Severe Vomiting In Dogs: How To Treat Excess Vomiting in Canines

Severe Vomiting In Dogs: How To Treat Excess Vomiting in Canines

January 10, 2011 | Healthy Dog | Leave a Comment |

Severe Vomiting in Dogs

After severe vomiting, the dog could have a hard time recuperating. It is important to note the dog’s symptoms to ensure that the vet is called immediately.

Severe Vomiting in Dogs

  • Severe vomiting is characterized by frequent vomiting. It is also possible that the dog will be heaving to vomit but nothing comes out.
  • Vomiting is severe when it is accompanied by a swollen or bloated abdomen.
  • It is also important to watch out for the following signs:

o    Blood in the vomit.

o    The dog is feverish or has fever.

o    The dog’s gums are pale or yellow.

o    The dog also has diarrhea.

  • When these symptoms occur along with vomiting, it is best to bring the dog to a vet.

Excessive Vomiting in Dogs

  • Excessive vomiting could be due to ingestion of poison or anything toxic.
  • Vomiting can be characterized as excessive when it occurred more than once in an hour or several times during for the span of several hours.
  • If the dog looks very sick or in pain, make sure to bring him to the vet as soon as possible.

Treating Vomiting in Dogs

  • Depending on the severity, frequency, and the reason behind it, vomiting is treated in many different ways.
  • Simple vomiting – just once – might just be a physical reaction to something that should not be eaten. This will not require medication as long as there’s no blood or bile in the vomit.
  • Human medications should not be given to dogs, even those mild over-the-counter drugs. Dogs have a different physiology and system, so human medications could harm them.
  • Withholding food for about 24 hours could help treat vomiting.
  • If the dog is dehydrated, subcutaneous or IV fluid might be administered.
  • Various dog medications could also be administered.

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