What to do if your dog has an upset stomach?

Well, it happens to us all sometimes doesn’t it - even our much-loved canine best friends!  It’s never easy to see your dog in discomfort or even distress – you know that something’s the matter but, unfortunately, they can’t tell you just how they feel. 

What's causing your dog's upset stomach?

Most dogs eat a diet that is relatively unvaried and most people assume that dogs have a tough digestive system – after all it’s predecessors were wolves!  But, domestication and selective breeding can mean that just like people, some dogs are susceptible to that “rumbly tummy” … or indigestion.  Often, eating the wrong food, too much food or a certain type of food may cause unpleasant symptoms.

Your dog's upset stomach leads to diarrhoea and vomiting too...

This can lead to excessive stomach acid build-up and inflammation of the stomach or intestine, which cause pain, discomfort and bloating – just like in us humans.  The dog’s body of course tries to release the pressure – at one end or the other!

What are the symptoms of an upset stomach in your dog?

  • Weight loss

  • Lip Smacking and gulping

  • Bloated tummy

  • Vomiting and/or Diarrhoea

  • Bad breath

  • Eating grass

  • Flatulence!

  • Change in behaviour

 

How do you relieve your dog's upset stomach?

Buddy & Lola Tummy Buddy is here to help, Containing Montmorillonite, it’s soothing and fast-acting in a time of need to help stop diarrhoea and reduce gassiness and itching, with results expected within just 24-48 hours.  If symptoms persist for more than 3 or 4 days, we’d always recommend seeking veterinary advice.