According to VCA Animal Hospital, gastroenteritis is a condition in which dogs vomit foamy yellow bile. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the large intestine, small intestine and stomach. Gastroenteritis in dogs is caused by viruses, parasites or bacteria. Additional symptoms include abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Leo's Pet Care Veterinary Clinic explains that dogs possess a physical defense mechanism that causes them to vomit repeatedly until the stomach is empty. It is common for dogs to throw up foam and yellow bile once they have emptied out the contents of their stomachs. If a dog continues to vomit over a 12 hour period, it is important to consult with a veterinarian as this is a common sign of an obstruction caused by a foreign object.
According to PetMD, occasional vomiting in dogs is normal, but chronic vomiting can signify an underlying condition. It is important for dog owners to consult with a veterinarian as soon as possible if the vomit is tinged with dark blood or their dogs are vomiting non-stop. Causes of acute vomiting include eating too fast, food intolerance, allergic reactions, heat stroke, parasites, stomach ulcerations and metabolic disorders. Foamy bile vomit often indicates inflammatory bowel disease or an inflamed pancreas.Learn More
A dog throwing up yellow bile is likely to have gastrointestinal problems, or stomach reflex, according to PetMD. Stomach and intestinal reflux occurs when a dog's stomach is empty for a long period of time.Full Answer >
Foam coming from a dog's mouth might be caused by exercise, anxiety, nausea, ingestion of a bad-tasting substance, a dental disease, liver or kidney disease, difficulty swallowing, poisoning, a seizure, a side effect of medication or rabies. If the foaming is observed for any considerable length of time without a known cause, the dog should be taken to a veterinarian.Full Answer >
Coughing up white foam can be a sign of kennel cough, a fungal infection, bloat or bilious vomiting syndrome, according to VetInfo. If a dog has been boarded with other dogs recently, kennel cough is the prime suspect and typically remedies itself within about five days; however, other causes require medication to alleviate the symptoms.Full Answer >
According to FelineCRF.org, vomiting white foam may indicate that a cat is suffering from an excess of stomach acid. The foamy vomit may be clear or white. Foamy vomit is sometimes an early indication that a cat is developing kidney disease, especially when it occurs soon after drinking water.Full Answer >