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Tips to Cure Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

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Sick Lazy BeagleNormally dogs will eat grass to cleanse out their system – this is the natural method to cure your dog’s upset stomach. However, at times this won’t do the trick, or your dog won’t even feel like eating grass. In this case it can help to give your dog a little bit of Pepto-Bismol or Pepcid crushed and mixed with water (the amount will depend on your dog’s weight – consult your veterinarian). It is possible that the manufacturers of these products may change their formulas over time and they may not be as safe as they once were for pups so, as with any treatment, always consult a vet before proceeding with treatment. If you are concerned about the costs of treating your pet each time you visit the vet, you might want to consider pet insurance.

Watch this video to learn the benefits of getting pet insurance and how it can help your dog and their upset tummy (plus your pocketbook) in the future.

Cute Puppy: Save Money at the Vet with InsuranceYou could also take your dog’s temperature. We recommend using a rectal  thermometer as it is the most accurate option. An ear thermometer is also an option but not as precise. A dog’s normal body temperature should be about 101.5 degrees Fahrenheit. A temperature of 102 or higher is considered to be a fever. If the temperature is higher than 102 degrees or lower than 99 degrees, you should go to the vet or emergency vet hospital immediately to find out the cause.Note that the Pepto-Bismol or Pepcid may make your dog’s stool darken quite a bit – this is not a reason for alarm.

Keep Your Pup Hydrated!

One of the most important things is to keep your pup hydrated at all times. This is especially important if they are experiencing diarrhea. With diarrhea, they may very quickly (within hours) become dehydrated, as they will lose water that they would retain under normal conditions.

Natural Ways to Cure Your Dog’s Upset Stomach

If you prefer not giving your dog human medications like Pepto Bismol, and your dog won’t eat grass to clear her or his upset stomach, there are other natural home remedies that can do the trick. However, these may not be the best cure for your dog, so make sure you check with your veterinarian before proceeding. Some natural home remedies include:

  • Banana baby food
  • Rice with boiled chicken (boneless and no salt or seasonings added) – Exact portion can vary by dog, we suggest starting with a half cup of cooked rice and about 4 ounces of chicken. If your dog isn’t drinking water, add some water to the mixture as well.

Do not use hamburger meat – this is a fairly common recommendation on bulletin boards, but the fact is the meat is too greasy and will not help your dog’s upset stomach (nor is it healthy for your dog).

No matter what you choose, however, make sure your dog stays well hydrated. The point of the grass is to make your dog vomit, to clear out whatever is upsetting his or her stomach. For more serious situations, your best bet is to limit food intake, keep getting your dog water, and take them to the vet.

What Did Your Dog Eat That Upset Their Stomach?

If you can find out what your dog ate, it may help the vet’s diagnosis of your situation. One of the first things to look for is if any of your house plants have been eaten. Many house plants are toxic to dogs.

Changing Your Dogs Food Can Upset its Stomach

So make sure you still have some of your dog’s current food to allow time for the transition. Over the course of about a week, slowly start mixing in more and more of the new food into less and less of the current food until the transition is complete. Read our article on changing dog food for more specific details.

Go slow and keep an eye on your dog while changing food to make sure he remains healthy. Consult your vet if you have any questions during this process of changing dog food or run into any health concerns.

Hope Your Dog is Feeling Better Soon

If none of these solutions work or you are very worried about your pet, please go see a veterinarian to help guide you through this difficult time. If you have other treatments that you have tried successfully to get your dog on its way to recovery, please share them below with a comment.

As dog owners ourselves, we know how difficult it can be to see your pup suffer so we sure do hope your dog is feeling better soon.

Why do Dogs Get an Upset Stomach?

Canine Journal's Pet Insurance ComparisonAlthough dogs will eat most anything you put in front of them, their stomachs don’t always agree to this free for all type of consumption. One of the most likely causes for an upset stomach is a change in diet. You can’t assume that they have eaten something unhealthy either. Sometimes they get an upset stomach from something as simple as a change in brands or flavors of dog food. If this isn’t the cause, you might start searching for another reason, such as an illness.

