Why the dog vomits: what to do and natural remedies – If the dog vomits we are faced with a situation in some cases that should not be underestimated.
What to do if the dog vomits? This is a more common problem than you can imagine: in principle it is not to be alarmed, however the question is not even to be taken lightly. In this article we will try to give me some useful tips on how to deal with this situation, also analyzing various types of vomiting that can occur depending on the case
A bit like for humans, vomiting can just suggest small physical discomforts or be the antechamber of something serious. Obviously this is a very different phenomenon from the one that accompanies the life of our feline friends: cats vomit more frequently, as if to “purify” themselves of a series of body waste.
For dogs, it is a little different. First of all: don’t panic! This is a general advice. Analyze the situation with the right mix of calm and attention. For example, is it always necessary to take the dog to the vet in case of vomiting?
Let’s say that if it is a sporadic episode – basically – you can also bypass the medical consultation, while – even without being alarmed in an exaggerated way – if the retching becomes frequent it is advisable to make a phone call to the trusted veterinarian.
In any case, while waiting to understand how to proceed or in any case before bringing our furry friend to the clinic, it is necessary to suspend the administration of food. Not only that: it is better to eliminate the water temporarily. Don’t be fooled even by weed: sometimes it can act as a palliative but if the vomiting is persistent it will be better not to ingest even that.
In general, at this point, an apparently slight distinction must be made between regurgitation and actual vomiting: regurgitation is less severe and almost always occurs immediately after a meal, when the food has not yet been able to be digested. The food, in practice, is expelled practically whole, but there are no symptoms of nausea or bile.
The latter are instead evident in the case of vomiting, together with a considerable agitation of the dog, as well as – if the case is rather serious – of blood. In the latter case, or if you notice traces of blood, there are two cases, in principle: rupture of capillaries due to exertion (less severe), ulcer symptoms or poisoning (much more serious).
It must be said that vomiting is not an “equal” substance in all cases, quite the contrary. There are different types. We will now try to list some of them, trying to understand what they may imply.
The dog vomits yellow
In strictly medical jargon, it generally indicates a duodenal origin as well as a poor walkability of the pylorus. It is a gastric vomiting that can gradually turn towards brownish.
However, it is often traced back to a prolonged fast of the animal. And when the dog actually finds himself eating, his stomach risks getting “high”.
The dog vomits green
Typically, if your dog’s vomit is greenish in color, it’s not stomach acid but bile.
The dog vomits brown
There are recurring causes in the brown dog vomit: hemorrhagic ulcers, forms of intestinal obstruction, tumors or gum disease and obviously also having ingested inappropriate food.
The dog vomits foam
Also in this case the causes can be many:
1) The dog eats too quickly and in doing so goes to swallow even hair and / or dust.
2) They make too much movement or in any case they make an excessive or excessive effort.
3) A common gastritis during which they go to expel bilial fluid.
4) Swollen abdomen due to the fact that the stomach blocks the substances coming out.
The dog vomits blood
This is one of the cases to be monitored more carefully. As we have specified a little further on in this same article, on the one hand it is more “simply” a broken capillary due to strain in the retching, on the other it could be an ulcer or poisoning and in this case there would be absolutely no time to waste .
The dog vomits and does not eat
It almost seems obvious to say it but it is not: it is unlikely that a dog that vomits with a certain regularity will have an appetite. However, if his voracious instinct should take over, you must be the one to avoid giving him anything to eat, pending the appropriate checks.
Moreover, the dog could be prey to intestinal parasites, have diarrhea or have been infected with infectious diseases.
Now, this list is meant to be just indicative: it is not always easy to distinguish exactly the type of vomiting of the dog, just as it is not easy to make a “home” diagnosis. In all cases there are recurring situations and causes, which however may require different treatments depending on the case but also depending on the breed, age and medical background of the specimen.
To a large extent, the treatments that the dog may go against include: anti-vomiting, anti-diarrhea and / or anti-diarrhea medications; simple gastric protectors or intravenous fluids, up to more “tough” therapy such as antibiotics or deworming. As you can see, there is no single remedy or home remedies in the strict sense: it is necessary to apply common sense and understand when it is a simple “bad day” for the stomach of your quadruped friend and when instead you are faced with a much more serious.
To be on the safe side, always do all the necessary examinations and analyzes, so as to avoid nasty surprises. For the rest, remember that your dog’s diet must always be taken care of: not only in choosing what to feed him, but also in monitoring how the food is swallowed.
Keep your eyes on the “little ones” who risk throwing down bites that are too big and at the same time beware of large dogs, especially if they are particularly voracious, as they could eat with a sort of “vacuum cleaner effect”. The body, however, does not forgive and tends to reject everything that has entered excessively or in the wrong way.