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Old October 21st, 2009, 11:50 AM
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Stomach making noises

My little 2 years old Schnauzer-Westie has occassional stomach problem during the night (once every 1-2 weeks). His stomach will be making odd noises, which sound like squirting or gurgling sounds, and he wants to go out to eat grass which we let him do.

Usually he doesn't poo until the end of the day and after that he's fine and he eats his food. He doesn't usually have diahrrea or vomit so I am not sure what could be going on...

We will try changing his food gradually but is there anything to help is stomach when it happens? Winter is coming so no more grass ... Ive read that a little bit of yogurt or pepto-bismol can help... what do you think?
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Old October 21st, 2009, 11:56 AM
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Hey there! its funny you mention girgling tummies! kinda squishing rumbling noise? my boy does this approximately once a month! I have yet to figure it out?? he eats grass but doesnt throw it up and he doesnt eat grass every time his tummy is making these noises! He is almost 10 now and I have never been able to figure it out! It seems to bother me more than him because it will happen when he is sleeping too! If everything else seems normal I wouldnt change his food unless you think he needs a change??

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Those noises are normally there--just not as noticeable unless there's an intestinal upset. Some yogurt or probiotic may be very beneficial in preventing the upset so that would be a good route to go.

However, given that it's happening so frequently with your dog, I wonder if you shouldn't have a stool sample checked for him. He might have picked up some nasties over summer--our dogs are always picking up some parasite or other out in the yard from all the wildlife we have here. If the stool shows nothing, you might want to bring your guy in for a once-over by the vet to try to figure out what's causing the regular upset. Best to nip it in the bud if there's something going on.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 11:06 AM
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Thanks for your suggestions... We changed his food and give him 2/3 for breakfast and 1/3 for dinner and since then, no strange stomach noises.
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