Dangers of an Upset Stomach

Aside from the fact that our dog is likely to be uncomfortable and even in pain, the upset stomach may be a symptom of an underlying issue. Your dog may have something as mild as the flu or as life threatening as the Parvo virus. If your dog has a bacterial infection or a virus, they are likely to show other signs along with the upset stomach. Should the condition persist, the most dangerous threat is likely to be dehydration. This occurs when the body is unable to retain fluids. Water makes up around 75% of the body weight of dogs, but even consuming large amounts of water may not be enough to prevent dehydration in your dog.

Signs of Dehydration

Dogs, and especially young pups are very susceptible to occurrences of dehydration, much the way humans are. If you notice that your dog has diarrhea or doesn’t seem to have an appetite or be interested in drinking his or her water, then your dog is taking the first step towards dehydration.

You can check to see if your dog is already dehydrated by assessing the appearance of his or her skin and gums. If you lift the lip of your dogs, the gums should be coated with a shiny wet film. If not, then he or she may be dehydrated. To check the skin to see if your dog is dehydrated, squeeze the skin behind the neck as if you were going to pick your dog up as his or her mother would. Release the skin. If the skin stays in the pinched position, your dog is dehydrated. If it automatically goes back to lying flat on the neck, your dog is not dehydrated. This is the same method used to check humans. If you’ve ever had someone pinch the skin on your hand and then watch to see if it goes back to its original form, you have experienced the same kind of dehydration test.

Prevent Dehydration

Don’t assume that you can prevent dehydration by offering water to your furry pet. Your pet also needs electrolytes and vitamins in order to retain fluids. One possible solution to this dilemma is to use Pedialyte. You can obtain a dry mixture made for animals by going to your nearest farming store. The packet is mixed with water, and then fed to the dog.

If your dog does not improve quickly though, do not continue to try self treating. Dehydration in dogs can quickly progress from a passing concern to one of possible organ failure and even death. So, please if your dogs symptoms last more than 24 hours, take him to the vet immediately for treatment.

Feeding a Dog with no Appetite

If your dog isn’t feeling well and you wish to feed it pedialyte or some other mixture that will help prevent dehydration, you’re going to need a syringe (without a needle) and a towel. Your dog isn’t going to want to be fed anything, just as you don’t want to eat when you don’t feel good. Because of this, you may need some assistance when feeding your dog.

After filling the syringe with the mixture to be used, lay the dog on its side. Open the mouth of the dog and use the syringe to inject the fluid down the dog’s throat. If the dog still doesn’t want to swallow the mixture, massage the throat to prompt the swallowing response. Another method is to inject the mixture inside the back of the cheek of the dog. Again, massage the throat as needed for swallowing. If you choose to use the cheek method, watch for liquid to come out the other side of the mouth as sometimes dogs will simply let the liquid drain out if they don’t have the energy or urge to swallow.

Reminder: If You Have an Emergency, Call The Vet

And just a quick reminder that if your dog is very ill and you cannot figure out how to help him, please call the vet. No website can match the help that a trained veterinarian and an actual in-person physical exam to determine the best plan of treatment.


About Michelle Schenker
Since the day she was born, Michelle has lived in a home full of dogs and dog lovers. Her home is no exception with two adorable rescue pups of her own, Bella and Lily. Their unconditional love and never ending tail wags make every day brighter.
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Mel
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My dutch shepherd is only 5 months old and weighs about 60 to 70 pounds and is not himself/ has stomach issues.. you can hear his stomach growling. not to mention he puked a little this morning….

What do I do? does the chicken and rice really work???

any recommendation is greatly appreciated.

Kimberly Alt
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Hi Mel, I’ve personally used the chicken and rice as a solution and it has helped. I know many others who have used it as well. How is your dog feeling today?

Natalie
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Natalie

My 3lb chihuahua 6month old puppy has been refusing to eat for almost 20 hours. I’ve tried puppy milk, sugar, homemade rice and chicken and kibble, she’s refused all. Her stomach is making small gurgling noises and she cannot find a comfortable spot. I’m so worried. Please help!

