Vomiting in dogs is a pet health condition that is a reaction or a symptom of an underlying disease such as cancer, diarrhea etc. During vomiting the dog will throw out all the food inside his stomach. Continuous vomiting can lead to dehydration due to loss of body nutrients and fluids. Lets understand some more about vomiting/regurgitating in dogs and try and answer your pet health questions related to this problem.
What Is Vomiting?
As mentioned above, vomiting is a symptom caused by various different conditions. Generally, most cases of vomiting tend to correct themselves within a few days. However, in some rare cases, serious illnesses like cancer can lead to excessive or serious vomiting. Though, mild illnesses can also lead to death due to vomiting.
If you have pet health questions such as why is my dog vomiting or if you think that your dog is vomiting frequently, you must seek a vets advice. Its normal for dogs to vomit and/or regurgitate what they eat once or twice a month. Just like in humans, a couple of bouts of vomiting are normal and can even be considered as healthy behavior as it helps the dog to cleanse his system by throwing out food that doesnt agree with him. This action to remove the unwanted substances from the body to restore bodily and pet health by the acting of vomiting also helps eliminate toxins.
Causes of Vomiting in Dogs
1.Flushing out of foreign bodies such as bones, plastic items, hair balls etc
2.Due to poor digestion (the small intestine may not work properly due to which food remains in the stomach for longer duration and becomes acidic making the dog feel bloated)
3.Cancers (a rare condition)
4.Inadequate supply of digestive enzymes
6.Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
7.Side effect of various medicines such as Rimadyl, aspirin, predisone, or other similar pain relief medications
Symptoms Of Vomiting In Dogs
Vomiting can lead to various symptoms that may make the dog systemically ill and spoiling pet health. If you observe any of the following then rush your pooch to the veterinarian.
3.Loss of appetite
Types of Vomiting And Treatment
There are two types of vomiting: acute and chronic.
Acute Vomiting: a common occurrence in dogs doesnt affect pet health and can be treated at home by feeding bland diet or several mini meals until vomiting stops. Herbs such as Aloe Vera or Ulcinex help to sooth the stomach and restore pet health.
Chronic Vomiting: if vomiting continues of more than 3-5 days, its called chronic vomiting. Pet health needs to be observed carefully and medical tests need to be carried out. Stopping the production of acid in the tummy of the pet can help improve digestion and restore pet health. Again herbs and nutraceuticals can help heal the stomach and aid digestion.