Most often seen in puppies and with unvaccinated older dogs, signs are weakness, severe vomiting, refusal to eat, bloody and very foul smelling diarrhea.
Most often caused by exposure to the feces of an infected dog, signs of this often include: upset stomach with vomiting, often explosive diarrhea (may be a yellow-green or orange liquid). Refusal to eat and signs of depression
. A dog may have respiratory problems, though this is not always the case.
All sorts of elements can lead to a stomach ulcer including parasites, trauma, water mold, tumors, too much acidity in the stomach, infections (bacterial, fungal or viral), kidney and liver issues. Signs include weakness, loss of appetite, rapid heart rate, vomiting, bloody vomit, back tarry stools and/or abdominal pain (the dog may hunch over).
6) Eating too fast.
A Maltipoo can get a very upset stomach if he eats too quickly. This is from a combination of swallowing air along with the food and the fact that the stomach fills up too quickly for the body to handle it. Fortunately, there are a couple of easy fixes.
How to prevent this:
Use a slow feeder bowl. These types of dishes are designed to encourage slower eating and often work great. They have safe dividers and protrusions that spread the food and cause a dog to have to eat around them, thus taking longer to down his meal.
Offer small meals, more frequently. If you notice that your Maltipoo gets an upset stomach right after eating a big dinner, it can help to add an extra meal into the day. You’ll still want to offer the same amount; it will just be spread over 4 feedings instead of 3 or 3 instead of 2.
7) Too many high chemical snacks.
There are too many manufactured treats that are packed with all sorts of nasty ingredients. They are packaged to look great and appear to be appetizing to dogs; however, such things as artificial coloring, a high level of preservatives and cheap ingredients can upset the stomach as soon as it is eaten and it can cause other problems such as allergies
long afterward. This includes dry skin, itching and coat problems.
How to prevent this:
Choose your Maltipoo’s snacks wisely and never go for the very bright ones (which are the worst in regard to chemical coloring). White, tan or brown dog treats are often the best ones. Look for all natural treats without additives & made with wholesome foods.
8) Main food.
When a Maltipoo has chronic stomach issues, this often points to an intolerance to his kibble. As with treats that can upset the tummy, the most common culprit with kibble is the coloring, flavoring and preservatives that are packed into it. It can cause gas, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach bloating, a dull coat and/or skin issues such as itching.
If other issues have been ruled out (parasites, etc.) and chronic upset stomach problems continue, often a transition to a new, more wholesome food can help the Maltipoo feel much better. Orijen and Whole Earth Farms are just 2 of the 5 star brands we recommend.