Here Are 11 Common Stomach Problems In Dogs - A Dog's Love

Here Are 11 Common Stomach Problems In Dogs

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Dogs can often experience stomach-related issues. Here are the 11 most common canine stomach problems.

Diarrhea

It is far from unusual for a dog to experience diarrhea, due to eating the wrong things, allergies, infection, or even stress. Prevent it by making sure your dog can’t access harmful things to eat, and treat it with hydration and bland boiled meals.

Viruses

Viruses like parvovirus, rotavirus or distemper can manifest with stomach problems. Vaccinations can prevent many potential viruses, and if your dog has one of them, they should be taken to a vet immediately.

Colitis

This is the inflammation of the colon and can be caused by infection, stress, injury, or bad food consumption. It can be prevented by keeping your dog safe, and it must be treated based on its original cause.

Malabsorption

This refers to a lack of ability to absorb nutrients. It can be caused by pancreatic insufficiency or a disease of the small intestine. Diet changes are usually necessary for treatment.

Ulcers

Gastrointestinal ulcers are sores that affect the lining of the stomach. Small, frequent meals can help reduce risk, and treatment depends on how severe the ulcer is.

Bacteria

Infection by bad bacteria can happen due to contact with contaminated products, which you should try to keep your dog away from. Treatment mostly involves antibiotics.

Vomiting

There are many potential reasons for vomiting. Diet may be to blame, but there are many other possibilities. Occasional vomiting is usually not a cause for concern, but repeated vomiting warrants a vet visit.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

IBD refers to inflammation in the intestinal systems in dogs. There are no known causes, and treatment involves lifelong management as there is no cure.

Intestinal Parasites

There are many different harmful parasites that can infiltrate a dog’s stomach through contaminated product consumption. You should provide deworming preventative care to your dog to prevent this. Treatment varies depending on parasite type.

Constipation

Yes, even dogs can get constipated. Regular exercise and foods with enough fiber can prevent this. Minor constipation can often be treated by softeners or laxatives.

Bloat

This deadly problem involves the twisting of the stomach. Making sure your dog eats slowly, in smaller meals, and without heavy activity right after can reduce risk. Bloat is a medical emergency.

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