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Why Is My Dog Vomiting?

My Dog Is Vomiting. What's Going On?

While vomiting isn't the most pleasant part of being a pet owner, it's well-known that all canines vomit from time to time. There are many factors why your dog might puke, ranging from common conditions to emergency problems. At Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre, we can determine why your dog is feeling ill with our state-of-the-art technology.

Common Causes of Vomiting

Many factors can make your dog unwell and have the urge to vomit. Diet-related problems are the main causes of vomiting, especially when your furry companion eat something that has upset the stomach. Foreign bodies, such as pieces of bones or toys, can also trigger vomiting. Just like people, some canines can get motion sickness and puke, especially after riding in a plane. Severe conditions like pancreatitis, bloat, and kidney failure are known to make dogs ill and vomit.

When to Seek Emergency Care

Sometimes, it can be difficult to determine whether your canine is vomiting from a common cause or a health condition. If your dog vomits one time and has a normal bowel movement later, it may be due to eating a food that did not agree with his or her stomach. However, if your pet vomits constantly, has blood in the vomit, loses weight, acts lethargic, or shows changes in thirst or urination, it's essential to take your canine to an animal hospital right away for an examination.

Call Our Animal Hospital in Winnipeg Today

If your dog needs emergency medical care, bring him or her to our Winnipeg animal hospital right away.  If you have any questions or concerns about your pet’s health, feel free to contact our staff at Bridgwater Veterinary Hospital & Wellness Centre by calling 204-452-0911. 

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