You’re probably feeling sorry for your dog right now. You look at him, cuddling down on the couch with a helpless look on his face and wonder what he has? Maybe it’s just a stomach ache? Well, yes and no. While dogs do get stomachaches like humans do, they don’t always exhibit symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea. The main thing to keep in mind is that any kind of sickness can be dangerous for your pet. So how will you know if it’s something serious? Let’s take a look at some common causes of canine stomach aches and what you can do about them:
Dogs get stomach aches just like people do, and there are many possible causes.
Stomach aches in dogs are just like stomachaches in humans. It’s a common problem in all dogs, and there are many possible causes. Some causes are more common than others, while some may be more serious than others.
Sometimes, home treatment is all that’s needed.
- If your dog is vomiting, try mixing 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1/2 cup water and giving it to him at intervals of 15 minutes.
- If your dog has diarrhea or is having flatulence, give him a tablespoon of white vinegar mixed into some warm water (1:1 ratio).
- If your dog is shaking and trembling as if he were freezing cold, fill a bowl with hot water and place it in front of him—the heat will help regulate his temperature.
- If your pet is panting heavily while drooling profusely on the floor or furniture: This could be due to an underlying health concern like heart disease or kidney failure
Vomiting, diarrhea and flatulence can be signs of stomach ache.
Vomiting, diarrhea and flatulence can be signs of stomach ache. However, there are many other symptoms that may indicate your dog is suffering from a serious medical condition. These include:
- Licking at the mouth area (licking lips)
The dog may also shake or tremble from pain.
If your dog is showing these signs, it’s a good idea to take him or her to the vet for a checkup. The vet will likely be able to give you an idea of what’s going on and what steps you can take in order to help alleviate the problem.
A stomach ache in your dog is serious but not always an emergency.
If your dog’s stomach ache is severe enough to cause bleeding, weakness or difficulty breathing, then it’s probably an emergency. In this case, take them to the vet immediately.
If you’re not sure if your dog’s stomach pain is serious enough for immediate treatment by your vet (and if they don’t have any other symptoms), then consult their owner’s manual first before trying anything yourself—after all, dogs are pretty smart!
If you think your dog has a stomach ache, make sure to check in with your vet. They can determine if it’s something serious or treatable at home with medications and pain medication. You should also monitor the dog for signs of dehydration (Dehydration is usually caused by vomiting).