DC( 1 capula/day) has been working-keep my fingers crossed. I buy the Proviable DC from on line, Dr Foster and Smith 80 capsule for abot $30. The Hills Prescription Diet on line vs Vet is about the same. So the High fiber diet plus Probiable DC has helped his stomach, and he has lots of energy for a 9 yr old MUTT. For my benefit, any other high fiber wet food you would recommend as a offset to the Hills PrescriptionDiet R/D that I can buy from Pet stores, that are less expensive ( vs $25/case of 12 cans)???

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      Linda Crist 2 years ago from Central Virginia

      I just love your hubs on animals. They are informative and useful and I rely on them to care for my pets. Voted this one up and across and will be sharing it too. Who doesn't have a dog with an upset tummy once in a while? Keep writing and I'll continue to be a better pet owner. :-)

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Vomiting and diarrhea on top of that can cause fast dehydration. I would see the vet at this point.

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      Courtney 2 years ago

      I woke up this morning to my maltipoo's diarrhea and vomiting. Magee sure she was cleaned up and have her the chicken rice mix and left for work. I left early to discover more diarrhea. Is there anything you recommend for her? She's acting normal just resting now.

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      Bill Aikman 2 years ago

      My Shih-Tzu puppy recently became constipated, and it's so sad because he whines all night. I don't know what the cause of it might be, we keep a strict control over his diet, and it looks like were going to have to take him to the vet tomorrow :( You can see my pup in the hub "Dog Getting Pranked"

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Great to hear your dog ate, seems like he is doing better. I would follow your vet's advice but follow up with him if there are any worrisome symptoms. Keep an eye on his stools, black tarry stools should mean a vet trip, as it's often a sign of a bleeding ulcer.Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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      tomG 2 years ago

      My dog ate after taking a GasX, the next morning. Vet said lets give new diet + probiatics more time, if it does not work Vet will want to do a XRay, and more tests--Vet said could be a ulser? My dog has not lost any weight which is good.

      Your thinking??

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      tomG 2 years ago

      Disappointed today May 6 Keanu( my 9 yr+ old dog) woke up with stomach noises, and did not eat breakfeast or anything as of 1:20pm. I have a call into the Vet--The Hills and proviatic were no better than anything else so far. I feel real bad for both me and my dog. Hopefully your thinking of it may take a little more time( I have a months supply of both Hils Perescription rd, and Probiatics will improve his situation. Waiting for the Vet to call

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Great to here his check up went well! Your dog will be the best person to tell you how he is doing. Give the probiotics and diet change some time to take effect. Many vets recommend Gasx (simethicone) for dogs who get gassy, with stomach pains and prone to bloat. I hope he starts feeling better soon!

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      tomG 2 years ago

      alexadry--My dog Keanu had bad stomach paun, and would not eat Monday all day. While not eating every 8-10 days is norm, the pain was new. I have contacted you before, and Vet had recommended options.

      Took him to Vet Wed, changing his diet to a high fiber( 1/2 can Hills prescripion Diet-r/d/meal + 1 capsule of PROVIABLE( probiatic)/day + 1 tablet/meal famotidine. The check up went well, felt no tumors, and his weight has remained constant at 56 lbs. Hoping this high fiber diet will settle his stomach. I was also advised I could give him a gasX if I had to. Your thinking??

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      Lol! Happy to hear these dog upset stomach home remedies helped your Maggie, best wishes!

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      nblas 2 years ago

      Thank you for the useful info, it helped our Maggie a lot. Enjoyed your response to William 7 mos ago lol.

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      lori 3 years ago

      Thank you fot this helpful post. I woke up today to find my chi with a lot of noise coming from his stomach. That's the only symptom though. Then I took him oit ffor a mprning walk and he ended eating grass. I don't know how bad this could be so I'm going to feed him the rise and have him under vigilance all morning to see if he gets better, if not I might take him to the vet.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Thanks Linda, I hope your doggies are feeling better!

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      Linda Progar 3 years ago

      Love your Site.. Came across it looking for home remedies for treating doggie diarrhea.. Thank you for sharing your information..

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      I hope a good treatment can be found. Have your tried a holistic vet? This holistic vet discusses slippery elm for coating and soothing an eosophagus (food pipe) burned by acrid vomitus. http://www.holvet.net/slippery_soup.html

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      Renee 3 years ago

      Thanks for responding. She was on Pepcid for months and it didn't help. She has slow digesting Motility Disorder. They did the tests and have ruled out Megaesophagus. We feed her elevated but not upright like a Baileys Chair. She was doing good for about 2 months without medication then she started reggurigitating again. Once her stomach settled with Sucralfate, I tried adding powder probiotics that was recommended by the natural pet food store and she started reggurigitating again. I am just about out of vet bill money and am at a dead end. The poor dog can't even drink more than 1/4 cup of water without causing problems. We have another vet appointment tomorrow. This has been going on since we got her July 2013. It breaks my heart. I appreciate your time.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Have you asked your vet if she is a good candidate for taking Pepcid AC or Prilosec OTC? It seems to help some dogs, but it's also important to go to the source of the problem. What motility disorder does she have? have they ruled out megesophagus? I hope further testing can help you out. Best wishes!

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      Renee 3 years ago

      I have a rescue 1 year old Boxer with lots of stomach problems. She has been diagnosed with motility disorder. She regurgitates water if she drinks a little bit then goes up the steps. She was having the same problems with food. After a lot of testing at the vets, this was the diagnosis. She can't take the medication prescribed, it makes her sick and horrible anxiety. We have to make her stay on 1 floor for hours after she eats. We have tried different foods from high end to medium end. She is on an all natural food and seems to be ok for now. She fractured her leg and couldn't even take Carprofren because she has such a sensitive tummy. It's really hard to keep a young Boxer calm. She has diarrhea now because she had to take Sucralfate for a week after the Carprofren to calm her stomach down, however it cause diarrhea. Do you have any suggestions to help with such a sensitive tummy? Would it be beneficial to give probiotics everyday? Our next step would be endoscopy. My vet bills are thousands in just 6 months. Thank you for your time.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Hope it works for you, best wishes to you too!

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      tomG 3 years ago

      Alexadry--Thank you for your thoughts on my dogs problems. Agree its stomach acid based, and my Vet was happy only happens 1-2 times /month. Only in the morning.

      I am now trying something on my own, adding a tablespoon of boiled white rice to his dinner meal which includes 1 tablespoon of yogurt. Will see what happens.

      thanks again, and Merry Christmas

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Stomach problems along with skin problems are one of the most common reasons people see the vet. I can only suggest to see the vet for more testing if this is an ongoing problem and more frequent than before. Also, keep an eagle eye on what your dog does during the day, does he eat grass? chew things? ingest pieces of toys? get into the trash? does he get rawhide? is he on any pain relievers? has your vet run a fecal test? It sounds like he is on a good diet (I am a Nature's Variety fan too). Since it happens mostly in the morning it could be linked to excessive stomach acid production, but the pepcid should be helping with that, so I would suggest further seeing your vet and perhaps asking about using probiotics, the high quality type guaranteed to deliver a certain amount of live culture. Anytime a vet suggests a treatment plan and it doesn't seem like it's working, it's best to follow up with them. Vets often treat based on symptoms and what conditions commonly affect dogs, when plan A doesn't work, vets should investigate further and develop a plan B based on more thorough diagnostic findings.

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      tomG 3 years ago

      I have a wonderful 9 yr old Mutt, who has a stomach problem. Stomach gets upset( gas noise, does not want to eat), as he has gotten older this situation happens more frequent. I am currently giving him 1 , 20 mg Pecid tablet 2 times day with his Natures Variety Instint( galutten free)+ a tablespoon of natural Yogurt daily. I also give him a rice cake in the evening. My Vet had made these suggestions. My dog does not have dirreah, but will not eat. rice/chicken do work. Question any idea's what is going on with his stomach?? I hate when he is not feeling well. Sometimes I can bribe him with a fried egg( not good) . This situation is happening a couple of times/month. He has never missed an evening meal-always wakes up with the problem. Again any idea's??

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      I think my guy just loves grass! :) Thanks for the input!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Heidithorne. some dogs will eat grass when they have an upset stomach, but others just love grass and will eat it even when they are fine. Lamb and rice is usually good for dogs with sensitive tummies, best wishes~!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Some dogs indeed tend to chew/eat grass when they have an upset stomach. Some though just like to do it regardless;)

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Moonlake, I am happy you found these dog upset stomach remedies helpful, thanks for voting, sharing and pinning.

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      Heidi Thorne 3 years ago from Chicago Area

      My one dog seems addicted to eating grass! He had quite a time with his digestive tract before he came to live with us. He had swallowed some fabric which lodged in his colon and required emergency surgery at the shelter to remove. He has a healthy appetite and appears to be properly hydrated. We've been wondering about changing his food, but he's on lamb and rice kibble which seems to work good. Something to chat with the vet about next time. Thanks for the info!

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      Patricia Scott 3 years ago from sunny Florida

      I will pass this on to my sister; she has two pups. I have none right now but am always looking out for things to share with her.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening. ps

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Such a great hub!! Really!!

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      moonlake 3 years ago from America

      Great information. I can use this will pin it so I don't lose track of it. Voted up and shared.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Well, sorry if you didn't want to learn potential complications your dog could have and potential causes. If you wanted to go straight to the point you could have skipped and gone straight to the instructions for the dog upset stomach remedies or watched the 3 minute video. You are the first person here writing this. If you had the time to write this you had the time to read. I can't fix laziness.

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      William 3 years ago

      lost interest, they were so long-winded, not to the point at all (which was "remedies for dog indigestion") no real listed remedies...however if a remedy was mentioned 900 paragraphs down, who would want to read a book before they answer your question...very disappointed

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      Miranda 3 years ago

      Good to hear there are some home remedies I can try at home. My dog has a very mild upset stomach due to a diet change. I have been feeding him a new diet and just noticed by looking at the label that it was supposed to be gradually added to my dog's normal food over the course of several days. This was written very small under the reading instructions, so was hard to see. This upset stomach though doesn't seem to warrant a vet visit since he's bright and active and I know why he is a bit sick, but at the same time, I would hate to just wait for it to run it's course so I am going to try the bland diet suggested.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      I am happy this article helped you! Of course, this is only for those mild cases of dog upset stomach such as a dietary indiscretion or an abrupt diet change. Best wishes!

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      Lisa Eva Gold 3 years ago from South Florida

      Thank you. This was helpful! My dogs are my children! I always try and try my dogs at home for any ailments before running out to the vet for a major expense (very well worth it if they are ill.....but fact of the matter it is expensive.).

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Hi Lisa, I would have her see the vet in this case, as a hard stomach and noises may be caused by several other things. A hard belly can be caused sometimes by serious conditions such as bloat and ascites. If she is intact, pyometra is always a possibility to rule out. The gurgling noises may be simply sign of an upset stomach, but if she's undergoing a false pregnancy it can be stress and the effects of hormones at times, but since you mention her acting weird and having a harder belly (even though a distended belly can be seen in false pregnancy), I would just play it safe and consult with your vet, best wishes!

