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Why would a dog have hyperactive bowel sounds

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My dog has been having overactive bowel sounds since about 3AM is this a bad sighn?
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 9 years ago.
It is a sign digestive upset is soon to follow usually. Dogs just like people can get stomach upsets that lead to vomiting or diarrhea.
An over the counter med you might use would be Pepcid or Tagamet or Zantac.
Be sure to tell the vet when you see them if you use any of these.
You can read about dose amounts (and cautions) scrolling down on the pages here   which states in part     
“The typical dose administered to animals is 3 to 5 mg per pound (5 to 10 mg/kg) orally every six to eight hours.” which states in part
“The typical dose administered is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg) every 12 to 24 hours.” which states in part
“The typical dose administered to animals is 0.25 to 1 mg per pound (0.5 to 2 mg/kg), every 8 to 12 hours.”
You can add plain Pedialyte to the water bowl to help with hydration.
You can also see if bland food will help your pet feel better.
I would suggest trying boiled chicken meat or hamburger with the fat drained off, mixed with really well cooked rice in a ratio of 1/3 meat to 2/3 rice to see if that works. It’s not a balanced diet but OK to use for a few meals while working on controlling digestive upset.
If he appears really ill then see your vet as they can give fluids under the skin or via IV and a shot for nausea or stomach upset etc.
Hope this helps you!

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