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Why Is My Dog Vomiting? Reasons Dogs Throw Up

Why Is My Dog Vomiting? Reasons Dogs Throw Up

How much should you worry about your dog’s vomiting and when to see a vet? Nothing gets an owner moving faster than the sound of their dog heaving. If you’re lucky, you manage to let your dog out in time. Or you might come home from work to a puddle of vomit by the door. Dogs are built to vomit…

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Intestinal Obstructions in Dogs: Chance’s Upset Belly—The Case Of The Well-Hidden Obstruction

Intestinal Obstructions in Dogs: Chance’s Upset Belly—The Case Of The Well-Hidden Obstruction

Gastrointestinal obstruction is the partial or full blockage of the digestive tract. It can occur in the stomach or in the intestine. It can be life-threatening. Symptoms might include vomiting diarrhea loss of appetite straining to poop pain lethargy Thank you, Dawn Munger, for sharing Chance’s story. Chance’s story Chance was a four y/o American Bulldog mix. I volunteer at…

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Regurgitation in Dogs: Is It Different from Vomiting?

Regurgitation in Dogs: Is It Different from Vomiting?

Regurgitation is not vomiting. What is the difference between the two and why does it matter? Vomiting is the forceful expulsion of stomach contents. A dog will be nauseous—they might drool or lick their lips right before they throw up. You will typically see dogs heaving as they vomit. Regurgitation refers to a more passive process and involves the expulsion…

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A Primer On Intestinal Worms: Types, Symptoms, and Diagnosis of Intestinal Worms in Dogs

A Primer On Intestinal Worms: Types, Symptoms, and Diagnosis of Intestinal Worms in Dogs

Intestinal worms in dogs are parasites that live in the digestive tract. They cause damage and rob your dog of needed nutrients.  The amount of damage they cause depends on both the type and number of worms involved. In general, the adult worms that infect dogs cannot live in people. However, in rare cases, immature forms of these parasites can…

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My Dog Vomited … Why Examine Your Dog’s Vomit?

My Dog Vomited … Why Examine Your Dog’s Vomit?

I get that nobody likes playing with puke. But if your dog does throw up, examining what came out can be quite useful. And for a fresh real-life example? Cookie’s leg had been sore off and on (more on that later), and our vet recommended giving Tylenol for the time being. I was not thrilled with the idea, but yesterday…

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