QOTW: Dogs and Vomiting

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QOTW: Dogs and Vomiting
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Wed, 08-15-2012 - 9:01am

We've all had our experiences with our dogs that vomit.  I know, a yucky topic. How do you handle things when your dog vomits and what do you do afterwards to make them comfortable?

Here is an article about what to do after they vomit, some of the causes and signs to look for when they are about to vomit.

http://www.dogster.com/dog-health-care/dog-vomiting

 

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Registered: 11-21-2001
Wed, 08-15-2012 - 1:46pm

Thankfully Cleo doesn't have this problem too often....it's usually after she has eaten grass.  If she does vomit I'll just watch her to look for any signs that she is listless or not acting right.

The only time I usually worry is when my dogs have vomited up their food....or if they vomit more than once in a short period of time.  If they show signs of lethargy then I call the vet right away.

Laura
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Wed, 08-15-2012 - 2:51pm

I always know when Taz is about to hurl. Jack gets a clue and gets off the sofa he shares with her. LOL! He wants no part of that!! Then we rush Taz out the door. Sometimes she doesn't make it - oh well, it's happened so many times. And Jack is the same way, sometimes he doesn't make it outside in time. Afterwards I make sure they have plenty of water and try to give them a bowl of rice or just hold  them. That's what my dogs want the most - for their mommy to hold them...awww

 

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Wed, 08-15-2012 - 4:38pm

My dogs don't vomit often.  Buzz will when he drinks too much water too fast though.  I usually try and determine the reason for the vomiting and then, if needed, either don't feed them their next meal or give them boiled rice and chicken to help their tummies.

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Fri, 08-17-2012 - 7:45am
thanks for the info Terre.
C vomits once in awhile. She likes to eat pine cones, which are not good for her but since all the neighbors pine cones seem to fall in my back yard "en masse" she finds them. she also likes to eat grass which makes her vomit that clear phlegm. Sometimes she starts retching after eating and the whole meal comes up. (normally on the carpet). Poor little thing, she gets so embarrassed afterwards and just comes up to me slowly and wants to be cuddled.
vomit on carpet needs to be wiped off immediately. I use mineral water (soda water) to flood the stain and then wipe if down, more water , then sop it up with a thick towel. It has worked so far.
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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 9:48am

That's good to know about the soda water. I'll have to try that!

 

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Fri, 08-17-2012 - 2:01pm

Comet throws up when he drinks too much water.  It's difficult to regulate.  At first I was restricting water when I wasn't home, but that just seemed to make him gulp it down more or drink out of the fish pond when he was out, and then toss it up.  He doesn't seem to have any ill effects from it and would eat right away if I would let him.  I'm switching both dogs to a salmon/potato food which they like really well, and it has no grains or vile stuff in it.  The salmon is easier on their old digestive systems and loaded with omegas, too. 

But just in case, I keep the Hoover SpinBrush steam cleaner handy and ready to go!  Works great!

Barbara

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