Dogs get tummy aches too. My poor dog has been sick for two days now. He cannot keep any food down. Do dogs get the flu just as people do? I always wondered about this. I was told that dogs do not get colds or sick like we do. However, my dog has a tummy ache and has been sick for two days now. Is it something more serious or just the flu?
Here is a website with some tips to calming your dogs’ tummy ailments:
One of the suggestions is to give your dog Gatorade to help prevent dehydration. Just like us, if you have a tummy and intestine flu, you may get dehydrated and Gatorade helps to replenish your body by keeping it hydrated with the necessary electrolytes.
We give our dog white-rice when we run out of dog food, but did you know that white rice will help a dog with tummy aches. It is a good idea to fast your sick dog for twenty-four hours, but a meal consisting of white rice may coat and soothe his tummy ache.
Please be aware if your dog is sick for more than a few days, at this point he should have a visit from your local veterinarian to rule out anything more serious.
Written By: Ask Ms Mandi