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      lisa 3 years ago

      i have a 6 year old doberman and she is not fixed yet, she has not been in contact with any male dogs and last year she went through a false pregnancy, but was only very lovey and kinda nursed a stuffed animal, at this time she is acting weird and her belly seems to be harder on 1 side, and now she is starting with a very loud growling in her belly, any idea what this might be

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Good to hear Bethany! Thanks for the update! Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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      Bethany 3 years ago

      Good news, my golden retriever is ok :) I took him to the vet and he gave him some medicine and said that he was just fine :) He said I just have to keep an eye on him until he is completely better :)

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      Hi Emma, you can try offering her ice cubes to lick and adding some broth (with no onion or garlic in it) to her food to help her out or even offer the warm broth alone. Here is a vet's advice to somebody in a similar situation:

      http://www.justanswer.com/dog-health/7o3gx-pug-sic...

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      Emma 3 years ago

      I also forgot to mention that she is sometimes tired and sleepy and other times she is active and playful. Last time I went to the vet he hooked her up to an IV since she was dehydrated. I did the dehydration test and her gums were salmon pink but dry. She drinks very little water. should I give her water by force through a syringe?

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      Emma 3 years ago

      I have a toy poodle and for the past few days she has been vomiting and having bloody diarrhea. I took her to the vet and he did a blood test. The results showed no sign of a virus or bacteria. He told me to give her peptonorm sucralfate twice a day. He also told me to feed her boiled rice with chicken. I took this advice but she still has diarrhea. She drinks water but much less than usual. Is there anything else I can do?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      If he's so sick you think he might die, I don't have any other advice than taking him to the vet right away. These remedies are only for mild cases of tummy upset. Horse manure shouldn't make a dog this sick. He could have eaten something that is causing a blockage or some other worrisome condition. I also recommend keeping him on leash or on a long line when outside and training a good leave it and drop it command.

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      Bethany 3 years ago

      My golden retriever has been through MANY stomach aches and one was really bad, he find things to eat like dead birds or horse manure and I just hate seeing him sick. I just lost one of my dogs recently so I have been very stressed and keeping a very close eye on my pets. I haven't fasted him yet, but I am now and I will try the bland diet. I'm hoping it works because I'm scared he might die to. He is 8 almost 9. Any advice for me?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      I would keep on leash when she goes outside. It's doable, especially if going outside causes her to eat all sorts of things and you don't want to spends thousands of dollars for an intestinal obstruction. It could very likely be she eats something outside and no good diet can fix that. Also, good idea to train a solid, leave it and drop it command-see link below-. Ask your vet about the option of adding probiotics to her diet .

      https://hubpages.com/animals/The-Importance-of-Tra...

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      terrib 3 years ago

      I am very frustrated and could use some advice. We have a six month old blue heeler. We are in love with her for sure! However, about every 2 months or so she has gotten a bout of upset stomach that has landed her at the vets office for multiple days. The upset stomach is usually only diarrhea but really bad...she goes frequently and it contains blood. Her vets only explanation is that the breed has problems with sensitives stomachs. Fasting does not work. She is on a food for sensitive stomachs that has the main ingred. of lamb meal and rice. We think the bouts of upset stomach occurs when she gets some food or something outside that she shouldn't eat. We are a middle class family with a reasonable income, but the vet bills and the cost of the food and meds are killing us. Couple that with the fact that she has also recently been diagnosed with a congenital joint issue that she is going to have to be on meds for life to manage (and another $400) vet visit. We can't stay with her every minute to monitor what she puts in her mouth, indoors and out. Any suggestions about something we could do to promote a more healthy stomach for our gal? We really love this dog, but we have only had her for 5 months and have spent $1500+ . Any recommendations would be appreciated!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Raja, report back to the vet. He's the best person to ask since he has your dog's medical history and likely has a back-up plan since what you've given doesn't seem to be working. The first vomit may have been triggered by eating grass which is often triggered by nausea, the second vomit is proof that there may be a problem. It's time for plan B and possibly run more tests -x-rays/bloodwork etc., best wishes!

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      RajaC 4 years ago

      I have a 10 years old healthy dog, she weights around 26 lbs. She had diarrhea last Thursday. The vet gave a Cerenia injection, Drontal. The result of her fecal exam was negative. She did not have any B.M. for 3 days. Her diarrhea returned at 3am on Monday. I fed her blend diet (rice, chicken & pumpkin) on Monday, Tuesday and this morning. Her stools were better formed, not as liquid as the one on Mon am or Tuesday. However she vomited twice today. The first vomit (2:30pm) was a small amount of rice & some grass. The second vomit (8pm) was pretty much the entire dinner (kibble & wet food) that she ate at 5pm. No blood in her diarrhea. She is not dehydrated. She acts normal, playful, and wants to walk. I would like to know what to do next.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      As Christmas nears, please prevent upset tummies in your dog by refraining from feeding harmful Christmas scraps. Pancreatitis may develop from fatty foods, upset stomach from any new foods the dog is not used to eating and even toxicities may develop from eating foods such as chocolate, raisins, sugar-free desserts, avocados and macadamia nuts.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Please keep in mind that upset stomach bland diets and home remedies can causes problems in dogs with allergies. While the bland diet is overall very bland on the stomach, it may still affect dogs allergic to beef or chicken. So please use these remedies with a grain of salt if you have dog with food intolerances and allergies!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Sherri that does sound like a medical mystery. Have they put her on any bland diet/sensitive diet for the gurgling noises?

      How often does she get the swollen paw, are you seeing a correlation between the gurgling noises and the swollen paw?

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      sherri 4 years ago

      My chiwawa has a gurguling stomach all the time she is in pain. I have took her to the vet 3 times.she was treated with a intestnal infection. It seems to get better for a few days and it comes right back. This has been happing for a few years. no vomiting no loose stools. They did an ultrasound did not find any thing. put her on prozac.I have her on humane grade food. Today I noticed that under her left paw it is swollen. when this happens she is up all night circles around the kithchen for hours. she wont go out side to go pottty also. she had her urine shecked for a uti it was negative. I cant afford to keep taking her to the vet. When they cant seem to find the problem.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Also, giving some plain pedialyte between regular feedings to help hydrate without stressing the digestive tract may be helpful. The blood may be also due to recent diet changes. But again since this is a small pup best see the vet, best wishes!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Being such a small pup, you should see the vet for this. You can read this hub for this.https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Causes-of-blood-in-a-d...

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      Mia 4 years ago

      My dog is a 5 week old red nose pit. and we just got her however we started her on this formula called esbilac and she now has diareah and sometimes i see a little red in it? what should i do

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      To Amber, I must had missed your post when i was out of town. I always recommend a vet visit when a dog starts acting out of normal. Lethargy, continuous vomiting and diarrhea, bloody stools, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, excessive sleeping, weakness are all symptoms that grant a vet visit. A bland diet and home remedies for dog upset stomach may be helpful for only mild cases where the dog is still active, alert, playful, and you know the cause may have been something minor such as switching dog food brands too fast or eating something that does not agree with the dog's stomach. Since the symptoms you are seeing just started and your friend is not available at this time, it is good to err on the side of caution. Take the dog to the vet to be safe, best wishes!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Just an FYI since corn season is near. One of my neighbors had a nice barbeque the other day and left the dog in the kitchen unattended. The family has eaten corn on the cob that evening along with hot dogs and hamburgers. The dog apparently got into the trash and got ahold of the cobs. Upon noticing this, the owner was about to scold the dog but as soon as she was getting ready to talk, the dog swallowed a good chunk of the cob! The owner thought it would be digested. The dog had an upset stomach the following day but the owner thought it was just because it was hard to digest. After relentless vomiting she took the dog to the vet and the dog had to have surgery. Moral of the story: keep corn cobs out of the way, and if your dog vomits repeatedly don't delay treatment as it may be much more than a dog upset stomach!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Unfortunately these products have been causing more than an upset stomach in dogs. At the veterinary clinic we had seen some sad cases involving kidney failure and dire outcomes. Dog owners noticing any troublesome symptoms after feeding any treats being recalled should consult with their vet immediately and home remedies should be absolutely skipped. Trying to treat a dog's upset stomach at home in such a scenario is troublesome and may delay treatment which needs to be prompt in such a scenario. Oddly, I thought I saw some Waggin trail treats being still sold on the shelves of a local pet store... I am surprised they are still allowing them to be sold after dogs reported sick and even died!

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      Recalls 4 years ago

      Waggin’ Trail, Canyon Creek Ranch and Milo’s Kitchen Home-Style dog treats have caused about 1,000 pet illnesses and deaths in the United States. While a class action was filed, these products are still being sold. If you fed your dog any of these treats be watchful for troublesome ranging from a dog's upset stomach up to kidney failure. However, it looks like the problem with these treats have not been pinpointed yet. It is best to avoid them altogether.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Candyman, you should see your vet as this DOES NOT sound normal. How old is your dog? Is this a puppy? what breed? There can be various reasons for this in dogs and it may be more than an upset stomach. Bloat is one example. In bloat, your dog's stomach is filled up with an air and if you tap on it it sounds like it is full of air. This can be life threatening. There are no home remedies for this. If this is the first time it is happening and your dog is shaking, there is something wrong. Please see your vet, as this sounds much more than a dog upset stomach. best wishes!

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      candym 4 years ago

      my dog stomake is rock hard and if i touch it he shakes this just started i dont know why ? this is the first time this ever happened

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Note: there are cases where dogs may have an upset stomach and diarrhea and people confuse it for constipation. If your dog's stomach is upset with lots of diarrhea and he is now straining as if he is constipated, more often than not, this is not a symptom of constipation but rather of colitis. Therefore, if your dog is squatting and straining right after having the runs, do not treat it as a case of constipation, it is still diarrhea! just the dog feels like he has not emptied his bowels and is trying to go more. This is a normal symptom of an irritated colon. See your vet if your dog's diarrhea is profuse and very water, your dog may dehydrate quickly, especially if a small breed or young puppy. Read above to see how to tell if a dog is dehydrated!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      I was just on a blog the other day and somebody recommended pie filling pumpkin for dogs with an upset stomach. I want to emphasize that the pie filling should not be used, only plain pumpkin. The pie filling has nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, all spice which can be irritating for a dog's stomach. This is why at the vet's office we emphasized all the time NOT THE PIE FILLING!

