A dog can have his guts being noisy for several reasons. As a PetLover, you have to know when these noises are a symptom of something serious and when they are not. It is also essential to his health that you understand how his gastric system works and how to avoid this sound you hear in his abdomen becomes a problem.
In this article, we will review the reasons his belly makes noises, how they do so and when to worry. We will give you several tips to avoid them in the event that it is not healthy that they happen, but remember that each doggie is unique. That is why, after reading this article, leave your query with our online veterinarians describing his symptoms, his age, habits, race, and weight. In Barkibu we are here to help you.
The first thing is to identify the time of day that it occurs and his eating habits. If your friend's guts are noisy in the early hours of the day, it is normal and means that his stomach is empty. In some cases, these sounds may be accompanied by slight vomiting. These noises may be repeated before the main meals of the day, it is not something to worry about, but here is a warning: you have to better manage his rations throughout the day.
This case is common in PetLovers which dog goes from being a puppy to adult, as there is a need to change the quantity and regularity of the dog meal and their friend can take some time to get used to it. If this is your case, leaves a question to our online veterinarians, our dietitians will recommend you what to do to make those noises disappear.
If these sounds occur after eating, you have to be careful. These stomach murmurs are caused by the gases of the digestion and usually appear because he has eaten very fast, made sports just after eating food or has been given a lot of food to eat. These gases can cause him damage and also one of the worst diseases that your friend can suffer: the gastric torsion.
This case is more common in large dogs, so be very careful. The way to prevent this is to give him his meal in a bowl with obstacles, so that he cannot swallow it all without some effort. We also recommend that, instead of giving him one take of food per day, distribute it in up to five meals, and make him rest before he exercises.
Possible symptoms of this gastric torsion are a dilatation in the abdomen, groans, lack of appetite and changes in his behavior. This is a serious disease, so act as soon as possible.
In addition to gas or hunger, there are two more cases that we cannot dismiss. When you go for walks him, are you always aware of what he is doing? Do you leave the phone in the pocket and pay all the attention your doggie deserves? Caregivers who worry more about their Instagram rather than their furry friend might return home with their furry and discover that all of a sudden, his belly is making noises.
The reason is that he has eaten something unknown, or well, the poop of another dog, a forbidden food for or even poison. Yes, although it seems impossible, there are many unscrupulous people that pour chemicals into the street for dogs to swallow with the intention of killing them. We are not telling you this to frighten you, but for you to be cautious when you go out for a walk with your dog.
If his guts make noise just as you get home, he vomits or has diarrhea, ask urgently for a veterinarian, remember to tell him that he has eaten a lot and that the sound was not there in the early hours of the day, so he will be able to rule-out cases that we have commented at the beginning of this text.
If your dog's guts make lot of very strong noises, if he has diarrhea, he does not want to eat or the bowel sounds are very strong, we tell you what to do in the next video. In Barkibu we have online veterinarians which are specialists in nutrition.
If he has eaten something toxic, if he has gas or if he has the abdomen infested with parasites, he will have no appetite, pain, and discomfort. In case he has the tape or roundworm inside him, touch his belly; is it hard to the touch? Examine his stools; do you see in them white spots as grains of rice or broken noodles strings? If you answered yes to any of these two questions it is possible that this is the cause.
As we said, each doggie is a case. Take this article as a guide to make your query to our online veterinarians, so that they teach you how to feed him and to prevent a possible gastric torsion, and what to give him in case he has parasites that prevent him to eat.