If your cat or dog is throwing up, it can be a sign that something is wrong. There can be various reasons for this, from parasites to dietary problems. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common causes of pet vomit and what you can do to help your furry friend feel better.
One common cause of pet vomiting is eating too fast. When pets eat too fast, they can sometimes gulp down air along with their food. This can lead to stomach discomfort and vomiting. If you think your pet may be eating too fast, try feeding them smaller meals more often throughout the day. You can also try a slow-feeder bowl or puzzle feeder toy to help them eat slower and prevent vomiting.
Another common cause of a pet's upset stomach is dietary indiscretion, which means eating something that they shouldn’t have. Pets are curious by nature and will often put anything and everything in their mouths. If you think your pet has ingested something poisonous or dangerous, please call your veterinarian immediately. Some common household items that can be poisonous to pets include:
- Coffee grounds
- Grapes and raisins
- Onions and garlic
- Xylitol (a sugar substitute)
If your pet is vomiting and you are unsure of the cause, it is always best to consult with your veterinarian. They will be able to help you determine the cause of the vomiting and recommend the best course of treatment. In some cases, pet vomiting can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. If your pet is showing other signs of illness such as lethargy, loss of appetite, or diarrhea, please contact your veterinarian right away.