In mild cases of upset stomach, it may be beneficial to withhold food for 12-24 hours to allow the digestive system to rest. Provide plenty of fresh water during this time to prevent dehydration.
After the fasting period, feed your dog a bland diet consisting of boiled rice and boiled, skinless chicken or lean ground beef. This is easy on their stomach and helps settle their digestive system.
Canned plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) is high in fiber and can help regulate digestion. Add a spoonful to your dog's food to ease digestive discomfort.
Probiotic supplements or plain yogurt with live cultures can help restore the balance of healthy bacteria in the gut and aid digestion.
The water leftover from boiling rice (once cooled) can be offered to your dog to help soothe their stomach and prevent dehydration.
Consult your veterinarian before giving over-the-counter medications like Pepto-Bismol to your dog. Dosage and safety can vary based on your dog's size and condition.
A small amount of fresh ginger can be grated and added to your dog's food to help alleviate nausea and stomach discomfort.
If your dog's upset stomach persists for more than 24 hours, is severe, or accompanied by other concerning symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea with blood, lethargy, or loss of appetite, it's crucial to consult your veterinarian. They can diagnose the underlying cause and provide appropriate treatment.