The scientific terminology for when a dog’s stomach makes noises is Borborygmus, which may either be from a normal, regular gas movement through the intestine, or a more troubling indication of the presence of too much gas.
Either way, a noisy dog stomach indicates activity in the intestinal tract. When a normal quantity of gas passes through, the noise is minimal.
A loud noise, however, indicates that there is an abnormal amount.
Diarrhea may be another reason why a dog’s stomach makes noises. This, along with severe vomiting, are on the relatively extreme end of possibilities, and both occur when a dog has had something bad to eat, such as when it breaks into a trash or consume unfamiliar food items.
And yes, in case you were wondering, dogs can catch stomach bugs and viruses just like humans do.
The condition is known as gastroenteritis, and can be treated through proper hydration, antidiarrheal medication, and healthy diet.
Ironically, on the opposite end to having too much to eat, not having enough to eat can also be a reason for stomach noises in dogs.
In fact, hunger is one of the most common causes, and a healthy breakfast meal should fix this quite easily.
Lastly, a rumbling dog’s stomach may indicate any of the following: intestinal parasites, foreign bodies, reaction to medications, and inflammatory bowel diseases.