I woke up this morning to that awful noise of what sounds like a monster dry heaving on the edge of my bed. I cautiously walked towards the light switch to investigate the noise and possible puddles in the room. I was right to be cautious because vomit and poop was everywhere in every room.

My poor chocolate lab mix, Rudd, was very sick. Turns out on of the "vet safe" raw hide bones was stuck in his tummy. The raw hide was safe for him to eat, but it was how he ate it which was in big chunks and very quickly. His violent heaving dislodged the bits that was causing his tummy troubles.

My boyfriend just so happened to be a vet tech so I was very lucky. I couldn't handle my baby being sick. I was freaking out. Don't be like me and be prepared. Listed below are some signs to look for when determining if your dog is getting sick.

Signs to watch out for:

  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Lack of Appetite or Decreased Activity
  • Urinating More or Less Frequently
  • Coughing
  • Stiffness, Lameness, or Difficulty With Rising

If you see these signs I highly suggest contacting a vet.