Dog vomiting and dog diarrhea are the two most common warning signs of dog illnesses. These signs are usual and are not to worry about for there are various treatments available for these; however, it is important to keep in mind that these may also be symptoms of a much serious disease which can be fatal to the animal if not attended to immediately.
If a dog shows these two symptoms, dog owners should immediately give first aid measures to ensure their pet’s safety. If there is no improvement or development on the dog’s health after 24 to 48 hours of observation, it is recommended to see the dog’s vet. If the vomit already contains blood, it is best to immediately call for a medical emergency. Professional help should be sought and no home treatment should be attempted.
Causes of Dog Vomiting
There are many reasons why dogs exhibit these symptoms. One of the many reasons would be that the dog may have an upset stomach due to food and water that have gone bad. Or it could also be that the dog has eaten a non-food object or was exposed to insecticides or any chemical. It could also be brought on by food allergies. If the condition is serious, this could be a symptom for a glandular problem such as hypodrencorticism or could be symptom of bacterial infection.
One way of telling if your dog has eaten something poisonous is by examining the vomit and the stool. This might be a bit too much for some but has proven to be very helpful in curing the ailing animal and determining the cause of their ailment. It is essential to inspect the color or the texture of the vomit and stool, and if possible, bring a sample to the dog’s veterinarian.
Home Remedy Treatments for Dog Vomiting
At the first sign of either dog vomiting or dog diarrhea, dogs should not be given anything. Water, meat, and dog food should be removed from the dog’s diet. Only milk should be given if the dog requires or is need of liquids, except if the dog is lactose intolerant. Dog owners should be very careful about this to avoid aggravating the dog’s condition which may lead to something critical.
When dealing with these symptoms, only soft food should be given to the ailing dog such as milk or meat broth mixed with cooked rice. Baby food is also recommended since it is can be easily digested.
Antibiotics, antacids, and other drugs may also be given to lessen vomiting or adjust intestinal motility. If the symptoms persist, it is advisable to have the vet take a look at your dog for further diagnosis and treatment.
If your dog has gone at least 24 hours without vomiting, then you can start feeding him with regular food but in small amounts. One thing to remember is not to rush things. Usually, the stomach needs at 24 hours or more of complete rest.