Sometimes it can happen that your dog indulges once. If this is a one-off you do not have to worry, a dog can always have eaten something that has been wrong. If your dog continues to spit, there can be several causes.
Most common causes of vomiting
– Garbage Gut or the eating of dirty rotten things from trash cans or on the street.
– Bacterial or Viral
– Toxic plants
– Weird objects
– Medications (antibiotics, painkillers)
Often, as an owner you can solve the vomiting by giving your dog nothing to eat for 24 hours. Also giving your dog no water for 12 hours can not hurt either, so the stomach of your dog can come to rest. Then you have to start very carefully with small bits of lukewarm water, a few sips and another half an hour later. We often see that a dog surrenders and immediately afterwards swallows a whole bowl of water and then start to surrender again, a cold splash of water is far too irritating for the stomach, so start with lukewarm water and little bits.
If this goes well, you may start by giving small amounts of easily digestible food.
What is all easily digestible food
– Cooked rice / boiled chicken
– Hard boiled eggs
– Cooked white fish
– White bread or rusk
– Commercially digestible feed available from veterinarian
A healthy dog ? has well-formed, firm stools several times a day. You speak of diarrhea when the stool is thinner than normal. Often the frequency of relief is also more than normal. Below is the acute diarrhea discussed. There is also chronic diarrhea. The most common forms of diarrhea are innocent and take a very short time: from a day to just a few days. There is a distinction between small intestine diarrhea and large intestine diarrhea. In the case of large intestine diarrhea, the frequency of pooping has increased considerably and there is often talk of pressing and increased urgency. At times, small amounts of faeces are usually produced, sometimes with mucus and blood. During the exhaustion, several times is often pooped. In the case of small intestine diarrhea, there is usually less frequent pooping and at a time large quantities without the dog squeezing.
Causes of acute diarrhea
– change of feed or a not easily digestible feed
– food from rubbish (table leftovers, sweets, plants, certain medicines, etc.)
– viruses: parvo and coronavirus
– coccidia and flagellates (Giardia)
– food allergy or food hypersensitivity
The most common cause is a change of feed, eating all kinds of snacks. The intestines have adjusted to a certain type of feed, and in the case of sudden changes diarrhea can occur. It is therefore important to always gradually implement a change of feed. It is important that the dog eat a good quality food. Cheap food causes diarrhea more often than a somewhat more expensive high-quality diet. For some dogs, the quality of the feed apparently does not matter: they do well on every feed, but most people suffer from diarrhea. If your dog has more or less thinnings more than twice a day and still leaves a lot of wind, you can say that the used feed is less suitable for your dog. Why is cheap food sometimes less good? First, the quality of the proteins used is less and the digestibility of a cheaper feed is more difficult. This reduced digestibility manifests itself in more frequent defecation and less well-formed stools. With a somewhat more expensive feed the coat often shines more. Secondly, with a somewhat more expensive feed, the use of regular suppliers can guarantee a consistently high quality. In the case of cheaper feeding, the protein source changes per batch. This means that the composition of the feed can differ per bag. This can cause diarrhea when a new bag of dog food is started. Some dogs eat anything besides their dog food. You should think of table scraps, sweets, plants and all kinds of other unhealthy snacks. They also pick up all kinds of things during the outings, which can also cause diarrhea (and sometimes also vomiting). And think about eating (sometimes spoiled) food waste from the trash can.
A second common cause of diarrhea is intestinal inflammation due to viruses. This is usually not limited to a dog. Often it is so contagious that dogs light each other and several dogs have diarrhea at the same time. Usually there is fever in this form of diarrhea. A normal body temperature is between 38 and 39 degrees Celsius in dogs. In dogs with virus diarrhea the temperature is often above 39.5 degrees. As a result, dogs are slomer and diarrhea is also often accompanied by vomiting. Sometimes you also see blood in the stool. The most common virus is the corona virus.
Sometimes a set of parvovirus occurs in puppies. This is a dangerous virus but puppies are still dying to die. Because vaccination is becoming more and more common, it is fortunately less and less common. Good hygiene is the most important thing to prevent a parvovirus infection at a breeder.