My Dog Has Bad Gas Suddenly and is Vomiting – Top 3 Reasons Why
A mixture of symptoms including the sudden development of bad gas and vomiting would usually indicates that something isn’t right with the dog’s digestive system. Here are the most common reasons that may explain why your dog is feeling sick.
1. Dog ate something he shouldn’t have
Dogs can develop smelly flatulence and vomiting after eating certain kinds of food. Dairy, for example, is something you shouldn’t allow your dog to eat because dogs for the most part are lactose intolerant. Their stomachs will feel unsettled as they won’t be able to properly digest the dairy content. This, in turn, will lead to bad gas and vomiting.
2. Reflection of the dog’s diet
Dogs may vomit and have bad gas more often if they aren’t eating a well-balanced diet. Certain types of food ingredients are known for making dogs feel gassy. Common culprits include ingredients like oat brans, legumes, as well as ingredients that are high in fat. You need to make sure your dog is eating a well-balanced diet for the sake of your dog’s long-term health.
3. Swallowing excess air
Vomiting and bad gas may suddenly develop if your dog tends to quickly swallow a lot of air. This, for example, can happen when your dog drinks or eats too quickly. Some dogs may do this because they are nervous or just because they are hungry or thirsty. One solution might be introducing slow-feeding bowls, which do a great job of limiting the amount of food or water your dog can consume.
What to give a dog for bad gas and vomiting?
In addition to the reasons above, it’s possible for bad gas and vomiting to be a sign of an underlying health condition. Before you give anything to your dog, we would recommend giving a vet call to determine whether a visit to the clinic is necessary.
In the meantime, keep a close watch of your dog’s behavior, especially when they eat or poop. It may be appropriate to make a temporary switch to your dog’s diet so they are being fed something bland like plain chicken and rice (less likely to unsettle the dog’s stomach).