When it comes to dog vomit, the first thing an owner wants to do is clean it up and forget about it. It is an unpleasant, yet common part of a dog’s life. Although dog vomiting can be a perfectly normal, daily occurrence for your dog, it is important to determine what is normal and what is a serious problem.
In most cases, dog vomiting is simply from your dog consuming something spoiled, or eating garbage around the yard. However, there are many everyday items that may cause a problem for your dog’s stomach.
Often times, your dog may eat his own vomit after regurgitating his stomach contents. This is perfectly normal. The time for concern is when your dog’s vomit is foamy and white, there is blood in his vomit, or he shows signs of illness along with vomiting. In this case, your dog’s vomiting may be much more serious and should be dealt with right away to avoid serious illness and death.
It is important to know the difference between over-eating and consuming a poisonous substance because this could be the difference between life and death.
Knowing what to look for when dealing with dog vomiting is very important. Always take your dog to the veterinarian if you suspect something may be wrong with your dog. Although vomiting may not be a serious problem, it could lead to one very quickly. Understanding your dog’s needs is crucial in a healthy relationship between owner and dog.
If your dog vomits before a meal or early in the morning, he may have an excess of stomach acid and bile in his stomach. Feeding him less food more frequently may clear this problem.