A few years ago our little Harrison Ford had a horrible accident where he ate something that got stuck in his intestines. He was moping around the house, not eating, not going to the bathroom and was growling to touching near his stomach. We went to the vet several times trying to figure out what was wrong. I think this was an issue that was tacked on to a little virus that Harrison had the week before where he was prescribed anti-vomitting medicine.
The previous virus symptoms caused a mis-diagnosis the second time we went to the Vet. The 3rd visit gave the correct diagnosis. Harrison had a foreign body stuck in his digestive track. He had to be operated on and 3 inches of his intestines were removed. It was an expensive and very emotional time for me and my husband (then boyfriend). Both sides of the family chipped in, we paid money out of pocket and put some of it on Care Credit. I would have done anything to save my little baby!
When your dog has symptoms of an upset stomach (diarrhea, bad flatulence), it’s important to take him to your veterinarian so they can get to the bottom of their GI issue and prevent any more accidents at home. A wagging tail equals a happy dog! You have to stay attuned to your dog’s needs. Harrison still continues to eat the things that got stuck in his intestines, but we do our very best to keep them out of his reach. We bought laundry bins with click tops that would not allow him to get into the dirty laundry.
Science is the best way to look at every issue your dog may have. For more pet health nutrition information, go to the Royal Canin website.
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