why does my dog vomit at night
Well, things have calmed down on the vomiting and diarrhoea front, thank goodness. When I visited the vet on Saturday, he wasn t sure what it was, asked me if I changed diet etc. , which I haven t. I did take a stool sample in and told him I was fairly sure it was a bug rather than a digestion issue, as my other labrador has now also developed diarrhoea. He was not interested in testing the stool sample I d painstakingly collected, as he said it wasn t watery enought (sorry to be graphic, but it was part of a very watery bout of diarrhoea, but was easier to collect than the really watery bit! )
Anyway he prescribed Flagyl for both dogs and Cerenia for the black lab who was vomiting once a night. I haven t used the Cerenia as I believe they re for motion sickness?! I then went into the chemist and the pharmacist recommended that if the Flagyl doesn t work, she uses Neomycin and Dihydrostreptomycin if her dog ever has a bug. maybe something to try if this happens again? (which I hope it doesn t) As I ve said to you previously, in the UK I would always take a vet s advice over a pharmacist, but over here, many of the vets don t seem up to the same standard as vets in the UK. I did try and find a vet who d trained in the UK, but unfortunately haven t managed to find one who is less than 100 km away from where I live I was also going to ask you if Kaolin and Morphine mixture is ok to use for dogs?
I know you used to be able to buy it over the counter in the UK and it s fab for almost immediate relief of gastro enteritis type bugs in humans - do you know if it s the same for dogs? Lastly, and off topic, I did send some pics of Harry to your email - hope you got them. He s very well again and enjoying life - just cleared a large bowl of chicken and rice added to his regular food and sitting on my other half s lap, looking very content! As it is with people, there are some other illnesses, conditions, and situations that can cause vomiting in dogs. Allergies to Specific Foods в Some dogs don't tolerate certain common dog food ingredients. Your dog may be sensitive to grains, certain kinds of proteins, or additives/fillers. If you suspect this is the case, your best bet is to try a "limited ingredient" dog food (or foods with one protein source, like chicken or fish), or one that cuts out grains completely.
Table Scrap-itis в Feeding your dog foods that it's not used to can cause vomiting, as well. Spicy foods can cause problems on both ends (wink wink). In general, I limit the people-food that I feed my dog to relatively bland meats and non-harmful veggies or fruits. I also save these treats for special occasions and only give tiny portions. "Food Poisoning" в I probably shouldn't put "food poisoning" in quotes because it can happen to dogs the same as it does in people. If your dog eats food out of the trash, rancid kibble, or old/expired food, there is the potential for illness and vomiting. Toxic or Poisonous Foods/Items в There are certain foods that we can eat, but dogs cannot. In addition, there are tons of plants, household objects, and chemicals that can result in poisoning or toxicity, causing your dog to throw up. Some of these items are more dangerous than others, so it's important to keep an eye on other symptoms and get your pet to the vet or animal hospital ASAP. to help you determine the cause of your pet's illness.
Digestive Obstruction or Blockage в Your dog could have eaten something that is obstructing or completely blocking off a portion of its digestive tract or even esophagus (which probably won't result in vomiting, but in dry heaving). If your dog is throwing up clear or yellowish frothy bile, there is a chance that this was caused by something your dog ate that is now lodged in its gut somewhere. The vomiting is the body's way of trying to expel whatever it is that is stuck. Obviously, veterinary intervention is needed in these cases. Stomach Issues в Other issues can cause the frothy bile throw up, including gastritis, pancreatitis, or peritonitis. Dogs afflicted these conditions need to be seen by a vet. An Empty Stomach в If your dog is throwing up the frothy bile at night or in the morning and isn't displaying any other symptoms, there is a chance it is because the poor thing is starving. Well, maybe not starving, but it certainly could be hungry. Try feeding a tiny portion of food or a few treats before bed. I've gotten into the habit of feeding my dog one of those dental cleaning sticks before bed each night.
Motion Sickness в Aw. Dogs can get carsick! If your dog is throwing up only in the car or on a boat or something, there is a good chance it's got doggy motion sickness. Behavioral Issues в Your dog might be stressed out, eating too fast, or eating then exercising too vigorously. Are you picturing a dog with sweat bands on, running on its hind legs on a treadmill? 'Cause I am. Bloat в If your dog is trying to throw up, but nothing is coming out, there is a chance he/she has a condition called bloat (aka gastric dilatation and volvulus, or GDV). Bloat is a general term that refers to gas build-up in the stomach in cases where the stomach is also twisted (gastric torsion). It is a very dangerous condition most common in larger, deep-chested dogs (from Great Danes to Basset Hounds) and requires a vet's care. Other Serious Conditions and Illnesses в This list is not comprehensive, but the following serious illnesses and conditions can cause vomiting: kidney/liver problems, ulcers, enterocolitis, parvo, distemper, diabetes, and cancer.
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