What Your Dog's Vomiting May Mean

Let's talk about what your dog's vomiting may mean.

It is common for cats and dogs to vomit, However, it should be a condition that stops and only happens from time to time. This article will discuss acute vomiting in dogs, such as what it is, what causes it, and how it can be treated.

Normal vomiting in pets can happen when they eat grass or eat something that doesn't agree with their stomach. If your dog can't seem to stop vomiting or is throwing up yellow fluid, it is acute vomiting. This condition can be caused by various things including change in diet, allergies, tumors, heat stroke, parasitic infection, eating too quickly, metabolic disorders, liver disease, and an obstruction.

Since there are so many things that could be causing your dog to have acute vomiting, you should take them to a veterinarian. It can sometimes be difficult for a veterinarian to determine the cause of acute vomiting. To get the proper diagnosis they will most likely run various tests.

Symptoms of acute vomit, besides the vomiting include weakness, blood in vomit or stool, and pain. If you notice these symptoms in your dog, they need medical attention. You should take a vomit sample to your veterinarian so they can run tests on it. There can actually be evidence of things in the vomit, that tell a veterinarian what is wrong.

Depending on the underlying cause, your veterinarian will offer you treatment option for your pet. Your veterinarian may have to give you medication that helps stop the vomiting as well as antibiotics if there is an infection. Your veterinarian may also ask you to make changes to your dog's diet and in more serious cases your dog may actually require surgery. Follow only the instructions given to you because you want your dog to have a full recovery.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.