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My Dog Is Throwing Up And Wont Eat Just Drink Water What Could This Be?

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Frances Bott answered
Like humans, dogs will get ill from time to time. There are a variety of reasons and medical conditions that cause dogs to throw up, from eating a new brand of dog food to ingesting plants or grass while outside or on a walk.

As an owner though it is your responsibility to find out why your dog is being sick. It is important to seek advice from a vet as soon as possible. Vomiting in pets can signal a serious, life-threatening illness or even an obstruction in the intestines.

The good thing is that your dog is drinking water which will maintain their body hydration, but in any case of continual sickness you should seek advice from the veterinary centre. Hopefully your dog's immunisations should be up to date which will provide protection to its immune system.

Some common causes of vomiting in dogs are eating too quickly, gastritis, ingestion of non-food items, new foods, bile overproduction and anxiety.

Gastritis is the inflammation of the stomach lining and occurs when an unfamiliar item of food or a non-food item such as a squeaky toy is ingested. Other causes could include salmonella which is a micro-organism found in food and could lead to death if it is not treated promptly.

Another dog related illness is parvovirus; a contagious virus spread from dog to dog by direct or indirect contact with their faeces. It is especially dangerous in puppies that may not be protected by vaccinations or antibodies. Other symptoms of this virus are diarrhoea which usually contains blood, fever and lethargy.

Parvovirus presents itself as either severe vomiting or dysentery, and respiratory or cardiovascular failure in young pups. Vaccines can prevent this deadly illness which has a mortality rate of 91 per cent in untreated cases. It cannot infect humans so you are safe to take care of your dog.
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Anonymous answered
It could be parvo.
If your dog has parvo, you need to take your dog to the vet.
Heres some stuff that you can do at home to help your dog get better.
1. Give your dog some raw egss, warm it up.
2. Put some childrens pediasure in water and let your dog drink it.
3. Try giving your dog some ice cubes. Not just plain water. And try giving your dog some pedialyte.
4. And also try giving your dog some gatorade. After 4 or 5 days your dog might get better and still try to let him eat.
Especially if your dog is loosing weight.
But you still need to take your dog to the nearest vet.
I hope that helped.
I give your dog luck and strength :)
Jacquelyn Mathis Profile
Something is aggrivating his stomach, and there is a good chance that it's parvo, keep an eye out for bleeding when going to the bathroom. You really should get the pup to the vet as soon as you can, even if that means taking him to the emergency vet. Hope this helps, good luck.
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Anonymous answered
Dogs often eat grass to force themselves to throw up; could be many things, even poison. Mom's right, take him to the vet.
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Jessica Smith answered
Vomiting can have many causes including dietary indiscretion, dietary intolerances and allergies, infection with viruses or bacteria, tumours, blockages, ingested foreign bodies, and systemic disease like liver or kidney disease.  If your dog is not showing any other signs of illness and is otherwise bright and alert, you may treat at home.  Withhold all food for 24 hours.  Allow plenty of access to clean fresh water and you may also use lectade or another oral rehydration solution to prevent dehydration.  If all goes well, reintroduce a bland, low fat meal like cooked chicken and rice.  Wean your animal back onto its normal diet over the next couple of days.  If the vomiting persists or if your animal becomes unwell, you will need to contact you vet for treatment and investigation into the underlying cause.


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Anonymous answered
When a dog or puppy has Parvo
  • their gums turn white 
  • their puke is normally blackish
  • The have a hard time retaining water
  • keep other dogs away from the ill dog and any bedding or toys that are the ill dog's. If your dog is in a kennel remove other dogs and clean it as best you can

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