Vomiting is very common among puppies and this is due to reasons such as stomach upsets from poor feeding habits and eating bad or inedible food.
Motion sickness while travelling can also cause a puppy to vomit, and a puppy will also throw up when it is poisoned or teething. Medical reasons such as intestinal parasites and bloat can also cause a puppy to vomit.
Poor Feeding Habits
Because puppies are yet to learn appropriate feeding techniques, it is quite possible for a young pooch to eat too much, too fast. And the end result of this absurd eating practice is the food upsetting the puppy’s stomach, which in turn, causes the pooch to throw up.
In the same vein, puppies that exercise right after eating, are likely to suffer a stomach upset and vomit the food they’ve just eaten.
Eating Bad Food And Inedible Objects
Puppies that are fond of foraging through garbage for food will most likely end up picking spoilt food or inedible objects that won’t digest properly, thereby causing the pooch to vomit as a result.
In addition, feeding your puppy with scraps for your plate is not the best thing for your pooch; By doing this, not only will you be teaching your puppy gluttony, but there’s also a chance that you’ll end up giving the pooch human food that’ll trigger gastrointestinal upset and cause vomiting.
Not all puppies are used to travelling in a vehicle, and the stress of going on car rides can make a puppy sick and cause the pooch to vomit.
Motion sickness is made even worse if you feed the puppy just before embarking on the road trip, as the pooch has a whole lot more substance to throw up.
Common household products such as detergent, cleaning products, car oil and some house plants contain toxins that are harmful to puppies. And when ingested in any amount, these substances will induce vomiting, as well as a myriad of other symptoms in the pooch.
It is possible for teething to cause an upset stomach in the affected puppy, and this in turn, leads to the pooch vomiting.
However, you should note that vomiting induced by the teething process in puppies typically doesn’t last long. And if your 9-week-old puppy continues vomiting for an extended period, you should contact a vet immediately.
The presence of intestinal parasites such as roundworms and tapeworms typically induces vomiting in a puppy. Vomiting in this case is usually accompanied by diarrhea, and in this case, you can visibly observe the parasites in the pooch’s stool.
Food Intolerance And Allergies
Different dogs are allergic to different food substances. And if, all of a sudden, your puppy begins vomiting after eating, then it may have been a food substance that you’ve fed the pooch, causing an allergic reaction, or that it’s stomach is unable to tolerate.
Bloat, which occurs when a puppy’s stomach rapidly fills with gas, liquid or food, is a serious medical issue requiring urgent medical attention.
And one of the signs that a puppy is suffering from a bloated stomach is when the pooch makes repeated attempts to vomit with little or no substance coming out of the dog’s mouth.
Additional Causes Of Puppy Vomiting
Other factors and medical conditions that may trigger vomiting in puppies include:
- Sudden change in diet
- Use of certain medication
- Liver or kidney failure