What to Feed When Your Dog Has An Upset Stomach.

by | May 14, 2013

It can be tough to know what to feed when your dog has an upset stomach.

Feeding your dog the right food when he has an upset stomach can help speed their recovery.

No one likes having a sick puppy. Having a sick puppy can mean coming home to an unpleasant clean-up job in their kennel or having to call a carpet cleaning company. Not to mention your poor puppy. When we get sick, we don’t eat the same foods as we normally would and neither should your pup. When your dog has an upset stomach, you will want to pay more attention to their food.

Having German Shepherd Puppies, from time to time, we have to deal with stomach illnesses. We don’t generally know the cause, but we often switch their diet to much more bland food to help them through. Especially with our younger puppies, we pay close attention to how they are eating and how it is coming back out. We look for consistency in their stool. Constant loose stool is a sign of a problem.

It is important that you talk to your vet when your dog has an upset stomach.

Your dog having an upset stomach can be a sign of something worse. If you’ve watched your dog eat grass and he throws it up, you probably have little reason to be concerned. But if your dog has been throwing up all day, a call to your vet is probably worthwhile. If your dog has been throwing up for two days, a visit to your vet is in order.

When it is time to feed your dog a bland diet, some good suggestions are:
-white rice
-boiled chicken breast
-cooked potatoes
-strained beef – get all the fat out.
-baby food

You want to feed your dog the most bland food possible. If they don’t like the rice, try mixing it in with the yogurt. While this sounds gross to you and I, our German Shepherd Puppies tend to love it. Pouring baby food over the rice is also an option.

You can also try blending the food altogether in a food processor. Sidenote: Theresa and I are getting married in June. One of the gifts she got at her shower was a food processor. I never knew so many of my favorite foods could be served chopped up. I have also never eaten so many chopped carrots in my life.

It is important that you pay attention to your dog’s eating habits and talk to your vet when you have concerns. We pay a lot of attention to eating habits around here, but whenever we have a question, we always call our vet. If your dog is vomiting, having consistently loose stool or has a loss of appetite, it is a good idea for you to contact your vet.

At Far North Kennel, we breed standard coat and Long Haired German Shepherd Puppies. Our Dog Blog is intended to be a place of resources for you, no matter what breed of dog you own. We love all dogs and are willing to answer any questions you might have about dog training, behavior or any other subject. Feel free to leave a comment below or to contact us!

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