Dog Vomiting Causes and Treatment

The occasional dog vomiting is normal. It’s the nature’s way of getting rid of the unwanted food or foreign objects from your dog’s tummy that they ingested. Occasional vomiting may not be an indication of serious disease or illness, but the repeated occurrence of vomiting, especially if it is accompanied by diarrhea, behavioral changes and lethargy, should receive a prompt medical attention.

Vomiting is the result of irritation in the stomach, it occurs when stomach contractions forcefully expel stomach contents. Vomiting has two major categories- acute vomiting where it happens suddenly, usually a one-time occurrence. But if this acute vomiting case happens repeatedly, it can be a sign of a life-threatening emergency. When a dog vomits one or more times a week on a regular basis, it may have chronic condition that is usually caused by an irritated or inflammatory intestinal system.

Vomiting is a common occurrence for dogs and the often cause is the irritation of the stomach which is also called gastritis. Gastritis is a very similar to an upset stomach for us. When we eat something that does not sit well and the next thing you would know is that it is coming up. Also, eating too much of a good thing will make us regret an hour later. This dog gastritis is the effect of ingesting of some type of irritating substance. Decomposed or rotten food, grass, paper and bones are the common irritants that a dog consumes in a normal day. When a dog ingests the irritant, it will most likely vomit the irritant first, and then it will be followed by a clear or yellowish fluid from the stomach. And when this dog vomiting continues, you must consult a veterinarian for proper information about what is going on to your dear dog. Asking for a veterinarian advice is the best thing to do in order to be guided on what you should do to help your dog from suffering the pain.

To treat your dog from vomiting, their digestive tract should have a complete rest. Don’t give them food or water until your dog has gone six hours without vomiting. After six hours, begin with giving them very small amounts of water at frequent intervals. But if your dog still vomits, you should go back to stage one. As a dog lover, do not be discouraged, because the stomach needs a complete rest for about twenty four hours or more. Give them water every fifteen minutes. Give a small size dog one teaspoonful at a time, a big size dog about two tablespoonfuls. Over a period of few hours, increase the water dosage gradually until the dog’s thirst is satisfied. After the dog’s thirst was satisfied, you may start giving small amounts of food. Offer thing small amounts of foods that are easy to digest. A small size dog can have a half teaspoonful at a time, while large dog can have as much as a tablespoonful. After one day, you may gradually increase the amounts of food being fed to your dog, until the dog’s hunger is satisfied. The following day, you may increase the food that your dog eats by mixing bland diet half and half with your dog’s normal food.

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