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      Amber 4 years ago

      I am watching over a dog for my friend and her stomach is making all these odd gurgling noises. She also seems like she wants to sleep, she sort of curls up and does not want to do anything. I tried to convince her to get up and interact with me, but she went right back to the same spot, curled up and went back to sleeping again. What should I do? I can't contact my friend at this time as she is holding a conference and her cell phone is off. Seeking the vet seems a bit extreme as she looks ok just wants to sort of sleep and her tummy gurgles.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Cookie, it is true that small puppies and small breeds tend to go downhill faster than a larger dog. I hope all turns out ok for cookie, best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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      Cookie 4 years ago

      Cookies has had an upset stomach from the day I got him. Just wanted to share that puppies tend to go downhill quite quickly when they are sick. It took just a few hours for my puppy from going from a tummy ache to moaning in pain, being dehydrated and weak. My vet explained that small breeds are particularly subject to this. If your puppy is very young and a small breed things go for the worst in the blink of an eye. My pup is getting fluids and had diarrhea only since yesterday evening. I hope it is nothing serious.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Grace, if the problem comes and goes then you really need to see what is causing these stomach problems in your dog. When this happens there is almost always something that needs addressed.

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      Bella 4 years ago

      Thank you so much for mentioning the fact that probiotics have a short shelf life. My dog got upset stomach after being on antibiotics for so long, I was reaching out for the Fortiflora my vet prescribed a few months ago. I went to see the date and of course, expired! Will have to go purchase another package, oh well!

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      grace 4 years ago

      My rottweiler has been sick several weeks, it comes and goes. We do the bland diet, he gets better and then it returns. I do not see any worms in his stools and he is always on the same diet. Any ideas what may be causing him to get sick every now and then? I wish I could see a pattern, but so far I am noticing anything in particular that could trigger these bouts of diarrhea and vomiting. I do feed the same food and treats we have been feeding him for years.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      At times, a real causes cannot be found. In these cases, it helps to monitor the dog closely and possibly put the dog on sensitive stomach diet per the vet's advice. My male Rott got diarrhea so severe as a pup he was also hospitalized and it really got costly. I got dog insurance that same day. Thankfully, even in my episode it was a solitary event as well but the underlying cause for thid dog upset stomach remained a mystery...

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      youbet 4 years ago

      SARAH, my dog was hospitalized as well for what looked like an upset stomach and they never figured out as well what was causing it. I did not spend the amount of money you did but it was an equally frustrating ordeal. They run many tests but I had to put a stop to it otherwise they would dry up all my bank account. So we left it at that, a solitary episode which fortunately stopped that day and it has been one year since he felt so sick.

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      sarah 4 years ago

      This may appear like a long post, but just wanted to share my story. My puppy hospitalized last week; he had vomiting, diarrhea. I though it was just an upset stomach, but he refused to eat, was mopey and started to moan in pain. So we rushed him to the vet. The vet was closed and of course was a saturday, Emergency vet; they thought it was parvo. They ran a test and no thankfully it was not. They decided to keep him overnight and asked my $100 dollars upfront. Two nights later, they had charged my credit card $1,000 FOR iv fluids, meds and a bunch of other tests they ran. They found nothing... so frustrating and costly! At the end upon being discharged and feeling better they told me he had gastro-enteritis. They told me they knew nothing how he got it and what to do to prevent it in the future. I went online and found that gastro-enteritis just means inflammation of the stomach and intestines! All that money for just an upset stomach? I am terrified now if he gets the same thing again and I have no control on what caused it or prevent it.. so frustrating! is anybody in the same situation?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      yes, pepto can cause blackish stools in dogs just as in humans

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      gracie 4 years ago

      my dog had an upset stomach last night and today took him to the vet, checked out fine, vet thought it was because we fed him some leftovers last night and he is not used to them. now, he has diarrhea again and his stools are blackish. I am not sure why, I looked the article on bloody stools and now I am worried. Could it be the pepto we gave the dog last night? I read on the bottle is may cause black stool, but that is for humans, can it apply to dogs too? thank u

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      You are right. Even if you try to treat your dog's upset stomach at home, if there is an underlying cause for it, such as worms, it will come back. And many worms you do not actually see. My foster dog had worms and her stools looked always good, we ran a fecal test just in case, and out came tons of roundworms!

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      sick dog 4 years ago

      My bichon has been vomiting on and off lately so we saw the vet and after running a fecal test he found my dog had worms. I recommend seeing the vet for an upset stomach that goes on and off since worms may be cause. In my case, my dog was found to have roundworms. I never saw any of these in his stools. The vet said you don't always see them..

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      I am sorry, there is not much you can really do at home at this time since she won't eat and is vomiting water. Instead of giving water to \drink try offering ice cubes, can you borrow some money?

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      nicole 4 years ago

      i am at a loss i have a 4 year old dashound female for 3 days now she vomits she wont eat any food at all she drinking water but come back up sometimes. i cant afford to go to the vet i called them and they refuse to see em and ive called around town and cant find any help..

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      leo192 4 years ago

      Betsy, my dog has a sensitive stomach as well and my vet gave me a choice between Iams Recovery Diet; Provision EN or WalthamLow Fat. However, I have decided to make a homemade diet because I thought the ingredients in those foods were bot that great. No more upset stomach! I brought a book on homemade diets for dogs I will look for it and tell you the title.

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      Betsy 4 years ago

      My baby has had an upset stomach for a while, the vet diagnosed him with a "sensitive stomach' he wants me to feed a bland prescription diet but my dog does not like it. Yes, he does not vomit on it and it works, but he is picky. I was wondering if there are any homemade recipes I can give to a dog long-term. It is my understanding the the bland diet the vets recommend is for acute cases of dog upset stomach, but what about something to give for a long time? Any ideas? does anybody have recipes to share or does anybody cook for theirs dogs instead of buying? Also, anybody know of a dog food for sensitive stomachs that is more appetizing than Hills I/D?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      You are not alone, many dog owners are not aware of this if it makes you feel better.

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      Joshua 4 years ago

      My dog has been suffering from an upset stomach after a recent diet change. I wished I had encountered this article before! He is doing OK so far after putting him on a bland diet. I wished the people at the pet store would have told me about switching gradually the food. I told them I was looking for an easier to digest diet and got a premium dog food brand, but nobody said anything. I had to discover this the hard way. Only now I see, the bag was saying something about switching gradually! I think pet store owners should emphasize this though. Not all busy dog owners can read all the labels on the bag! I wished it said it by the feeding instructions as I would not have missed it, instead it was to the side, oh well. Well, I know what to do next time to prevent an upset stomach again, thank you so much for sharing your vet approved bland diet for upset stomach in dogs!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      While the stress of moving to a new home may upset a tummy, it sounds like there is more to it. Please see the vet, it could be parvo, gastro-enteritis and your puppy may dehydrate quickly. I think this is more than a dog upset stomach.

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      Cookie's dad 4 years ago

      Cookie is a puppy and he has had an upset stomach from the day I adopted him. He is 8 weeks old and has been vomiting and having diarrhea since he came to my new home. According to the breeder he was fine before we got him home, indeed he looked fine when we got him. Could moving to a new home make his tummy upset? Is this something that I can treat at home or would you suggest seeing a vet? I am tempted to try the bland diet but then your descriptions of Parvo frighten me. I did not see blood in his stools, but he has been vomiting almost non-stop today and did not want to eat. He also at times moans a bit as if in pain. I contacted Cookie's breeder but he is no longer responding to my calls. Is this more than an upset stomach?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      In this case, you are most likely looking at a condition known as "tenesmus". This would be treated as diarrhea.

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      Alexander79 4 years ago

      can a dog be constipated and have an upset stomach with diarrhea at the same time? My dog had diarrhea and now is like if he is constipated, what gives? Not sure if I should try the bland diet that has helped so many other dog owners.

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      clara 4 years ago

      My dog has been having stomach problems since I got him, the vet says he has a sensitive stomach so he put him on a prescription diet. Every time I introduce him to a new type of treat he gets an upset stomach and I am struggling because I like to train him and give him some sort of treats. I was wondering if there are any bland treats for dogs like mine, and if anybody can suggest some brands. I am thankful for any suggestions

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Some dogs love homemade diets! It may be the chicken or boiled hamburger that you added that is making her love it!

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      barb 4 years ago

      my poodle mix dog loves the bland diet now and no longer has an upset stomach, now I have to convince her to go back to her regular kibble:(

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Anything new can virtually create problems, so yes, this could have contributed to the problem.

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      brenda 4 years ago

      My dog has been vomiting after giving her new treats, can this be also a cause for her being sick? she is known for having a sensitive tummy, but we started training and the trainer made us give her more treats than usual yesterday.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      I am happy to hear you liked my dog upset stomach article.

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      Jose Mendes 4 years ago

      this is a very helpful article

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      Lance 4 years ago

      Jr I hope your dog gets better, now that I think about it, my dog once looked constipated too but had diarrhea prior to that and the vet said just that, that it was colitis and not constipation. A bland diet as suggested in this article should fix that.

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      JR 4 years ago

      I thought my dog was straining due to constipation but from reading the hub it sounded more like colitis, indeed he had diarrhea before and kept on straining, I tried the bland diet and now the straining has stopped, so I guess it was colitis, thank you for sharing these vet-approved home remedies.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      A bland diet will not hurt, but yes, you really need the worms taken care of so to go to the root of the problem, if the diarrhea is caused by them. If they are long, it sounds like roundworms, my article below has pictures of them. It is best though to have a vet run a fecal just to make sure they are the only worms your dog has, and also you may need another fecal test to repeat in 3 weeks to make sure your dog got rid of them entirely. At times, they need a second treatment, best wishes!Here is the link: http://alexadry.hubpages.com/hub/Canine-Roundworms

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      bliss86 4 years ago

      My english bulldog lately has been having diarrhea and I saw worms in the stool. I am guessing that these home remedies will not help in my case for my dog's upset stomach, right? I am heading to the store right now to get a de-wormer. Do you know what type of worms they are? they are long and look like strands of spaghetti.. ewwww

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      If your dog has diarrhea the pumpkin will help, just make sure you give the plain pumpkin that has no spices added, in other words, don't use the pie mix. I hope you dog's upset stomach gets better, best wishes!

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      clara 4 years ago

      I am so happy to have found this page! The bland diet helped my dog and he is recovering slowly. Since you have worked for a vet and are experienced in this field, can you please tell me if it is ok to give a dog with an upset stomach a little bit of pumpkin?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Nadina, yes, you can try a bland diet in this case, just keep an eye on your dog, I hope your dog's upset stomach gets better, best wishes!

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      nadina 4 years ago

      Hi, I recently switched foods and my dog's stomach is upset, he has vomited and his stomach is making all sorts of gurgling noises. Is it OK to try the bland diet?so far his appetite is ok and he is acting as his usual self. thank you for your time!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Your dog may have pancreatitis, I would recommend a vet visit in this case, especially if he is lethargic and not wanting to eat. These home remedies are mostly for mild cases of dog upset stomach.

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      mark 4 years ago

      My dogs is vomiting after he had some bacon and licked up all the grease, he does not want to eat and looks very sick, what can I do? I know you said to not do the bland diet thing because he is not feeling well...

