Dog vomiting : it happens! Most dogs vomit regularly for a number of reasons that are no reason for immediate concern or alarm. Here are some instances where you do not need to race off to your veterinarian because of your dog vomiting :
– Overeating: if your dog tends to wolf down his food, then feed him smaller and more frequent meals to try and eliminate any recurrences of dog vomiting
– Eating Grass: Dogs frequently eat grass to induce vomiting themselves. This can be due to a number of reasons, though most often it is because some foreign object has been consumed
– Inappropriate food: If your pet has eaten or been fed a new or inappropriate food item, he may very well vomit . Try to reduce any feeding of table scraps and do not change your dog’s regular food too often
Dog vomiting may occur due to dog diseases, dog food allergies, if a pet has a foreign object lodged in the back of his throat, if they have a birth defect that causes dog vomiting , or they may have a poorly conditioned esophageal muscle.
When is it Serious?
Though dog vomiting is often nothing serious, there are some instances when it is a sign of a very serious problem. If your dog is vomiting more than once a day, then your pet is at risk for dehydration. A good rule of thumb is that if your dog happens to vomit three times or more in a day, then that calls for an appointment with your vet to be made.
If you notice any blood in the vomit or any other odd colors, then that is also a clear sign that your dog needs to go and see the veterinarian.
How can I Prevent Dog Vomiting ?
If you happen to have a “chronic vomiter”, that is a dog who vomits more than once a week, then it’s time to look at what may be causing your dog to vomit . As mentioned earlier, if your dog tends to gulp down his meals, then it may be a good time to star t breaking down his meals into smaller portions. Always provide a lot of water for your pet.
Should your dog seem to vomit after he eats grass, try to limit the amount of grass he is able to consume and talk to you vet about any other issues that may be causing your pet to be trying to induce vomiting .