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Dog Food Poisoning and The Health Issues It Can Cause

Jan 23, 2008
One of the most common dog illnesses is dog vomiting and diarrhea. These are both symptoms from one of the more well known and common illnesses that is food poisoning in your dog.

Dog food poisoning normally comes about due to dog that are let out to wonder or have easy access to bins and garbage areas where they can quite freely rummage around and eat whatever they feel smells nicer.

Dogs rely heavily on their smell to tell them what to eat and what not to eat, so to a dog, gone off or old food with plenty of germs and bacteria can become a very tempting option, not to mention the many foods that can be harmful to your dog because of the lack of digesting capability your dog has which makes your pet extremely sick in some cases without them fully knowing the consequences of what they are about to eat and digest.

This in turn makes the garbage area of your home or garden, or even places on the street a very dangerous place for your dog to be left alone and unsupervised. Although in most cases food poisoning in your dog is easily treated and has no long term harm for your dog. It can be a really unpleasant time for your dog where they will need more attention and be more time consuming than normal, not to mention the expense of a simple avoidable trip to the vets for the check-up.

Having said this there are ways to clear your dog of this condition to help them to a strong recovery, provided you know that it is food poisoning you are dealing with and it has been confirmed by a professional vet, the diagnosis will normally be to fee your dog only water for twenty four hours so your dogs body can be freed of the offending poisoning from the unwanted food, your dog will do this by either vomit or diarrhea.

If you do not take this action your dog's body will continue to get rid of any food you feed your dog because the immune system thinks the food entering the body is causing the poisoning thus getting rid of it. This cycle will continue and your dog will be ill and unwell until everything has been emptied out of your dogs system and it can return back to normal again.

After this you should feed your dog on bland foods and gradually build up to tastier and stronger smelling foods until all is normal again.
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