Doggy Tummy Aches
We all know how uncomfortable a stomach ache can be. When it happens we say we would do anything to make it go away. Gastrointestinal tracts can be easily infected. This infection is what we call a tummy ache. This means even our pets are vulnerable to a GI tract infection. Our stomach's role is to break down food and pass it into the small intestine which then absorbs the nutrients and water. Pets commonly get gastritis which is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Gastroenteritis in dogs is another common pet infection that causes the stomach and intestines to inflame.
So if you see your pet vomiting, having changes in appetite, lethargy, weakness, dehydration, diarrhea, or high blood temperature then they may have a GI tract infection which should be taken care of immediately.
A GI infection is caused either by bacteria, poisons and other diseases. It is important that you keep an eye on your dog so that they aren’t putting weird things in their mouth like spoiled good, plants, and garbage. This is how bacteria that cause their infection get inside. Also, fertilizers and cleaning products can be deadly to your pet because of the poison in them. Of course you can’t be held responsible to watch your pet 24/7 so by saying no to your dog when they misbehave will train your dog not to do it in the future even if you are not there.
When your pet first gets a gastrointestinal infection you should change your pet’s diet. Start off by giving your pet less food and more water. Then, give your dog a bland diet with water in smaller amounts more frequently. It is better to give your pet natural food which makes it easier to digest. Of course take your dog to be seen by a vet. They can prescribe the prober medication for the infection. Baytril and Amoxicillin are great for your pets GI tract infection.