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      Mindy 4 years ago

      My dachshund has an upset stomach and keeps want to eat grass, should I allow that?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      Awww, thank you elanor for taking the time to comment! Happy to hear my dog upset stomach home remedies helped you! this is what we used to recommend at the vet's office.

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      elanor 4 years ago

      just wanted to thank you as this article helped me tremendously,I fasted my dog did the bland diet and her upset stomach finally went away and she is now eating normally again!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      I hope your puppy is doing better! Please consult with your vet on this since he prescribed the dewormer on the first place and is the best person to recommend a different dewormer if necessary.

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      Rachel 4 years ago

      My 15 week 5 lbs puppy started puking tonight. Sometimes his belly gurgles but not often, and he has retched before but not often but today I gave him some ddewormer from the vet and 2-3 hours later he just started puking nonstop. 5 times! He threw up everything he ate and I'm sure his meds as well but not sure it was powder and I'm not sure if it was the meds causing it or if I should be worried. He was acting sluggish before he got sick and now that he threw up he's acting more normal and playing like normal and i wasn't sure if I should finish the worm med or not

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      I would still mention it to your vet if they come and go. I would also carefully watch what he is eating (does he go outside and perhaps eat grass, dirt, sticks?, do you give table scraps?)I would bring a stool sample as these need checked at least once a year so to rule out parasites and protozoans. Maybe he needs a change of diet, there could be something that in the food that is causing this. Ask your vet, best wishes!

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      Vicki L Hodges 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      alexadry--I thought I had read this hub. I did 3 months ago! Thanks for answering my question on the feed. Gizmo gets an upset stomach now and then. He is fine now, as he often is by the end of the day. I just wait it out and he gets over it. Maybe it's gas? I don't know. His appetite is back and he's playing. So, I guess I shouldn't worry when he gets these upset stomachs unless it goes on for more than a day? Then I should take him to the vet, I would think. Your input? Thanks again for directing me to this hub!

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      Mia 5 years ago

      Thank you. She has seemed to be getting better throughout the day and her poop is becoming harder. It's soft. Not watery. We are bringing her in for an appointment tomorrow and hopefully not have to let her go. Thanks again.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      If it has been that long and you already tried rice your next step is seeing the vet, it could be she got pancreatitits or some other disorder that needs vet attention.

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      Mia 5 years ago

      My dog got into 5 plain "Mc Donalds" cheeseburgers and she has been having blood and liquid come out her back end. She is an 11yr. Old Doberman pincher and we don't want to let her go. Is there anything we can do to help her. It's been 4 days since she ate them and we switched her food to rice. Shes not acting normal and now shes not eating period. We are all heartbroken and need a solution

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      add some water to the kibble or add some broth with no garlic or onion in it. Most dogs will lap this up readily. usually when a dog does not drink enough the urine color should be very concentrated dark yellow...

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      Aniruddha Bhowmick 5 years ago

      Hi i do have a 2 and a half years old Golden Rectriver . i normally provides him one time Rice with chicken or Egg and another time Drools (Medium Adult) since couple of Days i am noticing he has developed a habit not to drink adequate Water which as in result he is passing a very pale colored urine and i am not able to make him drink water, at times he is drinking but that is very less he never use to do such thing . Now i am bit worried and need your advise .could you please let me know do i need to change the food or not ?or any medication if in case required.

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      Kirst 5 years ago

      I've been searching and searching for something to give me a good answer about my dogs upset tummy (10 month old golden retriever). She is acting normal, happy and everything but has been off her food for a week or so and has been vomiting here and there. By off her food I mean eating, but not a lot and very fussy. She has been keeping it down, but sometimes she vomits sometimes she doesn't. It isn't constant...vomit one day once....4 days later it happens again.

      I gave her plain chicken with some pumpkin, carrot and sweet potato the other night and she seemed to like that and there was no vomiting.

      She vomited 4 times this morning, white foamy clear stuff, but hadn't had anything to eat except out of her treat toy. She did have dog food and biscuit last night. I gave her some food this morning as she was giving me the hungry look and she threw up once but only a little and hasn't again.

      I haven't fasted her or anything yet, so will try the fasting, ice chips and bland food and see how she goes.

      Her hydration levels seem ok (skin snapped back) and she is happy and playing and alert, so thinking it is just her poor little tummy that is making her feel yucky.

      If she doesn't improve with her eating after this, off to the vet she goes.

      Thanks for the tips!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Yes, please have him checked by a vet. At times, ornage stools may be due to some sort of bile duct problem or the destruction of red blood cells in the body. Did you remove the tick right away or do you think it was on for more than 24 hours?

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      Roslyn Halperin 5 years ago

      my dog has orange poop and is not eating much and is lethargic.. also found a tick.. on him and removed it a month ago.. I think i should take him to a vet but my husband doesn't think so.. I wonder if he got pancreatitis late or it could be a tick disease or worms.. any ideas i guess a vet is necessary thanks rh

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      Chalise 5 years ago

      Earlier today we were headed home from McDonald's and I had taken my dog(fritzi-8month mini snouzer) and I had givin her a couple french fries. Now it is 3 in the morning and she is puking and has very watery poop the puke goes from the yellow fuzzy looking stuff to watery brownish stuff. I'm scared....is she going to get dehydrated? What should I do?

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      Anntony 5 years ago

      Thanks for your response! Taz is back to normal now. It's so nice to have someone out there that has your experience and answers everyone's questions so thoroughly.

      Taz is not quite brachycephalic, but he is a little odd looking. He has the big bug eyes, body shape, and underbite like a peke -- But has the white wavy hair, face with long snout, and personality (or DOGality)of a Bijon.

      The link was very interesting and I saved it for future reference. He relates to a few other things in that article.

      Thanks for what you do!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Anthony, that is a very interesting question! Since your dog is part pekingese which is a brachycephalic breed, over heating may cause problems. If Taz's nose is short and smashed in, this is what brachycephalic means. I would normally think it would not cause problems but due to the breed, I cannot see why a dog cannot over heat by laying too close to a heater and get sick from it, here is a link about brachycephalic dogs:

      http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_brachycephali...

      The only way to truly know is by taking the dog's rectal temperature, anything above norm is sign of hyperthermia, best wishes!

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      Anntony 5 years ago

      Hello,

      My dog taz (bijon and pekingese mix) sat next to our new heater all night (the type that looks like a fireplace) and today acted lethargic and then threw-up 2 piles of his dry dogfood. Can sitting to close to a heat source make a dog sick?

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      karen.uk 5 years ago

      thank u will take a look

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      kara 5 years ago

      Helpful information

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Since he is keeping down scrambled eggs it could be he may need a bland diet. Have you already tried a vet prescription diet such as Hill's I/D or some other sensitive stomach diet? You claim this happens after he eats, could it be he is eating too fast? Sounds like he is regurgitating rather than vomiting, here are two helpful articles:

      http://www.helium.com/items/1252298-dog-regurgitat...

      https://pethelpful.com/dogs/How-to-Stop-a-Dog-From...

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      karen.uk 5 years ago

      hi i have a 1 and half year old staffy and for the last 10 week he has been being sick on and off . i have tried all kind of foods and he still being sick? he keeps dry food down better but is still sick sometimes with that ? and when hes sick its a lot almost strait after eating . i give him scrambled egg when hes bad and he can keep that down. what can be wrong with him as he isn't like this every day ????? xx

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      As you may already know, eating leaves is a sign of nausea. Dogs tend to eat grass when they are nauseous and if no grass is available they may try to eat leaves or carpet. The fact he did not poop last night can be normal if he vomited (no food in the stomach, no bowel movements). Are you able to take his rectal temperature? Any chances you can pick-up an Elizabethan collar at Petsmart so to make him no longer lick or chew the area? I am concerned about him having an infection that is spreading and causing him to need antibiotics orally at this point. A vet visit is a must, in my opinion, my very best wishes.

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      Kris Kosola 5 years ago

      Our Golden Retriever was attacked by a pit bull on monday. We didnt' notice any wounds, and his behavior was fine. On friday my groomer noticed some blood in the crate and advised us to watch him as she could not find any wound. We then did a once over and realized that his whole left side, shoulder to under his ribs (down armpit area) was a huge bump. Still could not find a bite mark, so we decided it was a bad bruise.

      Sat evening, Jake was licking like mad, and we then saw the puss, more red in color, no white or yellow. We then squeezed it out as much as possible and washed it out. Used Peroxide and neosporin. Then put him in an old shirt to cover the wound. There are no vets or feed stores open this weekend to get fish-flex or fish-mox. :( Jake had a rough night, trying to lick and lick, then he threw up twice. He also makes this chomping noise and sometimes shivers his lower jaw. Today is sunday, and we cleaned the wound we can clearly see one puncture and scrap. Looks like the other dogs tooth pulled his skin away from his muscle and it filled with fluid. It is only weeping now, and we are keeping it clean. Our issue is he is constantly trying to eat leaves when we take him out to go potty, and he has not pooped since late yesterday which is rare.

      I am worried about him. He reluctantly ate his breakfast. We took a sheet and twisted it up to wrap around his neck acting like a barrier to keep him from licking. In place of a cone thing.

      What do I do about his nausea/tummy issue with the leave eating? and we are so broke, going to the vet is something we are trying not to do, even though his vet is awesome. I would like to just try fish flex first.

      So any thoughts?

      Thank you so much for any thoughts

      p.s. Yes I called animal control on that dog and they have an upcoming court date. Seems this is not a new issue for these people.

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      Roslyn Halperin 5 years ago

      HAppy New YEAr and thanks.. he seems more lethargic and his poop was brown but sort of green.. wondering if i should give him left over antibiotics from his dog attack.. I will see what hes like tomorrow.. he seems a bit lethargic but eats good. i am driving my husband crazy i was not this bad when i had kids .. they are now adult.. and my other dogs i fed anything and somehow they survivied i dont know how.. i gave them everything they were labs.. this is a poodle mix and more sensitive im sure. I dont think he is 100% i bought be well vitamins maybe that will help him. haven't gotten them yet. Thanks again for all your help..

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      You are welcome, hope he feels better soon! And of course, see your vet if something does not appear to be right, best wishes!

