what happens if my dog overate?

Asked by Member 536043 on Nov 25th 2007 in Health & Wellness
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if your dog overate then just take him or her out for a walk!

bella answered on 11/25/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


well I agree with the person above me,but you should do more than just walk it buy some more healthy dog food and feed it a smaller amount and feed it only 3 times a day maybe 4 sometimes and get it to exersize plenty you know play ball with it or fetch get it moving thats all the best ideas I can think of

Member 536053 answered on 11/25/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Normally its not a big deal except get ready for some diareah. Dont feed him anymore today.

Kobe answered on 11/25/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


You should expect runny stools for about a day or two, but then everything should return to normal.

Take your dog out to potty every hour if you can, if not be sure to let him out every two hours. If anything seems off about his behavior, be ready to get him to a vet, if he ate any cooked bones this could be a sign that the bone has splintered in the digestive tract- it needs to be treated immediately.

Other than that, just don't feed him any more today! Go back to a normal feeding schedule tomorrow, but double up the exercise to be sure he doesn't gain all that food!
Good luck

Member 409208 answered on 11/25/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 2 Report this answer


The answer to this question really depends on what you mean by overeating.

Do you mean that your dog was given too much people food? If so, your dog could be at risk for an upset tummy, loose stools or even a life threatening illness called Pancreatitis, which is caused by the dog eating too much fatty foods at once, or prolonged over a period of time.

If you mean that your dog got into a bag of kibble and ate until he was vomiting, this can be a serious situation, also. Dogs who have too full of a stomach can sometimes develop something called gastric torsion, or "bloat" where there stomach actually flips over on itself and causes suffocation and death within mere hours. Running after a regular size meal can induce this problem, especially in larger dogs with deep chests.

Having said all of this, it is MORE likely that you're talking about just a one time occurence. If that is the case, then a good, gentle walk is nice to help things work their way through.

Jack answered on 11/25/07. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 3 Report this answer