An acid reflux diet for dogs can help dog owners better manage this challenging condition of the digestive system. Feeding your pet less food more frequently, managing weight in the case of obesity, and varying your pet’s diet with healthy alternatives is often curative. In the case of an ulcer or tumor, outlooks will vary based on the specific condition and treatment regimen. In general, acid reflux is a manageable, if occasionally uncomfortable condition. Your veterinarian may prescribe ranitidine to supplement these efforts, as ranitidine not only reduces acid but helps move stomach contents in the correct direction more quickly.
Saturday night our dog began to frantically eat grass. We had to physically pull her away to stop. We brought her inside and she began gulping heavily like she needed to throw up but could not. We gave her salt to induce vomiting and she threw up a very large amount of grass. We also found another very large mound in the yard the next day. After she threw up she kept gulping and obsessively licking the floor. She was restless and whining and wanted to go outside to eat more grass. After an hour or so she calmed down. Tonight(Monday) it happened again. Frantically wanting outside to eat grass. Gulping, licking, pacing and whining. I read a number of forums who said their dogs have the same problem who said after many tests it was discovered to be acid reflux. Does this sound right? She just finished a round of antibiotics for a bacterial skin infection.
Following the initial treatment until the complete recovery of the pet is advisable. It is also crucial to continue monitoring GERD symptoms for a certain period of time. Occasional acid reflux is common but ignoring it for a long time may escalate into a more serious form known as Gastroesophageal Reflux disease (GERD) sources tell me followed by Esophageal Cancer. The best way to prevent future cases of acid reflux in your pet is by avoiding high-fat content foods completely from their diet plan. Hope this article proves to be a value addition for you and enhances the level of awareness with regards to this condition in your furry ally.
I too have a k9 kid with these symptoms. He is a 11 year old lab, has the fatty tumors in his abdomen, the smell of bile on his breath, but he coughs and gags and dry heaves all the time now. His lungs are clear so I am assuming it’s the acid coming up. Every time he drinks water he coughs up a little water but he has always done this. He is on the bland diet and very angry about it. My question is you said dogs can’t deal with Lactose and have been giving him milk to keep the acid down. I have had acid reflux and it for me was unbearable. I gave him tums that didn’t do much. I will drop the milk but will my vet have something that will work? If so what? His pain is double for me. Thank you Dr.