When your fur baby’s sick and vomits, it’s so hard! You want to do everything possible to help her feel better fast. But what can cause a female dog to vomit?
Has your female dog been vomiting? Are you worried the vomiting could be a sign your dog is sick? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog is vomiting.
We’ve put together some information on what can cause a female dog to vomit and how you can help her. Let’s get started!
What Causes Female Dogs to Vomit?
There are several reasons a female dog may vomit. But first, it’s important to understand that vomiting is quite normal in dogs. Dogs are notorious for eating things they shouldn’t, sometimes overeating, and more. So, it’s no surprise that they occasionally have upset stomachs and vomit!
But how can you tell the difference between normal vomiting and when vomiting is a problem? If a dog is “normal” vomiting, she will do it once, and that’s it. Some dogs that have sensitive stomachs may vomit a couple of times, which is still normal.
However, there are some signs when vomiting is not normal, including the following:
- Continuous vomiting
- Chronic vomiting
- Vomiting a lot at one time
- Vomiting blood
- Bloody diarrhea
- Foreign body ingestion
- Vomit combined with other symptoms (fever, weight loss, anemia, and more)
But what causes these symptoms in a female dog?
What Causes a Female Dog to Vomit?
There are several reasons a female dog may vomit, including:
Eating something she shouldn’t (such as a ball, sock, underwear, and more)
- Toxins & poisons
- Kidney failure
- Liver failure
- Diet change
- Food allergies
- Intestinal parasites
- Bacterial or viral infections
- And more
How to Help Your Dog
A dog may vomit because she ate grass; however, she usually won’t vomit and have these other symptoms or continuous vomit. She will throw up once, and that’s it. She’ll be OK!
However, if your dog has vomiting and other symptoms, it’s time to call the vet. It’s possible your dog could have an underlying health condition that needs to be treated. In most cases, once the condition has been treated, your dog will feel better, and no longer have trouble with vomiting.
The vet can examine your dog to determine what’s going on and then provide the right treatment. If your female dog has a bacterial infection, she may require a round of antibiotics. However, if she’s eaten a sock, your fur baby may need emergency surgery. Treatment depends on the vet’s diagnosis.
So, if your dog is vomiting once in a while, it’s probably nothing to worry about. But if she’s developed other concerning symptoms or is vomiting continuously, definitely call the vet. The sooner your fur baby’s treated, the sooner she’ll feel better!