Dog Stomach Ulcers

Although dog stomach ulcers always call for veterinary treatment, there are herbal and homeopathic remedies that will aid in natural healing and help to prevent them recurring.

Glycyrrhiza glabra, or licorice, is an excellent natural ingredient for the treatment of dog stomach ulcers.

Licorice has both pain relieving and anti-inflammatory attributes which will help soothe the stomach, while its power to encourage cell growth helps in the reconstructing and strengthening of the stomach wall.

Slippery Elm also comes recommended as it helps to soothe and lubricate the digestive tract, including the stomach, and works on improving over-all digestive health.

Marshmallow helps by calming painful and inflamed mucus tissue layers of the digestive system.

Feed your dog smaller meals more often. This will help to balance out digestive fluids and reduce the chances of stomach acid build up.

If possible avoid repeated use of harsh pharmaceutical medications. Antiinflammatories, and pain killers may provide relief to the symptoms, they also have a number of nasty side-effects including stomach ulcers and a can have an impact on your dog's immune system.

Try and treat your dog naturally and holistically and get to the main cause of the problem instead of just addressing the symptoms.

If your dog does need prescription medications that can be harsh on the stomach, then make sure you give him some food at the same time. The food in the dog's stomach will behave as a cushion to the harsh chemicals.

Try to bring down the stress levels in your dog's life. Although stomach ulcers are normally activated more often by stress in humans than in dogs, stress can be a problem for a particularly anxious pet.

If your dog has a stomach ulcer, then regular grooming is recommended.

Keep potentially dangerous objects away from your dog and provide him with strong toys to play with, some ulcers are caused by injury when your dog swallows something it's been chewing on.

Don't feed him table scraps. The spices and flavoring in many human foods can irritate the lining of your dog's stomach. 

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