Valerie Stewart
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Valerie Stewart
I have a 15 year old Dalmatian. I went out of town for 18 days and when i went to pick her up i could see every bone on her body. She has always been very thin but this was extreme. I immediately went to the store and bought chicken, beef, ham lunch meat and more. She started eating immediately and she has been drinking a ton of water. I stayed by her side for five days straight. Throughout this period of time she had diarrhea which eventually came out blood. But as time progressed the blood went away and… Read more »
Kimberly Alt
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You should contact your vet about her current condition. Keep us posted and know that our thoughts are with you and your dog.

Larry Sanders
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Larry Sanders

I have a 8 year old Rott, and he has had a upset stomach for a day in a half now, what is the best thing to give in this situation. ..Sarge Needs Help

Kimberly Alt
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Sorry for the late response, Larry. Checkout this article for a recipe on what to give your dog if he has an upset tummy. https://www.caninejournal.com/community/boiled-chicken-and-rice-for-dogs/

Morgan P.
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Morgan P.
My basset hound about a month ago threw up blood and was rushed to the emergency very early in the morning. They took her blood and everything came back negative, they said she looks fine. Then several days ago she produced a fever out of nowhere, next morning she was taken to the vet and again more precise tests were done and all came back negative. White blood cells look great, he thought it was Addisons disease and that also came back negative. He told us that she just has a very sensitive stomach and to keep a log on… Read more »
Shellstaf@hotmail.com
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Shellstaf@hotmail.com

My poor MaggieMae she is a tiny Chihuahua she’s 10 and has developed a sensitive stomach she’s on special food but it doesn’t seem to be helping can anyone suggest a good dog food for a sensitive stomach or sensitive digestion

Has your vet check for pancreatitis
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Has your vet check for pancreatitis

Has your vet check for pancreatitis

kaya
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kaya

Is it okay to give my puppy baby aspirin?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

We suggest contacting your vet and asking this. We’d hate to tell you one way or the other and something bad happen so your dog. Let us know how it goes!

Alex Schenker
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Alex Schenker

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Dusty
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Dusty
Please help! I have adopted a dog “bully” so I do not know a lot about his history he is very thin in the back area and his spine is showing we are working on his weight. We do know he has had many UT infection and seems to be doing better over the past month but now we notice he is having large chunks of solid yellow clay/rubber looking stuff in his stool and then this morning he vomited yellow mucus with a golf ball size yellow clay/ rubber ball looking thing. On one end its very smooth and… Read more »
Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

You need to take him to the vet asap. This is not normal behavior and could be life threatening. The vet will know how to help. Best of luck, we are thinking of you! Let us know how it goes.

Maekala Burr
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Maekala Burr

I need some advice my dog has ate some coconut oil that was mixed with sugar to make a body scrub, she isn’t ill at the moment but I’m assuming it isn’t going to agree with her. What would be the best course of action?

Jami
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Jami

Im not a vet by any means, but coconut oil is actually good for their skin and coat. And if its mixed with just sugar, or even sugar and essential oils, they will probably be okay. Just watch out for diarrhea as her stomach probably wont know what to do with it.

Davemike
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Davemike

I have a yorky Palm mix and I love him dearly. I came home from work tonight and he seemed fine till I found either throw up or diarrhea on my couch. Then I tried to feed him and he has no appetite even for his favorite human food. He doesn’t seem dehydrated. I worry he might have tried to eat something off my basement floor. I can’t think of what else he could have gotten into besides some diluted bleach on some areas of the floor. If so how bad would this affect him?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

If you think your dog got into bleach you need to take him to the vet asap.

pierette York
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pierette York
I bought my dog some chewing sticks made in Taiwan. It is some sort of cow hide I believe. Within a few days my little poodle was unable to stand on his back legs to reach the treat I was giving him. I stopped feeding those sticks and within 4 days he had regained the strength in his back legs. Now I only buy food and treats made in the USA. After that episode I noticed that he also gradually started to lose some hair. Even though I complained to the well known supermarket where I bought this product, they… Read more »
Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

You may find this article to be helpful/interesting. It discusses why “Made in the USA” is so important. https://www.caninejournal.com/rawhide-bones/

Ylli-b52@hotmail.com
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Ylli-b52@hotmail.com

My dog is having stomach cramps or something like that he’s swallowing and he really can’t handle that pain…please help.

