Why Do Female Dogs Vomit?

By Tom •  Updated: 07/16/22 •  3 min read
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Why Do Female Dogs Vomit?

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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:

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)

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!

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Tom has always loved to write since he was little - he wanted to be either a writer or a veterinary doctor, but he ended up being a professional writer while most of his works are based on animals. He was born in San Francisco but later moved to Texas to continue his job as a writer. He graduated from the University of San Francisco where he studied biotechnology. He is happily married and a soon to be father!