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Hi there --
Stomach growls, gurgles, and makes noises usually do to the stomach wall contracting with only gas ans fluid present.
it is very loud right now
By itself, this is not a big problem -- unless it is constant or excessive or accompanied by vomiting, gagging, etc.
You can alleviate this with a small meal
or if the gas amount seems excessive or if bloat may be present.
nothing like that...it's just that it never happened before
he's a little bloated
he already had his meal
what do i have to watch for to know if he's getting worse?
What breed is your dog, and how old?
he's a m ixture of german shepherd and husky according to my vet....my late husband found him in a ditch dying aqlmost 3 yrs ago...
we took him in and saved him
Is there any pain when you press on the abdomen or massage it deeply? and has appetite been ok?
the last few days he was not eating much and yes, he lets me massage his abdomen
but he's used to me fussing all over him
his abdomen is hard
ok -- you can administer either pepcid ac (3-5 mg per pound) or gas x (half strip, or one tablet) to alleviate gas that is present. Since this has gone on for a few days, there may be something else behind this -- so an exam may be necessary if this does not help.
Pepcid ac can reduce acid and bloating -- and help with some general upset stomach issues.
i have gas x
You can use it twice daily -- usually with meals.
sorry, just want to make sure...i can give gim pepcid ac or gas x ...the one we use as humans...sorry
You can try the gas X --- to reduce gas immediately. You may want to trial Pepcid ac for the next couple of days to see if this addresses the appetite, growling tummy, gas.
just want to make sure
That is correct -- the human forms
i'll mix it with his meals or treat?
If there are additional symptoms -- vomiting, pain in the abdomen, increased bloating and pain, diarrhea, or this not improving -- then a vet visit is necessary.
Yes -- either can be mixed with a small treat.
ok...thanks so much i'll try it right now
You are very welcome -- this is the first thing to try -- after that, if any of the above symtoms are occuring -- a vet visit is recommended. It is an emergency if there is abdominal pain.