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Take your dog to the vet to get him the help he needs.

nicole
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nicole

Thank you very much it made my dog feel a lot better. At first, I thought I lost my dog but now since I saw this I had my dog back. THANK YOU!

Madi
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Madi
This is an interesting story, sounds a lot like my father’s dog Rex. We found him abandoned when I was about 1-2. He didn’t wear a collar or have any background on his breed. He was an unknown dog cross between many breeds. My dad and my mum looked everywhere for the dogs owner, on websites, local stations we even put signs up but no one was in claim of the dog. Eventually my dad was in-love with him no matter how massive he was. My father owned so many huskies anyway at that time because he was working in… Read more »
Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

I’m so sorry Madi. It’s never easy losing a dog. Rex sounds like the greatest friend you could ask for. I’m sure he loved you all as much as you loved him. I hope your relationship with Teddy can grow to be as great as your relationship with Rex was. Nothing is greater than the love of a dog. 🙂

Bryan Benson
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Bryan Benson

Thank you so much for the advice. This is a male dog that was left in the forest. I found him two weeks ago he is friendly and beautiful. No one has claimed him so I will keep him. Tomorrow I will take him to the vet.

Ileana Gonzalez
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Ileana Gonzalez

I have a 3 month old Yorkie and Chihuahua mix she has an upset stomach, and she also has diarrhea, I don’t know what to do? I am a very concerned animal lover. What should I do? Some people are telling me to feed her white rice with baby food? Is that okay for a puppy? Also I’m hearing is it okay to give a puppy Pepto Bismol?

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Hi Ileana, our article above goes over everything you just mentioned. Please read and let me know if you have any further questions. Hope your pup gets to feeling better! 🙂

Lori
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Lori
I just wanted to add a few things to an old albeit relatively newly active post. 🙂 First, I tried the Diggin’ brand of freeze dried pumpkin several years ago after receiving a sample at a pet boutique in SoCal. I have done a lot of dog rescue, many from the Devore shelter in San Bernardino, and the last 2 years in rural Kentucky (they’re shockingly similar, heh). Many have UTI’s, kennel cough, a slew of worms, diarrhea and so on. Most dogs I rescued were emaciated, and I’d use a mixture of critical care formula and clinicare soft food.… Read more »
Hemi 73
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Hemi 73
I have a small dog that weighs about 30 pounds. He is 12 years old and he may have a tumor because it feels like a small ball inside his tummy. It does hurt him sometimes because he yelps when he is touched or moves. I called the animal clinic to see what I can do for my dog, they told me to bring him in, which will cost me $80 just to be looked at. That’s not including medication or surgery. All they told me is to give him plenty of water and feed him some soft dog food… Read more »
Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Taking him to the vet is what is best for him. I know how expensive it can be but it sounds like Ginger needs medical attention. A vet can help him get better and make him feel like new.

Dawn Geren
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Dawn Geren

This article is true. I have asked vets before and they say that white rice, no bone chicken and no human food is good when your dog is sick. The pepto trick does actually work. They may seem groggy or sleepy, but after a little bit of rest they are back to normal. Keeping them hydrated is a must in our home.

BeeSee Maw Kay
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BeeSee Maw Kay

Hi everyone, I got a puppy called Chinese crested last five months ago. Now she has vomited and has an empty tummy. She doesn’t like to eat her food, but I have no idea how to help her out of sickness. If you guys know some of the good medicine or good information to help puppy can you let me know or send the information to my email please.
beeseemk@gmail.com

Thanks.

Kimberly Alt
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Kimberly Alt

Hello, have you spoken to your vet about this? I suggest giving them a call today and explain the situation. The vet knows more about your dog and can help determine the right dog food for her. Best of luck!

Clifford Oakley Webb
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Clifford Oakley Webb

Well I have gotten so much good advise from caring people. Thanks to all of you for caring enough to help. And you negative people, I really hope you stay rich, and don’t fall on hard time or lose your job and your income falls. I will pray for everyone and their pets.

