^
A
A
A

Acute gastritis in dogs

 
, medical expert
Last reviewed: 20.11.2021
 
Fact-checked
х

All iLive content is medically reviewed or fact checked to ensure as much factual accuracy as possible.

We have strict sourcing guidelines and only link to reputable media sites, academic research institutions and, whenever possible, medically peer reviewed studies. Note that the numbers in parentheses ([1], [2], etc.) are clickable links to these studies.

If you feel that any of our content is inaccurate, out-of-date, or otherwise questionable, please select it and press Ctrl + Enter.

Acute gastritis in dogs is a sudden irritation of the lining of the stomach.

The main sign is severe and prolonged vomiting. Do not forget that prolonged vomiting can also be associated with life-threatening conditions, such as intestinal obstruction and peritonitis. In all cases, when the cause of persistent vomiting is unknown, it is necessary to seek professional advice.

Frequent irritants of the stomach are spoiled products, garbage, feces, grass, plastic wraps, hair and bones. Certain medications (especially aspirin, almost all NSAIDs, cortisone, butazolidine and some antibiotics) can also cause irritation of the gastric mucosa. Often there are poisonings with antifreeze, fertilizers, phytotoxins and weed control agents. If you suspect a poisoning occurred, contact your veterinarian.

In a dog with acute gastritis, vomiting occurs almost immediately after ingestion. Later, the dog seems sluggish and sits, head down, near a bowl of water. The body temperature of the dog remains normal, unless it suffers from acute infectious enteritis, a disease that also causes diarrhea.

Treatment: Acute nonspecific gastritis is a disease that usually goes on without treatment for 24-48 hours if the stomach is kept at rest and protected from excess acid.

trusted-source[1], [2], [3], [4], [5]

Translation Disclaimer: The original language of this article is Russian. For the convenience of users of the iLive portal who do not speak Russian, this article has been translated into the current language, but has not yet been verified by a native speaker who has the necessary qualifications for this. In this regard, we warn you that the translation of this article may be incorrect, may contain lexical, syntactic and grammatical errors.

You are reporting a typo in the following text:
Simply click the "Send typo report" button to complete the report. You can also include a comment.