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.
(Ely, Nevada, Usa)
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!!!
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!
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.
(New Hyde Park, NY)
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
My dog has a very sensitive stomach it use to gurgle all the time and he often got sick. He can't eat many foods and treats. I recently found All Natural Sweet Potato treats and his stomach has been fine since. No more noises and he loves them. I am wondering if veggie treats can be made in a dehydrator, if anyone has done this please let me know. Thanks.
EC: Yes, you can dry vegetables in a dehydrator. Let us know if you try it!
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?
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.
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.
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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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.
My dog was having stomach problems; gas, weight loss, eating grass and vomiting. After about a week, we had blood tests and a complete exam with the vet, who could not say what was wrong. No parasites or worms, no organ problems. At wit's end, I thought about probiotics and yogurt helping people's stomachs. I checked, and yogurt is safe to feed dogs. My dog eats at least 4 tablespoons of yogurt per day and has not had any more problems; even his weight is back to normal. It is his favorite "treat" and my other dogs get it every day too!
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