Dog diarrhea and vomiting are necessary when: you have just eaten a poisonous mushroom (usually trycactus or hyacinth) that will cause poisoning of your digestive system, or you have just ingested some form of poison from another animal. The human body also comes in contact with poisonous substances through the digestive system when: it takes the first instinct it has to escape to the intestines, it senses an impending toxin attack on the intestines, or it experiences an acute poisoning attack which results in death. These are all the normal reasons for diarrhea and vomiting, but sometimes, diarrhea itself is a symptom of another condition. It’s important to identify the symptoms of dog diarrhea and vomiting so that you can take the appropriate steps to ensure the proper treatment of the condition. In this article, we’ll go over a few common causes of diarrhea in dogs and what the symptoms are.
It’s easy to confuse diarrhea caused by ingestion of something as harmless as chocolate with symptoms of pancreatic cancer. However, pancreatic cancer is a very aggressive disease, and it typically shows up after a year of eating a highly toxic diet. A diet high in cooked meat, milk, and other processed foods can lead to an inflammatory bowel disease, which causes the inflammation of the intestines as well as severe diarrhea. This is often fatal if not treated promptly. The most common symptom of pancreatic cancer is the inability to produce adequate amounts of bile, resulting in abdominal bloating and vomiting.
Severe cases can cause severe problems for the animal, including: the need for emergency treatment, inability to feed, and even death. If a dog has a blood diarrhea, it could mean that the body is trying to rid itself of the excess waste products that resulted in the blood being present in the stool in the first place. The symptoms include blood in the stool and urine, a severe loss of appetite, pale, dry fur, coughing and breathing difficulties, and dehydration.
Abdominal pain, chronic weakness, and chronic vomiting are also common symptoms of this condition. One symptom that may be more likely to occur during cold weather is a lack of appetite. If your dog seems particularly lethargic when cold weather approaches, it’s important to visit the vet. Liver disease can also result in a chronic lack of appetite, as can bacterial or viral infections.
There are several different types of infectious diseases that can result in dog vomiting and diarrhea. The most common ones are: distemper, rabies, hepatitis, leptospirosis, distemper, ehrlichiosis, and parainfluenza. (For a quick list of diseases, check out the book “vets: infectious diseases”. For a list of symptoms, see the website Distemper Veterinary Information.) If you see a dog that has one or more of these, you should immediately take the dog to a licensed veterinarian for a diagnosis.
The most important thing for pet owners to remember is that diarrhea caused by worms, including roundworms, whipworms, hookworms, whipworms and cutaneous parasites, will not usually survive any treatment but can be fatal if not treated promptly. Canine distemper, leptospirosis, parainfluenza, and ehrlichiosis each carry very serious health risks, so you need to get your dog to a veterinarian immediately if you notice any signs of these diseases. The same goes for a viral or bacterial infection that doesn’t respond to medication. If you think your pet may have either of these, you should get your dog to a veterinarian right away. (Vaccinations are generally recommended for canines once they are six months old and over, but should be done as soon as possible for wild dogs. See your vet for more info on canine diarrhea and vomiting.)
Canine illnesses are relatively common in canines, with the incidence rate ranging between one or two percent and five percent. Vomiting, excessive drinking of milk or broth, and regurgitation of leftovers are common symptoms of liver failure in canines. To prevent this from happening to your dog, make sure your pet is fed twice a day, and don’t feed him leftovers like cooked potatoes. Feed him a mix of raw, unseasoned beef, alfalfa-based beef, and soft white rice.
Preventing canine diarrhea and frequent vomiting requires more than good feeding habits and plenty of clean water. Make sure your dog’s diet consists mostly of commercial food. Avoid feeding your dog home cooked meals unless you live in a rural area where fresh, whole animals can be found. Feed him human-grade, unprocessed food. Remember to give your pet plenty of clean water, and keep his gastrointestinal tract moistened with commercial products like dog shampoo.