We never want to see our fur babies vomit. First of all, it leaves something unsightly on our carpet, but, more importantly, it can mean that our dogs don’t feel well. However, is it an emergency or something that can be managed at home?
For our purposes, we’ll discuss acute vomiting instead of chronic vomiting which needs to be dealt with at the vet’s office. Also, the age of your dog can be a factor. Here are some things to look at when your puppy vomits:
1.) Are their vaccinations current?
2.) Have they had adequate deworming and a negative fecal?
3.) Has your puppy been around sick dogs?
4.) Could the puppy have eaten something they shouldn’t have?
5.) is the puppy behaving normally (the vomiting aside)?
As a rule of thumb, if your puppy becomes lethargic or has a sudden change in behavior, a trip to the vet is recommended as quickly as possible. However, if they seem normal, and there aren’t any other issues with the above questions, you should remove all food and water. They should be on a 4-6 hour fast to clear out their systems. Then, begin to offer water little by little. If they vomit the water up, it’s time to see the vet. If not, their regular diet can resume over 2-3 days. If everything continues to go well, make sure they don’t eat anything they shouldn’t. Likely, you won’t have any more problems.
Finally, considering how much what our dogs eat effects vomiting, we need to think about our dog’s regular diet. Make sure your dog’s food uses the highest quality ingredients and has fresh meat as their first ingredients. At PURELUXE, all of this applies to us, and we even avoid certain meat meals to avoid allergic reactions. See all of our dog and cat formulas at pureluxepetfood.com.