Tips for dog vomits
If you're like me, then seeing your dog vomit is an immediate cause for concern. I want to know why my dog is vomiting and what I should do. The problem with trying to figure this out, of course, is that vomiting is listed as a possible symptom of a large number of canine diseases. So what do you do when a dog vomits?
When is it normal for a dog to vomit? Long-time dog owners know that vomiting is not uncommon. Occasionally, healthy dogs will get sick for no reason and carry on with their day as if nothing had happened. Your dog may be eating too fast, ingesting something unpalatable, or simply eating too much grass. This kind of vomiting is usually nothing to worry about. So how do you tell if vomiting is a cause for concern?
According to veterinarians, if your dog has thrown up just once and doesn't have any other symptoms, it's likely to be fine. If your dog's vomiting can be described as any of the following, then it's time to start paying attention:
- Continuous vomiting
- Chronic vomiting
- Vomiting a lot at a time
Vomiting in Puppies
A dog vomiting is potentially serious, but puppy vomiting should always be treated as a potential emergency. After six weeks, puppies lose the immunity given to them by their mothers. Since young puppies only just begin receiving vaccinations, they are at an increased risk of contracting serious diseases like parvo or parasites. If your puppy is vomiting, don’t wait to see if it resolves on its own — call your vet.
Treating Vomiting in Dogs
Once your vet determines the cause of your dog’s vomiting, she will tailor a treatment plan based on the cause and your dog’s condition. Vomiting itself can create issues like dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and acid-based disorders. Your vet will address these problems by treating the symptoms and in some cases prescribing anti-nausea medications.