Last Modified on May 22, 2014
Many dogs eventually suffer from gastric ulcers or peptic ulcers in the course of their lives. Skin ulcers and corneal ulcers also afflict dogs.
In dogs, gastrointestinal ulcers are not often the result of bacterial infection (as would often be the case among people). Instead, sensitivity to NSAIDs or steroids, other health traumas, kidney issues, liver toxicity, and gastritis are the more likely causes of stomach or intestinal ulcers in dogs. The first symptoms of which are likely to be continued vomiting (perhaps including blood) and weight loss.
Natural Pet Cures: A stomach ulcer requires a doctor's evaluation and probably treatment, due to the risks of a perforated ulcer. However, DGL or"Deglycyrrhizinated" Licorice Root Extract may effectively soothe the stomach and reduce damage.
[YEA] My toy poodle had an "infection of the stomach lining" when she was three. The symptoms were:
Vomiting (sometimes with little flecks of blood)
Now, she's ten and just had similar symptoms. Our vet didn't do much for her except tell me to "put her down." I didn't take their advice last time. This time, knowing what their "advice" would be, I decided to search what those symptoms would be called in a human. Peptic Ulcer was the result. For humans, the recommended dosage was 45 drops of each for the Cat's Claw extract and Bilberry extract as well as 2-3 Slippery Elm pills.
I did 1/3 of the dose for a human and it works like a charm. :) Advice I have for those of us who are pet guardians: Make a list of the symptoms, get an animal communicator (www.communicationswithlove.com was who I used) to talk to your animal, then search for a cure for humans rather than dogs.