Megan Earl
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I’m really glad I found this post. My dog has been acting weird lately, and I think he might have a bad case of an upset stomach. After reading this post, I’m wondering if dehydration might be the culprit! He’s an outdoor dog, and we try to do a good job of keeping his water dish full, but it gets hard sometimes. Also, sometimes he doesn’t even seem to want to drink! Maybe I should bring him to the vet and get an actual diagnoses.

Has your vet check for pancreatitis
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Has your vet check for pancreatitis

Why would you have a dog to keep it outside all the time and then actually get on here and tell people that sometimes you forget to fill his water dish

Lendy
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Lendy

Hi everyone,
I have a 3 month old puppy named Mocha. She just recently got her vaccine shots about 5 days ago. After the shots she would no longer eat food nor drink her water. Now she’s so thin and I’m starting to get worried. We’ve already taken her to the vet but they said she has no fever. Is this a reaction due to the shots she have taken or is this a sign that tells me something is wrong? Help please.

Tont
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Tont

Is Pedialyte that you buy in the grocery store for children the same that you can give to your dog?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Yes. But do not use it for an extended period of time. If you do not see any recovery in your pet, please visit your vet.

Jessica Senechal
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Jessica Senechal

But what if she ate too much grass? How can you help her stomach feel better?

Sadie Cornelius
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Sadie Cornelius

Jessica, sorry to hear your pup has been eating too much grass! Here’s an article that might help! https://www.caninejournal.com/why-dogs-eat-grass/

Debbie McLean
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Debbie McLean
So what have I taken away from this? If your dog has a sick tummy you have a fifty percent chance of ever figuring out what is wrong, you have 100 percent chance of vet over charging you and more then likely giving you no help at all. I have a very old beagle who does have tummy issues and was hoping to come across something to make him more comfy until his vet opens in the morning and all I came across was nothing. The article itself I already knew. I keep pepto in my house at all times… Read more »
Jessica DeAguero
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Jessica DeAguero
My little dog is some kind of a mix terrier, she is 15 years old & about 17 lbs. She has had this hacking cough for quite some time now. I read on the internet about her hacking cough & it said this might have something to do with her heart. She will hack & throw up a little liquid followed by a little foam. I can’t tell you how many times she has thrown up her food on the carpet. I finally took her to the vet & $190.00 later I walked out with a new dog food which… Read more »
robin
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robin
To all the negative people here that say if you can’t afford a vet you shouldn’t have one. My dog just had an upset stomach so I rushed him to the 24 hour vet on a Sunday. I knew what to do but I chose to bring him in. $200 to be told to do what I already knew and I have vet insurance but was useless as it has deductible. Some of these people that are not rich would do more for their pet than one that is. Many vets are about money. They push Hills Science Diet and… Read more »
monica
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monica

My 7 year old chocolate lab has just started vomiting but nothing is coming up. She weighs 80 lbs. How much pepto bismal can I give her? She doesn’t want to even eat ice chips. Can someone please give me advice? I live 2 hours from an emergency vet hospital and they want an arm and a leg to see her after hours.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Monica, We advise that you call a vet, especially if you cannot get to one due to distance. If they cannot find a vet to help over the phone, I would suggest you call a local rescue organization (ASPCA, Humane Society, etc.) – they tend to have more resources to help animals in need in their community.

Bill Breeze
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Bill Breeze
I have found that when my dog has an upset stomach I give her the low fat cottage cheese and her tummy is fine in 24 hours. I also give chicken broth rice. I use a chicken broth instead of water when making the rice and she usually will eat it. If you go the cottage cheese route be sure to take your dog out more than usual being it may cause diarrhea but with mine she has a small bowl of 2% cold milk and she is usually fine. Hope this helps out but I am not a vet… Read more »
Sadie Cornelius
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Sadie Cornelius

Thanks Bill those are great tips, we appreciate you sharing your first hand experience with what has helped your dog’s upset stomach!

