Digestive Issues in Dogs
Your dog might have a diagnosis or just suffer from unexplained diarrhoea, constipation, vomiting or stomach cramps. To find a homeopathic remedy to help relieve these symptoms, it is important to put together a full picture of not only the physical and emotional symptoms but also the constitutional picture as this will help to find the remedy that can begin the healing process.
For reoccurring IBS the actual discomfort may be physically caused by the release of hormones which stop the digestive system in mid flow causing cramping, bloating, constipation or diarrhoea. In order to help find the cause of the pain, it will be necessary to address the cause of the inappropriate hormone release. In other cases, food sensitivity or the aftereffects of a bug may be the cause of the pain.
Spastic Colon : Constipation or diarrhoea with abdominal pain. Usually better after a bowel movement.
Functional Diarrhoea: Morning diarrhoea, may be mushy or watery, could be explosive.
Foregut dysmotility: Bloating and discomfort after eating.
Other symptoms often include some of the following: Lethargy, backache, pelvic pain, urinary pain, nausea and anxiety.
Useful homeopathic remedies include:
Lycopodium: Hiccoughs, belching, nausea, vomiting, churning sensation, gnawing pain, abdomen bloated and full.
Nux Vomica: Over indulgence, worse after meals, indigestion, belching, nausea and vomiting with much retching, ravenous hunger, colic with upward pressure, sore bowels.
Colocynthis: Cramping pain intense, pain comes in waves, intestines feel squeezed.
Pulsatilla: Gnawing, empty sensation, weight and pressure in stomach, severe cutting pains.
Calc Carb: Large, hard abdomen, twisting cramps in umbilical area, indigestion, flatulence, constipation with anxiety.