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      Roslyn Halperin 5 years ago

      thank you so much i am unemployed and we just had spent 140 at the vet as my dog was attacked by another dog.. he is fine.. the chicken was roasted in olive oil so maybe that made it okay i hope.. he seems to be okay.. the shampoo was about three weeks ago and i did rerinse him it was lavaggio.. and the manufacterer said it was okay but still i think i should have rinsed better..

      i used dawn before and i will go back to that.. and dilute it.. i am going to buy rice and skinless boneless chicken to day i think would that be okay to give him.. he didn't eat much yesterday i appreciate this so much.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      I would think by now he would be sick from the chicken skin, any way keep monitoring him, some over the counter flea shampoos (like Hartz) have a history of making dogs sick. If you used a product known for causing reactions, it may be worth it to further rinse him with diluted Dawn dish detergent and water. best wishes

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      Roslyn Halperin 5 years ago

      do you know how long it would take for him to get

      pancreatitis if hes going to get it.. he seems

      okay but didn't eat much today.. i didn't give him

      much.. never saw throw up so far

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      Roslyn Halperin 5 years ago

      thanks for your help.. i also wonder if the flea and tick shampoo made him sick i didn't rinse as well

      as i should.. he doesn't have the energy he used to i ordered be well vitamins for dogs.. hope they will

      help.. IT has been about 24 hours and he seems okay

      I hope he is not sick tomorrow.. have not seen his poop

      he is slower but seems okay so far.. thanks

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Lili as my article claims have your dog see a vet if your dog is acting sick, the home remedies listed here are only for mild upset tummies due to dietary indiscretions.

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      lili sosa 5 years ago

      my dog is acting very sick and i dont know what to do could you explain. He is not eating or drinking anything at all

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Rosyln, chicken skin is fat and can lead to pancreatitis, not much left to do now than monitor. Turkey is ok, only if in limited amounts and using white meat from the breast, but since he already ate the chicken skin I would not feed turkey until you are sure his tummy is fine, best wishes! you can read about turkey here:

      http://www.webvet.com/main/2008/11/25/thanksgiving...

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      Roslyn Halperin 5 years ago

      I shampooed my dog in a flea and tick shampoo and he was lethargic.. he got better. and tonight i gave him chicken skin.. now i found out that is bad for him.. i feel so bad for this dog. i hope he is not sick tomorrow.. any suggestions.. thanks for your help.. didn't know chicken skin is bad.. is turkey okay thanks

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      lady 5 years ago

      hi i have a cav king charles shes 7 she has been very lathargic lately for 5 days and she stoped eating and threw up i took her to the vet they told me her intestines were inflamed and they wanted to do surgery, 3000$ later they found nothing but gas i took her home today she wont eat on her own wont drink water very tired she also just came out of surgery yesterday so granted im sure shes in a bit of pain, they gave her pepcide and tramadol i also asked for a test for giardia it came out neg i dont know what it is, i dont know what to do she still is not herself and i know something is wrong

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      Scott 5 years ago

      I have a 4.8 LB long hair chihuahua. Since yesterday morning he has been vomiting/gagging and bringing up a thick white mucous. I took him to the vet and they are waiting for results on the "vomiting complete blood profile" The vet said to give him a 1/4 tablet of pepcid 10 mg and well had to settle for the drug stores own brand but is very very comparable. I gave 1 dosage last night hidden in a small piece of chicken so he would eat it. He started bring up more and more of the mucous and we are very worried and concerned being xmas and have no idea how long to get test results.

      Other than that he is still active and drinks his water. it was a sleepless night as he kept bringing up the mucous.

      Any ideas? He is still showing to be active and loves his walks still so that is a good sign and seems his stool is still looking normal.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Sarah, if your gut feeling is he is not doing well, very likely you are right. The symptoms you are seeing are worrisome especially since you are talking about a tiny dog as a teacup and there are several chocolate wrappers on the floor! Can you find somebody to take you there? look in your yellow pages or do a Google search for ''mobile vets'' in your area. Some come to your home. Please do not wait until he gets worse, he is small and things can get downhill fast, hoping the best, best wishes.

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      Sarah Jonna 5 years ago

      I have a four pound teacup yorkie with a englarged stomach from either getting into the trash or i found a whole bunch of reesus cup wrappers all over the floor. He is still very energetic and if i flash a toy his way he will respond immediately. His stomach is hard and he had a bowel movement about an hour ago. I am not sure if that is a good or bad thing. He is acting his normal self but also isn't in a way but it possibly be my paranoia after losing my dog a few years ago do to the expansion of dried apricots in his stomach which caused heart failure. His stomach was somewhat similar and that makes me nervous. I am only sixteen however and do not have a way to get him to a vet to seek any help and have contemplated walking there myself with him however it is not a short hike and i don't know of any local vets open right now near me. Do you have any other suggestions as to things i can to at home that might sooth his stomach. I am very greatful. Thank you so much. and your information is beyond helpful. You are doing a great thing for dog's and us dog lovers. Thank you. -Sarah

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Victoria, anytime any thing different is added to a dog's diet it may trigger an upset tummy. But my dogs seem to get one every now and then regardless. The fact he has lost his appetite is nature's way to take care of the upset tummy, his tummy may likely need some rest. A 12/24 hour fast will not hurt. If he is a young puppy or a toy/teacup breed, it may help to rub his gums with some pancake syrup if he stays without eating for a while. You can keep an eye on him, and report to your vet if it doesn't get better. If you notice any diarrhea, you can try a bland diet for a few days.

      Best wishes!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Pippa, since this is spreading from one puppy to another, I would be concerned about conditions such as coccidia, giardia or other intestinal parasites, please have a vet examine a stool sample for a proper diagnosis. If the home remedies are not working, there is likely some underlying cause that needs addressed. Best wishes.

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      Pippa 5 years ago

      hiya ive got 3 miniature yorkshire terriers my youngest who is 19 weeks old started with a upset tummy bout a week or so ago then my middle dog who is 12 month old started with it now my 15 month old dog has got it i tried fasting them n the chicken n rice but it really upset there tummy aswell ive just heard that cornflour mixed with water can help have u got anything else that may help please x

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      While bread and crackers will likely not hurt (as long as they do not contain dangerous ingredients such as onion, garlic, raisins) they do little for a tummy ache. Rice helps because it absorbs excess water in the intestinal tract likely allowing the stools to become firm.

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      kaitlin 5 years ago

      Is bread or crackers ok to give a dog in place of rice?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Ashley, you are very welcome, please remember that a bland diet may be helpful in many cases, however there are cases that need immediate vet attention. If your puppy is not acting right (lethargic, not eating, acting sick and depressed) the vet may need seen the same day.

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      Ashley 5 years ago

      This was very helpful! Thank you so much. My puppy is feeling tummy sick and I had no idea what to do to help him besides take him to the vet. But living in a place that has no emergency clinic or a vet not open on Sundays really makes it hard when that's when your puppy feels ill. Thank you so very very much!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Carla, please read my article for home remedies, however five bouts of diarrhea a day can be a lot for a little yorkie which can dehydrate quickly, I would have the vet run a fecal sample and perform a physical. best wishes!

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      Carla 5 years ago

      My one and a half year old, 5 pound Yorkie has had very loose to extremely soft bowel movements for 3 days. She does this about 5 times a day. She is eating a lot too. What can I do to help her bowel movements get back to normal?

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      Krystle 5 years ago

      Thank you so so much, my 55pound 1yr old dog has not been eating or drinking since 2 days but eating grass... finally we offered him ice cubes and he accepted them. And boiled rice alone and he ate that too :) so happy!! he is recovering from a dog bite with 8 stitches on his side... is on amoxicillin. Hope he will be fine again soon! thank you for your help :)

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      Bonniegal 5 years ago

      My Dane's first two years were bouts of vomiting & diahrrea, twice hospitalized. Allergy tests confirmed he was allergic to pork, beef, lamb, and rice. The last three years on a no grain duck/fish kibble, fish oil, yogurt & pro-biotics and we have had no problems. Firm stools which is unusual for a Dane. Giving him a bland diet of rice and beef made things worse.

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      vet 5 years ago

      thnx 4 nothing? i have comman scence. i need awnsers to help my dogs naschea. let them eat grass,or better yet hemp.send me buds for testing?

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      Matt 5 years ago

      I have a pit bull just under 3 years old. He has had the most gas I have ever seen and is licking the air and also attacking grass outside like a madman. Its gone on for hours and he threw up from the grass 3 times. Upset stomache? Try the rice? Hes going to the vet tuesday morning but not for this reason. I I will mention to the doc though. Thanks -matty

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      Alisha Ramsey 5 years ago

      Hi there, my dog has had diareaha for almost two days and he just threw up. Can he have pepto bismol or anything over the counter? Or should I just do as you say first?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Time for her to see the vet, it does sound a bit like kennel cough.

      https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Dog-kennel-cough--caus...

      To calm her down give her time, play with her, give her lots of treats for doing little things like sitting or giving you eye contact, invest in a clicker, and take her to classes, best wishes!

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      Stacy 5 years ago

      I have a 6month old Chihuahua her names Chloe I've had her for about 4months almost and she started this week gagging she gangs something up and looks like she's chewing it and swallows it back down her breath and body smells like a sick person all she wants to do is sleep and she's very nervous she's been that way since I've had her she even runs from me sometimes I was told her previous owner had her in a kennel and never let her out how do I fix the gagging and how do I get her calm and be able to trust me

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      iKrazy 5 years ago

      Thanks for your helpful information. My puppy is now 3 months and around 8 lbs, & he had been vomit twice in two week. The first time he vomited out the chicken meat, which we usually feed him. Then this time he vomit out the yellow liquid (I guess it's the bile, which i just read from your article). I don't know what to do obviously because it was my first time dog owner. But i guess the best is to feed them the boil rice. So my question is that should I feed him right after he vomit or i should wait? Please help me. Thanks so much

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      BbONA If it happens in the night it may be due to an empty stomach,try to see if giving a bedtime snack and one in the middle of the night or early morning gives relief.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Rice is one of the blandest foods out there, but dogs can be allergic to almost everything. Please consult with your vet for the most proper diet.

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      bBonaNJ@aol.com 5 years ago

      My pup of five years and weighs in at 20 lb thows up yellow sour smelling bile. Tonight he was sick four times.Then he barks and begs for food.I made boiled rice and gave half a cup and ice chips to him. the vet last time we had this problen charged us $680.00 can not keep paying this. Can you help me please. Thank for the advise and thanks for helping us to help the dogs

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      brittany 5 years ago

      Very helpful article. Thank you very much for the info. I was wondering if there could be a bland item I could use in place of the rice? My dog is allergic and while I know its the best thing for him in this condition, I worry about upsetting his skin and causing him to itch. Thanks!

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      brooklin 5 years ago

      Me and my boyfriend just got a 6week old boxer pup he went to the vet yesterday to get his parvo vaccine and he also got wormed. When we first got him the lady already had him on adult food n the vet recommended this puppy chow. However after he ate the puppy chow he started getting diarrhea REALLY bad and then started vomiting.

      I put some gatorade n his water so he won't get iudehydrated bcuz it is hot outside n we take him outside to potty. I'm going to fast him tonight since I'm at work n so is my boyfriend. I'm goin to get some rice n meat for him n also some cottage cheese. But my question is can the worm med or parvo vaccine cause this too

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      Lucy 5 years ago

      I will try the remedy my chihuahua is experiencing some gurgling sounds in his belly though he is not eating sometimes he plays around the house and outside but he will vomit especially in the morning and night it has only been twice that he has had diarrhea one of them was really bad i am guessing that he is letting what ever he has pass through his body

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      m00nstar 5 years ago

      thanku will try it

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      You can ask your vet about trying adding some plain canned pumpkin (not the pie version with spices in it)to her food every day and see if anything changes in better. Best wishes.

