My Dog Has An Upset Stomach!

Ashford Manor Labradoodles tries to help equip our puppy families with all kinds of things they may encounter. At some time or another in your dogs life they will have an upset stomach and vomit; just like this happens in humans, it also happens in dogs. Unfortunately, many dogs will lick up their vomit and you will not know they did if you are not home or being attentive. But there are other tall tale signs that your dog is sick.

Following  is a great article on why dogs vomit, what to do about it, and when to call your vet! If nothing else, mark this page and come back to it when you need it.  By being aware of things to look for will help you be more prepared. Vomiting can be a sign of many different things, do not let this article be your only source … but it is thorough. This article was written by Mia Carter and found on www.suite101.com.

 

How Do I Treat Dog Vomiting?

Tips and Home Remedies for Dogs With an Upset Stomach

Mar 9, 2009 Mia Carter
Home Remedies for Dog Vomiting and Upset Stomach. – Mexikids/Stock Xchng
Wondering “Why is my dog vomiting?” Learn how to treat a vomiting dog at home, and learn symptoms and how to tell if a dog is sick with a more serious illness.
At some point, every dog owner will find him or herself in a situation with a dog with an upset stomach. Pet owners are often left wondering “Are there any home remedies for dog vomiting? Can I stop my dog’s vomiting?” and “How do I help my vomiting dog at home? Is there anything I can do to help a dog with an upset stomach?”
Fortunately, there are several steps that the owner of a sick dog can take to help treat a vomiting dog with an upset stomach. This article will provide step-by-step directions on how to treat dog vomiting at home, along with information on how to tell if a dog is sick with a serious problem and when to take a dog to the veterinary clinic.
Treating a Vomiting Dog – “Why Is My Dog Vomiting?”
There are many reasons why a dog may start vomiting. A dog owner must consider possible causes for the dog’s vomiting. A dog’s upset stomach can be a symptom of a much more serious problem like poisoning or Gastric Dilatation and Volvulus, better known as “GDV” or bloat.
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The following are some of the more common causes of dog vomiting:
  • Eating a new, unfamiliar food
  • Eating too much “people food”
  • Stomach virus
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Excess stomach acids and bile
  • GDV or “bloat”
  • Eating a non-food item or foreign object
  • Ingesting a chemical or toxin
  • Food sensitivities
  • Stomach problems like a stomach ulcer or gastritis
Pet owners should consider these common causes of vomiting in dogs and determine which causes may be to blame for the dog’s upset stomach.
In a situation where the dog may be suffering from a potentially deadly health problem like bloat, ingesting a toxin or foreign object, the dog should immediately be transported to the veterinary clinic for an examination; owners should not attempt to treat these potentially serious cases of dog vomiting at home.
Symptoms of a Serious Illness in a Vomiting Dog
Before attempting to treat a dog at home for vomiting and upset stomach, the owner must look for signs of a more serious problem. If any of the following symptoms are present, a trip to the veterinarian’s clinic is warranted:
Read on 
  • Why is My Pet Vomiting Blood?
  • Why Isn’t My Dog Eating?
  • Treating a Dog’s Diarrhea at Home
  • Dehydration
  • Vomiting blood
  • Projectile vomiting
  • Vomiting for more than 24 hours
  • Dog not improving after 24 hours
  • Bloated appearance
  • Fever
  • Pale gums in dog

Home Remedies for Dog Vomiting and Upset Stomach

For many cases, the owner can treat the dog’s vomiting at home by following these steps:
  1. Remove access to the dog’s food for 12-24 hours; this allows the dog’s stomach to rest and recover.
  2. Give maple syrup or Nutri-Cal to the dog every 4-6 hours. For maple syrup, give one large spoon for every 15 pounds of body weight. If the dog won’t lick the syrup or Nutri-Cal, rub it on the dog’s gums.
  3. Add unflavored Pedialyte to the dog’s water in a 50-50 mix to help combat dehydration.
  4. Monitor how much water the dog is drinking. Excessive, fast drinking is a common response to nausea in dogs, and it can cause dog vomiting, worsening the dog’s upset stomach. If necessary, limit the water available to the dog; dole it out in hourly “rations.”
  5. If the dog won’t drink water, offer low-sodium broth or a diluted clear soup like chicken soup. No onion soup, as onions are toxic to dogs. Bullion cubes can also be added to water. Clear non-citrus juices can also be offered.
  6. After 24 hours, offer a bland diet of homemade dog food consisting of plain white rice or cottage cheese with plain skinless chicken or boiled hamburger meat, with the fat strained away.
  7. When first offering food, only offer one or two bites worth.
  8. If the dog keeps the food down for four hours, offer a slightly larger ration of food – approximately 4 bites worth.
  9. Wait an additional 4 hours and offer food again. Feed approximately one-third of the dog’s normal meal size.
  10. For three full days, feed the dog the bland diet of homemade dog food three times per day. Each meal should be small – about one-third of the dog’s normal meal size.
  11. After feeding the bland food for three full days, begin to phase the dog’s normal dog food back into the equation. This must be done over the course of 3 to 5 days, gradually adding more dog food while decreasing the amount of homemade bland food.
Dogs can also be given over-the-counter medications like Pepto Bismol or Pepcid, but approval from a veterinarian is required to give a dog medicines, as this can worsen the dog’s condition in certain situations.
Over-the-counter medicines can also interact with the dog’s prescription medication, so it’s essential that dog owners consult their veterinary clinic prior to giving a dog medicine at home.

More Help for a Sick Dog

Notably, the home treatment for a dog that’s vomiting yellow fluid on a chronic basis is different. To learn how to help a dog that vomits yellow liquid, read Why Is My Dog Vomiting Yellow Liquid?
Many dog owners will also get very frightened when they see a dog vomiting blood. To learn more about what causes a dog to vomit blood, read Why is My Dog Vomiting Blood?
Pet owners must also monitor their dog’s vital signs when the dog is sick to ensure that the pet is not becoming critically ill. To learn more on how to examine a sick dog at home, read Is My Dog SIck – How to Check a Dog’s Vital Signs.

 

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