Vomiting


"...Vomiting poses a serious risk to the dog. Dogs can easily accidentally inhale the vomited matter and suffer from severe lung infection called aspiration pneumonia. This type of pneumonia can be very difficult to treat, and many dogs die despite prompt and aggressive treatment...

".. if a dog begins to vomit on his own, his head should be lowered far below his chest so that the vomit flows down and out of the mouth...

".. it may become necessary for a person to stay with the dog indefinitely until recover is apparent and vomiting has subsided. In most dogs, signs will be clearly resolving within 48 hours" (Wilford, Christine. "Warning: Moldy Snacks Can Be Fatally Poisonous." Quackers, Fall 2003, 47).


Colby Glass, MLIS