Why does my dog keep throwing up?

asked 2017-03-10 13:36:58 -0600

My dog has thrown up three times today! What could be wrong? Is he ill or did he just eat something bad? When should I take him to the vet?

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answered 2017-03-10 15:50:59 -0600

Unfortunately there could be a number of reasons. First I would check around the house and make sure your dog isn't getting into anything they shouldn't. No people food, socks, tissue, paper, plastic, anything, not even scraps or crumbs.

My dog had the same issue and I took her to the vet and it was determined there was nothing seriously wrong but she does simply have a sensitive stomach, she gets car sick and will even vomit from drinking water too fast.

Once you've ruled out a serious intestinal issue I would keep their diet as clean as possible, only high quality pet foods and raw veggies. Let their food digest before going out for intense exercise, you may need to crate him or her for about 30 minutes after a meal or just make sure they lay down. Anything to keep them wrestling about if they are high energy.

Another thing that will help is high quality treats that are veggie based or 100 percent real meat and definitely no rawhide.

I hope your dog is ok and I hope this helps.

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answered 2017-03-10 17:58:06 -0600

There can be several common reasons for his/her current upset stomach. Did you recently switch his dog food to an entirely different kind? The quick transition may have been too abrupt for his system, especially if he was used to eating the old kibble for a long period of time. You should gradually introduce a new diet by mixing the new food in with the old. Did he manage to get himself into any food scraps that are toxic to dogs such as grapes, raisons, chocolate, avocados, baby food, alcohol, macadamia nuts, mushrooms, onions, or coffee? You should fast your adult dog for 12-24 hours after you notice him vomiting. And if it continues a trip to the vet is in order

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Baby food that is just pureed meat (no onion powder or other unsafe additives) is fine to give to dogs.

Shannon L.'s profile image Shannon L.  ( 2017-03-10 22:32:58 -0600 ) edit

Ditto about the baby food. My holistic vet suggested filling a Kong with baby food and freezing it. I will get a protein type (chicken or turkey) and a fruit/veg type (currently kale and apple). I avoid the really sweet and grain types.

Karen R.'s profile image Karen R.  ( 2017-03-11 08:56:15 -0600 ) edit
answered 2017-03-10 22:46:01 -0600

How is your dog acting in general? Is he less energetic, or not wanting to eat? How are his stools?

If you are sure there isn't anything around the house or yard that he might have gotten into, and he is acting fine other that the vomiting, you can withhold food for 12-24 hours, then give very bland food that will be easier on his stomach. Try cooked and unseasoned meat (chicken, lean hamburger, ground turkey) and a bland carbohydrate source (rice, potatoes). Don't add salt, pepper, butter, etc.

If it's possible that he's eaten something he shouldn't have, or he is lethargic, or not eating, or not defecating, or continues to vomit, I highly recommend he be checked out by a vet.

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answered 2017-03-10 15:54:37 -0600

could be something he ate, if it continues id take him to the vet tomorrow or so

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