Cooper
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Cooper
Our 9 month old Vizsla has had chronic diarrhea almost since we got him. He did have worms and it was treated, but the diarrhea did not go away. It starts out good in the morning and gets worse as the day goes on. He should weigh a lot more than he does. We do pay for pet insurance, but we have still spent a fortune on testing. Right now he is on three meds, but the vet does not know what’s going on. She is hoping the meds clear up whatever he has. She also prescribed a crappy food.… Read more »
Activist
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Activist

My dog got sick after eating commercial pet treats. What kinds of additives would make a dog sick like that? I talked to the company and they didn’t act too helpful. Other than broth and time, does anyone know what I can do for the poor dear?

Stephanie Leach
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Stephanie Leach
Yesterday my dog started with some diarrhea later in the day. Then she threw up her food from the morning. I knew not to give her any more food. I could tell she was uncomfortable, not in pain but wanting out often & not being able to do anything. I let her rest and the main thing was – she was drinking water, thankfully. When outside a neighbor told me about giving her a bit of Pepto Bismol (she’s only 9 lbs. so 1/4 of the syringe.) I did that around 5:30pm and again before bed and she was good… Read more »
Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Thanks Stephanie for your story. We hope your dog stays on the recovery path. Sending lots of healing vibes your way.

Akumasmile
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Akumasmile

I want to say thank you to you because this is my first time going through having to feel bad that my dog had a tummy ache. I want to do the best I can for my dog, and your website helped a lot. Thank you again for the great advice!

Bill Breeze
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Bill Breeze

I have found over the years that cottage cheese has always helped my dogs with her stomach issues. Maybe because the cheese is light and is a bacteria already but it always eases the issues and it firms up the diarrhea associated with stomach issue. My second stand by is the chicken breast with the rice and light broth. There are only a few times I have broken an antacid tablet in half for immediate relief. Hope this helps someone out.

Melody
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Melody

My one year old chihuahua is not eating or drinking water. This just started yesterday afternoon. It is now midnight and he still isn’t eating. He tries to cover up his food with his blanket. What should I do? I am on a very fixed income and have no money for a vet.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Melody,
There are often local animal shelters and rescue organizations that can assist financially in times of need, if you qualify. I would suggest that you start with your local Humane Society or ASPCA and then branch out from there, if needed. Sending lots of love to your pup.

ten
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My dog doesn’t want to eat anymore. She felt bad. She’s vomiting and diarrhea with some worms. Does anyone know how I can revive her? I brought her to the vet last night and the vet advised me to confine her. But I don’t have enough money to buy a dextrose powder and antibiotics and some other medicine. We went back in our house. She’s feeling the same and not wanting to eat. What can I do? Can anyone please help me? I love my dog and I don’t want her to die. Please help.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Ten,
I would recommend that you call a local shelter or maybe even a vet that may have financial assistance programs you might qualify for. I hope she is ok and you can find help in your local area.

Lynn
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Lynn

Hello, Just a quick question: my dog has had diarrhea for 2 days now and her stomach is really grumbling. She still wants to eat her food but on here you said to give them white rice and I only have brown rice would that be ok to give her.

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Lynn,
Sorry your pup is not feeling well. Yes, brown rice will be fine – just do not add anything like butter, herbs, etc. to it. Take care.

Rob Frost
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Rob Frost
I have a 12 yr old lab/mastiff mix and she has tons of life still. Everyone thinks she’s like 7. Well she’s been sick for about a week and hasn’t eaten the whole time. She threw up a little blood and pooped some dark tar-like stuff and now it’s green diarrhea that just leaks out. The vet has done blood tests and organ test and even checked for pyometra and parvo virus and still nothing. My bill since I first went to the ER and then a local vet will total around $3k. I don’t want to let her go… Read more »
marine777
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marine777
IN reality- Vets CARE BUT…..MONEY MATTERS and BECAUSE they KNOW it’s like CHILDREN to YOU- they tend to MILK YOU DRY! Example- My dog throws up early AM.hardly PM- went to vet- just Diagnosed- WRONG-will be 3rd time back and NOW she Suggests a BLOOD TEST- OUR TIME to DRIVE, wasted GAS, wasted MONEY as each time WE pay for a ROOM- lets meet at a MOTEL and and maybe have a GOOD TIME for this amount of MONEY- anyway- MY Dog is STILL throwing up-DISCOMFORT- I as a Disabled Vet am getting SICK as MY SACRED ONLY amount is… Read more »
Sheri Gorton
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Sheri Gorton
Interesting comments. I can see many points of view here. It’s unfortunate that so many pet owners are disappointed in their vet care, and say most vets are money hungry. I’m sure they are out there. And where you live does change the vet care costs. Many vets take Care credit, which we always refer people to if they can’t afford an unexpected cost for their pet. Our vet Hospital in Susanville, California where I am a vet tech is pretty affordable. People come from the big cities to have pet care from us because it is much more affordable,… Read more »
Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Thank you Sheri for your thoughtful comment and for visiting our site. Hope you are well and can continue to care for pets in such an affordable manner. It truly is a gift!

