If your pup starts vomiting, what should you do? It’s easy to panic and assume the worst when your beloved fur ball starts throwing up, but the truth is, there are many causes for this occurrence and half of them aren’t too bad!
Check out our article on the causes of vomiting in pups if you haven’t already. What’s the best course of action when your pup throws up? First, observe your pup’s general disposition. If he’s only vomited once or twice within 24 hours and looks healthy and bright despite it, then this can be classified as uncomplicated vomiting. Puppies who experience this should be brought to the veterinarian.
If your pup is old, lethargic, or already has a number of health problems, visit the vet too. Healthy adult fur balls, however, can be treated at home. Here’s how. Do not feed your pup anything for 24 hours. If he continues throwing up after this time, take him to the vet. But if he stops vomiting after this one-day period, begin by feeding him a bland diet of small but frequent meals.
An example of a bland diet involves boiled or steamed unflavored chicken breast and white rice, mixed together in a 50:50 ratio. If the diet takes and your fur ball continues to look healthy, carry on with this meal plan for about five days and slowly reintroduce normal food back into his diet. Do this by mixing in a tiny amount of your pup’s normal food to the bland meal on the first day and gradually increasing that measure over the next few days.
You may be tempted to give your pup some medication – but don’t! Don’t force your fur ball to eat or drink unless otherwise advised by a veterinarian, and similarly, you shouldn’t try to make your pup throw up unless your vet tells you to. Definitely don’t give your pup human medication or any products that claim to cure pup vomiting. If you think your pup has ingested something unusual, ring up a vet for advice or bring your fur ball straight there.
Your vet will ask questions in order to determine what might be causing the vomiting, and these queries may involve the condition of your pup’s feces, what he normally eats, and any toxic items he may have had access to – make sure you have this information ready. Hopefully, this information will help you out! Please like and share so it can help other pup Mommies and Daddies, too!
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