So Max has been “shouting at his paws” recently. Is it time for a trip to the vet to see what is causing this? Maybe, and maybe not. Below we will look at a few of the reasons your dog is vomiting and when it is an indication of something more serious than eating something he should not have chowed down on, or maybe ate too fast.
There are many reasons behind the problem you face when your dog is vomiting, and the good news is most of these reasons are not life threatening or going to require an expensive visit to the vet. In most instances the fact Max is vomiting can be traced back to he has consumed anything from a play toy, one of the kid’s stuffed toys, or getting a bite of some road kill. These are all normal issues and the dog is going to be fine.
A change in brand of dog food is often enough to upset a dog’s tummy and cause him or her to expel the food. When you switch dog foods do so gradually over a period of two weeks to allow the dog a chance to adjust.
Or, it could simply be that the dog “wolfed it down” too fast.
If your dog is vomiting and then an hour or so later is back to their happy, playful self the problem is usually one of the above reasons. However, if the dog has been vomiting constantly for longer than one day a trip to your vet is needed immediately as this is an indication of more serious problems. Your vet will do a complete check-up including X-Rays if there is any indication something has become lodged in the stomach or digestive tract of the dog. Blood work will also be done to check for several potentially serious health issues resulting in the dog vomiting constantly.
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