Your Senior Dog and Stomach Problems

 

Dogs are known to eat grass and really its part of their ancestral habits as dogs are omnivores. Sometimes they eat grass because their stomach is upset and grass can induce them to vomit. But many times when a dog is feeling well and outside playing he will munch on some grass. Their stomachs are equipped with neuro-recepters and these react to what a dog eats. The neuro-recepters are sensitive to acidity, chemical content, and textures. In the wild they ate many herbivores and they ate the entire animal so that they ate the partially digested plants in the other animal's stomach.

Gas build up is an effect of gastrointestinal problems and your dog's stomach can become so gaseous that his stomach becomes bloated or distended. It will be hard when you touch it. Another problem is feeding your dog bones, this is a practice that we grow up believing to be good for our dogs, but it is a bad habit. Bones can cause different problems. The obvious is splintering, thus they sometimes stick in the colon or esophagus. When one is stuck in the esophagus it can prevent swallowing. These bones have to be removed by a vet.

If you see that your dog has blood in their stool or they are bleeding from the anus, get them to a vet immediately. Though they may not show it, they are in pain and need medical attention immediately. Even a small amount of blood should be reason for concern.

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