Dog Vomiting: How to Determine the Causes and Choosing a Cure

Dog Vomiting

Dog vomiting can be an unsettling spectacle to witness. Not only is your dog uncomfortable, but he may also be suffering from something a bit more serious than a simple puke-fest. There are many, many different reasons why dogs vomit. Dog vomiting can be the result of anything from a simple upset stomach to canine parvovirus. Other serious illnesses or conditions that can cause dog vomiting include: dog poisoning, dog worms, distemper, heat stroke, bacterial infections, food allergies, and ear disease, to name just a few. In order to diagnose the cause of your dog’s vomiting, especially if it is the result of any of the above conditions, you should visit your vet for a solid diagnosis and to receive the appropriate medications. If you suspect that dog vomiting is caused by something more serious than a dislike of your dog’s current kibble, you should contact your vet immediately.

Dog Vomiting: Eating and Changes in Diet

One of the most common causes of dog vomiting is food, and not just any food. Dogs are famous for foraging through mountains garbage in search of food, and any other unpackaged goods they can get their paws on. In addition to eating garbage, dog vomiting can be the result of eating grass, plant leaves, insects, dirt, and more. In these cases, once the dog vomits the food or plants back up, he will be just fine. Just be sure to have plenty of fresh, cold water on hand for him. Dietary changes are also a common cause of dog vomiting. If you introduce a new food into a dogs diet too quickly, he may vomit until he becomes used to it. To avoid this unpleasant side effect, introduce new foods (or brands) into your dog’s diet slowly.