In many cases, the gas that passes through the intestines of your dog will make noise. This happens frequently there is no need to be concerned. But, dog stomach making noises is a topic you need to investigate deeper. It isn’t always something you should ignore or laugh at! Today, we are going to give you all the facts you need to know regarding this matter.
Dog Stomach Making Noises
Quit and loud noises
In many cases you can see dog stomach making noises, but with different noise levels. Quiet noises are perfectly normal. It means that a small portion of the gas inside the intestines is present and there is no need to worry about it. But, too loud noises suggest that there is a lot of gas inside and this isn’t perfectly normal.
The first thing you should do is to put your ear close to the stomach of your pet and try to hear how loud the noises are. If they are quiet and periodic, your dog is fine. But, if the noises are too loud (so loud that you can hear them across the room) it means that there is some issue present. Usually, you will hear loud and quiet noises both but not at the same time.
This is a similar matter to when our stomach makes noises. We can see more similarities than some people know and usually gas is the main cause for that. But, in the case of dogs, there are other causes as well.
Your dog might be hungry
Believe it or not, the most common reason why you will hear noises from the stomach of your pet is hunger. Dogs do like to eat and they need decent amounts of food. When a dog is hungry, there will be no food in the intestines which means that gas will be present more. Also, your dog anticipates to be fed which can cause intestines to start working, without the food inside. This is known as stomach gurgling and it is extremely common. All dog owners forget or cannot arrive on time to feed their dog. The only thing you should do and stop this noise is to feed your dog. There is no need to worry about anything and this is far from a severe problem.
Sadly, not always when you can hear noise from the stomach of your pet food will be sufficient solution. Dietary indiscretion may happen as well. This usually happens when a dog ate something that he must not eat or he ate something that is just strange. In both cases, we can see an upset stomach and noises coming from it. The best comparison would be a person who never ate spicy food. Then, he will try Indian food. You can imagine what will happen.
Luckily, in most cases, this issue will resolve all by itself and there won’t be severe problems. However, in some, rare cases your dog can end up with diarrhea and vomiting. In even rarer cases he may develop pancreatitis! These are severe issues and you need to make sure the problem is resolved as soon as possible. It is always a good idea to take your pet to a vet and help him quickly.
What you should do?
Your reaction should be based on the behavior and symptoms of your pet. For instance, if your dog shows stomach noise early in the morning, you should feed your dog. This usually will put an end to the issue and your dog will behave normally. Keep in mind that your dog should have a proper and normal appetite and he must look and behave perfectly healthy, as he always does.
Brewing can cause stomach noise as well. You will notice that stomach noises are very loud and that lethargy is present or better said really visible. Poor appetite will be present as well. In many cases, you can see vomiting and diarrhea as well. However, these don’t occur always. The best thing to do is to feed your dog with steamed, white rice and chicken breasts (boneless and skinless). This should help him within minutes and your dog will recover. If the issue remains present, take him to a vet.
In the worst case scenario, you will have a sick dog who has diarrhea, vomits, and shows symptoms of lethargy. He will have no appetite at all and he will refuse drinking water. In this case, scenario, take him to a vet immediately. There is a risk of a severe problem and medical attention is needed. Don’t forget that dogs must drink plenty of water when they have diarrhea.
Is your dog in pain due to stomach noises?
All dog owners want to know the answer to this question. Are stomach noises painful? They usually are not, but they can be! If your pet has stomach noises to show but he acts happy and he has an appetite, pain isn’t present. This can happen a few times a week and usually, it is completely harmless. On the other hand, if a dog shows a lack of appetite or lethargy, or both, pain is present. This is the main reason why dog refuses food.
A special type is dogs who will snow loud stomach noises but at the same time have diarrhea or they will vomit (or both). If this happens on a regular basis, your dog has parasites, chronic intestinal disease, or inflammatory bowel diseases. You need to take him to a vet and he needs therapy.
Dog stomach making noises is something all dog owners encounter at some point. In most cases it is normal and there is no need to worry or to take him to a vet. But, it can be more severe as well, and help from your vet is mandatory. The secret is to look at the symptoms and to pay close attention to how and what your pet is doing. Then, just act accordingly as we have explained above.