Treating Sudden Dog Stomach Pain
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"If you observe the onset of sudden dog stomach pain, and see symptoms such as s painful, tense abdomen it could indicate a condition that is life threatening. The abdomen can be in pain, distended, inflamed, or there could be an insufficient supply of blood to the abdomen (called ischemia). Older dogs have a higher frequency of problems such as a malignant tumor (cancerous) while young dogs could have an injury, dietary problem, infection or intestine problems.
If you only see diarrhea with no changes in the abdomen, this is usually self limiting and will resolve on its own and is usually not life threatening. The exception is diarrhea that contains a significant amount of blood. If there is just a bit of blood, the problem could be colitis from stress and is not as serious as blood red diarrhea. If you see vomiting and diarrhea, or vomiting more than 2 to 3 times in a row, then consult with a veterinarian."