Stomach Issues

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Dietary Changes and Essential Oils Not Curing Dog's Borborygmi

Slitty (Seward, Ne) on 07/06/2016
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Our 6 year old morkie dog has borborygmi (stomach sounds from gas or fluid moving in the intestines) ...this occurs anywhere from 2-6 times a month and makes her very eating, no drinking, for usually 24 hours... We are wondering if her diet needs changed ..which we have done numerous times. She never gets loose stools but occasionally she will vomit yellow bile. We give her a recommended dose of pepcid each day plus put recommended essential oils on her ...these have all helped but wonder if anyone else has a solution for this ...her stomach sounds are audible across the room when she has these bouts.

Turmeric and Coconut Oil For Pit Bull With Low Appetite

Annell (Casper, Wy) on 08/20/2015
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Better But With Side Effects

I began using turmeric and coconut oil at our pit bull rescue when a mastif pit x came to us with a horrible yeast infection and wouldnt let us near his ears to administer his medication. I was so impresed that ive been using it for our older pits. I have noticed one of our females that was not eating regular now has a daily food intake as long as she has these ingredients added to her food.

However, it now appears she is getting rid of what looks to be long thin white worms in a gelatin looking waste with some blood. Anyone else notice this happening?


Coconut Oil Helped Dog's Upset Stomach

Buddy's Mom (Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm) on 04/30/2015
5 out of 5 stars

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!
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Acid Reflux Disease in Dogs

Nadia (Reno, Nevada) on 01/02/2015

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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Re: Giardia in Dogs

Debbie (Camarillo) on 07/09/2014

Giardia in dogs: Do you know of a home remedy for this ailment?

Update on October 24, 2020:

Fish-zole cured my dog


Dietary Changes for Dog's Colitis

Kokila (Roslyn Heights, Ny/usa) on 07/19/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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.

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Vitamin C for Dog's Indigestion

Peggy (Ipoh, Malaysia) on 07/13/2011

I noticed that my three adult dogs once a while will look for grass to eat to induce some vomit of some yellowish fluid in the mornings. I gather it is indigestion. They are mostly on dog biscuits I put them on Vit C 500mg in the morning and now they don't seem to need to do the vomit thing. Vit C seems to help with the digestion.

Urgent- Help for Possible Intestinal Blockage

Mary Anne (Virginia Beach, Va) on 06/20/2011

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.

Probiotics, Enzymes for Pets With Stomach Issues

Jrt Owner (Brentwood, Ca) on 01/15/2011
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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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Nitehawk (Camp Verde, Arizona, America) on 10/17/2010
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Recently all dogs in my area came down with a disease that caused vomiting, diarrhea, & a general state of poor health. Them dogs were very sick, including our two family members. The Neighbor to our west had his Yorkie hospitalized, on IV. Nearly lost her. Our Neighbor to the North had two very sick mini dauschhunds. One of the weenie weenies also had to be hospitalized. The local Vets, who are great but expensive, had no idea what disease this is. There is no vaccine for it. Since we all have pastures irrigated with river water it was guessed that the sickness either came from the soil or irrigation water. My husband & I could not afford Vet when this happened. It looked dismal for our beloved Aussie Twister, and Taboo, a black chow-rot-lab mix! Then I found this site and a plain pumpkin cure. I bought plain canned pumpkin with no additives, and applied the can opener. Directions seemed to be 1 tablespoon per 50lbs body weight. Both of my dogs are over 50 lbs, so I planned on 2 tablespoons each. I pulled the spoon out of the can heaped with pumpkin. Twister grabbed it before I offered. In fact it was testy to get some to Taboo, cuz Twister wanted the whole can. They both felt better within an hour, and later that day had NORMAL stools! I gave them 3 doses of 2 tablespoons pumpkin each day for 5 days. YAY! WOOF! Woof, woof, woof! From Taboo, & Twister too! Many Thanx from our happy, healthy Doggin's!!!
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Ginger Helping Dog's Upset Stomach

Jean (Vancouver, Wa) on 09/08/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Remedies Needed for Ibd in Dogs

Kristina (West Hollywood, California, Us) on 09/05/2010

IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) in Dogs

Please, if anyone has any remedies for IBD in dogs I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you


Slippery Elm for Dogs With Stomach Issues

Earthmother (Nashville, Tn) on 02/04/2010
5 out of 5 stars

An amazing help for dogs with gastrointestinal problems (ie:vomiting or diarrhea), is Slippery Elm. You can purchase the capsules at the local pharmacy for just a few dollars. I have a 17 year old Jack Russell Terrier/Chihuahua mix who started having bloody diarrhea. I gave her 1 capsule opened and added to some plain organic yogurt. The diarrhea stopped within 30 minutes. She now gets 1 capsule twice a day over her dog food and we have had no more trouble with bloody stools, diarrhea, or vomiting.

