Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tea for Upset stomachs

Oh oooo

My baby days are gone, but we do have three dogs, and one of them is sick with a very upset stomach.

There was vomiting, and he refused to eat, but was drinking water. His eyes told us that he was certainly not feeling well.  We had no idea what he might have eaten to cause this, or if it was the flu bug.

We decided to take him to the Vet, where an IV was prescribed, a shot of antibiotic, X-rays of his stomach and chest, blood work up and a stay overnight to be watched. 

“Call in the morning,around 10:00am,” said the Vet.

In the morning the Vet said come get him and take him to Chico for an ultra-sound of his stomach, as he still is depressed (sad looking) so we drove into town to the Vet. 

By then a golden Lab in heat, was admitted to the Vet office, and old Buck stood, wagged his tail, and seemed happier, for good reason.

The Vet determined they would keep him awhile longer, continue the fluids, and for us to come pick him up at 4:00 pm. 

When we arrived home, I checked my e-mail and discovered a comment by a fellow blogger, so I tried to go to her site to leave her a comment. 

These new Google circles take you everywhere except where you want to go,. Instead of the destination entended, I ended up elsewhere.
Now this was interesting a tea for babies with an upset stomach. 

I am sure a homemade mild herb tea would help anyone (including animals) so I copied the address and share the recipe here with you.

 Gripe Water   by Sara


1.    Pour hot water over all ingredients and steep for about 10 minutes, or until it starts to get strong. If you want to make more, add 2 or 3 cups of water and steep for 20 to 30 minutes.

Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks (label your jar)

3.    DOSAGE – 1 teaspoon or 5 ml

Sterilize the container, and the eye dropper or bottle you use to dispense.

This post is shared at Ann Kroeker’s Food on Fridays


Joy said...

Hope your pet will get better. Have a peaceful Sunday:)

Floyd said...

Poor Buck... Hope he's feeling better now. You're good to him. Makes me feel a little bad for not paying more attention to my dog Larry...