Last Modified on Aug 25, 2015
Does your pet have stomach issues? Dogs, cats, and other pets can be troubled by bellyaches, nausea, vomiting, poor digestion, and other stomach ailments - just like people. Try the following natural remedies to help your pet find relief!
Not only are stomach ailments uncomfortable for your pets, they can lead to further health issues and over the long-term reduce your pet's dietary health. A health digestive system keeps the rest of your pet happy and healthy! Parasitic worms and viruses can cause stomach complaints, but more often than not digestive issues in dogs and other pets are the result of something it shouldn't have eaten, food allergies, or from eating too fast. A change in dog food or diet may help, especially a grain-free or reduced carbohydrate diet, which may resolve intestinal issues in dogs.
Natural Pet Cures for Stomach Issues
Yogurt and pureed pumpkin are two dependable natural remedies for a number of digestive issues in our pets, including vomiting and diarrhea. Yogurt is especially good if your pet has just completed a course of antibiotics, in order to restore your dog or cat's intestinal flora and digestive health. Probiotics and digestive enzymes are also available as health supplements to improve your pet's intestinal health and eliminate stomach complaints.
My dog has developed acid reflux disease after stomach operation to prevent it from turning, plus a history of bloating, etc., the gagging leads to pneumonia which is chronic with my dog now. We have her on Prilosec, Zantac, Reglan (aid stomach muscle), and semitocone if needed. She might be on Reglan for ever. I added digestive enzymes/probiotics to her diet. The vet throws the kitchen sink at you when they don't know what to do, she seems to respond to all these meds, but maybe also the enzymes are working best. She also on a bland diet by prescription also highly digestible. My question, can I eliminate the Prilosec and the Zantac and replace them with something natural. I will continue with the food and the enzymes/probiotics and the Reglan, but what do I use to replace prilosec and zantac, do you have any info pleaaaaaaaaaaaase? I don't want my dog to live with all these meds because the two I mentioned might fry her organs if used for a long time I think. I also feeding her small meals 5 times a day. I am doing everything I can to help the gagging which seems to subside, but can it subside without meds? I want her to live naturally. She is an ole gal 12.3 years old now ;(. Thank you so much.
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[YEA] My dog Kodi (10 years-old) has had a sensitive stomach and she even has an allergy to gluten so I buy her special dog food without gluten in it. What she has from time to time is stomach gurgles and reflux vomiting. I give her aloe vera juice, which I take also for my digestion problems. I give her 1/4 cup of juice per day until she is better, that is when there is no more hint of stomach gurgles. I have been trying to give it to her on a regular basis, but she does not always want it so I don't force her.
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Denver, CO USA
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New York, Ny
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[YEA] I have two Shih Tzu and one has chronic IBS. I have tried pills, diet vet after vet. The most effective solution is a high protein dog food (all natural products and no by products) along with one can of tuna and sweet potatoes mashed together. She also gets one probiotic capsule with yogurt.
In her water I put one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. So far this is the only thing that has worked. She does have the odd flare up but for the most part she is much better.
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cayenne for dogs? I'm sold on trying cayenne on myself! But a quick question: can you use it on dogs? Of course I'd use it in capsule form for them. My dog has issues with stomach upset. I know that most human foods are ok for dogs. But I also know that some of the best food for humans can kill a dog within 24 hrs: grapes.
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[YEA] I gave Buddy, my rescue rottweiler/chow mix VCO for an upset stomach and it worked like a charm. He would not eat his food, which is totally not like him, but would eat lots of grass and then throw it up. I wasn't sure if he would like the VCO so I started with just a small amount on top of a small amount of food and he ate it right up. He went back outside so I watched him for an hour or two to see if he would throw up. He did not throw up, but came back inside, so I gave him a little more VCO and food and again he ate it all. The next day I gave him 1 tablespoon of VCO on his regular portion of food and he ate it all and seemed to have more energy and spunk. I have not seen him throw up or eat any more grass either. Thanks Earth Clinic!
[YEA] HI, I have a Shih Tzu, who for YEARS has been suffering on and off with Colitis. I have consulted Vets, etc. To no avail. Given her yogurt, ACV, Petdolphilis, etc. to no avail.
