Is Your Dog Vomiting Every Few Weeks? Here’s What You Should Know

Is Your Dog Vomiting Every Few Weeks? Here’s What You Should Know

Seeing your dog vomit is an obvious cause for concern and you’d want to know why they’re vomiting and what you can do about it. So you think back on all the ailments your dog could have then you realize that vomiting is a widely featured symptom of many illnesses.

The last thing you’d want to do is consult Dr. Google and end up with the most far-fetched explanation for something that most likely isn’t that major. Yes, you read that right, your dog’s vomiting is possibly not all that major.

Regurgitating vs Vomiting

It is important to distinguish between regurgitation and vomiting as they are often confused or assumed to mean the same thing.

When a dog vomits they are forcefully expelling the contents of their stomach and upper small intestine. Dogs will display signs of nausea like abdominal pain and excessive drooling. The result is usually a mixture of debris, fluid, and food.

Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of undigested food and fluids and dogs will have difficulty coughing and breathing. The result is usually undigested food and fluid that have kept the shape of the esophagus.

If you’ve had your dog for a long time, you’ll know that vomiting is a normal occurrence. They’re probably vomiting because they ate too quickly, maybe snacked on a lot of grass, or swallowed something their stomach didn’t like. Depending on how experimental your dog is with what they ingest they could be vomiting more often for the aforementioned reasons.

Now, what kind of vomit is a cause for concern?

If your dog’s vomiting can be described as one of the following or is accompanied by any of the following, then you should see your veterinarian:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Fever
  • Lethargy
  • Weight loss
  • Seizures

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