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Treating a dog’s upset stomach at home
Anyone who has ever owned a pet has probably come home to a pile of something unpleasant on the floor. As disgusting as it is, animals throw up for a number of reasons, whether their body is rejecting something they ate, they are allergic or have a more serious underlying condition. Of course, if your pet is vomiting continuously or frequently, you should consult with your veterinarian to ensure that there is not a serious health problem that needs to be addressed with pet drugs. Normal bouts of sickness can often be treated with certain pet products at home.
One of the best ways to remedy vomiting is to add some healthy enzymes into your dog's diet. Sometimes an imbalance of bacteria in the gastrointestinal (G.I.) tract can cause an upset stomach. Fast Balance-G.I. is a digestion aid that you can give to your dog right away to help stop vomiting and diarrhea. Other products like NaturVet Digestive Enzymes with Prebiotics and Probiotics can offer more of a long-term solution to dogs that tend to have abnormal bowel movements with no underlying condition. This enzyme blend slows the growth of disease-causing bacteria in your dog's digestive system while strengthening its immune system.
Another way to help your pet after vomiting is to make sure it is rehydrated. Throwing up or otherwise dispelling bodily fluids is an easy way for the pooch to become dehydrated, which can lead to even more discomfort. Make sure your dog's DuraPet Dish & Bowls are filled to the brim with water, but also add more water to its diet. You might want to consider taking your pooch off solid pet food for about 24 to 36 hours, and instead feed it chicken or vegetable broth. Small amounts of electrolytes from liquids such as Gatorade or Pedialyte may also help. Yucca Intensive, a natural supplement, can also ease digestion issues.
If your dog seems to be able to handle solid foods, keep its diet bland for a while. Sweet potato and turkey or chicken and rice are often good options that your dog will be able to keep down.
While your dog's body gets back to normal, you should provide it with plenty of sources of comfort. Make sure its Pillow Dog Bed is positioned in a place where it can rest peacefully while still being part of the family.