Dog vomiting is not fun. It is both a mess to clean and can raise many worrying questions about the health of your pet. Most dog vomit more than once in their life and in many cases, vomiting ends quickly. Vomiting is usually results from infection or inflammation of the stomach and upper small intestine. Before making the assumptions that your dog is ill, take note of the following reasons that can cause dog vomiting.
1. Eating too fast.
Many dogs have this bad habit of eating too fast. They finish their food in less than 5 minutes and start vomiting bile for almost an hour. One of best way to prevent this from happening is by inserting rocks which are too large to eat into food bowl that make the dog to carefully select food pieces and not rocks, thus slowing down the pace of eating.
2. Eating grass.
This the common cause of dog vomiting .Although scientists are not sure to why eating grass cause vomiting, it still occurs .The only way to stop your dog from vomiting is to monitor it carefully when it is outside.
This is stomach inflammation. It is caused by something which the dog eats. There are two types of gastritis which include chronic and acute. The chronic gastritis is very serious and it must be treated by a professional. It is also a sign of stomach cancers. Acute can easily be treated by depriving your dog of food for 24 hours.
Some vomiting can be caused by an obstruction of the dog’s digestive system. When an object stacks in the small intestine or stomach, the dog can try to dislodge it by vomiting.
There are many viruses like parvovirus, coronavirus and distemper, to which dog, mostly young ones who have not received all their shots, are susceptible. The dogs which are suffering from this also show other signs like diarrhea and loss of petite.
If a dog takes poison, its body will always attempt to expel it by vomiting it out. When you doubt that your dog has eaten something which is poisonous or toxic, it should be taken to a vet immediately.
7. Stomach ulcer.
If the vomit of your dog contains blood or its stool is tarry and black, this might be the sign that your dog has developed a stomach cancer. Any dog which is suffering from an ulcer requires immediate medical attention.
8. Food allergy.
Dog can often have food allergy like people. Recount what your dog as eaten in the past and attempt if it has eaten any unusual food like gluten or dairy. If the signs clear up quickly, it may have been a simple allergic reaction.
Dogs of middle age and older one often begin developing tumors. Tumors which affect kidneys, digestive system or liver call all cause vomiting, but should produce other signs as well.
10. Organ problem
Many disease which weaken the liver or the kidney such as hepatitis, can induce dog vomiting, particularly the older ones. Signs and treatment vary depending on the illness.
In conclusion, our dogs are like family and therefore, when they get sick we should spot the problem early. Given the reasons of dog vomiting, you should check-up like veterinarian before seeking medical attention.