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      m00nstar 5 years ago

      I wonder if you can help me.

      I have a bichon 11 years old who as kidney disease and a heart murmur she takes frusemade, forektor amlopidine tabs, she is also on a kd diet which she as lost a lot of weight on.

      Shes always hungry and crys for food. after every meal she has loose stools unless i give her Canikur paste forget pate, stools loose. vet give her antibiotics twice, didnt work says she may have to live with it. Have tried rice , chicken etc doesn't work. any suggestions?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Happy your precious pit-baby is feeling better!

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      Mellomermaid 5 years ago

      I was sooo worried about my sweet 4 legged baby (1 yr old pit) Lucy, when I came home to diarrhea all in front of the door she usually waits at to go potty and in her bed :(. She threw up the night b4 and once after I got home and continued having diarrhea all night, going out almost every hour, poor thing. It was still going on the next morning so I took matters to the Internet....lol. Extremely happy I found your page! I had been trying to feed her a little, and after fasting her for 12 hrs she stopped going to the bathroom, then giving the rice w a little bit of her reg food for dinner she slept happily snoring thru the night and in the morning has a formed stool! Yay! Thank you!!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Angelbunny, it may be beneficial, this vet gives dosage instructions:http://www.petcarenaturally.com/articles/diarrhea....

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      angelbunny 5 years ago

      @vegas5897,yes I do have the same problem.my 5 year old pomerainion is very picky when she eats as well,I have to be there with her.or she won't eat sometimes.I don't know what the problem is ,maybe there stomachs are different then larger breeds?

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      angelbunny 5 years ago

      Thanks , this is very helpful.Can I give my dog a small serving of live acidophilus probiotics?

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      vegas5897 5 years ago

      I have a 5yr old Yorkie. She is very attached to me. Sometimes I have to be in the same room with her or she wont eat her food. So sometimes she does get upset tummy b/c she did not eat and throws up that yellow frothy stuff. Lately, she has been acting weird. Not all the time but every other day or so, she acts like she is uncomfortable and cant find a position or spot to lay and constantly moves around from chair to floor and she shakes and sometimes yelps or crys. I do not believe she hurt herself. When this is going on she will not eat (even with offered lunch meat or her fav canned dog food Before Grain). Then when the situation is over and she is ok she will come to me and not be shaking and happy and normal again. Sometimes I wonder if its because she ate food and has digestion problems or gas. Sometimes during her episodes when I pick her up she and hold her just right she lets out a very large burp. This seems to help relieve her. I have call in to vet to get an appt. She is still going to the bathroom fine. Anyone else experience this with their dogs?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      If your poodle has vomited a lot, it could be he simply has not enough food in its bowels to produce a bowel movement. However, lack of bowel movements and vomiting are also a sign of intestinal obstruction, keep an eye on him and if he seems to be worsening or not getting better, have him seen immediately.

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      joan 5 years ago

      Hi my toy poodle was vomitting for about a day. Yesterday followed the bland diet without ypgurt n no.vomitting. pedialyte has helped. He is playful n barking, but has not pooped. He now has hiccups too. Xray was good except vet said i its a fabric it would not show up. Is it normal for no bowel movements? He never had diarrhea. Poop was always firmed n last one was yesterday am. Very little. Thanks.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Cristina, my article said to fast 12-24 hours not two days, that would be too much! A little bit of yogurt should not hurt. it should be the plain type though preferably with the good stuff in it..best wishes!

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      Cristina 5 years ago

      My 1 year old samoyed went to the vet 1 month ago for HGE because he was vomitting blood and runny stool with mostly blood in it. He was treated overnight at the vet and went home with famotidine and metronidazole and precribed a bland diet. This happened 1 month ago and was fine.

      I am afraid his past symptoms are returning because yesterday his stool was very runny and today it looked solid and normal with some grass in it. He wants to eat grass a lot because of the upset tummy and did eat grass and shortly after he threw up the grass.

      He has not eaten anything yet and his stomach is making really loud gurgling noises. I know you said dogs should fast for 1 or 2 days but can I give him maybe some plain yogurt to help his tummy? he doesn't have diarrhea for now and only is vomits when he eats grass. He doesn't have intrest in food right now.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      If your puppy was prescribed Albon, very likely he is suffering from coccidia which also causes bloody stools. If you cannot entice him to eat you can try feeding some meat based baby food but with no chicken or onion amongst the ingredients. Rub some pancake syrup on his gums to give him a burst of energy and keep his blood glucose levels high since toy breeds are prone to hypoglycemia. Have him seen again if he does not eat or get better, best wishes!

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      Christina 5 years ago

      I am puppy sitting for my sister right now and he puppy has a really upset stomach, i can hear it popping and hissing. He also has diarrhea that has some blood in it. He hasn't eaten all night so he has already done the fast, but he also has no interest in his food. He was just to the vet before I got him and he has some kind of worm and he is on a med that is either called Albon Suspension or PET Boston Round, those are the two names on the medication bottle that i can see. Do you have any advice. He is a toy maltipoo and only weighs about 4.5 lbs. I gave him a sliver of a pepto tablet to see if that would calm his stomach down.

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      tommy 5 years ago

      thanks for easying my mind

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      The recipe I give in the article above is what most vets recommend for upset tummies. The rice is the most important factor to treat diarrhea and the meat is added just to convince the dog to eat. Since you already gave imodium, and the pepto and she has had not any diarrhea there are some chances though that the rice and chicken may cause the opposite problem-constipation- at this point.

      You should stick with a good diet instead of switching brands over and over. You can also feed a home made diet and there are a variety of books and websites offering a plethora of advice on how to feed this. I will not go into details as I would have to write a book on this topic there is so much to say.. You can also purchase a de-wormer over the counter that works against a variety of parasites, one of the best and safest is safeguard, read the label carefully before using and determine the correct dosage..best wishes!

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      Julie 5 years ago

      Hi, I just had an awful day after my Lab/Border Collie mix woke me at 4:30 am after having diahrea with mucous, on the floor in several places in my bedroom. I had to spend the day cleaning the carpet, naturally she couldn't have done it on the hard floor. Then, she had almost watery bloody diarhea. I was so afraid, I am out of work, and have no money for a vet right now. But the vet said she could have had a parasite from eating dirt, which she does all the time, even though I try to watch her and not let her, or it could be from diet change, which she has had, since I have been buying whatever dog food is on sale or I have a coupon for. I did get some inexpensive Imodium, gave it to her, along with a Pepto Bismal tablet. She seems much better, and has not done anything but pee since early today. Is it okay to just give her cooked hamburger or chicken, veggies and potatoes, and maybe rice and oatmeal? I think it would be better than dog food. Please advise. Thanks.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Sorry to hear that.. Parvo is a very deadly disease and countless pups die from it each year..I am surprised that your vet vaccinated if your dog was already acting sickly..of course, that did not help..sorry for your loss.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Chris, I like happy endings, best wishes to both of you!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago from USA

      Gaby, I am wondering if you may be dealing with a case of coughing rather than vomiting, are there stomach contractions? does it happen right after drinking? does it sound like there is something stuck in his throat and then he brings up the fluid? I do not think a cat would cause that, generally cats do not transmit much to dogs other than parasites..

      see my hub about kennel cough and watch the video and see if your dog does the same

      https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Dog-kennel-cough--caus...

      get back to me with answers..

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      Chris 5 years ago

      hahha thanks a lot Alexadry. Rumble is back to normal. This dude is ever playful...today he had fun eating and shredding up my toilet roll while i took my nap...he got me real upset and he knows it. Now he's lying on the bed looking sad after i yelled at him for ten minutes. He is amazingly smart and naughty at the same time..he just makes my day =)

      Thanks again for your advises. You have a gr8 thing goin here. Very informative. I'm sure u have done many people a lot of good by all your content. Wish u well, Alexadry. I'll drop by from time to time =)

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      gaby 6 years ago

      my american pitbull puppy gt his parvo n rabbies shots on the 24 n started vomiting a clear fluid gagging and stuff on the 25 i call the eme for animals n they said that the reactions to the shots are within 12 hours so she said it mite be something else nt the shots…… so i taught it mite be some cats that be crawling to his house n eating his food that made him sick???? i need help anybody know how i can make my puppy better p.s my pup dose nt have diharea

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      Dear Chris,

      That is very nice of you to skip school to keep an eye on your canine friend! It sounds like he has had so much vomiting and diarrhea going on that there was simply nothing left in his tummy to form a stool. By now though he should have went. I have a hub with remedies for dog constipation if you want to try any..canned plain pumpkin without spices may help.. a good long walk also stimulates the bowels.. it is good he is still doing well, but he may need perhaps a stool softener prescribed by your vet if he starts acting lethargic..best wishes and fingers crossed he will go soon!

      https://pethelpful.com/dogs/What-to-do-if-your-dog...

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      Chris 6 years ago

      Hi there Alexadry. Magnificient blog u have here. Sorry to take your time.

      i'f been having some problems with my 7 month Toy Poodle named Rumble. The problem started when i gave him a deworm tablet (that was intended for a 10 kg dog). Rumble is only 2.8kgs. He refused to eat em as usual. i mixed half of em into his food. But he instead refused to eat much of his food(boiled chicken, wet food and a little dry kibble). frustrated me, decided to put another quarter of the deworm down his throat forcefully. After successfully doing that, i went on to clean his bowl, i cleaned it carefully and to my surprise found out that the other half of the deworm has also been eaten by rumble.

      Rumble started having terrible diarrhea 13 hours after and for a short period he also drooled (sliver coming out profusely from the mouth) Also to note that regardless of this, Rumble has been his true self, without showing any signs of fatigue or lethargie. He took a poop almost once every 2- 3 hours for the next 18 hrs. Every time he did it, the stool was dark brown waterish, some sessions had a little spots of blood in em. He even pooped some mustard-ish colored poop once. All of his poop (all ten times in 18 hrs) were in small quantity.

      After goin to the vet, he priscribed antibiotics, and some enzime + vitamins for Rumble. Now, Rumble's diarrhea has stopped, but i'm in for the opposite problem. Rumble hasn't pooped for 66 hours now. I'm worried and haven't gone to college today. Rumble's attitude and energy has been perfectly fine. eating habits perfectly fine. Drinking good amount of water. Since the going to the vet, he has been eating boiled chicken, some small cubes of carrot and a very little mashed potatoes. He also runs around the house a lot as usual. He runs easily 300-500 meters a day and plays hide and seek with my family, and many other games. Nothing is abnormal, except the part when he doesn't poop. His stomach is a tiny bit big (a result of 5 meals in 3 days without pooping).

      Should i be worried? Or should i do something with the diet? Or should i just wait?

