Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Re: *sigh* Very loud gurgling noises...
I think you're right to be concerned. My late Kelly ate dinner, went to bed, went outside the next morning, came in and vomited a little water - not unusual for Hooligans who sometimes drink too much.
BUT ... his stomach was growling, almost like he had thunder in it - and it sounded hollow. I didn't feed him breakfast. He laid by my side all day - no symptoms other than the loud, echoing gurgling. About 4 that afternoon he vomited white foam - my cue to call the vet. We went to the ER, he was x-rayed, had bloat w/torsion and had successful surgery. He lost 1/3 of his stomach, and had a normal recovery. I never knew until that day that a dog could bloat w/torsion on a completely empty stomach.
Later he was diagnosed with SIBO and someone I respect who has a lot of knowledge about GSD health issues always felt that the SIBO had something to do with the bloat.
He lived another three years after this, going to the Bridge when he was 12-1/2 years old.
Hope your pup is feeling better this morning!
Gayle, Faith, Ledgie, Scooby
At the Bridge: Andy, Abbey, Tasha, Tex, Echo, Yukon, JR, Too, Niki, Bo, Ringer, Kelly, Honey, Mac, Slider & Bruiser