Yogurt for Dog With Colitis

Forest (Las Vegas, Nv, USA) on 11/11/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Yogurt for my dogs colitis has work right away. I came to your site for suggestions and came across yogurt for colitis.

I have been giving my 9 year old dog pumpkin for fiber suggested by the Vet due to the dogs colitis but my dog after a year and half still was suffering with diarrhea off and on. I also tried Yams treats even purchase a dehydrator to make my dogs treats but the yam treats made the diarrhea worse. So I stop giving the yams.

Now I give my dog 1 tablespoon for yogurt morning and evening and Wala! It is gone now for 4 days! Yeah! It work over night. I will wait a week of no diarrhea then introduce the yam treats again and see what happens.

Thank you so much. I use this wonderful website often and tell clients who come from all over the world your great site here. Thank you!
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Summer Nettles for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Katharine (Buckinghamshire, UK) on 07/30/2009
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My dog had been in a severe bout of IBD and was down to only 8K. vet's only route was biopsies and steriods. BUT I got a god-given tip and an amazing new food recommended to me. I have to share this with as many as I can as I know how upsetting and awful it is for owner and pet. Take the top of two inches of some fresh summer nettles, put two in half a glass of boiling water, let it cool. Then pipette a good 4 table spoons into the pet three times per day, for as many days as you wish. AT the same time i began a totally new food, the only totally holistic food in the UK - _____- lamb version is what I used. My Ripley was like a new dog in days - I could NOT BELIEVE what I was seeing. She now has the nettle tea every now and then, plus probiotics and folic acid occassionally. I wish you the same miraculous results!

EC: IBD = Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cayenne Used for Dogs?

Mistie (Augusta, Ga) on 07/25/2009

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.

Yogurt for Dogs With Stomach Issues

Lindsey (Owosso, Michigan) on 05/04/2009

I have a 5 year old Lab mix and 2 American Bulldogs. I have heard that feeding them yogurt is okay for their stomachs and helps with possible vomiting and stomach upset. I've tried this and they LOVE it but I've fed them the ____ brand usually strawberry banana flavor. Should I use just plain yogurt and how much? The lab mix weighs about 65 lbs and the 2 american bulldogs weigh about 85 and 90 lbs and they're almost a year old. I feed them twice daily about 2 cups per feeding. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Water-Soaked Kibble for Stomach Issues in Elderly Dog

Deirdre (Atlanta, GA) on 04/17/2009
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My husband's friend Mark was visiting us last week from Canada when I happened to mention that our 15 year old dog Max had started throwing up recently about 10-20 minutes after eating. Mark has 2 german shepherds and had learned from a g.s. breeder that kibble can cause dehydration. He recommended that I soak the kibble in water or broth for 5-10 minutes before feeding it to Max.. long enough to make each piece very soft. I do this now before every meal (add about an inch of water to the bottom of the bowl) and Max no longer vomits after eating. Canned pumpkin was another good remedy that stopped the vomiting. See my earlier post under Pumpkin.

Canned Pumpkin for Vomiting in 15 Year Old Dog

Deirdre (Atlanta, GA) on 03/27/2009
5 out of 5 stars

My dog Max turned 15 at the beginning of March... He's a german shepherd mix, about 55 pounds. I have mentioned him on Earth Clinic in a number of posts. Recently he started to throw up about 20 minutes after eating his breakfast. I had been adding 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric to his morning breakfast bowl and figured that must be the cause and stopped it. Still he threw up. So then I decided to add a heaping spoonful of canned pumpkin to his breakfast kibble. This took care of his problem immediately -- no more vomiting. I also now add a heaping tablespoon of pumpkin to his evening meal as well, along with 1/8 teaspoon of turmeric since the turmeric helps him so much with dementia and arthritis. Hope this helps someone with a similar issue!
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Dog With Chronic Ibs

Sandy (Edmotnon, Alberta Canada) on 01/25/2009
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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.