Here Are Different Reasons Why Dogs Vomit

Here Are Different Reasons Why Dogs Vomit

Has your pup been vomiting recently? It can be a great cause for alarm when you see your fur ball throwing up.

Luckily, it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world. It’s important to understand what may be causing the vomiting, as it can be anything from picking up something bad from the floor to a serious health problem. The most common reason for pups to throw up is through ingesting bad things. Due to their natures, pups are excellent at finding and picking up items that they find, and whether they’re food or not, there’s a chance they’ll decide it makes a good snack.

They may ingest items that contain rodent poison or insecticide. They might find spoiled food in the trash or human meals that are too rich for their stomachs. They may eat household objects, cleaners, or plants – or even items that are poisonous to them. Allergies, intolerance to certain foods, and sudden diet changes may also result in a pup vomiting.

This is due to the fact that fur balls have a strong health safety mechanism that allows them to throw up dangerous substances easily. Although it might be frightening to you, a pup’s vomiting may actually clear his system of toxins. Fur balls may also vomit due to health conditions such as gastroenteritis, pancreatitis, or other extra-gastrointestinal causes.

Throwing up can be indicative of liver disease, kidney problems, neurological disease, viral diseases, parasites, uterine infections, metabolic disease, ear disease, cancer, septicaemia – the list goes on and on. To determine whether your pup requires immediate medical attention from vomiting, Love That Pet advises Mommies and Daddies to look out for these symptoms:

· Bloated abdomen or abdominal pain
· Known toxin ingestion
· Breathing difficulty or panting
· Foreign body ingestion (look for missing bits of toys and balls)
· Vomit with fresh or partially digested blood (looks like coffee-grounds)
· Lethargy along with the vomiting
· Pale, yellow or bluish-coloured gums
· Vomiting in a puppy, particularly one that is not vaccinated
· Vomiting in an elderly dog
· Vomiting with bloody diarrhoea
· Vomiting that was preceded by increased thirst, weight loss, personality changes or any other signs in the days or weeks leading up to the vomiting.

With these in mind, do remember that it is always safer to check with your vet if you have serious concerns. Stay tuned for future articles that will discuss other aspects of this issue. For now, do like and share!

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