Vomiting in dogs: causes, treatment and prevention
Digestive problems such as vomiting are not uncommon in dogs. They can have many causes and should not be taken lightly. Below you can find out the possible causes of vomiting in dogs and what you can do to treat them.
Possible causes of vomiting in dogs
Just like diarrhea, vomiting in dogs can have countless causes. It is therefore not always easy to determine the exact trigger.
In addition to harmless causes, such as the consumption of spoiled food, nausea can also indicate life-threatening problems such as stomach twisting or poisoning.
It is therefore very important that you take the symptoms of your four-legged friend seriously and get to the bottom of the exact cause of vomiting in your dog.
Acute and chronic vomiting in dogs
If you want to find out the cause of your dog's discomfort, you must first distinguish between acute and chronic vomiting. Acute means that your pet only has to vomit once, whereas chronic vomiting is a permanent problem that occurs again and again.
Causes of acute vomiting in dogs
Acute vomiting can have different causes in dogs, which can be life-threatening at least in part.
Possible reasons for acute vomiting in dogs include, among others:
- Eating too fast
- Eating spoiled dog food
- Feed intolerances
- Feed change
- Swallowed foreign bodies
- Excessive stress
- Heat stroke
- Fluctuations in hormonal balance
- An acute gastritis
- Side effects of drugs
- Mental problems
Causes of chronic vomiting in dogs
Chronic vomiting can also have several causes in dogs, and in this case you can usually assume that the cause of the problem is a serious problem requiring treatment.
Possible causes of chronic vomiting in dogs include among others:
- Heart disease
- Stomach ulcers
- Chronic inflammation of the gastric mucosa
- Chronic bowel inflammation like IBD
- An inflamed pancreas
- An infestation with Giardia
- A worm infestation
Vomiting in the dog can be a case for the veterinarian
Vomiting in dogs is not always a reason to seriously worry about the animal. For example, if the upset stomach was caused only by eating spoiled food, the symptoms usually disappear quite quickly on their own. One day of fasting is usually enough.
It is different, however, if other symptoms appear in addition to vomiting or if your dog has to vomit again and again. In this case there is a high probability that there is a serious health problem and a visit to the vet is therefore inevitable.
Attention, if your dog vomits unsuccessfully
By the way, it is particularly hasty when your dog tries unsuccessfully to vomit, his stomach swells and the animal falls into a state of shock. In this case, your dog may have a stomach twist.
This condition is life-threatening and can only be treated with immediate surgery. Especially large breeds tend to suffer from a twisting of the stomach.
Vomiting in dogs often occurs in combination with diarrhoea
In many cases, vomiting occurs in dogs along with diarrhea. If this is the case with your dog, a food supplement with Gastro Relax can be useful. The preparation contains only natural ingredients and was developed by us together with veterinarians especially for dogs with diarrhea.
The carefully balanced composition of Bellfor Gastro Relax ensures excellent efficacy and at the same time ensures good digestibility of the powder.
Preventing vomiting in dogs
Considering the countless possible triggers, it is hardly possible to completely prevent vomiting in dogs. However, there are a number of things that you can do to prevent vomiting and that have a positive effect not only on digestive problems, but also on your dog's overall health.
High-quality dog food for a functioning digestion
In order to counteract vomiting in the dog, the nutrition of the four-legged friend is naturally of particularly great importance. High-quality dog food from the Bellfor range helps you to ensure that your dog is fed in a way that is appropriate for his species.
Natural ingredients in food quality guarantee a good digestibility and at the same time ensure an optimal nutrient supply. For nutritionally sensitive dogs we recommend our hypoallergenic dog food with insect protein from the larvae of the black soldier fly.
Avoid stress and overload
Just like humans, dogs can also suffer from stress and overload. Both are a great strain on the animal's body and immune system and can result in vomiting, among other things. As the owner, you should therefore do your utmost to avoid unnecessary stress for your dog.
If this is not possible in certain situations, we recommend a dietary supplement with Bellfor Immune. The natural preparation contains numerous valuable nutrients and can help to support your dog's immune system during stress and overloading.
Taking precautions seriously
Vomiting in dogs can also be caused by various diseases and a parasite infestation. In order to avoid these triggers, you should pay the necessary attention to the subject of prevention.
These include, for example, vaccinations against diseases such as distemper and parvovirus as well as regular deworming of your dog. For the latter, we recommend that you use Bellfor Vermal Powder. The natural ingredients of this preparation provide a worm-hostile intestinal environment without unnecessarily straining your dog's body.
In addition, it makes sense to regularly support your dog's kidneys with Bellfor Kidney Power for detoxification. In this way you ensure that the functionality of this vital filter organ is maintained and at the same time avoid another possible cause of vomiting in the dog.
Vomiting in dogs - our conclusion
As you can see, vomiting in dogs can have very different causes and cannot always be avoided despite all preventive measures. It is therefore important that you take the symptoms seriously and, if in doubt, do not hesitate to consult a veterinarian.
The veterinarian can get to the bottom of the exact trigger and take the necessary treatment measures. In this context, be aware of the fact that prompt action in some cases can even save your dog's life.