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Is your puppy vomiting then trying to gobble it up? This behaviour may seem bizarre to us but in the dog world it is par for the course and is considered a delightful course indeed. Dogs probably strive too hard to eat their vomit because …

their moms regurgitated food for them when they were puppies their heightened sense of smell reveals the actual food particles in it.

Some vomiting is normal for puppies. Dog vomiting happens for many reasons, including an irritated stomach, eating too fast or too much, or sometimes because of nervousness. A large amount of the time, dog vomiting is not something to worry about but sometimes it can indicate a serious condition. If your dog pukings once or more a week and it is accompanied by diarrhea, lethargy or loss of appetite, check with your veterinarian. The trick is to know a bit about puppy vomiting, what to do about dog vomiting and when puppy vomiting necessitates a trip-up to the emergency vet.

How to Know Your Dog is Running to Vomit A dog vomiting.

What are the signs that your dog is about to vomit? Photography by Kickers/ iStock.

This may seem silly but it helps to know the signs of a puppy getting ready to vomiting so you can have necessary equipment on hand before the dog vomiting happens. A well-prepared puppy proprietor can recognise the signs of puppy vomiting, grab her clean carrier and paper towels and beat the vomit to the floor. It can also help you prepare in case it is a situation where you’ll need to get help immediately.

Signs your dog is about to vomiting 😛 TAGEND

Retching- that noise that comes from your dog that sounds like he has something stuck in his throat. You will also assure his throat straining back and forth. Stiff Stance – your puppy may become rigid as he attempts to keep from vomiting. Wandering- a puppy will often stray aimlessly right before he vomits.

How to Deduce if Your Dog Has Eaten Something Poisonous or an Object

The first thing to do is to check your dog’s vomiting. It may induce you a bit queasy but, by doing this, you can look for any bits of foreign objects. Maintaining an eye on your dog, look for food or products he might have feed in the immediate region and the region he has just come from. Signs of things feed include wrappers, crumbs, pieces of an object( such as a plastic container) and things that used to be there that aren’t now.

Listing of Some Common Dangerous Things Swallowed That May Cause Dog Vomiting

Food

Chocolate Avocado Any fruit pits Raisins or grapes Mushrooms Potato peelings

Household Products

Cleaning products– any cleaning product is dangerous to puppies, though the natural ones are far less toxic. Antifreeze Auto oil Cocoa mulch Gardening chemicals Some household plants

Things We Forget About

Bones that splinter Toy with removable proportions String, rubber band and even dental floss Sugarless chewing gum

How to Build Your Dog Vomit in an Emergency

Always try to call your vet or emergency clinic before considering making a puppy puking. Induce vomiting ONLY when it’s absolutely necessary and you’ve talked to a professional unless you suspect he’s eat something dangerous( especially antifreeze ). But do not attempt to induce vomiting if your dog has lost consciousness or swallowed something that can harm his throat on the way back up, such as a sharp piece of bone.

To make a puppy puking, open your dog’s mouth gently and squirt a small amount of an emetic like hydrogen peroxide or ipecac syrup down his throat. It takes around a teaspoon of ipecac syrup per 10 lbs. of body weight to induce dog vomiting. An overdose can cause heart problems so try to be accurate when measuring. Wait 10 minutes and retry. If he doesn’t vomiting after the second try, get him to a vet immediately.

What to Do After Your Dog has Vomited

Make Certain There is No Obstruction- gently place your hand in his mouth and at the top of his throat. If he is wheezing or has difficulty breathing, there could be an obstruction further down so get him to the vet immediately. Give Him Fluids- including electrolytes. Keep Him Warm- a blanket and hugs work well. Reassure Him- make sure he doesn’t think he’s done something wrong. Feed Bland Food- feed your dog a diet of cooked chicken and white rice for a few days.

How to Know When Dog Vomiting Means a Trip to the Emergency Vet

Safe is always best so if you have any reason to be worried, call your veterinarian or the emergency clinic immediately and go there. Also, look for signs of poisoning or blockage in addition to puppy vomiting. These include colds, shaking, breathing difficulty, seizure, drooling or staggering. And when you check your dog’s vomit, if you watch any more than a few drops of blood or any amount of yellow bile, take him to the emergency vet ASAP.

Different Ends of the Spectrum — Dog Vomiting in Puppies and Senior Dogs

Puppies and senior puppies puking more than those in between. Follow these guidelines to look for danger signs but, if after your veterinarian checks him over, don’t worry too much if you notice your dog vomiting almost daily, unless it is accompanied by other signs of illness. They both have less ability to keep food down than adult dogs.

With a bit of preparation you can be a Super-Vomitocious Dog Owner and be certain that your dog is likely to be healthy and safe. Carrying a cloth and some Nature’s Miracle around doesn’t hurt either.

Thumbnail: Photography( c) WilleeCole | Thinkstock.

This piece was originally published in 2010.

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