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My dog blue a cross has some really weird noises coming from

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My dog blue a cross has some really weird noises coming from his stomic haven't changed his food or anything sounds like rumbling and wind any ideas he keeps looking round at his butt any ideas seems to be bothering him he won't settle today
Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I am sorry to hear that your fellow isn't feeling himself this today, with increased noise from his stomach and gas, and an inability to settle.
These noises are the result of ingesta moving through the gastrointestinal tract and gas bubbles. In most cases they are completely normal and seem to cause the dog no distress. But in cases where the dog acts uncomfortable it is likely that the pup is experiencing some reflux or abnormal motility, or painful intestinal spasms with gas pains that are more then the usual. Possible causes for this include a change in diet, dietary sensitivities or allergies, or eating things that she should not have like too many fatty table scraps or garbage, bones etc. Metabolic organ failures (kidney or liver disease), Addison's disease (hypoadrenocortisim), pancreatitis, inflammatory bowel disease or even infiltrative cancers are other possible causes in dogs that have trouble chronically.
I understand that his food hasn't been changed but has he been fed anything different (table food or treats) or gotten into anything different that you know of?
To help with gastrointestinal upset and reflux you can give either:
1) Pepcid ac (famotidine) at a dose of ¼ of a 10mg tablet per 2 to 5 kilograms of body weight every 12 hours
2) Prilosec (omeprazole) at a dose of ¼ of a 10mg tablet per 2 to 5 kilograms of body weight every 24 hours
These are acid reducers and should help him feel more comfortable. They are quite safe and can be used for a few days if needed. In some cases dogs remain on them long term if this is a repeated problem.
I would pick up all food for now and water for a couple hours to allow his stomach to settle after the acid reducers. In a couple hours when you give him water or low salt clear broths like low salt beef or chicken broth to drink but make sure it is in small amounts only. If he drinks too much too quickly that can lead to vomiting. To get some electrolytes in you can also offer her a 50:50 mix of pedialyte and water.
If he seems to feel better tomorrow morning offer a bland diet of 1/3 boiled, minced, white skinless chicken or lean hamburger and 2/3 boiled white rice mixed with some low salt chicken or beef broth to make it easy to lap up and swallow as well as increase his fluid intake. I would add probiotics like Benebac, Proviable, or Fortiflora to his food for the next several days to rebalance his gut bacteria.
If things go well feed him the bland diet for 2 to 3 days then slowly start to mix back in his regular food, a little more at each meal. It should take about 5 to 7 days to slowly convert him back to his regular diet.
If he begins to vomit, runs a fever (more than 103F rectally), has a tense painful belly then he is not a candidate for home therapy and must see a veterinarian for an examination, diagnostics, injectable anti-nausea drugs intravenous fluids and supportive care.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Have another question on top of my dogs head there is like a wart its growing bigger I thought at first it was a tick as it's the same size and looked like that but it's not a tick as we have looked very closely but it is getting bigger my dog is 13 years old . He is a cross terrier. He also has a few skin tags one under his chin and one under his leg.
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