Should you be troubled? Is your dog throwing up water (and food) not a big deal?
Vomiting vs regurgitation... is there a difference? “Is my doggy really throwing up water... or is it something else?”
Maybe your main concern is “Why on earth is my doggy upchucking water and food?”
It's no fun if your dog isn't feeling well...
So what's next...
Home treatment or off to the vet? And... thinking about prevention is a good bet to help prevent future episodes!
Throwing up and dog diarrhea are not a good combination... your dog can get dehydrated. This can be serious! Does your dog only have diarrhea? Are you sure it's not serious? If so... you might want to make your own dog diarrhea remedy.
I've read (from reliable sources) that sometimes a dog coughs so hard you'll see foamy liquid around her mouth. I've heard that dogs with kennel cough have this symptom. Also... sometimes a dog will drool (we see this all the time... my little dogs don't). These aren't related to a dog throwing up water or food.
When your dog throws up liquid it may not always be water. Always inspect this watery substance closely for clues (It's a nasty job... but somebody has to do it!).
Hopefully your doggy only ate something that didn't agree with her! Maybe chowing on this commercial dog food loaded with unhealthy additives...
You're sure this is all it is and it's not serious? Good! Here's some dog upset stomach home remedies... click here.
Sometimes a dog throwing up water may not be related to food or water at all... instead an indication of an underlying medical condition...
There's tons of reasons for a dog throwing up water or food. It could be as simple as your doggy eating too fast... she doesn't have to work at it like a wild dog. It's served on a platter... all ready to gulp down!
Or... gulping tons of water after eating dry, processed dog food instead of raw dog vittles loaded with pure water.
Here's a list of all the causes we know about... please check 'em out.
Please read our other pages about dog food intolerance symptoms and a dog throwing up undigested food...
They're part of this page and will give you a clear picture of when a dog throwing up is normal or not.
If treating your doggy at home is your choice (or your dog's)... here's another page we wrote about natural remedies for dogs. Please read the whole article. If you're short on time... click here and it'll take you to the list of remedies for dogs near the bottom.
There's no replacement for reliable veterinary care when it's needed. Convincing you to avoid your dog's doctor is not our intent. Instead... arming you with as much reliable information as possible is our mission. Only then can you make the right choice that's best for your dog (and yes... you too!).
Clicking here will take you to our list of reasons why you should take your dog to the vet.
You've decided to take your canine to the vet? Fine. Not sure? Then it's best to visit your dog's doctor. You're dog can't tell you what's wrong. And... peace of mind goes a long way!
Hopefully... an examination with a simple solution will be all that's needed. Or... perhaps your vet will need to do more tests. Hopefully your dog throwing up water or food isn't something serious.
“If I only throw up occasionally... my daddy doesn't get too worried... as long as I'm acting and feeling normal. Sometimes I won't throw up for months. Other times... I'll throw up my raw dog food a couple times in a day.
If I vomit... seems I need a few hours before my appetite comes back again. Once in a great while there's a tiny speck of blood in my thown-up water or food. I've never been to the doctor yet...
Probably because my symptoms have never been more serious than this (except when I had salmon poisoning)... arf!”
I believe most occurences can be prevented by living a healthy lifestyle. Unfortunately... most dogs can't tolerate the unhealthy way we live. For instance...
A dog throwing up water or food can happen after eating processed dog food, treats or chews. They're loaded with chemicals and dry as a bone. So... your canine will gulp down tons of water afterwards and regurgitate...
… which I feel is one of the main causes of a dog drinking lots of water!... you got'ta read this.
Our dogs live in our environment which they haven't had a chance to evolve into.
However... I know healthy wild dogs throw up on occasion... I seen evidence of this (I've got the mosquito bites to prove it!). I've also read documented facts from biologist studying wolves for months on end in the arctic. By the way...
Did you know that adult wolves regurgitate their predigested stomach contents to feed their pups?
Speaking of eating while gulping water... this may cause dog bloat symptoms. At times... this could become dangerious! Please read this.
Tolerating a dog throwing up water or food is a small price to pay for the wonderful companionship of your furry pal (I need to remind myself of this once in a while!).
It's in their genes... a wild dog is “programmed” to eat as fast as they can before a competitor steals their meal. I believed this is “inherited” from their ancestry. So...
Throwing up is caused by something as simple as eating their food really fast like their ancestors (not having to work at pulling the meat off the bones so they gulp too fast).
Nimble's work'in at it here...
Drawbacks of living in our environment (additives in dog food, not having to work at crunching bones down into smaller pieces, etc.) causes “up-chucking.” Or... maybe there's something else more serious going on.
You need to be informed before making your decision... “Do I take my doggy to the vet or do I treat her at home?”
Hopefully we helped you succeed in doing this!
Dry dog food recall list including other types of dog food. If your dog eats some of this you'll hope she throws it up!
Organic human grade dog food. We saw diseased, dead (rotting) farm cows being loaded up into a truck for delivery. Where to? A dog food processing plant!
Home remedies for dog diarrhea. These will help your doggy's squirts... and they won't harm her like drugs!
Dog upset stomach home remedies... safe and sound for your dog (and you)! Throwing up and an upset stomach go hand in hand.
Dog food Quality. After reading this you'll be thinking “It's no wonder that a dog throwing up undigested food is very popular with her doctor!”
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