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My dogs stomach is making a funny gurgling noise. At least

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My dogs stomach is making a funny gurgling noise. At least I think it's her stomach. She does not seem herself.

Dr. Christie :

Welcome to JustAnswer, this is Dr. Christie.

Dr. Christie :

Has Abby eaten anything out of the ordinary over the past 24 hours?

Customer:

Not that I know of.

Customer:

Sorry about the delay, I didn't realize I logged in under my husbands email.

Dr. Christie :

No new kibble or treats or tablescraps?

Dr. Christie :

any vomiting or diarrhea?

Dr. Christie :

No worries on the delay :-)

Customer:

No new food. No vomiting or diarrhea. We live in the woods, so she could have, possibly, found something to eat there.

Dr. Christie :

Is she acting fine otherwise?

Customer:

She is very lethargic. She has no interest in food, and she is food motivated.

Dr. Christie :

Is she drinking any water?

Customer:

Yes, but not much.

Dr. Christie :

Can you check the color of her gums for me?

Customer:

They are pink

Dr. Christie :

Ok that is good.

Dr. Christie :

Many times when you hear loud gurgling noises from the stomach, they are indicative of either hunger, increased motility (with diarrhea), or digestive upset.

Dr. Christie :

She does not have any symptoms yet, so certainly her stomach may be sore.

Dr. Christie :

I would continue to monitor her overnight, allow her small amounts of water.

Dr. Christie :

I would not allow her to eat anything for 12-24 hours.

Dr. Christie :

If she should start with diarrhea, the less food she has in her, the sooner the diarrhea will stop and her stomach feel better.

Dr. Christie :

Make sure she is drinking though to keep hydrated.

Dr. Christie :

If she bounces back to normal tomorrow morning, then likely she may have had some gas or a colicky stomach

Customer:

How long should I wait before I go to the Vet Office?

Dr. Christie :

Her vitals seem fine. She has no real symptoms. First I would monitor her. Should she break with diarrhea or vomiting, I would pull her food and allow her only water. If the diarrhea should persist past 48 hours, I would recommend having her seen or if her condition should get worse.

Customer:

Thank You so much! I think I can sleep now. I am loving the "on line vet", although I hope I don't have to contact you again.

Dr. Christie :

I think Abby will be just fine, she certainly may break with diarrhea tomorrow, hopefully not!

Dr. Christie :

You are most welcome!

Dr. Christie :

Best wishes that Abby feels better soon! Hopefully not!

Customer:

Good night!

Dr. Christie :

Night!

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