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      Desiree 6 years ago

      Thank you so much!It helped so much!I told my mom to give it Gatorade she said no!I proved her wrong!!!THX

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      Cookie 6 years ago

      It's 4:00 a.m. in the morning, and I needed helped. Yhanks for the home remedies for her up set stomach. I will stop the food in take for the time you mention. Then start the bland diet

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      Tina, you can try the bland diet for a few days to see if it settles..I also recommend fecal tests run on all newly acquired dogs to rule certain parasites out..best wishes!

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      tina 6 years ago

      hi i have just acquired a 3 year old springer spaniel, he is soppy and adorable, but his poor tum gurgles constantly, really really loudly !!, he eats well, although gulps his water, is regularly wormed etc, and is a very happy chappie, not unwell at all, but why the serioulsy loud constant gurgling??..is there anything i can feed him to quieten it?..his previous owner said it has always done it, but it is awful !!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      For motion sickness see my hub;

      https://hubpages.com/animals/Dog-car-sickness

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      chuck 6 years ago

      what should i do for a dog that gets motion sickness?

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      kipperguffy 6 years ago

      hello there. What a fantastic article. Full of useful information. Our shih tzu became extremely lethargic yesterday - unable to walk more than a few paces and not eating or drinking, he wasn't vomitting and his poo was normal, but his stomach was extremely noisy. The vet gave him a couple of shots and sent us home with zitac, but it is now nearly 24 hours later and he doesn't seem any better. do you think I am expecting too much too soon. I am off to boil some rice as per your advice to see if I can tempt him.

      kind regards and thanks for all the time you spend giving people worthwhile advice.

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      Stephanie 6 years ago

      I was trying to find a good, natural book for taking care of dogs...I came acrossed Dr. Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. Would you recommend this book? Is there a better book out there that offers some of the advice you are giving...a comprehensive book on how to take care of our pets while healthy and ill? Thank you.

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      dawnie 6 years ago

      I have an 18 month old Rotty/Bull Mastiff mix. I stopped feeding him two meals a day about a week ago. Now, just once in the am. He's been vomiting 7 hrs. after he eats and eats grass to induce vomiting. His stool is firm. I usually just feed him dry dog food and water. He does gulp it down. Adding other foods like chicken, fried eggs, mac & cheese does not agree with him. When there is a lot of commotion (people walking by or other dogs on the property), I notice he gets diarrhea (I guess from nerves). He gets very excited.

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      Kipper's Dad 6 years ago

      I'm happy to report that he's doing better. It took about 48 hours for the rice to kick in. Still doing some tests at the vet to rule out any parasites and worms.

      Will be changing his food to a better quality one. Now mixing rice and his new food. It's loose-ish on accasion but not the way it was.

      Waiting for results from the vet.

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      Kipper's Dad 6 years ago

      Thank you very much for taking the time, alexadry. I'll see how things work out, and I'll post an update. Probably gave him a bit too much chicken for the first meal - but he'll eat anything rice-like I put in the bowl now...

      It's an amazingly attentative and smart pup. Would hate to screw it up - oth, running to the vet like a nervous ninny is not very appealing either.

      Again, thank you.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      You should use the bland diet of rice and chicken until the stools are better formed and solid for a whole day. There should be more rice than chicken to work well, the rice is what really helps, whereas the chicken is just there to appeal more.

      Many times, walking causes pups and dogs to poop more, so try to limit walking for a few days (just keep it brief).The presence of mucous indicates there is irritation in his gastro- intestinal system.

      Of course, I cannot say what is causing this and if he should see the vet as of yet, but being goofy and having a good appetite are generally good signs.

      Upon the stools looking better make sure to gradually introduce the normal diet over 2-3 days. Don't do it too fast or your pup may go back to having diarrhea.

      Best wishes!

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      Kipper's Dad 6 years ago

      I realize that you can't offer medical advice. I do plan to see the vet if things don't start improving by tomorrow afternoon.

      Puppy 11 weeks - Golden Retriever. Very loose stool (not watery every time) for three days. Fasted for 12-14 hours and started on plain rize and a little bit of boiled chicken breast today. First stool was better formed but still very loose - subsequent (3) "poops" left-overs were mucousy. This on the same walk.

      He doesn't go more than normal. He's acting his normal goofy self and drinks water as normal. My wife says not to panic and to just wait it out as he's not acting sick. How long should I try the rize and chicken? He has had all his shots and one deworming left to do in a week and a half.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      You can try mashed potatoes with no milk but water added instead, plain bread or plain boiled skinless and boneless chicken. But it seems that rice works the best. Don't forget to fast first or the stomach may not be ready yet to get food. Best wishes!

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      Shelly 6 years ago

      I don't have any rice. Anything else that might help? Green beans?

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      Sheena 6 years ago

      I didn't know Gatorade was appropriate for dogs! Very helpful!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      Does this happen right after she eats? You need to first determine if your dog is vomiting or actually regurgitating. This may help you:

      http://www.helium.com/items/1252298-dog-regurgitat...

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      Theresa Lefler 6 years ago

      i had a stray dog adopt us. I immediately took her to the vet and had her scanned for a microchip. She did have one but the information was two years out of date and the lady that did own her moved to Detroit almost two years ago which is about three and a half hours from where I live. She had an injury to her paw and a problem with her eyes which the vet prescribed meds for and have since cleared up. She was weighted and found to be 15 lbs underweight. She has been eating fairly well for the past 3 or 4 days now. Today she had thrown up 3 times today and and its always right after she eats. Any suggestions???

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      Megan 6 years ago

      Hi, thanks for all the information it has been very helpful! My dog has been throwing up for the past three morning before eating. It is a good amount of greenish/yellowish foamy liquid (bile im assuming?) He had diarhea this morning as well. He would not eat his first meal until a few hours after he vomited. He would then eat dinner fairly normally (not long after I put it down) Typically however, he eats the entire bowl as soon as it's on the ground. I took him to the vet today and he said his liver and intestines seem swollen/sore. He whined when the vet squeezed his stomach. The vet thinks he ate something he shouldn't have and that with a fast for 48 hours, ice chips and pepto bismol it should pass. Other than the vomiting he seems okay. His stool just now was softer but not diarhea. I am extremely nervous and concerned for him. The vet said whatever it was did not seem very big because he could not palpate it. Is there anything else I can do besides wait around?? Could it be something more serious than just eating a few tissues?? (which is the only thing I can think of since when I am not home he is in his crate)

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      You are better off offering ice cubes or frozen gatorade or pedialyte to lick off if you are concerned of her getting dehydrated. Gulping down water will cause more vomiting. Yes, have her seen if her behavior concerns you, a dog vomiting all day should be seen,... Best wishes!

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      Alice 6 years ago

      I am worried about my lab mix. All day she has been vomiting. Noticed her appatite not good last nite. Got up this morning saw vomit. All day i gave her NO food but she was drinking water but every time she drink it she vomit. So I will take your advice thanks, Fingers crossed she get better. Im thinking i bring her to the vet if she still the same tomorrow. She has no energy also. Not her self. Shes 4 yrs. This never happen before

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      No problem.. I am always happy to answer questions and help as much as I can (when time permits) I need to know if she vomits bile after staying on an empty stomach for some time, like in the night or mid day and if you only feed one meal a day... thank you

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      lyndsey 6 years ago

      hello sorry to bother you i know lots of people have asked lots of questions, i have a five year old shihtzu who seems to vommit a yellow foamy bile every couple of weeks,, the last two days she has also had an upset stomach with it to but she is still playing and wanting to go for walks so i haven't yet took her the vets,, i was told by somone it is ok to give dogs pepto bismal for vommiting is this right,, thanks for your help,xxx

      ps forgot to mention my dog is on james well belloved sensitive food,

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      Kelli 6 years ago

      Our miniature daschund Holly, back in March, got really sick, throwing up, diarrhea, pain in her abdomen! She would not hurt a flea, but she would nip at us when she would have these sharp pains in her tummy. Long story short, the vet put her on 5 meds. for GI tract. She got better, however, not about once a month, the same thing happens!!!! She doesn't get as sick, probably b/c immediately give her plain yogurt and rice. But we'll notice her behavior is different as soon as she experiences these pains! She is the most sweetest, most playful little dog, but when this happens, she will be up all night, will not lay down due to pain. She cannot get comfortable. It's just strange b/c she gets better, then it happens again. Thank you so much for your time!!

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      Steve 6 years ago

      To add on to above, she is acting completely normal other that the loose stool, she's playing tug of war with her brother, wants to chase a ball 24 hours a day, nothing is off with her personality.

      Steve

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      Steve 6 years ago

      Thank you for all the responses on here, I've taken the advice listed above and am trying it now. I have a 2 and half year old Heeler/Basenji mix. About a week ago I changed her food so that her and our other puppy could try to get on the same food. Immediately after switching the food, she came down with loose stool, and over the past week, has gotten sick twice. I changed her food back to her old food, and her stomach didn't come back to normal. Now she has fasted for 24 hours and I have her on Boiled chicken and rice. This morning was her first meal on this. She still had loose stool this morning, which I figured it would not be instantaneous, but the stool had some blood in it this morning, which caused some concern. Does the blood = serious concern, or is that something that dogs go through when they have diarrhea? Thanks for any guidance.

      Steve

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      Amy 6 years ago

      Hi there,

      I've been having stomach probs with my Shepherd since he was a pup...diarhea off and on. I've changed his food to no grain holistic - Orijen - and for the first couple months his bowel movements were perfect. but now for the last 2 months he's had wet stool. He's been to the vet and his stool's been checked...nothing in there. The vet thinks he may have colitis. What kind of natural remedie can i use to help him out? everything else is ok with him, his only "symptom" of something wrong is the diarhea. He had Metronidazole for a week but it didn't really help this time. Any advice would be helpful...Thanks! ~Amy (oh, he's an almost 1.5yr old Shiloh Shepherd and is approx. 75lbs - 2 of his brothers have been put on the raw food diet to help their bowel probs and it's worked for them but I'm still resisting trying it..)

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      Ree 6 years ago

      Hi my labradoodle girl Chili started vomitted 2 days ago, about 3-4 times in total, but not consistently. The first time she threw up i thought she ate too fast and too much. She is acting the same, stool is normal, being playful, not dyhydrated, still interested in treats. i let her skip 1 meal since the 1st time she vomitted, and it turned out ok for her. however, she doesn't wanna take her dry food this morning after woke up and trying to ask me for a cookie treat. I didn't give it to her, and after awhile, she decided to eat her dry food. but she vomitted in 5 mins after she finished it. i found some undigested beans from the stuff she threw up, which i never fed her. I wonder if she had them by accident when i took her out to play. my vet is booked and i wont be able to go until the day after tomorrow, should i fast her for tonight or tomorrow all day? she's 1 year old and around 60lbs. Thanks!

