|Barked: Fri Jun 13, '14 5:32pm PST |
|Maybe you should try another vet. Some will take payments. I went through 3 vets before I found one that helped Kali. If any, what kind of medications is your dog taking? Have you tried changing her food again? I agree with the balanced diet. You have a very good start but they do need a diet balanced for dogs. Has she been on any antibiotics? I Know she's a dog, but I found this on WebMD. In general, dogs are not that different from humans: (It sounds like they need to know what kind of ulcer she has before they can treat it properly.)
What Are the Treatments for an Ulcer?
Medications are usually used to treat mild-to-moderate ulcers. If the cause is bacterial, antibiotics can cure the ulcer. For recurrent, severe cases that do not respond to medication, surgery may be necessary.
Although alternative therapies have been shown to aid in the relief of symptoms, they should be used only as supplements to conventional treatment.
You should not treat an ulcer on your own without first seeing your doctor. Over-the-counter antacids and acid blockers may relieve some or all of the pain, but the relief is always short-lived. With a doctor's help, you can find relief from the ulcer pain, as well as a lifelong cure from the disease. Proton-pump inhibitor drugs such as Prilosec are the most cost-effective treatment options for peptic ulcers.
The chief goals of treatment are reducing the amount of acid in the stomach, strengthening the protective linings that come in direct contact with gastric acids, and -- if your ulcer is caused by bacterial infection -- treating the H. pylori infection with medication. Your doctor will likely prescribe a combination of antibiotics, such as amoxicillin or tetracycline with metronidazole, along with Pepto-Bismol, proton-pump inhibitors, and/or histamine H2 blockers, all to be taken for 10-14 days.
If these treatments are unsuccessful, or if you have developed serious complications as a result of your ulcer, surgery may be necessary. If your ulcer is hemorrhaging, the surgeon will identify the source of the bleeding (usually a small artery at the base of the ulcer) and repair it. Perforated ulcers -- holes in the entire stomach or duodenal wall -- must be surgically closed. This is an emergency procedure.
In some cases, a surgery to decrease stomach acid secretion may be necessary. However, peptic ulcer surgery is done only in emergency situations, because there are many potential complications associated with the procedure, including ulcer recurrence, liver complications, and ''dumping syndrome,'' which causes chronic abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, and/or sweating after eating.
I wish I could have been more helpful. Good luck with her and please keep us posted.
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