Most of our lovely dogs will eat something they shouldn’t at one time or another, or pick up some low grade bug causing them to have a tummy upset with sickness and/or diarrhoea. These things CAN pass in a couple of days and bearing in mind that your dog still seems ok in themselves and is showing no other symptoms, then we just wanted to share a few little tips that we follow when one of ours (usually Happy as does eat EVERYTHING!) has an upset tum. This information is intended for adult healthy dogs only.
This usually works for us and gets them back to normal within 48hrs.
Now I have to stress, I am NOT a vet, so please do not take this as gospel. This is only intended if your pet still seems bright, has no blood in their stools or are vomiting blood and have no other serious symptoms. A small amount of blood can be normal when they have diarrhoea and have been straining, the lining of the bowel can also become inflamed due to the diarrhoea being so acidic, causing the lining to be ‘burnt’ (as it has been explained to me by a vet) thus causing what seems to be more than a normal amount of blood.
If in any doubt, at any time, then consult your vet.
There are also other trains of thought on how to deal with upset stomachs, one being to continue feeding rather than starving and just giving smaller meals. What works for one, works for another!
We are just sharing what has always worked for us in the past and with Labradors who scavenge anything and everything, we’ve had lots of practice!
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