Vomiting dogs are common, but it is important to take preventive measures so that it does not happen again. There may not be anything to worry about, but something bad could happen to your dog.
In both cases, vomiting is not pleasant for the animal. Therefore, you should try to help it, so that the discomfort disappears as soon as possible.
In this article, we are going to give you some advice on how to care for vomiting dogs. Do not miss a single detail, you never know when you will need them.
You do not have to worry, but if a lot of time has passed (maximum two days) and your dog is still vomiting, you must take it to a veterinarian immediately.
Before that, however, you can do your best to make it feel better.
- Do not give it food for at least two hours after it starts to vomit: this will make it easier for the digestive system.
- Water in small amounts: vomiting makes the dog dehydrated, and therefore it must drink water. However, you should give it in small amounts. This is because you can make it vomit again if it gets too much water at once.
- Tasteless food: if your dog has not vomited in six hours, you can give it something to eat. When doing so, make sure that it is food that is gentle on the stomach. It’s just like feeding a vomiting child. It is best to give it some rice and boiled chicken without skin and bones.
- Do not give the dog medicine: even if someone has recommended a medicine. A veterinarian is the only one qualified to prescribe medication to your dog. Just because something worked for another animal, does not mean it will work for yours. Giving prescription drugs can harm your animal.
- Start with regular food: after a few days, you can check if the time between vomiting is longer. If so, you can start adding your dog to normal food. You should start by giving your dog equal portions of soft food and regular food.
There are times when vomiting dogs can suffer from major problems. You need to keep a close eye on them and their refusals. In the following circumstances, you must take immediate action:
- If you find plastic: If you find small pieces of plastic or a plastic bag in your dog’s regurgitation, you must take it to the vet immediately. This is because it can lead to a blood clot in the intestines, which can lead to serious problems for your dog.
- Blood: Do not deceive yourself into believing that blood in regurgitation comes from the dog straining so much that the throat was injured. Blood in reflux is never a good sign.
- Too much saliva: too much saliva is a sign of a bigger problem. When vomiting and almost dehydrated, it is not normal for it to produce much saliva. Therefore, you must take it to the vet immediately.
- Sobbing: your dog can even stand and sob without vomiting. If so, you should also talk to a veterinarian.
- If it wants to vomit but can not: this happens when it suffers from a gastric obstruction. This can be so bad that blood flow is restricted, which can lead to necrosis.
- It does not want to eat or drink: if your pet does not accept even a little water, take it to the vet immediately. It is possible that it has an internal problem that you are not aware of.
There are many things you can do at home to care for vomiting dogs. If you do not find out what the cause is or see something strange, go directly to the vet.