There is a whooping range of reasons that make dogs vomit. Veterinarians are mostly the most suited guys to determine what the pestilence is your pet is suffering from, if your dog is vomiting. However, this article highlights some of the commonest known answers to what causes a dog to vomit. Read on to equip yourself with this useful knowledge important for the well being of your 'trusted friend'.
The sort of food your dog has eaten lastly can offer helpful hint in discovering the cause of his or her vomiting. Some of the improper foods that can easily send a dog vomiting are grass, garbage, or dirty table scraps. If they ate a type of food they are hypersensitive or allergic to, ate food rather quicker than normal, or had some sudden change in diets, dogs can also throw up.
If a dog has been infected by internal parasites like hookworms and/or roundworms, this can be another quick reason to make them vomit. In such a case, you likely will notice that your dog’s belly is abnormally distended and round. Know that some troublesome worms have found a host in your pet’s stomach. As such, some snake-like, spaghetti-like worms might be present in the debris the dog throws up.
Gastric Dilatation-volvulus: this is a rather severe condition with larger dogs where their stomachs flip over themselves. The undesirable result is food circulation to and through the gut struggled or completely cut off. If a dog suffers from this condition, it will try vomiting without anything dropping. Also, knotting in the small intestines can be another cause of dog vomiting.
This is a deplorable stomach inflammation that may affects dogs that ingest gravel, dirt, leaves, feces, wood barks and all. If you find that your dog is wont of eating these unfit for pet consumption stuff, then this might be the reason it is vomiting. You then should keep a close eye to ensure it refrains from such habits that hurt its health.
In the case of older dogs that vomit quite often, their stomachs or small intestines may have grown some malignant tumors. In this case, a vet will be duty bound to determine whether it’s viable to remove these tumors by a surge blade or the pet is overly ill and can only be euthanized.
If your dog had a car ride for the first time, or traveled longer than used to, it might suffer from motion sickness, which can cause nausea and subsequent vomiting. As such, you are advised to administer Dramamine to your dog before unusual travels, roll down windows to allow adequate aeration, and/or avoid feeding the dog before the onset of the travel to prevent any resultant cases of vomiting.
Easing Dog Vomiting
Vomiting could be a sign that your dog is infected or it’s under some toxin, and it therefore makes sense to call a veterinarian to attend to it. However, if the vomiting is not severe or protracted, you can try some of the below tips and solve your pets upsets at home. Of important to note is that dogs by instincts try to quell stomach upsets, commonly by inducing vomiting. So if you find your disturbed dog eating grass, do not stop him/her. It will help them throw up and ease the discomfiture. Other tips include:
- 1 Take the dog indoors, especially important if it’s unfavorably hot outdoors. High temperatures increase nausea. Let the dog rest at a cool and comfortable place. If you have air conditioner, turn it on and place it not too close.
- 2 Ensure all the toilet covers are closed. Vomiting causes dehydration and your dog may want to drink water, and toilet water replete with bacteria is not the kind it should drink. Instead, give it clean and fresh water to help ameliorate dehydration and avert the upset. Do not let it drink beyond just enough, as such may increase nausea. Give the dog ice cube after about four hours as an alternative to taking lots of water.
- 3 Let your dog fast for about a day. When vomiting, its stomach needs a break. It may help ease the troubles.
- 4 For a day or so after fasting, give the dog a plain diet of boiled chicken plus some rice. This is healthy in working its digesting system back to proper functioning.
- 5 Let your dog take smaller sizes of meals the moment you start him/her to their normal diets. Do this by mixing little amounts of kibble to his/her chicken and rice meal beginning the third day or thereabout.
If you’ve tried the above guide to no avail, give the dog Kaopectate, of course after consulting with your veterinarian. 1 teaspoon for every 10 pounds of the dog’s mass is good for easing vomiting.