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Gurgling noises in her tummy and eating grass in the

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Gurgling noises in her tummy and eating grass in the morning
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What type of animal are we talking about?
Customer: Westie
JA: Have you noticed any recent changes in the Westie's appetite?
Customer: only in the morning, shes reluctant to eat but once I hand her some tinned meat and she gets going then she’s fine and she’ll eat her breakfast
JA: Does anything look different about her stool? (i.e. color, texture, etc.)
Customer: I don’t think so
JA: And what's the Westie's name and age?
Customer: Isla she’s nearly 6 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: She was wormed about 10 days ago
Submitted: 15 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.
Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear Isla has this issue.When did this start?
Any other signs such as diarrhoea, vomiting or weight loss?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 15 days ago.

Without further information it is very difficult for me to provide the best advice but I shall certainly try.

Please reply when you can and we can continue the conversation.

If this has been going on a long time and she has no other symptoms we may be dealing with a food sensitivity or Bilious Vomiting Syndrome. Consider feeding little and often, ensuring she eats before bed and on waking and offering a hypoallergenic diet.

If this fails or she has other symptoms, a vet visit is best.

They may consider a trial of medicine such as ant acids and/or anti nausea medicine.

Alternatively, if concerned, they will advise tests such as a blood test and abdominal scan to determine what may be going on.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions,

Take care,

Linda.