aw79
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aw79

Now a days almost no Vetenary clinics will take payments and their fees are outrages! I’m beginning to think they are just in it for the money. So are only rich people suppose to have pets now? If that is the case then their is going to be a large number of pets put to sleep in shelters. Going to the vet these days is like going to a mechanic with a car problem. It is most likely that the bill is going to be very high with a lot of miscellaneous fees.

Laura
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Laura

My male Chihuahua mix is dying :'( I am financially broke. It is awful to not be abke to take them to a vet! He is suffering and in shock already. He feels cold and clammy, has shallow breaths and just defecated foul smelling watery stool with chunks of feces. I just want him to stop suffering. Please dont let this happen to your dog it is awful to hear them suffering. Please God! Ease his pain and suffering!

Sadie Cornelius
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Sadie Cornelius

Laura, we are so sorry to hear your dog is sick! Hopefully your pup gets to feeling better soon!

kathy
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kathy

9 week, 12 oz puppy is throwing up. We went to vet and his sugar was low but now has no appetite and is throwing up.

omar
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omar

Hello there. I have a 1 year old Chihuahua and he doesn’t want to eat or drink. He just vomits. No diarrhea. It’s been 3 days and I’m worried.

Deborah
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Deborah
Are there certain breeds of dogs that are prone to digestive issues? My American Eskimo has been a grass eater since he was a puppy. I don’t have any serious issues with him, but I have found once in a great while I will find a little patch of what appears to be vomit. This might happen once or twice a year. Other than that, he burps sometimes, so I am thinking he might just have a sensitive tummy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I keep him on the same food for at least a year now, and he… Read more »
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suzzt ggh

My puppy has a bad stomach ache and is vomiting. Any ideas on what I should do?

Linda
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Linda
My Chihuahua is an 8 pound male. His name is Bruiser and I’ve had him since the beginning of February this year. He was a rescue doggie. In the last couple of weeks he has begun to eat grass and vomit in the morning only. I have not changed his food lately. Although I do give him fresh apple, watermelon and a scrambled egg on occasion. I though his vomiting might be due to his being hungry in the morning and have fed him a small snack before going to bed. On those few occasions that he has vomited I… Read more »
Valerie
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Valerie

I’m 16 years old my dog is sick and my mom doesn’t want to help me. I worked and right now I just have $220 and my dog need to be hospitalized. I don’t want to let him die he is just 6 months I try to feed him but he even throws up water. I don’t really know what else to do with him 🙁

Daniel
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Daniel

Take it to the vet and tell them your issues…maybe they can help even without pay. I’ve had a vet do a lot of things for me free of charge just because they loved animals so much and didn’t want it to suffer!

Paawon
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Paawon

The current temperature in my city is 44-45 degrees. My dog has slight fever with loss in appetite with very upset stomach, like a shower of watery stool coming out. I think he is affected because of temperature. Can I give him cold stuff and ice cream to lower down the temp or any other suggestions?

Michelle Schenker
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Michelle Schenker

Hi Paawon,
Here are a few overheating prevention tips in our Heat Stroke article:
1) Give your dog water to drink
2) Place a cold pack on your dog’s head to lower its body temperature
3) Run a cool bath for your dog (not cold as that may create other issues but cool)
4) If your dog prefers getting cooled off by a garden hose or sprinkler (or even a baby pool), that could be a good outdoor option.

jacksLondon
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jacksLondon

Dogs are lactose intolerant. Do not give them ice cream it will upset their tummy even more.

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