There’s more than just cleanup to worry about if your dog is throwing up, as it’s your job to find out what the problem is. Dogs might vomit due to a bad reaction to a new kind of medication, after getting into bad food, or because of heat stroke. Keep reading and take a closer look at some common causes of vomiting in dogs.
Reaction to Medication
It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on your dog’s behavior once you start administering a new kind of medication. Some dogs take a little while to fully adjust to the medication, but vomiting should not be a symptom. If you give your dog a new medicine and he starts vomiting, alert your veterinarian as soon as possible, so you can decide how to approach the issue.
Most pet owners know that chocolate is a dog’s worst enemy. It might be delicious, but it causes dangerous reactions when a dog gets a hold of it. Chocolate can be deadly for dogs, but there are other scraps that he might get into that can be dangerous as well. Your dog might start vomiting after eating something from the garbage, whether it’s chocolate or another food scrap. Try using a garbage can with a lid that your dog can’t get into to prevent the problem and talk to a vet if vomiting has already begun.
When the weather gets warmer, you have to keep your dog cool. Dogs love running and playing outside, but sometimes they need to be reminded to drink water, seek shade, and come back inside. Keep an eye on your canine pal during the summer and make sure he gets relief from the hot sun.
If your dog has been vomiting, take him to Horizon Animal Hospital as soon as you can. Our veterinarians will get to the bottom of the problem, so your dog can be happy, healthy, and comfortable once again. Visit our website or give us a call at (480) 800-4559 to learn more today.