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Why does my Husky throw up?

Why does my Husky throw up?

If your Husky keeps throwing up, you’re probably wondering why and what you can do about it.

This post will show you a number of reasons why your Husky might be doing it and what you can do to get it to stop.

So, why does my Husky throw up? Possible reasons are that it ate something it shouldn’t have, has heatstroke, is ill, ate too quickly, is tressed or it has motion sickness.

There are a number of nuances to consider when trying to figure out why your Husky might be doing it. Depending on the cause, there are also a number of things that you can do about it.

Why your Husky Always throws up

Each of the different reasons that your Husky has been throwing up will likely come with some clues.

Below, I will mention a number of reasons why your Husky might be doing it and what would make them more likely.

It ate something it shouldn’t have

The reason that your Husky has been vomiting could be that it ate something that it should not have. This would be more likely if it has started throwing up suddenly and if you saw it eat something.

In this case, it would help to take it to a vet.

Heatstroke

Huskies have thick double coats that are designed to keep them warm in the winter and they are not well adapted for warm environments. As a result, it can be quite easy for them to get heatstroke.

If your Husky has been outside for a long time and it is hot outside then it might be vomiting due to heatstroke. In this case, it would help to follow the advice given in this article and to take it to a vet.

Its diet is bad

The reason why it has been vomiting might be that there is an issue with its diet. This would be more likely if it has been vomiting after you changed its diet recently. It would also be more likely if it throws up shortly after being fed. You can look here to see what you should and should not be feeding your Husky.

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Illness

The cause could also be that it is ill. This would be more likely if it has been showing other signs of being ill such as being fatigued, having diarrhea or not eating as much.

In this case, it would help to take it to a vet.

Eating or drinking too quickly

If your Husky does it shortly after eating or drinking then it could be the case that it is eating or drinking too quickly. In this case, you could try feeding it in smaller quantities.

Exercising too soon after eating

If it tends to be highly active right after eating then it might be the case that it is sick because it runs around too much after eating. In this case, you could also try feeding it in smaller quantities and you could try to get it to be calmer after eating by training it to sit.

Motion sickness

If it is sick after being driven around in a car then the cause could be that is has some motion sickness. In this case, you could try feeding it after driving it around instead of before and it would help to avoid driving it around if possible.

Stress

The cause could be that it is stressed. This would be more likely if it has started throwing up since something happened that might have caused it to become stressed or it does it when something might be giving it stress. Examples could be if it is sick when someone is around that it does not like, another pet recently passed away or an owner left.

In this case, it would help to try to reduce its stress by giving it positive attention, walking it, training it and giving it things to be distracted with. It would also help to remove the source of the stress if possible.

Dehydration

The cause could also be that it is dehydrated. This would be more likely if it has not had access to water for a while. In this case, you should give it access to water and then to take it to a vet.

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How to reduce how much your Husky throws up

There are a number of things that you can do about your Husky throwing up. The best option for your dog will largely depend on the cause of it doing it.

Below, I will mention a number of things that you can do about it.

Feed it in smaller quantities

Since your Husky might be throwing up due to eating too fast, you could try feeding it more times during the day but in smaller quantities each time. By doing so you should be able to limit how much it is able to eat too quickly and reduce how likely it is to throw up.

Wait before exercising it

It would also help to wait before exercising your Husky after it has eaten. If it tends to run around a lot right after eating it would also help to train it to calm down. I have written more about how you can get your Husky to calm down here.

Make sure that you are feeding it the right food

It would also be important to make sure that you are feeding it correctly. You can check that you are feeding it the right foods by looking at this blog post. It would also help to ask your vet if you are feeding it correctly the next time you see them.

Watch what it eats

It is also important to watch what it eats since it might be the case that it has been eating things such as dirt which is causing it to vomit. It would also help to make sure that no one else is feeding it things that they shouldn’t be.

Give it access to shaded areas and water

It would also help to keep your Husky cool. You can keep it cool by avoiding letting it stay out in the sun for too long, giving it access to shade and water and a cool area. You can also help remove its undercoat with the use of a de-shedding brush.

Take it to the vet

If you are unsure of why it keeps vomiting, it has been showing other signs of illness or it has started doing it suddenly then the best option for you would be to take it to a vet and to get expert advice.

Things to consider

Below, I will mention some particularly helpful things to consider when trying to figure out why your Husky always throws up. Once you have a better idea of the cause it will be easier to take the appropriate action.

Whether or not the vomiting started suddenly

If your Husky has been vomiting a lot over the course of weeks then it would make it more likely that it is due to it eating something that it shouldn’t be but it could be due to illness as well.

If it has started doing it suddenly then it would be more likely that it ate something that it shouldn’t have, it ate too quickly, allergies or heatstroke.

In both cases, if you are unsure of why it is happening then the best option would be to take it to a vet.

When and where it tends to vomit

The timing and location of when and where it tends to vomit would also be helpful to consider.

If it tends to vomit when it has just eaten then it would make it more likely that it is because there is a problem with its diet or that it ate too quickly. Whereas, if it often does it soon after going outside then it could be the case that it has been eating things such as dirt or grass. I have written more about why it might eat dirt in this post.

What happened at around the time that it started vomiting

It would also help to consider if anything changed at around the same time that it started vomiting.

If it started vomiting at around the same time that you changed its diet then it would make it much more likely that it is due to its diet. Whereas, if it started doing it soon after someone mistreated it then it might be due to anxiety.

What is in the vomit

It might also help to inspect the vomit to see if there is anything there that shouldn’t be. If you find that there is grass or small stones in there then it would be very likely that it vomited due to eating them.

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