Reduced Activity of the Stomach in Dogs

Gastrointestinal stasis (or G.I. stasis) is a discomforting condition in which gut motility is severely reduced and possibly completely stopped. Statis occurs when stomach is interrupted in its normal operation. In this condition, the stomach slows its contactions and may even stop working altogether. This results in build up of gas in the stomach and consequent discomfort for the animal. 

The main symptoms of stasis in dogs are:

Pain in the stomach (abdomen)

Bloating (distension)

Rumbling noises from the stomach (borborhygmus)


Decreased appetite

Weight loss


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