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4 Common Digestive Issues Your Furry Friend Might Face

4 Common Digestive Issues Your Furry Friend Might Face

While we would all love for our furry little friends to live a happy life free from any pain and suffering, problems occur once in a while that hamper their quality of life. A common problem that your dog might run into will have something to do with their digestion. Whether they seem to be vomiting often or get bloated, these issues can point to something serious where immediate action usually has to be taken before things turn for the worse.

With that said, we want to share with you a few dog digestive problems and how you can quickly spot them:

  1. Vomiting

Even if you are not a dog owner, you might have heard someone say that dogs usually "fetch" anything that they throw up. While that might sound a bit gross, it might have some truth to it if you think about it. Dogs have been known to eat some weird things. If your dog suddenly develops a bad stomach, it is best to talk to your vet about it.

  1. Bloating

Bloating can be a sad sight to see. Bloating can easily leave dogs uncomfortable and not able to move. While this is not a very common manifestation of a digestive problem, it is best to be on the lookout for it. If you found your dog with this problem, generally signs that their stomach area has become enlarged, consider making a visit to your vet as soon as possible. You will be able to get the dog on the road to recovery in no time.

  1. Diarrhea

Diarrhea can be especially terrifying for owners of dogs. It can mean a lot of things, some being severe issues. We do not want to scare you, but it is best to err on the side of caution and contact your vet as soon as possible.

If you find your dog suffering from diarrhea, ask yourself if you have changed your dog's diet recently. Maybe they ate something that did not agree with their system. If you are feeding your dog wet dog food, an occasional bout of diarrhea is perfectly normal. If, however, it seems that the diarrhea is more of an ongoing problem, it is best to bring your dog to your vet.

  1. Bloody stool

If you are worried that your dog has blood in the stool, the first thing you want to do is take a look at the color. If the red is not very bright, it can point to something a lot more common and usually benign. On the other hand, if you are seeing bright red in the stool, this is something that you will want to talk to your vet about. Also, keep an eye out for any black stool as well, as that might be a sign of internal bleeding.


In case you were wondering, these issues are not limited to just dogs. As we mentioned above, any animal with a gastrointestinal tract will be susceptible to these problems. If you are worried that your dog might be having an issue with their digestion, it is best to stay on the safe side and make a trip to your vet. Your vet will be able to look at your dog and determine if it is something more common or something more serious and get the proper treatment readied to bring your dog onto the road to recovery!

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