Kansas City veterinary care of vomiting dogs includes a possible cause analysis, testing of the dog, possible treatments and critical care. Often a sick dog will vomit out the contents of its stomach. Vomiting is a natural attempt by the dog’s body to rid itself of unhealthy substances or poisonous waste in the stomach.
According to the ASPCA, some things that can cause a dog to vomit and need emergency or critical care are:
Bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal tract
Diet-related causes (diet change, food intolerance, ingestion of garbage)
Foreign bodies (i.e. toys, bones, pieces of chewies) in the gastrointestinal tract
Acute kidney failure
Acute liver failure or gall bladder inflammation
Inflammation of the pancreas
Eating toxic substances
Certain medications or anesthetic agents
Vomiting that occurs at occasionally or irregularly over a longer period of time can be due to stomach or intestinal inflammation, severe constipation, cancer, kidney dysfunction, liver disease or systemic illness. In most cases, an emergency vet in Kansas City should take a look at your dog.
The causes of vomiting are so different that sometimes obtaining a diagnosis can be difficult. It’s important to give your vet as much information as possible, and let them know if other unusual things are also occurring. Timely emergency and critical care could save your dog’s life.
What to watch for:
Frequency of vomiting. If your dog vomits once and eats regularly and has a normal bowel movement, the vomiting was most likely an unusual incident.
Blood in vomit
Change in appetite
Increase or decrease in thirst or urination
Taking notes for an emergency vet including dates, times, and any other symptoms listed above can be very helpful for your vet to use when deciding how to care for and treat your dog.