Does your dog show any of the following signs?
· Aggressive behavior
· Change in eating or sleeping habits
· Being restless
· Shaking or trembling
If yes, your dog may be in pain. Sometimes any of the symptoms previously mentioned could be caused by a simple bellyache.
However, a bellyache is still some sort of ache, and as a pet parent, you might find it hard for you to let your furry friend suffer.
Remember that it’s still best to consult your vet if you find anything wrong with your pooch. If you think your dog’s stomachache is caused by a toxic substance he ingested, rush your dog to the nearest vet ER to have your baby treated.
If you think that your dog’s stomachache is nothing serious and can be treated at home with just a few home remedies and a little bit of rest, read on. We will show you how to use common herbs to treat your dog’s tummy pain.
Ginger has long been a cure for simple stomach pains among humans and dogs. For dogs that are prone to carsickness, ginger is often administered to the dog 30 minutes prior to the car travel.
There are several ways on how to administer ginger to a dog, but it’s important to take note of the recommended dosages.
For dogs that belong to miniature breeds, a quarter of a teaspoon of ginger in raw form is ideal, while half a teaspoon is ideal for dogs that don’t belong to miniature breeds but weigh below 35 pounds. Large dogs, on the other hand, will need around ¾ teaspoons of raw ginger. To administer the ginger in raw form, you may mix it into the dog’s food.
If it’s your dog’s first time to ingest ginger, remember to start slow and build up the dosage slowly to the recommended amount. This way, your dog won’t have to abruptly adjust to ginger. If you’re unsure of administering your dog with ginger, consult your trusted veterinarian.
Dill is also a great alternative to ginger, when it comes to alleviating your dog’s tummy aches. It helps with your dog’s digestive issues, particularly gas, nausea and cramping. It has antibacterial properties, so basically dill could help freshen your dog’s breath as well.
To prepare, you will need to make dill seed tea, at 1 tsp for every 8 ounces of water. Prior to feeding it your dog, let it cool for a while. You may also replace water with unsalted broth if you think your dog dislikes the taste of dill seed tea.
Another digestive aid that you might want to consider to administer to your dog is the licorice root.
Licorice root is anti-inflammatory, meaning it’s a good remedy for other issues, like allergies and dermatitis. However, too much licorice can be harmful for your dog’s health. Use it in moderation.
Here’s another word of caution: don’t use licorice on dogs with diabetes or heart disease unless advised by your trusted veterinarian. Licorice can spike sugar levels, so it’s best to consult your veterinarian for dogs with diabetes or heart disease.
Italian parsley is a common dog breath freshener, but did you know it could ease stomach pains as well?
A pinch of fresh and finely-chopped Italian parsley can be mixed in your dog’s meals as garnish. You may use it once or even twice a week, or as needed.