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When dogs vomit: what to do?


When dogs vomit, like humans, this is not a reason to panic. Often there is only an upset stomach, which quickly improves through the expectoration of the stomach contents, also called vomitus. Nevertheless, if your four-legged friend vomits, there are a few things you should consider. Find out what to do here. In most cases, once the dog vomits, the thing is done - Shutterstock / Mexitographer

However, whether you can interpret vomiting in dogs as a disease symptom depends on various warning signs: Does your dog vomit frequently and repeatedly? Does he seem to be in pain? Doesn't vomiting stop? Are there any other symptoms such as fever, fatigue, or bloody, discolored sputum? Then you should immediately take your dog to the veterinarian, who will examine him and start the appropriate therapy.

Protective function: Dogs sometimes vomit consciously

You will know: Your dog eats grass and then vomits. Basically, vomiting is a kind of protective function for the body - poisons, foreign bodies and the like have to get out of the body as quickly as possible if the dog is badly off. In most cases, this protective function should not be suppressed. The dog helps himself through vomit in most cases, for example when he has eaten something wrong.

Food leave: 24 hours no food

It is good practice not to feed the fur nose for 24 hours after vomiting. This lack of food calms the stomach. Ingestion of dog food, especially immediately after vomiting, can irritate the stomach, which is already burdened by vomitus. It is important that you always offer your patient sufficient water, even if this can promote the nausea.

If your dog is feeling better and is no longer vomiting, you can carefully feed it again. The next day, ideally, give him light food such as rice, potatoes or low-fat chicken. However, if you are unsure whether your dog is really recovering, go to the veterinarian. For too long, such a diet can not meet the nutritional needs of your four-legged friend.

Vomiting in dogs as a symptom of illness

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Medicines for vomiting

If your dog is very bad and his condition is not improving, but may even be accompanied by other symptoms of the disease such as fever or bloody sputum, you must go to the veterinarian immediately. This can then get to the bottom of the causes of vomiting and initiate suitable therapy. Medications for vomiting are often prescribed, so-called antiemetics. These are based, for example, on the active ingredients droperidol, chlorpromazine, dramamine or metoclopramide. There are also homeopathic remedies that can help. Under no circumstances should you give your pet medication without the veterinarian's instruction.