Common Health Problems in West Highland White Terriers and Schnauzers

My vet has put my dog on Pepcid A.C. for upset stomach.


When he has diarrhea he is prescribed Kaopectate.

My dog will experience an upset stomach almost every day.  Finally the vet has prescribed Pepcid A.C. for the gas in his stomach that prevents him from wanting to eat and Kaopectate when he gets diarrhea.

Please check with your vet before trying this.  You dog may have a very serious illness that mimics an upset stomach.

When my dog vomits bile (yellow liquid) it would ruin the entire day for him.  I knew he would not eat until I calmed him stomach down.

My dog handles milk and cottage cheese quite well, so if I can get him to drink a little then I can give him the Pepcid A.C. and this dissipates the gas that is making his stomach upset.  I have my vets approval doing this.

Sometimes giving a dog a milk based food will give him diarrhea.  I mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of wheat bran (not cereal) from a health food store into the cottage cheese.

This prevents the diarrhea because bran in the intestines soaks up all the liquids and produces a solid stool.

When my dog has diarrhea for several days, I give him 3 CC's of Kaopectate to stop him from getting dehydrated.  Keep him on a very bland diet of homemade baby rice cereal (this is the first solid food a baby dog is fed) and see if this helps.

Whether or not these remedies help your dog, please take him to the vet to rule out Pancreatitis or other life threatening disease.

I am not a vet, don't pretend to be one and you should not take any of my suggestions without approval from your vet.  We want the best care for dogs and canines.

This is what works for Spooky and hopefully it can work for your dog too.

Vomiting Food


Vomiting food can signal something very serious or nothing at all.

We all know that dogs will vomit for no apparent reason.  Sometimes it's because of eating grass which leads me to think that the dog knows grass will make him vomit and there is something in his stomach that is making him vomit.

One time my Cairn Terrier ate a raw almond.  Nuts are not good for your dog.  In fact too many walnuts and you can wreck a dogs organs.

If your dog repeatedly vomits his food then you must take him to the vet in case there is something he/she has eaten and needs to get out of the stomach.

Read more about dog vomiting here




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