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Experience:  Five years as a veterinarian working with man's best friend. Have worked with pets, hunting and herding dogs, hounds, and breeders.
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German shepherd female, has upset stomach, can hear loud stomach

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German shepherd female, has upset stomach, can hear loud stomach noises, she wont eat or drink. Given Pepto Bismal/and or raw egg and milk, seems to settle her stomach then eats normally for a day or two, then back to upset tummy??
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr-Bonk replied 5 months ago.
Hi, I'm Dr. Bonk. I'm sorry to hear about Ella's troubles. Is there any vomiting or diarrhea? If there is, consider taking her to your vet to have some tests done. If not, she may be experiencing some irritation due to increased gastric acid production. Just like in people, dogs with this condition experience chronic stomach upset. It would make sense that the milk and egg would soothe it. You can try giving her antacids like Mylanta. This will also help cut down excess gas that can cause stomach pain as well. The dose for her would be 3 tsp every 6-8 hours. If this seems to help her, you can try an longer term solution like Zantac or Prilosec. The dose would be 0.5-1 mg per pound body weight for Zantac twice a day and 0.25-0.5 mg per pound Prilosec once a day.You can also try feeding a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice for 4-5 days while her stomach settles and then work her back onto her regular diet. Also, feeding smaller meals more frequently can help settle her stomach as well.I hope this helps. Please contact me with any further questions you may have. Thank you and good luck!

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