Dog Keeps Stretching Back Legs and Vomiting – Top 3 Reasons Why

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Here are a few common reasons for dogs that have a sudden habit of stretching their back legs and vomiting not long after. This could be an emergency so please call the vet if you haven’t already done so.

1. Signs of pancreatitis

The stretching of the back legs could be a sign of pancreatitis. The dog might stretch into a prayer position because of the pain he feels in the abdomen. Vomiting is also a common symptom of pancreatitis. The abdominal discomfort may cause dogs to throw up frequently. Some of what they throw up might just be yellow bile, especially if they haven’t eaten anything recently.

2. Gastrointestinal distress

In addition to pancreatitis, the vomiting and stretching of the back legs could be signs of other gastrointestinal conditions. It could be something less severe such as a stomach upset or something more serious such as bowel obstruction.

3. Other health conditions

Abdominal pain could also be caused by non-digestive health conditions. It could be a sign of metabolic distress such as kidney failures or a sign of urinary problems like urethral obstruction. The vomiting and stretching of the back legs will continue unless the underlying health problem is resolved. It’s important to take your dog to the vet as soon as possible for proper diagnosis and treatment.

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