Have you recently noticed that your little puppy does not behave as before? Then you are a caring owner, because there are situations in which your dog may send you signs in order for you to understand that something is happening.
Every dog happens to have an upset stomach at some time or another. It is you who does the most important part – identifying the problem and solving it, because the poor puppy cannot deal with it alone.
You have to attentively watch your dog and identify if there are signs of an upset stomach or if there is another problem, since the treatment is based on that. As we all know that we cannot be perfect at doing such things, especially when it happens to our pets, we have decided to share with you some of the most common signs that your dog may be suffering from a sensitive stomach.
Lack of appetite
If your dog behaves differently and does not want to eat anymore regardless of the things you give to him it may be that your pet suffers from a sensitive stomach. Try setting a diet and see if the dog continues starving or starts eating. Take care, because if you let your dog stay with an empty stomach for more than 12 hours (for a small dog) or 24 hours (for bigger puppies), it may cause serious health problems.
Moreover, if your dog starts eating grass, this is not a very good sign. It is clear that something is bothering your pet and grass may seem a good remedy to alleviate discomfort.
If your dog starts to vomit, it is a clear sign that something has upset the puppy’s stomach. It may happen more often in the mornings, on an empty stomach. In this case, you have to provide his or her body with the necessary products that can stop the vomiting, since your puppy may suffer a lot because of this. Do you like seeing your beloved pet in pain? No, we do not either.
Excessive bloating and gas
Some owners do not pay attention to this sign, since even people happen to suffer from excessive gas from time to time, and they do not necessarily have stomach problems if this happens. However, dogs are not humans, it goes differently for them.
We are pretty sure that your dog does not fart often, but when it happens, take into account the fact that there may be a problem with the stomach. Try and find out which product generates such reactions and eliminate it from your dog’s food. If these moments continue to happen, you should check a better diet or go see your veterinarian.
This is another sign which must be taken into account if your dog doesn’t have soft stools ever since you can remember. Of course, it does not necessarily tell that your puppy has a sensitive stomach, but if episodes of soft stools continue, then you should definitely apply a sensitive stomach diet and see what happens and how your pet’s organism reacts to this.
Well, this one is a problem even for us. If it happens to people, they cannot normally go to their jobs, they feel bad, have no appetite, they would just lie in bed all day. Be kind to dogs if such an episode happens.
Take into account the food that your pet has eaten before having diarrhea, exclude it from the diet and see what happens next. It is said that you can let your dog starve for 12 hours if such an incident happens, in order for the body to auto-clean itself. However, this is up to you if you want to do this.
Diarrhea and vomiting may also cause dehydration, so you have to check if your dog needs to be rehydrated, since this problem causes a lot of other complications.
Blood in the stool
Well, this one is a tough sign. If you happen to see blood in your dog’s stool, then it is bad. You should definitely call your veterinarian, since there may be serious injuries. It is not a usual sign to have blood in the stool, and it is very dangerous. As soon as you see it, go to the vet. Regardless the cause of the issue, your pet has to get treatment as soon as possible.
Loss of weight
If you notice that your dog has lost some weight, this means that your puppy cannot digest some of the ingredients in the food that you buy or prepare. You may not notice, especially if you work hard and have a busy life, that your dog does not eat the same amount of food as before. It may be a clear sign that something upsets your little friend. Loss of weight may have serious complications if not treated at the right time. You should try to give your pet dog food for sensitive stomachs and see how the body reacts.
Thus, if you have noticed some of these signs, you have to change your dog’s diet immediately, in order to help the animal recover. Your pooch is suffering, so you have to do something about it, because we are pretty sure that your pet does the same for you when you are sick.
So, if your dog has lost his or her appetite, if there are any changes in the stool, like soft stool, diarrhea or blood in the stool, if your puppy has lost weight and suffers from repetitive episodes of vomiting, you have to consider the possibility that your dog may suffer from a sensitive stomach. Of course, you can never be sure unless you see a veterinarian, since these signs may, of course, have a different source. If you put your pet on a diet and the suffering continues, go see the vet.
Oh, let’s be honest, we all know that you love your puppy and this is why you are reading this – to help these little adorable animals that do not deserve being sick. We wish your dog to get better!