Vomiting And Diarrhea In Dogs: Be Careful

Vomiting and diarrhea in dogs: be careful

Vomiting and diarrhea are very common in dogs, and it is usually not something we humans notice. But  sometimes it can be a sign that something serious is going on. Therefore, do not underestimate these events. Be alert to any problems your dog has, no matter how small.

This article will provide information about the dangers that can come with vomiting and diarrhea. Pay attention and note how you can protect your pet’s health.

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According to veterinarians, untreated gastroenteritis can be fatal, and it actually leads to many deaths. Most people  tend to think that when a dog vomits, it is because it has eaten something bad. Therefore, it is dismissed as unimportant, even though it may be dangerous.

Veterinarians say that one of the main causes of vomiting and diarrhea is intolerance to certain foods. So even if an animal stops vomiting temporarily, the dog may suffer from a food allergy if vomiting and diarrhea reappear after a few days.

There are several things that can lead to vomiting and diarrhea in dogs. Make sure they do not last for several days; if they do, it could be a sign of more serious problems that are more difficult to deal with, such as:

  • Infections: these can be caused by various diseases, such as hepatitis, parvovirus, leptospirosis or the dreaded puppy disease. All of these can damage the dog’s digestive system, causing troublesome vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Parasites:  due to ingestion of certain foods or dirty water, your dog may suffer from parasites in the stomach that cause it to react in this way. These parasites will not be a problem if treated in time, but waiting too long can be fatal in some cases.
  • Poisoning:  your dog may have eaten or drunk something toxic without you noticing. This is one of the reasons why you should take your friend to the vet right away. Consumption of, for example, cleaning products often leads to deaths among pets. If in doubt: see a specialist as soon as you see the dog vomiting.
  • Low temperatures:  with lower temperatures comes poorer defense, so the animal is at higher risk of contracting the virus that causes gastroenteritis. Keep the dog warm during the winter and in a warm environment.
  • Eating items:  If your pet has eaten plastic or other items that the body cannot digest, it will probably try to expel it with the help of vomiting and diarrhea.

Your dog’s health is largely dependent on you helping it avoid gastroenteritis. Therefore, you should follow these basic, simple tips to keep your animal healthy:

Dog gets food
  • Balanced diet: dogs need to get specific nutrients from their food. But sometimes people give leftovers to their dogs, either because they think the dog likes it, or to save money by not buying really good dog food. This is a mistake, as this type of food generally does not help their digestive system to function properly.
  • Exercise:  Staying healthy with exercise is a great way for your dog to avoid gastroenteritis.
  • Vaccine:  keep your pet’s immunization up to date so that the immune system is ready for anything.
  • Keep an eye on toys:  if you see the dog biting through a toy made of toxic materials, discard this toy immediately and give the dog a new one. If it succeeds in consuming parts of it, it can lead to major problems.

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