collar-and-lead-imageWhen you have a dog it can be painful to see him not feel like himself. Just like humans, dogs can get stomach aches and have issues with digestion. If your dog is throwing up regularly then you need to consult your veterinarian. There could be a number of reasons why your pet is not feeling well. If your dog is getting sick all of the time it is time to start exploring some reasons why this could be happening.

There are a lot of reasons as to why your dog is throwing up. For starters, he may have had food poisoning of some kind. There are certain foods such as chocolate that dogs cannot eat and can even be fatal if they are not treated immediately. It is also important to make sure that they have had all of their vaccinations. When dogs don’t have their vaccinations at the appropriate time they have a higher chance of becoming sick to their stomach. Just like humans, dogs can get stomach bugs. On many occasions, dogs simply become sick because they have a sensitive stomach and something has made them sick. Pay close attention to what your dog eats on a daily basis.

Acepromazine is a medication that is given to dogs to calm their anxiety during stressful events. Often times dogs become scared or anxious when it is time to ride in a car or go to the veterinarian. If your dog takes this medication one of the common side effects is throwing up. If your dog is getting sick while taking his medication make sure you talk to your veterinarian right away. There are some specific dog breeds that have a hard time taking acepromazine without experiencing side effects. Boxers, certain breeds of collies, as well as large dogs such as Great Danes should never be prescribed this medication. The dose is typically about 0.5-2.2 mg for each kg of your dog’s current body weight.

There are a number of other reasons why your dog might be throwing up a lot. Bacterial infections, intestinal parasites, and acute kidney failure, will all also cause your dog to throw up frequently. Conditions such as pancreatitis and viral infections will also make your dog fill sick to his stomach. If your dog has stomach sensitivities, make sure you tell your veterinarian of his sensitivities before they prescribe anything that will end up making him sick.

Taking care of your dog in the best way possible is the perfect way to show him how much you care. Your dog is family and you should treat him as such. If your dog is throwing up you need to take him to the vet immediately. Do not take any chances on your furry pal.