What to Do When Your Dog Has an Upset Stomach

An upset stomach is no fun for us humans, but seeing our poor puppers suffer with one can be even worse. No one likes to see their pooch under the weather. As loving doggie parents, we’d love to jump in and fix whatever is causing our pup’s tummy ache.

However, it isn’t quite that easy. Finding out the root cause of your pup’s stomach issues can be a challenge. Even with that information, what should you do to help? Should you wait it out? Is this worth a trip to the vet? Are dietary changes necessary?

The answers to all these questions can be found below. Read on to see how you can get a rough idea of the potential cause and what you should do to get your pup back to their old selves!

How to Tell If Your Dog Has an Upset Stomach – Dog Upset Stomach Symptoms

First, it’s important to take note of your dog’s exact symptoms. Many of the symptoms of an upset stomach in dogs are quite obvious – but there are some more subtle changes that can occur. Take a look at the list below and see how it compares to your own pooch.

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or Loose Stool
  • Licking lips
  • Lethargy
  • Gulping
  • Loss of appetite

If your pup is experiencing some of the symptoms above, a stomach ache is a likely culprit, especially if they’re experiencing vomiting and diarrhea. Be sure to keep a close eye on these symptoms in particular as they can lead to dehydration. Constant vomiting or bloody diarrhea could point towards a more serious issue.

You should also keep an eye out for a visibly bloated stomach, as this may also be a sign of a potentially life-threatening condition. If you see any of these severe symptoms, take your dog to the vet immediately.

What Causes a Dog Stomach Ache

Unfortunately, the reasons behind a doggie stomach ache can be difficult to discern. After all, it’s a common symptom with many possible causes. Thankfully, most stomach aches are caused by minor issues. That said, you should keep an eye out for signs of something more problematic. Here are the more common causes and accompanying symptoms.



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