Dear VetBabble, Why is My Dog’s Eyes Red and What Causes Their Vomiting?
Thank you for reaching out to VetBabble! We’re sorry to hear that your furry friend Blacky is not feeling well. As a concerned pet owner, it’s essential to be aware of what might cause our beloved pets to feel under the weather and how to help them. In this article, we will discuss the potential causes of red eyes and vomiting in dogs and provide some general advice on how to manage these issues. However, it is always recommended to consult with a veterinarian for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
Causes of Red Eyes and Vomiting in Dogs
When our dogs are not feeling well, their eyes may become red, which can be an indication of several things. It could be due to the strain of vomiting or another issue altogether. If your dog is blinking or tearing excessively, holding their eyes closed, experiencing pain, or having green-yellow discharge, it’s crucial to have them checked by a veterinarian. There is a helpful article on Common Eye Conditions in Dogs that you may find useful.
Regarding vomiting, there are numerous potential causes, especially in young dogs. They may have intestinal parasites, viral or bacterial infections, or have eaten something unsavory outside. In more severe cases, your dog may have ingested something that is causing a blockage, toxin ingestion, pancreatitis, or a food allergy/intolerance. Sometimes, a sudden change in diet or the introduction of new treats can cause an upset stomach. For a detailed guide, you can visit this article about Vomiting in Dogs: Causes, Treatment & When to Worry.
What to Do When Your Dog is Vomiting
If your dog is vomiting, one of the first steps is to temporarily withhold water and food to give their stomach a chance to settle. You can start by withholding water for 6 hours and food for 24 hours. If the vomiting or attempted vomiting stops during the water fasting period, you can then gradually reintroduce water in the form of ice chips and small amounts. Ensure to monitor your dog during this time, and you can read more about this in the article Why Won’t My Dog Eat?.
If your dog’s condition improves after reintroducing water, you can then start feeding them a bland diet of boiled chicken or hamburger with rice. Feed 1 cup per 20 pounds per day for 5-7 days. However, if your dog continues to vomit or does not eat during this process, it is essential to consult with a veterinarian to identify the cause and determine the appropriate treatment.
When it comes to diarrhea, this is another symptom that warrants attention. If your dog is experiencing diarrhea along with vomiting, you can refer to this article on Diarrhea in Dogs: When to Worry for more information and guidance on when to consult with a veterinarian.
In conclusion, red eyes and vomiting in dogs can result from various causes, and it’s crucial to monitor their symptoms and know when to consult with a professional. Remember that this article offers general advice, and the best course of action is always to have your pet examined by a veterinarian to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment plan. We wish your beloved Blacky a swift recovery!