Oh, the joys of pet parenthood. Everybody’s finally housebroken and you come home to fresh barf on the new living room rug. Lucky for your dog, you’re a pro. Not only can you clean up the mess, but you can also work out whether this is a “real” problem or not. How? Well, you’ve read the fetch! guide for vomiting dogs, of course:
Lethargy / unusually quiet manner: If your dog has been vomiting and is now lying around, disinterested and listless, get him to the vet. Dehydration, gastric bloat or intestinal obstruction could be to blame.
Protracted vomiting: Vomiting more than 2-3 times in an hour or more than 5-6 times in 12 hours certainly warrants a visit to the vet.
Bloody vomit: Any blood in the vomit is a warning sign. It could be due to gastric ulcers, a foreign body or even something more sinister; rush him to the vet.
Chronic vomiting: When your dog vomits every day or a few times a week, there could be a number of reasons for this, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), metabolic disease or even a food allergy. Talk to your vet about diagnostic options.