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2 1/2 year old Aussie Male has very load sounds from his

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2 1/2 year old Aussie Male has very load sounds from his tummy. we have gone on a ground turkey & rice diet for 3 weeks. when i start inching in his dry it happens again?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Myles
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about Myles?
Customer: No we had X-rays and blood work last week all looks good
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 8 months ago.


I will wait for your reply so I know we are connected.

Dr. Andy

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 8 months ago.

My concern is that this is persisting for a long period of time. Excellent that x-rays and blood profile was already done. But!

Very important, a fecal test must be done. Not for worms necessarily, but the vet must rule-out the super common microscopic bugs like giardia or coccidia, which are both well known to cause intermitent stomach distress.

Dr. Andy

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 8 months ago.


It may simply also be related not to the dry food itself, but a dietary intolerance to something in that particular dry food. So, I would ask the vet about doing a short trial on a prescription gastrointestinal food like Science Diet I/D or Royal Canin prescription food. Just for a trial.

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 8 months ago.

Lastly, to help with some chronic stomach upset, you could give some over-the-counter Pepcid A.C. antacid. Might not help but won't hurt. If about 20 pounds give or take, you can give a 1/2 tablet of a 10mg regular strength Pepcid. If closer to 40 pounds, give a full tablet once a day.

Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 8 months ago.

If no help from some of the above suggestions and no answers from the fecal test result, another test to consider would be an abdominal ultrasound. Your vet might need to consult a internist or refer you to a specialist if they can't get a conclusive answer to what is going on. Hope that information helps
Dr. Andy