Causes and treatment of vomiting in dogs
1) Physiological causes
- Dogs vomit white or yellow liquid a long time after eating.
- Dogs throw up from car sickness.
- Dogs vomit after eating fast and keep on eating after that.
The causes mentioned above do not pose a high risk. If you do not find any abnormal symptoms, then check on them at home. However, repeated vomiting may need special care as it may cause scars in the stomach and mucous membranes of digestive organs. In addition, since the stomach and esophagus are weak immediately after vomiting, stop feeding them immediately and check on them and respond.
When dogs vomit due to motion sickness in a vehicle, stop the car as soon as possible and let them rest. Take them for a short walk or refresh them and provide a small amount of water.
As traveling with dogs right after they eat can cause motion sickness, it is advisable to take them on a car ride at least one hour after eating.
2) Causes and proper remedies for dog diarrhea
Why dogs suffer from diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a condition in which the stools are abnormally watery. Diarrhea is caused by irritants in the intestine, which lead to increased secretion of fluid in the intestine, and rapid passage of stool through the intestine due to excessive bowel movements, causing reduced absorption of fluid in the intestine.
What causes diarrhea?
Diarrhea is caused by a number of factors, so there is no clear-cut solution. The most common causes of diarrhea include:
- Change in meals and treats
- A diet that is difficult to digest or oily meals
- Environment change such as moving to a new home or pet hotel
- Eating spoiled food, weed or food allergies
Diarrhea is likely to cause a sensitive stomach.
As digested pieces passing through the intestine can even irritate the stomach, allowing the stomach to rest by skipping meals for half a day or full day can quickly relieve diarrhea. Provide water to prevent dehydration, but keep in mind that drinking a large amount of cold water at once can cause irritation.
Give dogs a small amount of easily-digestible dry food depending on their conditions after fasting.
When dogs vomit, do not give meals or water and seek a veterinarian's help.
3) Causes and remedies of dog bad breath
What causes bad breath?
There are three causes of bad breath in dogs - ‘bad oral hygiene’ ‘bad stomach', and ‘food’.
When food residue and germs accumulate between teeth and gums, they become tartar. Tartar acts as a breeding ground for bacterial growth, which leads to bad breath. In particular, in case of severe bad breath, tartar becomes harden in a process similar to fossilization, which is likely to cause gum disease.
About 80% of dogs aged 3 years or older are suffering from periodontal disease.
If left untreated, this disease may spread inside the body, and can result in internal diseases.
It is advisable to seek a veterinarian's help, if dogs have symptoms such as redness of the gums, bleeding in some cases, shaking teeth or yellow, brown or black teeth.
How to treat bad breath?
1) Change a diet.
Oils and carbohydrates in dry food are likely to remain in the mouth and oxidize which can be a cause of tartar and bad smell. It is recommended to switch to a new food made from natural ingredients without additives.
2) Use toothpaste for dogs.
'Xylitol' in human toothpaste is toxic to dogs or cats. Make sure to use toothpaste for pets instead of people.
3) Use a spray.
As with toothpaste, there are many different types of bad breath spray for dogs. Choose a spray that is effective in removing tartar.
4) Reasons for shaking in dogs and solutions
Dogs try to maintain their body temperature when they feel cold. They slightly move their muscles to generate heat, raising body temperature. This muscle movement causes the body to tremble.
2. Tension, anxiety, fear
Dogs shake when they feel tense, anxious, and stressful about a person whom they dislike, other dogs, loud noises, or unfamiliar places.
Dogs tend to shake due to pain caused by illness or injuries. In such cases, they also lick painful areas or curl up into a ball.
If you have no idea why dogs shake, carefully watch if there are any unusual symptoms, or how long does the shake last. If the dogs tremble because of cold, warm them up by putting clothes on them or covering them up with a blanket. If the shaking is caused by stress or fear, remove the causes. In some cases, an undetected illness leads to shaking, so if symptoms do not improve, consult a veterinarian immediately.