Signs your Dog might have an upset stomach.

Signs your Dog might have an upset stomach.

How annoying is it when we have an upset stomach, isn’t it? But our furry friends cannot tell us when they suffer from the same or are in pain. 

Here are a few signs your dog might have an upset stomach & how to make your pup feel better with some natural remedies.

1. Decreased or low appetite:

One of the most common signs that your pooch isn’t well is when their appetite decreases. This sudden behaviour change can be easily caught upon and if your pet continues with this behaviour, it is time to schedule an appointment with the veterinarian.

2. Gas:

If you notice more foul smelling emissions from your dog, this can be a sign of your pet having an upset stomach. Check if your pet seems to be in pain especially when they poop or emit gas.

3. Sudden Vomiting:

If your beloved pooch starts vomiting out of nowhere, this could be a sign of an upset stomach. There are specific things to look out for when your pet is vomiting, for example uncommon color, red or black vomit which can indicate ulcers or stomach issues that needs to get immediate attention.

4. Diarrhea:

The most identifiable sign of an upset stomach is diarrhea. If your pup has a discomfort in their stomach it will cause disruptions in their emissions, which will lead to loose or watery stools. This may also decrease their appetite as they feel discomfort during their digestion process

5. Bad Breath:

If your pup’s breath starts smelling incredibly bad out of nowhere, this could be a symptom of an upset stomach. Bacterial build up in stomach results into foul breath.


Basic remedies for upset stomach in dogs

1. Keep them hydrated:

Your pet is likely to avoid eating or drinking water during this phase, it is very important to keep your pet hydrated. So make sure that your pet has access to clean and fresh water and they are drinking it regularly.

2. Fasting:

When your pet is suffering with an upset stomach, it is better to not feed them especially when they are trying to get rid of something that is in their system. But as easy as fasting seems, it is very important to consult a doctor first as some pets with prior health conditions may not be able to tolerate fasting as well as the other pets.

3. Canned Pumpkin & Oatmeal:

Oatmeal is a great option for dogs suffering with stomach problems. It is soothing to their gut and gives them fibre, nutrients & minerals. 100% canned pumpkin is really good for dogs suffering with indigestion & an upset stomach. Due to its slow glycemic index, it slowly absorbs, which helps with indigestion. 

Minor issues can turn into larger one if not taken care of. If your dog’s symptoms are extremely severe or last longer than 24 hours, consult your veterinarian right away.