Upset stomach in dogs: causes and treatment
An upset stomach in dogs can be likePrimary disease (with direct effects on the gastric mucosa) and secondary (as a result of general intoxication of the body or pathology of the digestive tract).
Pathological changes in the stomach of dogsDevelop rapidly, and this affects the whole body. Therefore, it is necessary to establish as soon as possible the cause of the disruption of the work, so that the treatment is as effective as possible, and the consequences are minimal.
Causes of stomach upset in dogs
First of all, the disorders are related to nutrition. For example, their cause may be a sudden change to another type of feeding or even a change in food. Adverse effect of protein overfeeding, which is possible with the simultaneous feeding of commercial fodder and the addition of natural meat to them, the use of too fatty protein foods in the diet:
- sour cream,
- fat meat.
For these reasons, the disorder usually occurs in adults and aging dogs and signals the dysfunction of liver cells. A common cause of the disorder is poisoning in dogs:
- Spoiled fodders or food residues,
- Insecticides and means from rodents or the poisoned rodents themselves.
To the disorder of the stomach in a dog can result in infectious diseases of the digestive system, such as:
- Intestinal form of plague,
- Parvovirus enteritis,
- Viral hepatitis in a dog,
Violation of the pancreas and liver can induce indigestion, as well as parasitic diseases caused by worms in the dog or pathology of other systems and organs
In the gastrointestinal tract there may be foreignBodies: bones, Christmas-tree tinsel, fragments of toys. To the violation of the proper functioning of the stomach can lead even spinal injuries or neoplasms in the abdominal cavity.
Symptoms of a stomach disorder in a dog may depend on the cause of the disease and the location of the affected tissue. Common features are:
- lack of appetite,
When urge to vomit, it is important to consider its frequency,The contents of the vomit, the relationship between the appearance of vomiting in the dog and the consumption of food and liquids. So, vomiting is not digested food and foam after 20 minutes after eating says that the problem is in the stomach, and vomiting a few hours after eating with an admixture signals the intestinal origin of the disorder.
A frequent companion of a stomach upset is a disorderPeristalsis of the intestine, which leads to diarrhea or constipation. The dog experiences pain in the abdominal wall area, and as a result of the accumulation of gases or feces in the intestine, it increases the stomach.
An animal becomes restless while committingDefecation. The body temperature can rise, which is typical for many inflammatory processes. An accurate diagnosis can be made only on the basis of a complex of symptoms and additional studies.
Treatment of stomach upset in dogs
It is necessary to discover and eliminate the cause,Causing the disorder, while removing the symptoms of the disease. A sparing diet with a low protein content is mandatory. In complex therapy are used:
- Antibiotics for dogs,
- Enzyme preparations,
If there is a foreign body in the stomach, surgical intervention is usually required.