A resting Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
I was getting ready to put the dogs to bed tonight and was fixing their blankets and stuff when Indiana threw up her dinner and various other “treats” she had been given throughout the day. She didn’t look sick and she wasn’t acting sick so I think she was just given too many treats (not by me) and the last one was just too much. Since I was there when she did it for the most part I was able to quickly put a towel on top of their blankets so that they didn’t get all messed up. Its too cold where we are right now for them not to be able to sleep with lots of warm blankets to cuddle into.
Anytime Davinia or Indiana get sick whether from eating something bad or having an upset tummy it makes me nauseous for hours. Especially when thy throw up but they aren’t really sick and then they try and eat it again. Sorry to be gross. But if your dog isn’t sick and the food isn’t bad they just had too much excitement that day or someone giving them extra treats they will try and eat it again or if you are a multi dog household the other one will try and eat it. Its how I can tell if they are really sick or not if they try and eat it after. Indiana is decidedly not sick as both she and Davinia thought it looked appealing (which just makes me feel more nauseous). Of course I took it away and got rid of it but it gave me the peace of mind to know that she isn’t really sick and needing me to monitor her tonight or too sick to travel back home tomorrow. That doesn’t mean that I don’t feel nauseous almost an hour later while Indiana was ready to eat immediately after getting sick.
Dog Throws Up Now What:
If your dog seems interested in food and or water immediately after throwing up you can take care of them at home. Keep them comfortable and warm either surrounded by blankets or covered and calm. You can rub their tummy if they let you or just sit with them for a little bit to make sure that whatever was going on has passed. Taking up food is probably a good idea for at least a few hours to give their stomach some time to rest. Leave the water down and encourage your dog to drink little bits at a time. Depending on how you think your dog is feeling they can eat their regular food for their next meal. If they still seem a bit not like themselves but have not vomited again you can give boiled chicken and rice. It is gentle on their tummy but gets some vitamins and nutrients inside of them to help them get better. Even if your dog is not interested in the food but has been willing to drink it is not the worst thing. Yes you should keep a close eye on things but because our dogs eat on a daily and regular basis a day without eating is not horrible as long as they are not still getting sick to their stomach. Add food back in slowly when they are able to eat even a quarter of their regular meal soaked in water is a good start to going back on foods.
If your dog is clearly sick continuing to throw up take up their food and water and seek veterinary help.