Just like with humans, dog vomit is never the end of itself, which means it always shows that there's something going on in the animal's system. Each type and color of vomit usually points to a different reason and, just like white foam, yellow vomit is quite common. To help you figure out what to do with a dog vomiting yellow, we spoke to theveterinarian and clinical director of Grupo Vet Popular, Caroline Mouco Moretti. Take a look below!
Paws of the House: What can dog vomiting yellow mean?
Caroline Mouco Moretti: Although it can be a worrying experience, the fact that you find your dog vomiting or vomiting yellow is not enough for us to determine whether the problem is serious or not. This coloration in the vomit represents, most of the time, the elimination of bile, which can be happening for several reasons.
PC: Can yellow dog vomit be accompanied by other symptoms that need to be brought to the attention of guardians?
CMM: Vomiting in itself is a warning sign, regardless of its color. There is an aggravating factor in the fact that the dog is expelling bile, since this substance is produced by the liver to aid digestion. It is always necessary to investigate with the veterinarian the cause of these vomits, which can be anything from prolonged fasting to more serious diseases that make proper digestion impossible or that make it difficult to digest.take away the pet's appetite.
PC: "My dog is vomiting yellow and refuses to eat", what to do in this case?
CMM: In reality, one of the most common causes of yellow dog vomit is precisely the excess of time that the animal spends without feeding or, then, the ingestion of food that he is not used to eating, for example. If this vomiting persists or comes with other symptoms such as anorexia (when the dog does not want to eat), you should seek the advice of your trusted veterinarian toadministration of medication, which may even be intravenous, and for the investigation of the reason for this vomiting.
PC: How are the causes of yellow dog vomit treated?
CMM: If this vomiting happens eventually, make sure to give the feed indicated by the veterinarian in the right amount and do not allow the animal to ingest human food, objects, earth and sand. If vomiting becomes frequent, seek immediate veterinary attention for treatment of gastric problems as soon as possible.See_also: Is heart attack possible in dogs? Veterinarian clarifies all doubts on the subject
Always remember that vomiting is not common and cannot become commonplace, whether in dogs or cats. If your pet is vomiting, no matter what color it is, you should tell your vet so that he can judge whether a check-up or a more advanced investigation by ultrasound or even a diagnostic endoscopy is necessary.
PC: Is there any way to avoid the cases of the dog vomiting yellow?
CMM: If the reason for this yellowish vomiting is a poor diet or improper management (prolonged fasting or high-fat home-cooked food, for example), you just need to ask your veterinarian about the best diet that fits the routine of the residents of the house. Now, if the food offered is of quality and the management is done correctly, this vomiting may be symptomsRemembering that vomiting is not a diagnosis but a symptom!
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