As a dog owner, you need to be aware that dogs will vomit from time to time. More often than not, it’s a reaction to a minor stomach upset. However, you need to know the signs in case it’s due to something more serious.
For the uninitiated, it’s easy to get vomiting and regurgitation confused. The difference being:
Some of the more common signs your dog will show include:
It is not uncommon for dogs to suffer from motion sickness, which can make car journeys very unpleasant for all involved. Your veterinarian can prescribe medication for your dog to prevent motion sickness.
If your dog suddenly vomits it’s usually a sign of stomach problems. The most common causes are:
Infectious diseases can also cause acute vomiting such as:
Chronic diseases that often cause dogs to vomit include:
If it is time to take your dog to the vet here is a checklist of things to observe, and information to bring with you:-
If your dog is a puppy, older, or has pre-existing medical problems, see your vet immediately. If your dog is alert and active and has had no previous health problems, you may want to try the following treatment at home before consulting your vet: