Have you been worried about your pet dog vomiting every now and then? Don’t fret if this is a once a month kind of a thing as dogs have a similar gag reflex to humans and they do vomit if they’ve eaten something bad or too much food, too fast. However, dog vomiting can also be an indication that there is something seriously wrong with your dog. It suggests that your dog might have ingested something toxic and requires an immediate vet visit. Some other conditions related to gastrointestinal and stomach infections can also cause your pet dog to vomit.
Probable causes of sudden or incessant vomiting:
- Bacterial or viral infection in the gastrointestinal tract.
- A change in diet, excess eating or toxic ingestion from eating garbage.
- Accidental consumption of toys, bones, other things that are not food.
- Parasites in the intestines.
- Kidney problems.
- Infection in the uterus.
- Liver failure or gall bladder issues.
- Any medication side-effects.
- Climate (hot conditions).
Vomiting that is intermittent and continues for over a month is an indication of some serious ailment that needs to be checked out.
Symptoms along with dog vomiting that you need to watch out for:
The reasons behind a dog vomiting can be many, which makes it even harder for a vet to diagnose the underlying condition. It is imperative to consult your veterinarian on a regular basis and give all the information about your dog’s eating habits and other symptoms that you notice along with the vomiting. Here are a few signs that you need to watch out for:
- Vomiting frequency. (If the vomiting happens once in three or four months then it is most probably a food related incident and there is nothing to fret about.)
- Losing weight.
- Diarrhea along with vomiting.
- Traces of blood in vomit.
- Lethargy or lack of interest in fun activities.
- Stops eating.
- High fever.
- Increase/decrease in thirst/urination.
Visit the Vet
You need to see your vet immediately if you see any of the above mentioned symptoms along with vomiting episodes. If the vomiting persists for more than a day, visit your vet and get immediate help. You vet may suggest a few treatment options depending upon the diagnosis and the underlying condition behind your dog’s vomiting. We advise you to follow your veterinarian’s recommendations seriously and stick to the treatment plan.
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