If your dog is an adult dog and vomits several times a day, is lethargic, or is vomiting and not eating/drinking then we recommend an immediate vet visit. These signs, along with vomiting, can indicate a more serious condition and be a cause for concern.
A veterinarian should be consulted immediately if your dog vomits multiple times in a day or for more than one day in a row. In addition, you should see a veterinarian if your dog is exhibiting the following symptoms associated with vomiting: Loss of appetite. Change in frequency of urination.
As a dog owner, it is important not to ignore chronic vomiting as it usually means a serious problem. Please see your veterinarian if your dog vomits for more than 2 or 3 days or has a habit of throwing up several times a week.
Your vet may prescribe antibiotics if vomiting is due to an infection. Other medications may contain antiemetics, which are used to control vomiting. In other cases, the dog may need fluid therapy. In severe cases, surgery may be recommended.
You should also see a doctor if your dog vomits multiple times in a day, vomits for more than 24 consecutive hours, or exhibits any of these symptoms along with vomiting: Decreased or lost appetite.
It’s important to give your dog’s digestive system some time to recover from the vomiting and rest by not feeding your dog for 12 to 24 hours. You can give your dog small amounts of water to keep him hydrated. Food and large amounts of water will only aggravate your dog’s stomach upset.
A mild, easily digestible food such as cooked white rice mixed with cooked white chicken (boneless or skinless) is ideal, but you can also use a small portion of your dog’s regular diet. If your dog won’t eat, eat the meal and try again a few hours later.
Clear, slimy, or frothy vomit that is yellow in color indicates your dog’s stomach was empty at the time of vomiting (the foam comes from mucus, which is normally present in the stomach , plus saliva, while the yellow is bile from the small intestine).
Some dogs are prone to vomiting on a regular basis. Chronic vomiting in young dogs is often due to parasites or a food intolerance. It can also be caused by certain diseases or health problems. Blood tests, X-rays, ultrasounds or biopsies are often necessary to diagnose the problem.
Common causes of gastroenteritis in dogs include changes in normal diet, improper diet, infections (bacterial, viral, parasitic), toxins, or use of certain medications. Gastroenteritis can be highly contagious and spread quickly in the canine community.
There are a variety of symptoms that indicate your dog may be experiencing abdominal pain. The most obvious symptoms are vomiting, diarrhea, tachycardia or loss of appetite.