Every once in a while your dog may get an upset stomach, so what should you do? Depending on the intensity of the upset stomach you may need to take your dog to the vet, but for mild cases here are some things to consider.
- Always make sure your dog has plenty of water so he does not get dehydrated. Dehydration is more likely to happen while your dog is not feeling well because of the frequent elimination.
- You can check if your dog is dehydrated by lifting his lips and making sure there is a shiny, wet film on his gums. If gums are dry, then there is a possibility of dehydration.
- You can also check for dehydration by pinching a section of his neck, where his mother would pick him up, and if the skin does not retract, your dog could be dehydrated.
One main cause of an upset stomach is changing dog food brands or flavors.
- Start by lessening the food intake for about a day to reduce worsening the issue. It is important that whenever switching food, gradually mix new food with the old food so your dog gets used to it.
- If you need something to soothe your pup’s tummy, try Miracle Care™ Anti-Diarrhea Liquid. This liquid contains kaolin and pectin which naturally soothes the stomach. You can add this liquid to their food or feed to your dog directly.
- Before giving your pet any medication or if symptoms persist for more than a day, contact your vet.
Miracle Care™ Anti-Diarrhea Liquid should help your pup’s upset stomach in no time and get him back to being his playful, rambunctious self. For more first aid products from Miracle Care™, click here.