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      Mia 6 years ago

      I am so sad when my 4 legged babies are not feeling good! this was very helpful. I think besides the "medical attention" it is also so important to just hold your sweet pups and comfort them just like you would want to be comforted without much noise or commotion. i have a hyper Boston, I know he is REALLY sick when he just wants me to hold him.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      It sounded like your dog was doing much better but then had a relapse? Please read the hub thoroughly, the remedies are not meant to cure all dogs. ''The natural home remedy of a bland diet may be therefore helpful in many cases, however there are those cases that need immediate vet attention. Usually, your dog's behavior will give you hints on what to do. Chances, are if your dog is not acting right the vet may need seen the same day.''

      If the bland diet is not helping there may be an underlying issue that needs taken care of, ie parasites, parvo, intestinal obstruction, gastro-enteritis and so forth. Please have your dog seen by a vet!

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      OMG 6 years ago

      Oh no!I did everything it said to do but my dog is still vomiting!He won't eat either!What do I do?! :(

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      Brittney, sometimes puppies and dogs develop ''partial obstructions'' these are obstructions where the blockage is not that severe to cause significant symptoms nor that moderate to make a dog feel well 100%. I would have your puppy seen by the vet and possibly x-rayed just to be on the safe side (if you did not do this already). You never know what could be in the tummy of a puppy who likes to ingest foreign objects. Other thoughts, has your pup been dewormed? Ask your vet if you can continue to feed the special diet for a few extra days since he seems to be having a hard time readjusting to his former food. Best wishes!

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      OMG 6 years ago

      Thank you soooooo much my dog is so much better

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      Brittney 6 years ago

      not sure if you still get on this but..my puppy did eat a foreign object about 2 weeks ago but he ended up throwing it back up. I still took him to the vet and they gave me some special diet food to feed him for about 3-4 days and then start adding his regular food. I tried to add the regular food too quickly I think and he threw it back up. So I stuck with the diet and then slowly began to add regular food. He has had his regular food in there now, majority, for ..about 3-4 days; and he has kept it down. His stool looks fine and solid. everything is getting back to normal. Tonight I fed him but i fed him all just his regular food and about 2 hours later he threw it up. Do you think he just may still have some pain in his stomach from what he ate (an extension cord) or something else?

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      Jalisa 6 years ago

      I have been searching all day for a remedy for my 1 year old basset hound Joben, he has all the symptoms and i hope this works. he's been sick for 3 days and this is the only article with helpful information

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      Ingrid 6 years ago

      You are such a sweet girl to take your time out to do this! Praying right now that the turkey breast and rice stays down in my little toy poodle Penny Lane. She is my lil Angel and has been with me for 9 years. She is not one to get into things to often but took a day trip for mothers day (have a 2 yr old) and came back to find her seeming ok but then woke up to her vomiting then thought maybe she had acid stomach and needed food at 3am or so because often when my other poodle Mac who had parvo as a pup has acid stomach quite often an throws up stomach acid if he is too hungry. I believe because the parvo was so severe he has has some intestinal/ stomach issues. After feeding her the diareah came.. I was up with the poor lil girl all night as she threw up a lot and still has diareah. Pedialite, pepto bismol and now trying a little bit of food she goobled and it has been a half an hour with no incident.. she did have slight watery blood spots with her diareah I beleive is from her irritated bowls. Vaccinations are in tact. Any advice for a mommy? On both of my pups? P.s. House is really clean so I doubt she got into anything.. Thankyou Ingrid, Penny & Mac

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      If your dog is licking everything and eating leaves very likely she is nauseous. It is too early to feed her at this point. You need to fast her first and then feed the rice when her stomach is settled. This is why a 12-24 hour fast is recommended before giving any food. Eating leaves and grass is a way dogs try to find relief from upset tummies, since they cause vomiting. I would consult with a vet if she is not acting her normal self.

      This hub may be helpful:https://pethelpful.com/dogs/-Why-Dogs-Sometimes-Li...

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      jj 6 years ago

      omg my dog won't stop licking everything and eating leaves

      WHAT DO I DO

      we tired rice she THREW UP UGHHH

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 6 years ago from USA

      Hope your dog is better by now, I am sorry I was not able to get to this in timely matter. I always suggest to have a dog seen if he has an upset stomach and is acting lethargic, laying around, not eating or having bloody diarrhea, or appears dehydrated. If he seems like he is not acting like his normal self( playful, alert) then a prompt vet visit is recommended.

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      Mohca 6 years ago

      Yeah my dog has been sick the past day and a half everytime we feed him the blend rice and chicken he still does diarrha I made him fast for 12H becauses he only about 5M idk am kinda scared first time pet owner should I take him to the vet this keeps going on?

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      BoxerLuver 6 years ago

      This helped out a lot! I have 4 boxers name Sheeba, Dakota, Apollo, and Voodoo. Apollo is the one that has the biggest problems. First thing in the morning he goes out side eats some grass and throws up. This happens at least 4 out of 7 days a week. I gave him a rawhide chew today and i think he swallowed it whole and hes been acting like hes hurt. Thanks

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      JC 7 years ago

      Great article....woke up this am with evidence my red bone coon hound had been sick during the night. She is still not able to keep things down. I am going to try the fast...and just sent my hubby to get the yogurt and pediylite.

      Again...thanks for the tips and if she is not better we will be off to the vet. :)

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 7 years ago from USA

      Jesse I think your dog should be seem by a vet, with all these symptoms showing up all at once, there may be something systemic going on and only a vet can tell.

      Judy, a dog that is sick to its stomach normally would not want to eat anything and if she is vomiting after eating it means that her stomach is not ready to take food. Giver her tummy a rest as suggested in my article above and then try to offer a bland diet.

      However, have her seen if she becomes lethargic, does not improve or gets worse. There may be an obstruction going on or something else needing prompt vet attention. Do not delay treatment if you feel something is not right.

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      judy 7 years ago

      hey ..hi mydog dont want to eat nothing .... n when she tries she vomits ...wat can i get her to feel better

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      Jesse 7 years ago

      My pup has been licking his lips frequently...and also has these little light colored pieces of skin on his nose and around his mouth (almost like chapped lips). He has just moved from Colorado to Minnesota...could this be it? Also, he sneezed and a little bit of blood came out...like bloody snot... he is up to date on all of his vaccines and is only three...any tips?

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      nancy 7 years ago

      thank u very helpful.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 7 years ago from USA

      Steve, is he coughing up fluids more than vomiting? Sometimes coughing up mucous is confused with vomiting. Coughing up is more as a gagging, retching sound and the fluid comes right up. Vomiting on the other hand creates forceful stomach contractions. Does he do this right after drinking? It could be he is drinking too much too fast. I would give ice chips for now. Is he up to date on his boredetella shot?

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 7 years ago from USA

      Alisha, I replied your e-mail, sorry it took long but I am overseas right now, and our times are different. Hope the best for this puppy. I deleted your comment to protect your privacy since you posted your e-mail.

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      Gift Experts 7 years ago

      Thanks! I hope this will help are beagle mix. She always has stomach problems

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      Patnet 7 years ago from San Diego Area

      Thanks for the tips and reminders. My dog started out going to a holistic vet which I'm thankful for. She had a "holistic" vet which was great for her. He never gave her any shots that weren't required by law. When he did give her shots he'd give her a liquid herbal mixture to help her system deal with the shot. I think all vets should be holistic vets but I'm prejudiced.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 7 years ago from USA

      I would really ask your vet about this. It could be the medications are causing her problems. I thought she had nausea and vomiting but now that I read this last comment it looks like she is just retching and gagging without producing anything. In particular if your dog is a deep chested large breed this can be a sign of bloat which is a medical emergency. You can read more about this here:http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1571&a...

      Do not want to concern you, but a call to the vet would be the best since he/she has been treating her and knows best. Hope all clears up soon..

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      shanti smith 7 years ago

      Thanks for replying back so quickly. Yes, I forgot to mention the vet did a blood test and X-ray. The test was ok

      They cause of the abdominal pain is still not known except that she was dehydrated and put her on IV for the nite in the hospital. They gave her Metoclopramide CRI, Metronidazole 250mg PO BID and Buprenex for the nite it seemed to settle her and gave her some food in the morning.

      She looked fine and we took her home yesterday and we were asked to continue giving her the antibiotic and pepcid. It was only after I gave her the tablets and drinks that she started to have this vomitting spasm. It is more like she was burbing to release gas there is nothing coming out only gas.

      Do you think I should start fasting her and just giving her only water for now. I am suppose to give her the tablets twice daily - every 12 hours.

      I have given her the ice cube she enjoys licking it and

      have given her little bit of boiled rice with a bit of yogurt will see if this settle her tummy.

      Thanks

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 7 years ago from USA

      The stools forming well are a good sign, but perhaps her stomach is yet not ready to accept food. It could be she gulps it down too fast or it just too much for her now. As you can read from my article above, water can also further upset an already irritated stomach.

      Did she fast already? It may help to give her tummy a bit of rest and instead of offering water, some ice cubes she will lick may help her stay hydrated while not irritating her stomach as water. Keep an eye on her hydration levels at all times as described above.

      Perhaps you can try an alternative to the boiled rice and chicken. A little bit of meat based baby food (with no onion or garlic in it) given every now and then, may be more subtle on her stomach. The key is giving it very sloowly so she will not gulp it down or eat too much at once.

      Did they do an x-ray to rule out an obstruction? Did they come to a diagnosis? Please consult with your vet if she does not seem to be getting better as this may be sign there is something more going on. Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

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      shanti smith 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for the tip. My dog has been to the Vet she is on Metronidazole and Pepcid. Her diarrhea has stopped and her stools are better formed but when fed bland food and water she feels like vommitting after an hour or so she will calm down. There are lots of gas in her tummy. The Vet haven't given anything for it do you any idea as to what to do.

      Thanks

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 7 years ago from USA

      Hope it works, best wishes!

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      Paula 7 years ago

      Thank you! I will try this with my doggie who has an upset tummy. :-( Hope it helps her. Thanks again!

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      Kelly 7 years ago

      Thank you so much for sharing this information. I can hear my dogs stomach gurgling (the poor thing). I just want him to feel better.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 7 years ago from USA

      Happy your boy is doing better, best wishes!

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      Jenn 7 years ago

      Thanks for all the wonderful information. My Border Collie was a happy boy after his TLC and treatment.

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      jenn 7 years ago

      very helpful! thanks for posting this.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 8 years ago from USA

      glad to hear that! best wishes!

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      valerie 8 years ago

      great site found this useful as my toy poodle has a upset tummy

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      Bailey 8 years ago

      This article really helped a lot with my 'upset' boxer. Thank you =]

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      Lynda Matthews 8 years ago

      Thank you so much. You confirmed everything the vet said. Made me feel better knowing what was going on. Thank you.

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 8 years ago from USA

      I am happy you found it useful!

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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      This article is full of helpful information and will come in handy for me thats for sure. We have a blue heeler with bad breath something shocking. And son two shu zitsu's.

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