Why has my 22 month old dog have a runny nose and upset tummy?

why has my 22 month old dog have a rummy nose and upset tummy? He was very quite for a time, but still lively now

Answer #1

A sudden change in a dog’s diet is not advisable, as it may cause trouble to their digestive system. You can make them adjust to a new food item, by introducing very small amounts, which can be increased gradually. Read more on dog food. Likewise, be consistent in feeding your dog. Never over stuff them, so as to avoid vomiting, diarrhea, and other symptoms of digestive problems in dogs. Any foreign object stuck in the dog’s system can cause regurgitation of the food, before it reaches the stomach. So, it is always better to prevent the dogs from getting access to things like small toys, strings, and other things which can be swallowed easily. As in the case of humans, dogs too have food allergies. Some dogs may develop allergic reactions like vomiting, after consuming some particular foods like soy, corn, etc. Read more on dog allergies. It is also important to note that all food items consumed by humans are not good for dogs. For example, feeding a dog with chocolate can cause digestive problems in the animal. Some other food items may be toxic for dogs and cause food poisoning. You have to keep a tab on the dog’s diet, as dogs have the habit of eating anything which come their way. Dogs should not consume spicy foods, salty foods, chocolate, and most of the processed foods. Dogs also tend to ingest their body hair while cleaning and licking themselves. This hair can ball up in the digestive tract of dogs and lead to blockage, resulting in constipation in dogs.

Answer #2

I don’t think these two things are probably related…the tummy upset…do you mean he has the runs? That he throws up bile (yellowish foamy stuff) ? Is his nose running green snot, or is it clear?

Feeding a good quality dog food is essential…one that doesn’t include the sweepings from the dogfood factory’s floor. There are plenty of less expensive dogfoods that are high grade…If you change to a different dogfood, do it slowly…over the course of a few days.

If your pup’s snot is green or yellow, then you better get him to the Vet…that is a sign of infection…if it is clear…and not thick…then it’s probably a natural excretion…from panting etc.

The fact that he’s not lethargic, and is eating ok…says to me that he’s probably ok. At 22 months, he’s probably safe from Parvo, tho if you’ve never had him get his shots, I’d do so…anyway.

Here is a list of dogfoods already graded. Kirlands is inexpensive, yet very highly graded…as is Eagle Pack Holistic…

Authority Harvest Baked / Score 116 A+ Bil-Jac Select / Score 68 F Blue Buffalo Chicken & Brown Rice/ Score 106 A+ Canidae / Score 112 A+ Chicken Soup Senior / Score 115 A+ Diamond Maintenance / Score 64 F Diamond Lamb Meal & Rice / Score 92 B Diamond Large Breed 60+ Formula / Score 99 A Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Ultra Premium / Score 122 A+ Dick Van Patten’s Duck and Potato / Score 106 A+ Eagle Pack Holistic / Score 119 A+ Eagle Pack Holistic Chicken / Score 114 A+ Eagle Pack Large and Giant Breed Puppy / Score 94 A Eagle Pack Natural / Score 94 A Eukanuba Large Breed Adult / Score 83 C Eukanuba Natural Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B Flint River Ranch / Score 92 B (non-specific fat source) Foundations / Score 106 A+ Hund-n-Flocken Adult Dog (lamb) by Solid Gold / Score 93 A Iams Lamb Meal & Rice Formula Premium / Score 73 D Iams Large Breed / Score 83 C Innova Dog / Score 114 A+ Innova Evo / Score 114 A+ Kirkland Signature Chicken, Rice, and Vegetables / Score 110 A+ Kirkland Signature Puppy Chicken, Rice and Vegetable / Score 108 A+ Natural Balance Duck and Potato / Score 114 A+ Nutrisource Lamb and Rice / Score 87 B Nutro Chicken, Rice, & Oatmeal / Score 85 C (non-specific fat source) Nutro Natural Choice Large Breed Puppy / Score 87 B Nutro Natural choice Lamb and Rice / Score 85 C Ol Roy / Score 9 F Pedigree Complete Nutrition / Score 42 F Pedigree Adult Complete / Score 14 F Pet Gold Adult with Lamb & Rice / Score 23 F Pro Plan All Breed / Score 68 F Pro Plan Natural Turkey & Barley / Score 103 A+ Purina Benful / Score 17 F Purina Dog / Score 62 F Purina Come-n-Get It / Score 16 F Royal Canin Bulldog / Score 100 A+ Royal Canin Natural Blend Adult / Score 106 A+ Sensible Choice Chicken and Rice / Score 97 A Science Diet Advanced Protein Senior 7+ / Score 63 F Science Diet chicken adult maintenance / Score 45 F Science Diet for Large Breed Puppies / Score 69 F Solid Gold Bison / Score 123 A+ Timberwolf Organics Lamb and Venison / Score 136 A+ Wellness Super5 Mix Chicken / Score 110 A+ Wolfking Adult Dog (Bison) by Solid Gold / Score 97 A

Answer #3

has your puppy received all it’s shots?

Answer #4

Sinus Infection: Upper Respiratory Infection: Nasal Tumors: Nasal Mites: Allergies: Foreign Object: Dental Diseases: Could be any of these for the runny nose problem.

Answer #5

it either have worms or ate something that upset its stomac

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