My Dog Has An Upset Stomach!
Ashford Manor Labradoodles tries to help equip our puppy families with all kinds of things they may encounter. At some time or another in your dogs life they will have an upset stomach and vomit; just like this happens in humans, it also happens in dogs. Unfortunately, many dogs will lick up their vomit and you will not know they did if you are not home or being attentive. But there are other tall tale signs that your dog is sick.
Following is a great article on why dogs vomit, what to do about it, and when to call your vet! If nothing else, mark this page and come back to it when you need it. By being aware of things to look for will help you be more prepared. Vomiting can be a sign of many different things, do not let this article be your only source … but it is thorough. This article was written by Mia Carter and found on www.suite101.com.
How Do I Treat Dog Vomiting?
Tips and Home Remedies for Dogs With an Upset Stomach
- Eating a new, unfamiliar food
- Eating too much “people food”
- Stomach virus
- Stress or anxiety
- Excess stomach acids and bile
- GDV or “bloat”
- Eating a non-food item or foreign object
- Ingesting a chemical or toxin
- Food sensitivities
- Stomach problems like a stomach ulcer or gastritis
- Why is My Pet Vomiting Blood?
- Why Isn’t My Dog Eating?
- Treating a Dog’s Diarrhea at Home
- Vomiting blood
- Projectile vomiting
- Vomiting for more than 24 hours
- Dog not improving after 24 hours
- Bloated appearance
- Pale gums in dog
Home Remedies for Dog Vomiting and Upset Stomach
- Remove access to the dog’s food for 12-24 hours; this allows the dog’s stomach to rest and recover.
- Give maple syrup or Nutri-Cal to the dog every 4-6 hours. For maple syrup, give one large spoon for every 15 pounds of body weight. If the dog won’t lick the syrup or Nutri-Cal, rub it on the dog’s gums.
- Add unflavored Pedialyte to the dog’s water in a 50-50 mix to help combat dehydration.
- Monitor how much water the dog is drinking. Excessive, fast drinking is a common response to nausea in dogs, and it can cause dog vomiting, worsening the dog’s upset stomach. If necessary, limit the water available to the dog; dole it out in hourly “rations.”
- If the dog won’t drink water, offer low-sodium broth or a diluted clear soup like chicken soup. No onion soup, as onions are toxic to dogs. Bullion cubes can also be added to water. Clear non-citrus juices can also be offered.
- After 24 hours, offer a bland diet of homemade dog food consisting of plain white rice or cottage cheese with plain skinless chicken or boiled hamburger meat, with the fat strained away.
- When first offering food, only offer one or two bites worth.
- If the dog keeps the food down for four hours, offer a slightly larger ration of food – approximately 4 bites worth.
- Wait an additional 4 hours and offer food again. Feed approximately one-third of the dog’s normal meal size.
- For three full days, feed the dog the bland diet of homemade dog food three times per day. Each meal should be small – about one-third of the dog’s normal meal size.
- After feeding the bland food for three full days, begin to phase the dog’s normal dog food back into the equation. This must be done over the course of 3 to 5 days, gradually adding more dog food while decreasing the amount of homemade bland food.
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