In addition to providing nutritional support for gastrointestinal problems, several homeopathic remedies can be soothing to the system. These include:
Aloe vera juice. Calms muscular contractions of the colon.
Arsenicum. For dark, bloody diarrhea.
Ipecac. Helpful to reduce persistent nausea and vomiting.
Ginger root. Stimulates the colon with smooth contractions to propel food through the esophagus and intestines.
Licorice root. Helps soothe intestinal tissues against inflammation.
Marshmallow root herb. Calms the lining of the intestinal tract.
Nux vomica. Soothes nausea and vomiting.
Phosphorus. Provides help if a dog vomits water or undigested food.
Rosemary leaf. A gentle stimulant.
Herbal remedies such as chamomile tea will also help calm an upset stomach.
Dealing with Carsickness
If you have a puppy that gets carsick, try to put him in the car when his stomach is empty and after he's had a chance to potty. Most pups outgrow this uncomfortable feeling, but until then he needs to become accustomed to it. Try giving him a few drops of Rescue Remedy, tincture of peppermint, or a teaspoon of honey about 30 minutes before departure. Powdered ginger root capsules will also help calm the stomach.
At first, just spend a few sessions sitting in the car with your dog without turning on the car's engine. A few sessions later turn on the motor but don't go anywhere. Build up to just driving down the driveway before progressing to around the block and making very short trips.