I have a 2-year-old male Pit Bull whose stomach is always gurgling very loudly and I don’t know what is causing it. Could you please give me some ideas to help stop it?
Borborygmus, or gurgling of the intestines, especially when excessive, can be an indication of a problem with digesting the food he is eating. It may indicate a food allergy or intolerance to one of the ingredients in the food, a maldigestion or malabsorption issue, an infection in the digestive tract, inflammation or inflammatory bowel disease, or dietary indiscretion. In other words, he is a young dog and is eating things that he shouldn’t be eating such as plants, toys, papers or whatever else he can find.
You can start by eliminating all food from his diet aside from his regular dog food, and also make sure that he is not getting into things in the house or the yard. If the problem continues, try a diet change, focus on finding an alternative food with a very different ingredient profile or choosing a food which is formulated for dogs with sensitive stomachs. If he is still not responding, consult with your veterinarian about testing him for food allergies, infections or inflammatory bowel disease, which may require further treatment or medical management.