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How to feed a dog with vomiting

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Dogs can vomit for many reasons, sometimes for mild discomfort and sometimes for serious causes. In general, a dog with vomiting can be a cause for a visit to the veterinarian, who will be able to make the diagnosis and indicate the appropriate treatment to make it better. However, there are some things you can do to feed your dog once he starts to stabilize. And of course, so that he doesn’t start vomiting again.

Feeding in dogs with vomiting

Another important consideration is that a vomiting dog should not be fed. You should start eating after the vomiting has subsided. To do so, you can follow the following recommendations, after a period of fasting, if applicable.

  • Start introducing foods gradually. If you think about it for a moment, a person who has just vomited will not be hungry right away and the same goes for dogs.
  • Small quantities. You can offer your dog small amounts of soft food that is easily digestible.
  • Homemade food. While it may run the risk of not having all the nutrients your dog needs, it is a good option to start with some homemade food. This could be a mixture of boiled chicken without skin and bones with cooked white rice. The protein can also be mixed with boiled and mashed potatoes. Another option is to cook lean meat for hamburgers.
  • Dog food. Another option is to give your dog food formulated for these occasions. They can be found in pet stores and are soft foods that can be easily digested.

What are the stages of a dog’s life and what should it eat at each stage?

Check your dog’s condition

Sometimes it is possible that your dog vomits and you don’t even realize it. This is because sometimes a slight digestive disorder can cause vomiting in dogs. But there are some signs to check your dog’s condition and determine whether to wait a bit or go quickly to the vet:

  • Very young or very old dogs
  • Dogs with health problems that make them vulnerable to dehydration, inadequate nutrition and other effects of vomiting
  • Vomiting as often as three times in 24 hours
  • Gagging and attempts to vomit but not vomiting
  • Presence of blood in vomit
  • Dog with vomiting, disorientation or pain
  • Vomiting and diarrhea and other worrisome symptoms

Mild cases

A healthy adult dog that vomits once or twice and is in good general condition and appears to be feeling well would not be a case of concern. You may have ingested something unusual or have mild gastroenteritis that will probably go away on its own.

In these cases, it is indicated not to give food for at least 12 to 24 hours. Remember that if you feed him prematurely, he may vomit again. Yes, you should leave water available, but if you notice that he drinks excessively, try leaving the water level a little low so that it does not hurt him and he drinks less frequently.

Another aspect to take into account is that very young dogs should be fed more frequently than an adult, so in case of vomiting you should consult your veterinarian.

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