When you’re a pet parent to a Pug, there comes a time when you’re going to have to deal with him throwing up. It’s not pleasant to deal with, but dealing with dog vomit is part of being a responsible pet parent.
Is your Pug throwing up? Are you worried and unsure about what to do? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your fur baby’s not feeling well.
We’ve put together some information about Pugs throwing up and what you can do to help your dog. Let’s get started!
What Causes a Pug to Vomit?
There are many reasons a Pug may throw up, including:
- Upset stomach & indigestion
- Eating something he shouldn’t
- Kennel cough
- Kidney disease
- Parvovirus (not probable if your dog has had his shots)
- Intestinal blockage
- Liver disease
- Stomach ulcers
- And more
That’s quite a list of things that can make a Pug throw up! But how do you know when to call the vet about your fur baby throwing up?
When to Call the Vet
Here are some tips on when to call the vet for your Pug throwing up:
- He’s throwing up most of the time, and vomiting lasts longer than 24 hours
- Your Pub is in pain and/or lethargic
- Pug has blood in stools or vomit
- Pug has projectile vomiting
- Pug is retching, but nothing is coming up
- Pug has a temperature
- He’s having seizures
- He’s not eating
If your Pug is showing any of the above symptoms, call the vet immediately. These symptoms may be an indication of a serious problem that must be checked right away.
Diagnosis of Pug Throwing Up
At the vet’s, they’ll examine your dog and may run certain tests, such as bloodwork or images. They will also ask you questions about your dog’s overall health and if he has been eating or doing something different recently.
Treatment of Pug Throwing Up
Treatment of your dog’s vomiting depends on the vet’s diagnosis and the severity of your dog’s symptoms. In cases where your fur baby has an upset stomach, the vet may prescribe medications to stop the throwing up and to calm the stomach.
The vet may also advise feeding your Pug a special diet for a few days to give the stomach time to calm down.
However, all of this depends on your dog’s diagnosis. The main takeaway is that if your Pug has any concerning symptoms and is throwing up, it’s time to call the vet. The sooner your Pug is treated, the sooner he can feel better!