French bulldog is a dog that vomits frequently, we should not generalize, but there are many cases it occurs. As it happens to humans eating the wrong thing, bad or just have a delicate stomach causes our body to expel it in most cases in the form of vomiting.
Also in this case the french bulldog is a delicate breed and their stomach is often affected by diseases which cause vomiting.
Why dogs vomit?
There are many reasons why your french bulldog may vomit. The most common cause is that they have eaten something wrong and has gone bad, but it may also be because the food you give contains any substance to which they are allergic or that their stomach is not well tolerated by eating too fast making eject their stomach swallowed it, or exercise without making digestion.
When puppies the vomiting and diarrhea is something to be dealt with until their stomach gets used to the dietary changes, but if your french bulldog vomits long as an adult is important to find out why and put a solution as there may be other causes or illness. It is therefore very important to monitor your frenchie vomiting and if they are very often you take it to the vet to locate the problem and put treatment sooner.
Vomiting related diseases in dogs
#1 Canine gastroenteritis
More than 90% of the causes of vomiting is caused by eating something that feels bad in the stomach, something that irritates their intestines and causes their body to expel him as a defense, possible poisoning. And as it happens to us when we eat something spoiled, they spend a few days vomiting, no appetite upset …
But there are other causes such as a bacterial infection that causes these digestive problems, hence the importance of internal parasite to avoid bacteria, worms, etc. Food allergies can also cause gastroenteritis in your french bulldog.
Sometimes our french bulldog really does not vomit but regurgitates food or stomach fluids. This occurs when food of your french bulldog not really into the stomach goes in the esophagus causing the expulsion of food, vomit so often feed almost whole, because it has not come to digest.
In other cases also when a frenchie has a delicate stomach, run a lot or do excessive physical exercise they provoke this regurgitation by simply eject liquid from the stomach if they have nothing in their stomach.
#3 Gastric torsion
Gastric torsion of the stomach is suffering from an acute illness especially dogs and should be treated urgently due to its severity. In the most serious case could end the life of your french bulldog in a few hours, since it is a deadly disease. Usually occurs more in large dog breeds but any dog can suffer.
What happens is that an acute stomach distention occurs. The stomach of dogs is fastened with two ligaments, depending on their size and the volume of the abdominal cavity, may not be strong enough to hold. If their stomach swings more than necessary by sudden movements, poor posture or by the accumulation of gases, and these ligaments are not strong enough to control the stomach may end twisting on itself. If this happens, the dog can not empty the stomach to be twisted so that the pressure increases by changing the status of other organs and disrupting blood circulation, being fatal to the dog.
If your french bulldog tries to vomit but can not shedding frothy saliva, you suffer abdominal cramps and abdomen swells getting hard should be concerned and seek emergency vet if it were a bloat to it immediately intervene.
Treatment of dog vomiting
In most cases if the problem is mild and controllable on a diet of boiled rice with boiled chicken a few days or a special food diet for gastric problems will improve. In cases where the french bulldog hast food allergies probably you’ll have to give them a special food for life, but you will avoid many problems and remain healthy.
If the vet after proper review considers you need to take a particular treatment in the case of bacteria or serious illness is very important to properly follow their advice so that your french bulldog does not suffer from vomiting frequently. Appropriate intervention will be more serious as gastric torsion cases to attach the stomach to the colon of your french bulldog limiting their mobility, and reducing the percentage of relapses.
There are more related vomiting french bulldog diseases, but these are the most common. Never self-medicate your frenchie because you could hurt them. If you notice any of these problems you should go to your vet and follow their recommendations. Do not worry, since you will find a solution for sure, though suffered a lot when they are unwell and not wanting to eat or discouraged by these causes are very strong they will recover for sure.
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Absolutely brilliant advice. Thank you very much
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I got my french bulldog age 4 months. He had diarea with a little blood. when i took him but reacured that the antibiotics he was on was just finished, that he should be fine. They say when dogs fly from another country they get nervious and end up with bowel problems. It never stopped so i took him to vet, I got more of the same meds, and de wormed him. had his stool checked and all was good vet says, He stated that it may be food related. all my dog ever ate was THE TASTE OF THE WILD dog food, and asked me to put him on RAW only. I changed him to raw. he still has diarea just not as bad and not so frequent. But he still has a bit of blood in it and he throws up. just doesnt look like a happy puppy should. He is so thin and im so worried. does any one have an idea what is going on?
Im not sure but i also think he is loosing hair on his chest and under arm pits. when he throws up, it smells like he poops out his mouth, do u think he could have intestinal leaking inside of him., or could it be because of the raw food he is eating?
Thanks for your comment. The topic of hair loss is very common, but you may have some allergy or lack of food. With what do you feed him? On the other hand the subject of the bad breath can be for not carrying a dental hygiene, there are products for cleaning your teeth and improving bad mood for dogs. Maybe you can try some of that.
