There are several reasons why a dog may vomit a kind of whitish or yellowish slime, a sign that something is not working well in its digestive system.
Some of the original motives in vomit are not serious and do not require further attention. However, there are some causes that do require veterinary attention, sometimes even urgent. Let’s see step by step the reasons that can create a gastritis in our dog and how to identify them.
Index of contents
- 1 My dog vomits. What is the reason?
- 1.1 Vomiting from burning and reflux
- 1.2 Vomiting from stomach ulcer
- 1.3 Vomiting from excess water or food
- 1.4 My dog vomits from poisoning
- 1.5 Vomiting caused by parasites
- 1.6 Gastric torsion
- 1.7 Vomiting from obstruction of the trachea
- 2 Other causes that make a dog vomit
- 3 What do I do if my dog vomits?
- 4 How do I know if I should take my dog to the vet?
My dog vomits. What is the reason?
Let’s see from the least serious causes to the most serious which are the main causes of vomiting in dogs. Some of them do not require treatment, only some help or some gastric protector, while others require very urgent veterinary attention.
Vomiting from burning and reflux
We all know what our dogs are like, capable of eating anything, including the feces of other animals or even the remains of sticks or plastic.
Eating non-assimilated objects such as plastics or sticks, or even eating poor quality food, can cause burning in the stomach of our dog. Something that will produce one or more vomits, until it expels the substances that originate it.
- Recommendations: Consult with the vet about the possibility of giving him a gastric protector for a few days to relieve the burning. Avoid eating sticks or dragging plastic objects, use a soft diet until you recover, a bland diet.
Vomiting from stomach ulcer
Just like humans, dogs can also suffer from ulcers in their stomach, something that will vomit often enough. Usually with a little blood or clotted blood (black / dark in color).
- Solution: Go to the vet to confirm the state of the ulcer and assess the severity of the ulcer. He will provide us with the necessary medications for your treatment.
Vomiting from excess water or food
They are always hungry, so it is not surprising that many times they end up stuffed and as a consequence, they vomit. Also, when they come tired or very hot, they usually drink too much water at once, which can also cause vomiting.
These cases are extremely delicate, because sometimes they just vomit and with that the problem is solved. But, on other occasions, what we know how is produced gastric torsion, something that prevents the proper functioning of the stomach, causing death.
- What to do?: As a precaution, we must always prevent our dog from eating or drinking before or after intense exercise. And if we appreciate the circumstances that we have appreciated, immediately consult a veterinaryn.
My dog vomits from poisoning
Unfortunately there are heartless people who are dedicated to poisoning animals, they are actually psychopaths who should be interned in a center so that they do no harm.
When a dog takes something toxic (it is poison or some food not suitable for him), one of the symptoms is precisely vomiting. So that if you suspect that he may have been poisoned, immediately go to the vet to have a stomach wash and treat him.
- How to prevent it?: Prevent your dog from eating food found on the street or in the field, this way you will greatly reduce the risk of being poisoned.
Vomiting caused by parasites
This is also one of the most common causes for a dog to vomit, since the internal parasites They will affect your digestive system and even many of its main organs if they are not removed. Causing vomiting.
- Solution: Your vet should give you a monthly or quarterly treatment to remove internal parasites. It is very simple and inexpensive, since it is generally about the administration of a pill by mouth.
A dog’s stomach can twist on itself and cause food to not circulate properly through the intestines, also causing I can’t go out either in the form of vomit.
However, we will see our dog vomit and gag, even though with this he cannot remove all the food stored in his stomach, something that will cause death.
Prevent gastric torsion It is very simple, maintaining rest before and after meals and preventing them from drinking a lot of water at once (like when they are very hot).
Vomiting from obstruction of the trachea
When a dog eats something it shouldn’t, like a piece of stick, a ball, or a bone too large for it, a tracheal collapse. Which will cause him to vomit or try to vomit to expel him.
- Solution: If we know that something has been swallowed, we should urgently go to the vet for treatment. In extreme cases where you stop breathing, we can apply the Heimlich maneuver.
Other causes that make a dog vomit
In addition to everything mentioned, there are many diseases that can cause a dog to vomit, as part o
f its symptoms. Many of them are serious and require veterinary treatment.
Some of them are:
In either case, if it is a disease veterinary intervention is absolutely necessary. There are no home remedies to alleviate or cure these diseases or alleviate the symptoms.
What do I do if my dog vomits?
We must remain calm and not think about the worst. The main thing is to observe the symptoms, see if you vomit only once or vomit constantly, if what you vomit contains food or objects, if there are traces of blood, if it is a yellowish, whitish or brown liquid, etc …
We must write down all these details because they will be of great help if we finally need to go to the vet. So as a first step, observe and record.
How do I know if I should take my dog to the vet?
From Dogsis we recommend that whatever the cause of vomiting, call or go to your trusted vet to make sure that it is not serious. And if it is something serious, receive the appropriate treatment.
However, all dogs vomit occasionally without this being a major health problem. So you should assess the condition of your puppy and if only call the go or go for a review.
These are some of the symptoms that should alert you if they are accompanied by vomiting:
- Weakness, apathy
- Repetitive / constant vomiting
- Appearance of blood, clots or parasites
- Abdominal swelling / bloating
Have you seen your dog vomit? Does your dog vomit constantly? Are you gagging but can’t vomit? Do you vomit even without eating anything? Prevention is better than regret, consult your vet and thus guarantee your safety.