What to Give Dog For Stomach Ache

what to give dog for stomach ache

When your dog has an upset stomach, they may refuse to eat or drink anything at all. Make sure they drink water regularly but try not to give too much – vomiting and diarrhea often result in dehydration which could have devastating results on health.

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Offering your pup some boiled chicken bones may provide relief by way of soothing marrow and minerals found within them, while pure canned pumpkin (not spiced pumpkin pie filling) may aid with digestion issues, making it easier for him to digest.


Chicken and rice

Chicken and rice is often an effective treatment for an upset stomach in dogs, as its simple composition makes digestion easy for their digestive systems while providing essential vitamins, minerals, and fats – without complex carbs that could worsen stomach discomfort.

Cook the chicken until it is fully cooked and use plain white rice (rather than brown). Oils and spices can contribute to further digestive stress; thus they should be eliminated from this recipe.

Pet parents can prepare this dish at home by boiling skinless, boneless chicken breasts and mixing them with white rice. Pre-packaged therapeutic chicken and rice meals may also be available at pet stores or some large dog food manufacturers offer therapeutic, bland diets to aid gastrointestinal issues in dogs. Pet parents should only provide this solution as a temporary measure; once diarrhea, vomiting or stomach cramping has subsided they should gradually switch back to feeding their regular foods again.


Oatmeal is an easy and tasty source of soluble fiber that helps firm up loose stools. When combined with apple cider vinegar for extra relief, apple cider vinegar can also soothe stomach gas and reduce inflammation. Furthermore, your dog could benefit from probiotic supplements that increase levels of good bacteria while controlling overgrowth of bad ones in his gut – they come in powder form that’s easy to mix into their food!

Other strategies you could try include boiling mashed potatoes to ensure they’re bland, as well as cooking egg whites. Ginger root can also help soothe an upset tummy; even motion sickness. A teaspoon of mucilage (from slippery elm trees’ inner bark) may provide relief as its tannins soothe digestive tract linings while its gooey substance known as mucilage helps calm stomach discomfort.


As puppies explore their world, they often consume foods not meant for them and this can result in an upset stomach.

Probiotics can help restore normal flora to your digestive tract and are readily available as yogurt containing live active cultures or in pre-packaged forms such as Purina Fortiflora or Non-flavored Proviable products.

Saccharomyces boulardii probiotic has undergone clinical testing and been found to significantly alleviate food poisoning symptoms2. This probiotic differs from others such as Lactobacillus acidophilus in that it actually combats pathogens present in your gut and effectively neutralises them.

Stay on the lookout for any signs that indicate an upset stomach in your dog, such as excessive drooling (although excessive drooling could be normal for your pup), thirsty drinking and distended abdomens. If these signs continue to arise or he or she stops urinating normally a visit to a vet is in order.


Pumpkins make an adorable Halloween decoration and taste fantastic when baked into a pie with whipped cream for dessert! Plus they contain lots of nutritious soluble fiber which helps recover their digestive systems after bouts of diarrhea.

Addition of pure canned pumpkin is an effective home remedy for diarrhea in pets. The soluble fiber found within pumpkin helps absorb excess water to decrease loose stool volume while functioning as a prebiotic, helping restore gut flora balance.

Cooked pumpkin can also help combat constipation by providing high levels of fiber that facilitate bowel movements while its high water content hydrates your colon to soothe constipation.

Before trying any home remedies to treat a stomachache in your pet, always consult a veterinarian first, especially if they have been experiencing vomiting or diarrhea for an extended period. These could be signs of more serious medical issues.