When you observe your dog vomiting after drinking water, it’s hard to know what to do! Sure, you know how to react when you vomit, but knowing what your dog needs can be a completely different ball game.
Here’s what to do when your dog vomits:
Examine the vomit
Roughly, I know, but this is an important step in figuring out what to do for your dog. Look specifically for food, blood, bile or anything that is not clearly visible.
Puppy dog vomiting after drinking water
Puppies have a tendency to chew on things they should not chew on, so you should look closely at any throw-up to see if it has caused their stomach. If you find anything, work to train them not to chew on these items and not to make the items available.
Rest is the Key
Without food or water! Further, we will cover more about why you should not allow them inside, but encouraging your dog to relax in the following step. Do not feed them, do not give water.
Dogs can be thrown up after drinking water for a variety of reasons. Dogs may actually vomit (emptying their stomachs) or they may recover (they may not swallow properly due to bringing back liquid or food).
Replacing water immediately after drinking can be a problem with the esophagus (food pipe). Eating and not drinking water after drinking usually indicates a problem with the stomach or intestines.
What caused the dog to throw up?
Dogs can throw up for a number of reasons. If your dog drinks a lot of water, especially after very cold water or exercise, it fills the stomach very quickly and throws some of them straight up.
If your dog does a lot of this, you can slow down your dog’s drinking by placing a large, clean stone in their bowl of water, give them a little drink at a time.
Your dog can also drink a lot of water if your dog feels sick (nausea). Dogs sometimes eat grass. This is the dog’s way of removing toxins if he eats something that upsets the stomach.
There are many serious causes for dogs to vomit, including infections, toxins, blockages, metabolic disease (such as liver or kidney failure), and cancer.
If you have a large breed dog like the Doberman or the Great Danes, thrown up after drinking water, it means a twisted stomach and an emergency.
When should you worry about your dog throwing up?
If a dog throws up the water they drink, they quickly become dehydrated.
When they are dehydrated, they need treatment to stop them from vomiting and sometimes fluids by drip to rehydrate them.
If your dog does not eat, loses weight, becomes dull and lethargic, or has abdominal (stomach) pain or bloating, this may indicate a more serious problem and you should consult a vet immediately.
Can tap water make my dog sick?
Water from unclean sources can contain bacteria and other infectious organisms that can make dogs (and people) sick.
It is important to give your dog clean, pure, drinking water that is suitable for humans to drink as well.
Water that humans drink or that comes from mud pits can cause illness.
Stagnant water is especially dangerous to your dog’s health and you should discourage them from swimming or drinking from stagnant pools.
What can dogs drink other than water?
Dogs can drink special rehydration fluids that help them recover after vomiting or diarrhea. Few dogs are intolerant to lactose, so dairy products are not recommended.
Also Read: Why isn’t My Male Dog Interested in Mating?
Giving dogs tasty water as chicken stock encourages them to drink, but these should be used with caution as they have high salt levels.
What not to do in case of dog vomiting after drinking water
Some of our gut instincts as dog owners about what to do when a dog vomits is not the best way to treat our dogs’ digestive problems!
Here are some things you should not always do when a dog is vomiting after drinking water.
Forget about water.
They are eager to give your dog water so that they do not become dehydrated, as water actually triggers the gag reflex and causes more vomiting.
Do not give fluids to your dog for more than two hours after the last vomiting.
Do not give food to them.
For reasons similar to those given above for water, feeding your dog can exacerbate the problem. After stopping vomiting for more than two hours, return to their normal feeding schedule. Do not make changes unless they are necessary.
Do not change their diet suddenly.
Even if you suspect that their diet is causing their stomach, do not suddenly change their food routine, as it can cause more problems.
Gradually mix their current diet with the new one and change them that way.
Do not ignore this.
While vomiting is a common problem in dogs, it should not be ignored.
If your dog continues to vomit, take them to the vet to get a complete diagnosis and treatment plan.