Empacho in dogs: Be careful at Christmas!

It is well known that a dog's appetite can become insatiable. Hence, sometimes you do not measure the dog's amount of food and end up stuffed or indigestible.
Therefore, empacho is usually a common discomfort among the furry and more if it is anxious or if it eats the same as its owner. On the other hand, something that is not usually recommended since your best friend must follow a diet specially formulated for him, to which you can add snacks as a reward. Only then can your dog truly meet the nutritional needs.
Read on to find out the symptoms of feeling sick and how you can treat them. And remember that prevention is the best strategy!

            Christmas, a time for indulgence

Empacho can occur more frequently during the celebration of the Christmas holidays. And it is not surprising given that it is the time of year when we have more meetings at home with their respective lunches and dinners. In addition, these are irresistibly stimulating and attractive to the furry's senses.
An opportunity cannot be missed, and your best friend will surely appeal to your sensitivity to pamper him through food. However, an excess of food or the intake of foods that are considered prohibited for dogs can cause a veterinary emergency in case of observing that the animal has diarrhea or vomits uncontrollably. And do not forget that the dog can also suffer an allergic reaction or a case of food intolerance.
Therefore, we must carefully monitor what our furry friend is offered to eat and also what he is capable of ingesting on his own.

            Causes of empacho in dogs

Taking into account that indigestion is synonymous with indigestion, different causes that produce it can be assessed:
⦁ Offer food not suitable for dogs: they can cause an allergic reaction or food intolerance.
⦁ The dog eats too quickly and without chewing: it makes the animal's digestion process difficult.
⦁ Inappropriate eating behavior: due to stress and anxiety
⦁ Other gastrointestinal disorders: such as the ingestion of bones, gastritis, ulcers, pancreatitis, and gastrointestinal parasites, among other examples.

SYMTOMPS OF EMPACHO IN DOGS                                                                              Symptoms of empacho in dogs   

Symptoms of fullness in dogs can be confused with the signs of another condition or disease, so it is important to observe the appearance of the following details:
⦁ Excess saliva and retching.
⦁ Licking the muzzle too much.
⦁ Vomiting undigested food
⦁ Decrease in physical activity.
⦁ Restlessness and discomfort.
⦁ Lack of appetite.
⦁ Diarrhea.

My puppy is stuffed, what should i do

If your puppy is stuffed, the important thing is knowing what to do. Therefore, it is essential to keep these measures in mind:
⦁ Do not feed him for 12 to 24 hours: if your puppy no longer vomits after that time, you can start offering him small amounts of food. Once the food feels good, you can progressively increase the proportion you give.
⦁ Amount of water the dog drinks: it is important to prevent the puppy from drinking too much water at once, as it can vomit.
If in 24 hours the symptoms of discomfort persist, it is time to take it urgently to the vet since the consequences for the puppies can be worse:
⦁ Dehydration and hypoglycemia: due to the prolonged effect of vomiting and diarrhea.
⦁ Other alarming signs: bleeding, abdominal distension, and neurological disorders such as seizures.

Prevention of Empacho in Dogs

Some tips that can be useful when it comes to preventing your dog from getting stuffed are:
⦁ Ration your food if you eat it with anxiety: in this way, you can divide the dog's daily portion into several servings throughout the day. There are even feeders that automatically dispense feed on a schedule.
⦁ Avoid giving him your leftovers: tempting as it may be. The reason is that there are foods that can be toxic to the animal.
⦁ Offer him suitable food for him: this must be balanced and satisfy his nutritional needs at each stage of his life.