While owning a dog is a source of great joy, it can sometimes lead to days of worry and stress, especially when the poor animal is sick. Among the most common symptoms in dogs is vomiting. Watching your pet bring up its last meal can be scary for the owner. Unlike a human, the animal cannot tell if it is in pain or if it has eaten something toxic. In this article, we offer you some tips on how to properly manage your vomiting dog.
Is it really vomiting?
IllicoVeto, an online vet site, reminds us that what we think is vomit is not always. Indeed, it often happens that dogs regurgitate their meals. This can happen especially when the animal eats too quickly. The food has not yet reached the stomach and the food is not digested. In this case, there is no particular worry unless it happens regularly. Which because, it may be desirable to equip yourself with an anti-gluttonous bowl or to consult your veterinarian.
But if the rejection of food is preceded by contractions of the lower abdomen, and vomiting is accompanied by bile, then it is vomiting. Several causes can explain it.
My dog is vomiting due to poisoning
If you’ve seen your dog eat garbage, leftover food or worse, household products or pieces of plastic lying around within minutes or hours of vomiting, it may be food poisoning.
In this case, the consequences can be significant. It is strongly advised to contact your veterinarian and explain the situation to him. He can then choose to clean the stomach or offer treatment to your dog. Self-medication for dogs is not always a good idea.
Stomach torsion, a danger for large dogs
If your dog is large, he may have a stomach twist also known as rollover. This leads to numerous attempts by the dog to vomit (stomach contractions) without any food coming out. Again, this situation is an emergency and the animal must absolutely be taken care of very quickly.
Your dog is sick and is vomiting
Finally, more classically, your dog may be the victim of an illness, one of the symptoms of which is vomiting. This is the reason for many more or less common pathologies in dogs: pancreatitis, diabetes, renal failure, distemper, parvovirus …
The sick dog will also tend to breathe a lot, be very tired and have no appetite. It can be impressive the first few times, but as soon as the illness is treated, your pooch will regain all his appetite!
Faced with these situations, if the symptoms are to be treated, it is above all necessary to tackle the cause. A consultation will identify the virus or parasite in question to take care of your animal correctly and give him a smile!