Guide to Dog Stomach Problems
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"Dog Stomach Problems and aches can have multiple causes including ulcers, blockages, tumors, bloat (gastric dilatation volvulus), Addison's disease and gastritis. Dogs can also exhibit vomiting and diarrhea as a reaction to a problem in the intestines, food allergy or food intolerance. The most common stomach related symptom is vomiting with or without diarrhea which should resolve itself within 24 to 48. Be sure to differentiate vomiting (which is related to stomach problems, with regurgitation – see below for differences). Risk factors for stomach or abdominal problems include any dogs that take corticosteroids or anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), eating garbage or other unusual foods (pancreatitis), eating a foreign body which causes an obstruction, injury to the abdomen and a hernia, which is a bulge in the wall of the abdomen. Note that if your dog licked antifreeze in the street, this is a poison and requires immediate treatment.
When to Call the Vet:
Be sure to call your veterinarian immediately if your dog is under age 6 months, you see objects in the vomit such as plastic or worms, your dog swallowed an object, you see blood, you see the stomach getting larger, your dog has other health problems or if the vomiting is persistent for a period of 4 hours or longer."