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My Pomeranian Is Vomiting! What should i do?

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In case your pomeranian is vomiting regularly (more than 2 times a day) you should take notes of the vomit color and its containsand take it to the vet. If he vomit after or before food then it most probably because they eat too fast or too much. Just split their meals into 3 times a day or make them eat slow and less.

Most pet owners consider their pets as their own children. For this reason, it could be alarming
whenever they would see their pets vomit or throw up. If you’re wondering whether this is a normal
occasion or not, the simple answer is no. Whenever you see your Pomeranian vomiting, it’s always a call
to be concerned. Keep on reading to find out how to manage when you’re at home.

Is it really vomit?

We all know what vomiting looks like. However, most are not aware of the difference between vomit
and regurgitation. You might be getting worried unnecessarily if it’s not actual vomit. Here’s how you
can tell.

Location of the food when it was thrown up is the difference between a vomit and a regurgitation. It is
considered vomiting when the food has already passed through the stomach and intestines and expelled
through the mouth after some time. However, regurgitation is when food is expelled from the
esophagus or the tube that connects the mouth and stomach. This means that the food hasn’t been
digested yet.

Regurgitation usually occurs when your Pomeranian has had too much food for a meal or has eaten too
fast. This is the very reason why low-feeders are sold in the market, thus, leading to a more timed and
slower consumption of the food. You can also read this post of ours which explains how to stop your
puppy from begging for food.

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What is the color of the vomit?

There are a few things you should take note of when your Pomeranian is throwing up. First, you should
note the color of the vomit. This would be helpful in diagnosing the condition of your dog. If the vomit is
in any shade of yellow (it could be light or pale yellow or dark yellow) and does not contain any food
material, then your Pomeranian is vomiting bile. The liver produces this substance to help digest foods,
especially those that contain fat. Furthermore, bile acts by neutralizing the acid in the stomach to
facilitate digestion and absorption of the nutrients from food. Contrary to what most think, bile is not
actually an acid. Thus, your dog is not suffering from hyperacidity.

The most common reason for Pomeranian vomiting is an empty stomach. Thus, gradually feeding your
dog can easily solve this. Don’t give your Pomeranian heavy meals in one go to avoid recurrence of
vomiting. Moreover, you can start by giving water prior to solid foods. However, a dog throwing up
bile may be a sign that there is an internal problem that should be addressed. It could be due to an
inflammation in the lining of the stomach, an ulcer, or other illnesses of the gastric system.

If the episodes of vomiting are recurrent, it is best to consult with your dog’s veterinarian to have some
tests are done, get the right diagnosis, and provide the right management.

Did your dog ingest hazardous chemicals?

Let’s face it. Dogs, Pomeranians are not an exception, chew and bite on anything. They will simply eat
anything they see. Thus, if they go about outdoors unsupervised, they could come across poisonous or
hazardous substances and you could not have any idea about it.

Your dog could or could not be throwing up after ingestion of hazardous chemicals. For instance, if your
dog ingested toxic plants, you will visibly see them vomiting. However, for other poisons like rat poison,
there may not be any vomiting episodes. On the contrary, other manifestations could be apparent like
bleeding. Check your Pomeranian’s mouth for traces of any hazardous substances to quickly find out if
there was any ingestion. You might have doubts about whether or not your dog has ingested a toxic
substance. However, don’t hesitate about bringing them to the veterinarian to be on the safe side.

Did your dog swallow a foreign object?

Dogs are not a lot different from humans when it comes to emergency situations. Because of their
curious and playful nature, dogs tend to chew and eat anything in plain sight. It’s not uncommon for
them to swallow small toys, nails, and other small knick-knacks you might have lying around the house.
When this happens, your dog’s body may be trying to expel the foreign object by inducing vomiting.
Thus, this is something you should quickly figure out before trying to do anything.

You can do a quick initial inspection of the mouth by opening it and placing a light directly. See if there
are any pieces of object sticking out from the throat. When you find your dog choking on a foreign
object, you should do a modified Heimlich’s maneuver. Hold your dog with the back on your chest. Close
your dominant hand into a tight fist; interlace with your other hand and press it against your dog’s
abdomen and inwardly thrust to expel the object. Repeat this multiple times until you see the mouth
expel the object.

What I should do when my pomeranian is vomiting?

Apart from the color of the vomit, also note of the frequency of vomit, the time it occurs, other
materials found in the vomit like food, and last previously ingested food. These will all be beneficial by
the time you get to the veterinarian.

Furthermore, you should also check your dog for signs of weakness or lethargy. Is your dog less active
than usual? If yes, your dog might be suffering from an electrolyte imbalance. Also, take note of any
episodes of bleeding. Moreover, you should also check the stool if there is any blood which indicates
gastrointestinal bleeding.

You should never neglect a Pomeranian throwing up. However, sometimes it may not actually be vomit
but regurgitation. You should keep yourself well-informed in order to act quickly. There are also times
when your dog is in actual danger and you should know how to perform the techniques needed in
emergency situations.

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