Puppy vomiting without diarrhoea
Curious little puppies, as you may already know, have the ability to taste both. Unfortunately, it's easy for them to accidentally ingest items that are not meant for dogs to eat at all, and which in turn unfortunately risk causing blockages in their digestive tract. One symptom of objects getting stuck in the gastrointestinal tract is vomiting. If you suspect that your puppy has eaten something that may be stuck in the gastrointestinal tract, contact a vet immediately.
Another reason why your puppy may be vomiting is if they have suffered from a serious case of gastritis that requires supportive treatment.
There are, of course, endless things that a puppy can accidentally put in its mouth that can cause blockages in the gastrointestinal tract. Some examples of common items a puppy can ingest that can cause a blockage in the gastrointestinal tract are:
- Socks, gloves or other clothing
- Dog toys that they bite off parts of
- Corn on the cob
- Foam rubber
- Tampons or bandages
There are two main things you can do to prevent your puppy from ingesting anything inappropriate:
- Make sure someone is always keeping an eye on what your puppy is doing, both indoors and outdoors.
- Make sure your home is always puppy-proof. You can do this simply by removing anything that could be dangerous for your puppy to ingest. Read more about how to puppy-proof your home here.
It's important to take vomiting in your puppy seriously. This is because puppies who are not allowed to retain food or water are quickly at risk of becoming dehydrated. Therefore, if your puppy is vomiting frequently or if you suspect it has ingested something that could cause a blockage in its intestines, contact a vet for immediate help.