How do you treat gastritis in dogs?
- withhold food for 24 to 48 hours.
- offer small amounts of water frequently during the first 24 hours (if fluids cannot be given orally without inducing vomiting, seek immediate veterinary treatment)
- if there is no vomiting for 24 hours, feed a small amount of a highly-digestible, low-fat food.
What causes gastritis in a dog? Causes of Chronic Gastritis in Dogs
Food or medication: chronic gastritis may be related to something the dog is eating on a regular basis, or due to a medication or supplement. Illness: chronic gastritis can be related to other conditions, including systemic diseases (such as kidney or liver disease) or infections.
How serious is gastritis in dogs? Prognosis for Dogs With Gastritis
The prognosis for dogs with acute gastritis is good, while the prognosis for chronic gastritis depends on its underlying cause. Swift and appropriate treatment are essential. Some dogs may need continued therapy even after treatment of symptoms is completed.
How long do gastritis symptoms last in dogs? Acute gastritis usually lasts for less than 24 hours. The main causes are from dietary indiscretions: eating spoiled or raw food, non-food like garbage or cat litter, eating too much food, exposure to mold, etc. Most dogs will recover quickly.