Did your dog vomit lately? It nags you to the bone when your dog vomits profusely inside your house. The foul smell and cleaning all the mess is very nerve breaking plus the confusion that your dog might experiencing some clinical signs of a certain condition you can’t explain. You will really be pissed off just thinking about the money that is going cost you for the medication of your dog, but before you trouble yourself; here are 2 reasons why your dog is vomiting:
- Food. One of the simplest reasons why do dogs vomit. Dog that is fun of nibbling chicken bones or fish bone might get choke with it and starts showing some gag reflex eventually leads to nausea and vomit if the food stuff remains in the esophagus for a long time.
- Water. Inadequate water intake alters the acid – base balance of the stomach. The normal acidity of stomach ranges from pH 1 to pH 2 due to hydrochloric acids that are being secreted by the stomach to digest food easily. When your dog over indulge dry dog food, the stomach reaction is to produce more gastric juice to accommodate the load of the food. As a result of too much gastric juice the stomach swollen and irritation of the stomach leads the hyper salivation thus triggering a vomit reflex to unload the extra gastric juice in the stomach.
- Poisonous plants. Garden plants are really nice to look at, but these gardening plants post a danger to dog. Here are 5 poisonous plants to avoid at when gardening:
- Amaryllis (Amaryllis sp). This plant causes, abdominal pain, anorexia, depression, tremors and vomiting to dogs.
- Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis). Causes vomiting, diarrhea, depression and tremor
- Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale). Causes irritation of the mouth, bloody vomiting, diarrhea, shock, bone marrow suppression and multi organ malfunction.
- Gladiolas (Gladiolas sp). Causes abdominal pain, vomiting (occasionally bloody), diarrhea (occasionally bloody), hyper-salivation and depression.
- Elephant ears (Caladium hurtolanum). Causes irritation and intense burning of the mouth, excessive drooling, vomiting and difficulty in swallowing.
If your dog is vomiting, it does not necessarily mean that they are having some serious infection like parvo virus or canine distemper virus. Being wise and knowing the factors why do dogs vomit or what makes them vomit is a plus when having a pet, In this way we can protect them.