VOMITING

by Home Vet Bag

 

What Happens?

  • Vomiting can have be caused by many issues including: infections such as Parvovirus, foreign body ingestion, dietary indiscretion (eating food they are not supposed to eat), systemic diseases such as kidney and liver disease, diabetes, and thyroid issues, stomach ulcers, food allergies, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), or just a good ol case of an upset tummy
  • Younger dogs tend to have issues like infectious causes and eating things (food or items) that they are not supposed to eat
  • Older dogs tend to have more systemic illnesses like the ones listed above

 

What Does It Look Like?

  • Vomit can range from undigested food to yellow bile to a coffee ground appearance (which can indicate bleeding in the stomach)
  • Vomiting can be acute (recently started) or chronic (going on for a while).  

 

What Do You Do?

  • At the first sign of vomiting, remove all food and water for 24 hours
  • If pet does not vomiting over 24 hours, food can be slowly reintroduced
  • If pet has any of the following symptoms, take them to your vet ASAP:
    • Vomiting that last more than 24 hours
    • Vomit that has a coffee ground appearance
    • Retching (dry-heaving) without producing vomit
    • Vomiting large volumes of fluid