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My dog got diarrhea/threw up
My dog got diarrhea/threw up
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Written by Jolene
Updated over a week ago

The most common reason for diarrhea and vomiting is overfeeding or feeding too much of something new too soon.

There is always the potential for digestive upset, especially if introducing a new food. We encourage you to feed responsibly and feed in small amounts.

We recommend keeping marshmallow root or slippery elm powder on hand when introducing new foods. Learn more here. This can help "firm things us" and get them back to normal faster.

Learn how to introduce treats and chews!

Dogs that are not used to fresh food are more likely to experience digestive upset but any dog may have tummy issues from new foods. Even a raw-fed dog might experience digestive issues with a new treat, chew, or food.

If a dog eats more than their body can digest at once the natural response is to remove it from the body as quickly as possible. This results in diarrhea or vomiting. In most cases, this will clear up on its own within 24 hours.

Dogs may also regurgitate if they eat too much or too fast. Learn more here.

It's important to remember that a lot of moisture is lost in the drying process and the treats and chews are much denser than they appear. Even if you fed a small piece it is much more food than it appears.

Example: A 2oz bag of beef liver is made from approximately 7oz of raw beef liver! That is almost half a pound per bag!

You can see how much raw meat is in each bag by reading the info card included with every product.

When in doubt, feed less than you think you should.

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