You give your dog what?!

Jayda and Malakai both had a bout of tummy upset over the weekend. They both got new marrow bones and a stuffing-less cow toy that they absolutely adore.

Malakai spent the day on the couch after eating too much marrow bone.

Malakai spent the day on the couch after eating too much marrow bone.

However, instead of chewing on the bone a bit at a time they both devoured the raw bits off the bone and scraped the marrow out like pumpkin guts.

They loved it, but let’s just say their bellies didn’t.

Luckily, over the years I have picked up a few tips from my vet to help ease doggie diarrhea and vomiting. 

Most of the following suggestions are foods you may have around your house,  if you’ve got a giant pooch (80lbs or more) like Malakai, just slab a 2-3 big spoon-fulls on your pooches kibble at every meal. Medium sized dogs can have 1-2 spoon-fulls and small dogs can have 1 spoonful.

1. Pumpkin

Pumpkin is my go to "drug" for tummy upset.

Pumpkin is my go to “drug” for tummy upset.

Pumpkin is my go to for tummy problems. It’s great for dogs with sensitive stomachs because it is so bland. It is also really great because it is less than a dollar a can. Just be sure to grab plain pumpkin from the baking isle, not pumpkin pie filling.

2. Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is another great kibble additive that

will help ease tummy problems. If your dog doesn’t handle dairy very well, than this may not be the trick for you.

3. Yogurt

Plain, no sugar added yogurt is great to add to your pets food if they have frequent tummy troubles. It helps get good bacteria in their digestive system and can help with minor problems.

and if all else fails-

Pepto is quick and easy to give to your pet. Plus, most people have it on hand.

Pepto is quick and easy to give to your pet. Plus, most people have it on hand.

4. Pepto Bismol or Imodium

Pepto Bismol and Imodium are both pet safe according to my vet at Wildcat Valley Animal Clinic. It works the same way it does in humans. It is quick and can help with serious diarrhea when the food additives just aren’t cutting it. It is important to call your vet for dosing information to be sure you don’t accidentally cause more harm than good.

Finally, if your dog is having consistent tummy upset or vomiting be sure to get your dog in to the vet when possible. It could be an underlying health problem and you don’t want your pet to end up dehydrated.

Have you tried any of these methods to curing tummy upset? Which is your go to?

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