Vomiting in the dog: causes and solutions
The vomit (expulsion of the gastrointestinal contents) may have different causes and it must not be confused with the regurgitation (expulsion of a foreign body). The vomit in the dog can be caused by a meal consumed with too much greediness, by swallowing something unpleasant, by a hit of cold or by a fast. In these cases the phenomenon will disappear without creating big problems to the animal and the dog will be back to his quiet routine.
Usually the vomit is a mechanism used by the organism to defend itself, but if this occurs too frequently, it will be necessary to take the dog to your trusted veterinarian, before the symptom causes weakening to the animal. In fact if you do not take care promptly of the vomit, it would bring the animal to a chronic debilitation with serious consequences at metabolic level. Furthermore the vomit in concomitance with other symptoms, such as lack of appetite, fever, increase of peeing, loss of weight etc. could reveal an acute pathology or an infection in progress.
The colour and the smell of the vomit are important for a correct diagnosis:
– if the vomit is yellowish without traces of food, it is due to a wrong nutrition, the dog eats too little and has only one meal a day;
– if the vomit has some traces of blood, probably some capillaries split due to the vomit strain;
– if there is a smell of urine in the vomit the animal suffers from serious renal insufficiency;
– if there is a smell of feces probably an intestinal occlusioni s in progress;
– if you see dark blood in the vomit, an infection might be in progress.
At any rate it would be opportune to take the dog to the veterinarian to take a decision. Furthermore the dog could have ingested a toxic plant, some poisonous food or have a parasitic desease. Only the veterinarian can understand what is going on with your dog and take care of him properly. Once the veterinarian understands what the vomit is due, he will put the dog under treatment up to the disappearance of the phenomenon and, in certain cases, the enhancement is visible already after 24 hours.
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