Ask Dr Claire
My dog (3 year old Spoodle) has vomited 3 times today – is there something I should be worried about? Seems fine otherwise.
Vomiting is really just a symptom and can be the result of many underlying causes.
In this case, we really need to find the cause of the vomiting so that we can treat your dog’s problem (not just the symptom). This will help us reach the best treatment plan too.
Some of the underlying causes of vomiting might be:
- Infectious disease (bacteria, viruses, parasites)
- Gut problems (inflammatory bowel disease, tumours, obstructions, food intolerance or food allergies)
- Abdominal or metabolic problems (kidney, liver, pancreatitis, spleen, electrolyte abnormalities, diabetes)
- Direct irritation of the stomach
- A reaction to toxins or other drugs
- Dietary indiscretion (aka many Spoodle owners know all too well – they will eat anything and everything!)
If your dog is otherwise healthy (bright, happy, great appetite and good weight), three vomits may be ok and the result of something he has eaten.
However there might also be something underlying. If there is any more vomiting at all a hands-on examination from your local vet would be a great place to start. They may even recommend a blood test as a great way to assess your dog’s base health.
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