Acid Stomach and Grass Eating in Dogs and Cats


 Max

“My 9 year old Welsh Springer Spaniel mix, Max, didn't have much of an appetite and would frequently vomit. He would often rush out to eat grass and then vomit afterwards.  I was worried because he was thin and seemed so uncomfortable.  I followed the Ask Ariel program and changed his diet while using supplements such as Gastro ULC and Power Probiotic.  l really wasn't expecting much because I had made prior changes before that hadn’t worked.  Within just a few days, Max improved.  He no longer was interested in eating grass and his vomiting stopped. Max is now at a healthy weight and it is so nice to see him so happy to see his meals."

Karen, Orange County California

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Acid Stomach and Grass Eating in Dogs and Cats

 Max

“My 9 year old Welsh Springer Spaniel mix, Max, didn't have much of an appetite and would frequently vomit. He would often rush out to eat grass and then vomit afterwards.  I was worried because he was thin and seemed so uncomfortable.  I followed the Ask Ariel program and changed his diet while using supplements such as Gastro ULC and Power Probiotic.  l really wasn't expecting much because I had made prior changes before that hadn’t worked.  Within just a few days, Max improved.  He no longer was interested in eating grass and his vomiting stopped. Max is now at a healthy weight and it is so nice to see him so happy to see his meals."

Karen, Orange County California

Veterinary-Approved Supplements for Acid Stomach & Grass Eating

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Acid Stomach and Grass Eating in Dogs and Cats


It is quite common for cats and dogs to eat grass. Eating grass in and of itself is not a sign of anything as many pets like the taste and enjoy a little vegetation. Both healthy pets and sick pets will eat grass. It is the behaviors that accompany the grass eating that can be a sign of an acid stomach and digestive problems.

1) Is your pet "drawn" to the grass, showing signs of needing to get to the grass such as whining or pulling toward it?

2) Does your pet vomit hairballs or bile afterwards? Is your pet vomiting frequently?

3) Is your pet eating large amounts of grass?

Some grazing on grass is natural but when pets are specifically looking for it as if they really need it, this can be a sign of acid stomach or poor digestion. Many times pets reach for the grass as a way to make themselves vomit too. If you notice your pet is eating a lot of grass, then it's important to watch for other signs of digestive discomfort. If you notice your pet is having rumbling noises after eating, loose stool, gas, vomiting, bad breath or other signs of digestive discomfort, it is important to bring this to the attention of your veterinarian. Getting basic laboratory tests (e.g. blood panel and urine analysis) will provide valuable information, as acid stomach can be a symptom of a more serious health condition such as kidney or liver disease or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Symptoms of Acid Stomach

Since your pet cannot tell you specifically that their tummy is burning, here are some signs to watch for:

1.      Lack of appetite especially in the morning

2.      Vomiting bile or small amounts of food

3.      Regurgitation noises

4.      Hunching over or evidence of mild discomfort while swallowing or after eating

5.      Licking or smacking of the lips


3 Steps To Treat Acid Stomach and Grass Eating in Your Dog or Cat

1.      Consult your veterinarian and inquire about laboratory tests such as a blood and urine test for your pet.   Sometimes acid stomach may be a symptom of a pet health problem such as kidney disease.  Laboratory testing and a veterinary exam are an important first-step.

 

2.      Change your pet’s diet to a hypoallergenic, grain-free diet.  Do not use foods that contain chemicals, byproducts or additives that are hard to digest. Avoid key allergens that contribute to inflammation, indigestion and food allergies (please see FREE food allergy webinar http://askariel.com/pages.asp?pid=Pet_Food_Allergy_Webinar

Comprehensive, pet health consultations are available to provide your pet with a custom nutrition plan.  (Bobby—what do you think of this wording?  Link for the consults here)

3.      Use natural, veterinary-approved supplements to give your pet fast relief from acid stomach.  Once your pet’s stomach feels more comfortable, incidences of grass eating should be greatly reduced.