Hello again Jackie,
Your puppy is very small and sometimes these things happen. The subject of the feed is very important, for example we of small we changed it to one of lamb and they happened to them equally they had bloody diarrhea, but as soon as we changed it, they improved a lot. In our opinion give you raw food or BARF diet from small is not the most advisable, it is preferable to give him a good feed until the year of age, chicken and rice, or salmon and rice and when adult and try if you want a diet in raw. Now to cut your diarrhea, you can give 3 or 4 days a little rice with boiled chicken breast, sure it will be better. 🙂
Hello we recently got a Frenchie pup(8wks) and haven’t had him home but 5 days and he has been regerataing water or fluid. Mostly at night and late in the day we took him to the vet 3 times in the last 2 days finally they wanted X-ray and ultrasound both have came back negative but said he’s full of fluid and percribed sisapran the firstt day seem to work ok but the second he started to project fluid about 2 pm long after his first dose and got worse as the night continue today they pecribed 2 new meds an anti vomit and. Acid reflux. We are confident in our vet but don’t want to be pumping him full of meds that don’t help the issue. Please any advice helps
Hi Andrew, thanks for your comment. We are sorry for what your puppy is going through. Vomiting can be caused by internal parasites and maybe it is the medication that the veterinarian is giving you. On the other hand sometimes the puppies come with the parvovirus and this needs a treatment for it and even a few days in observation at the clinic. We are not veterinarians and we do not have a concrete solution, but if we have experience with these problems and we know that it is hard to medicate your puppy but think that as soon as it improves and regains strength it will be better. We hope it improves in a few days. Much encouragement! Hugs!
We rescued Sonny our French Bulldog a year ago. He would vomit very regularly daily alot and we had him seen by 2 vets to figure out the issues. He has been put on Daily Erythromycin/Omerprazole and Anti Histamine and steroids. His vomiting seems to be better. However he has started this new thing that literally happens once a month. He will be normal and then all of a sudden overnight he starts having this labored breathing and is very very weak. He sits in once particular position….the last time they ran all these tests on him and found nothing. This was on Nov 11…a couple a days later he went back to his normal self. Since then he was totally fine till this morning I woke up to him making this strong sound and almost feel like hes gasping for air and is not comfortable at all. He only sits in one position during this period. We are at loss what is happening
Thank you for your comment. We are very sorry about what is happening with Sonny. How old is he? Vomiting coincides when he does exercise a lot or just show up? Do he have any kind of pain? It is a very delicate breed of stomach and perhaps if it has nothing apparently can be related to its diet. Maybe you can try a time with a feed for gastrointestinal problems to see if it improves a little. We are not veterinarians so we can not prescribe anything concrete. We hope Sonny will improve little by little! Nice day 🙂
I have a blue French bull dog, 5, 1/2 months old, me and my partner got a home brought wormer (3in1 wormer, bob martin) this morning my partner gave it him, but then from 7:50 am he has been bringing up white foam, I have rang the vets which they said to observe him, they think it’s too do with the wormer, rang my partner but he also brought to my attention that he was eating a lot of grass last night.
I have googled up the symptoms and some are worrying .. currently I have put Hugo (my dog) in his cage to rest as he is running around like normal. I am going to do the 12 hour fast.
I was wondering if any have a French bull dog and experienced this before with their dog?
Thanks for your comment. Continue with the issue of vomiting? Indeed many dogs eat grass to purge themselves, to cleanse their stomachs by vomiting. Sometimes they do it simply because they do, and at other times it’s because their stomach really hurts or they may have a problem. Has your vet seen it? Regards!
My Frenchie was throwing up and had waterey stools for weeks. I was at my wits end. Put him on prescribed gastrointestinal diet. Helped for a few days only. Vet put him on daily probiotics (Proviable-DC). He is cured! He hasn’t thrown up since and his stools are solid. It’s been 3 months. He even gets into our other dogs food with zero side-effects. He is a changed puppie.
Hello Lesa, thank you for sharing your experience. We are very happy that your little one has improved because it is something that we are very concerned about for those of us who have a French bulldog. Big hug!
Our Frenchie began heavy panting at night. Sitting in one position. I gave him antihistamine and it helped for a night or 2. I then washed the blankets in hot water only. No detergent, no fabric softener. He’s much better. I suspect detergent allergy.
Hello Lesa, we must be very careful with the issue of the products we have at home because it can hurt them a lot. The issue of giving antistamihics without veterinary prescription we recommend that you better not do it, that whenever something happens, you consult it because it could hurt him. Regards!
Hi, I recently adopted a 12 month old male frenchie. He seems to be very healthy but at the same time it sounds like he constantly produces too much saliva. He doesn’t drool at all but slops it around in his mouth and swallows it. Once in awhile he throws up a thick, slimy liquid that I’m guessing is bile and saliva. He eats well, is active and plays, and is otherwise healthy. Is this anything I should worry about or does this seem normal for the breed? I’m not experienced with frenchies. I did take him to the vet and they took a blood sample and it came back as healthy. Thank you
Hi Johnny, thanks for your comment. Yes don´t worry because this is normal. Also, if your vet has seen it and everything is fine, you do not have to worry about it. Nice day!
Anyone with this particular issue? We have 4-year old FB who was previously mostly healthy. Recently she developed regurgitation (not vomiting) whereby food was expelled moments after eating. Vets have run tests (negative) and prescribed Hills Science soft/bland food vs. her previous hard kibble.. This soft food seems to have been less accepted by her body than kibble. I’m considering going back to solid kibble. One other note . . . she was sprayed by skunk a few weeks ago. She got cleaned up but could she have been exposed to toxins? Thanks for any relative input.
Hi Mary, thanks for your coment. French bulldog in general are very stomach delicate, hope you find the best food for him. About the skunk was him ok? Thanks!