Why does my dog ​​vomit every day

Vomiting is an important defense mechanism in the body. This protective reflex allows the body to remove toxic and undesirable substances or foreign bodies very effectively and quickly. In this reflex, which occurs in several phases after stimulation, the throat, esophagus, diaphragm, stomach, abdominal muscles and breathing work closely together.

  1. Feeling sick (nausea)

The first phase manifests itself in the dog as swallowing, smacking, restlessness, licking lips, salivating and yawning. Due to the increased flow of saliva, the esophagus is lined and prepared for the acidic stomach contents. Dogs often eat grass during this phase.

  1. choke

In the second phase, the abdominal muscles and the diaphragm contract while the larynx and mouth remain closed. This creates a negative pressure, whereby the stomach contents get into the esophagus and into the mouth. From the outside you can see “pumping movements” of the abdominal wall with a hunched back.

  1. Vomit

In the vomiting phase, the contents of the stomach are expelled from the mouth. In this phase, too, the epiglottis remains closed so that no stomach contents can enter the trachea and be inhaled. The half-digested food and fluid discolored by bile are usually vomited.