We love our canine companions and never want to see them sick even for a day! Yet, they become ill just like we do. Sometimes this involves throwing up. Throw up, or vomit is never pleasant to deal with. However, the focus should on the dog and trying to figure out what’s causing her to be so sick.
Has your female dog been throwing up? Are you worried she could be sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog is throwing up.
We’ve put together some reasons why your dog may be throwing up and how you can help her. Let’s get started!
What’s Causing Your Female Dog to Throw Up?
It’s not unusual for dogs to vomit. Even healthy dogs may get sick to their stomachs and it’s challenging to find the cause. A dog may throw up if they ate too fast, swallowed something whole, or even ate too much grass. This is all normal vomiting that’s limited to once or twice. You don’t need to worry about this kind of vomiting.
However, if your dog vomits and seems to have other symptoms, you should be more concerned. Some signs of problem vomiting include:
- Chronic vomiting
- Continuous vomiting
- Vomiting large amounts at one time
- Throwing up blood
- Bloody diarrhea
- Retching (nothing comes up)
- Vomit accompanied by other symptoms (such as fever, weight loss, lethargy, and more)
These are all indications that a dog’s vomiting is not normal.
What Causes Female Dogs to Vomit?
There are several reasons a female dog may vomit, including:
- Ingestion of poison or toxin
- Eating something they shouldn’t (chocolate, garbage, something dead outside, and more)
- Kidney failure
- Intestinal parasites
- Viral or bacterial infection
- And more
In addition, a female dog may vomit throughout her pregnancy. Some dogs even experience morning sickness, which stops just around the time a dog gives birth.
How to Help Your Female Dog If She’s Throwing Up
If your female dog is throwing up quite often and/or shows other symptoms, it’s time to call the vet. Some decisions that cause chronic or continuous vomiting can be serious and lead to other problems, such as dehydration.
So, be sure to help your fur baby by taking her to the vet for a checkup. Many cases of vomiting can be cleared up with treatment. And the sooner treatment starts, the sooner your female dog can feel better!