What DID work, was a wonderful pet store's owners sage advice: CHANGE her protein in her diet. yes! I eliminated chicken, and voila! She is cured. Only tolerates beef and fish (like salmon, scrod, etc.)
So hope this helps others. Some dogs don't tolerate wheat either very well. She also has a reaction to pasta.
[YEA] I have an aging German Sheppard mix, about eleven years old. He was vomiting bile every night and ruined my kitchen cabinet with the stomach fluid that he was bringing up nightly. After trying many over the counter products, herbal supplements, food changes, feeding position changes etc. I was at my wits end. After receiving a suggestion from a friend, I decided to try splitting his food ration into two meals. Half in the morning and half at night. Lo n behold, it worked. I now can replace my kitchen cabinet and it will not be ruined by the critter leaving a puddle of bile next to it every night. He just could not eat that much in one feeding. Poor dog. It's a good thing his mom finally woke up n got his feeding right.
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Green Brook, Nj
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Palm Beach, Fl
[YEA] My 6-1/2 year old dog started vomiting daily. This went on for months, though she didn't seem to be suffering in any way. Every vet I consulted said there was nothing wrong with her and that I needed to buy her a better grade of food, so I did, but she continued vomiting. Finally I decided to get her a dry food for senior dogs, even though she wasn't strictly a senior yet - and it worked instantly! The higher quality regular brands were just too rich for her to digest. Maybe this will work for others too.
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[YEA] Upset stomach for dog
Ginger Extract helping my dog's morning sickness. My 4 year-old, 20 pounds, Bichon Freese has a sensitive stomach. He would vomit yellow fluid in the early morning two or three times per month all his life, but last month, he started to vomit yellow fluid more often. I got to the point that I knew when he was going to vomit the next morning. His stomach would gurgle aloud in the evening, followed by waking up in the middle of the night and eating grass urgently, and vomit first thing in the morning before the breakfast. I visited vet., tested parasites, tried aloe vera juice, not-fat yogurt, fed him five times per day(small portions), cut down fresh vegetables and fruits, limited activity following meals, ACV, etc. But he was still having morning sickness. After reading many articles, I gave him 1/2 chewable ginger extract tablet along with 1/2 tums after supper. I also boiled chicken and put couple slices of ginger root and gave him broth couple of times during the day. Since this treatment, his stomach is quiet and he no longer eats grass and vomits.
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Milton, On Canada
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East Sussex, Uk
IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) in Dogs
Please, if anyone has any remedies for IBD in dogs I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you
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Santa Rosa, Ca
My daughter has a 95 lb Doberman 'puppy'. He is 1 and 1/2 yrs old. The vet thinks he has a blockage in his intestines because he throws up every day. A couple of times a day. He does eat the kids toys when he gets a chance and we think he might of eaten a toy and it became blocked. What can we give him to expell the blockage? I am going to e-mail Ted too. Please this is urgent... The vet wants do a x-ray for $1500.00 that she does not have.
[YEA] My cat was vomiting all the time. A lady told me about Royal Canin cat food; they have a formula Special 33, which is for intestinal problems. It worked!
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Colorado Springs, Colorado United States
Daisy, 6 mo old calf, mom died giving birth, so I had to bottle feed her & love her. now her belly looks pot-bellied, she is off bottle & eats grain , grass, & hay. How do I get rid of pot belly? Also, she is not as big as other calves her age. I would appreciate any ideas! I love my Daisy!!!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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[YEA] re: pets with stomach gurgling, upset tummy - I hope this can help someone out there.
I have a female Jack Russel Terrier that has had digestive issues her entire life (she has the typical, very excitable JRT personality).
After having spent plenty of money taking her to the veterinarian's office, I have tried my own approach to try to prevent the stomach distress in the first place.
The vet suggested smaller, more frequent meals but that alone (plus a very strong antibiotic) didn't eliminate the problem.
I feel that what has made a big difference is giving her half of a probiotic multi-enzyme pill with each of her three meals.
Since I have followed this regimen she has had experienced only minor stomach gurgling on the rare occasion and Has seemed to recover her old appetite.
I plan on feeding her this way for the rest of her life as it was very distressing to hear her tummy gurgling so loudly and have her go off her food for days at a time.
If this helps you please let someone else know.
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Ely, Nevada, Usa