Symptoms of Acid Stomach and Acid Reflux In Dogs and Cats; Holistic

Acid Stomach (Reflux) in Dogs and Cats
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“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 it was like he had acid reflux. I followed the Ask Ariel diet program while using supplements such as Gastro ULC, Power Probiotic and Soothing Digestive Relief. l really wasn't expecting much because I had made prior changes before and those hadn’t worked. Within just a few days, Max stopped eating grass and his vomiting stopped. Max is now at a healthy weight and it is so nice to see him so happy to eat his meals." Karen, Orange County California

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Acid Stomach and Acid Reflux 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 (symptoms of acid stomach) 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 (acid reflux in dogs) 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).

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Symptoms of Acid Stomach in Dogs and Cats

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

  • Lack of appetite especially in the morning
  • Vomiting bile or small amounts of food
  • Eating grass
  • Regurgitation noises
  • Hunching over or evidence of mild discomfort while swallowing or after eating
  • Licking or smacking of the lips

3 Steps of Pet Acid Reflux Treatment

  • 1) Consult your veterinarian and inquire about laboratory tests such as a blood and urine test for your pet. Sometimes dog acid reflux symptoms can be a sign 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. On the Ask Ariel order form at checkout, if your provide your pet's diet, our Nutritionist will include FREE diet tips on the packing slip with your order!

  • 3) Use natural, veterinary-approved supplements for dog heartburn treatment 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.

Contact us if you have any questions about cat acid reflux treatment or canine acid reflux treatments.