Dog Sicknesses


by Dennis Fisher

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This is sometimes the result of over-feeding or it may be due to the presence of  a bone splinter from eating chicken bones or fish bones.    A symptom of Gastritis would be frequent vomiting and also a very marked thirst.  Veterinary help should be obtained if the condition persists.  However, until you are able to visit your Veterinarian you can assist by withholding all food from the dog for twenty four hours and also adding a small amount of glucose to the drinking water.


You will also find the standard mixture, obtainable from all pharmacies, of Kaomagma and Pectin, or Kaopectate is  very helpful.  A convenient way of  administering this liquid is to a  use a syringe and squirt the mixture slowly into the mouth by forming a pouch of the lips.