Dog Throwing Up After Spay: Here’s Why

Spay surgery or simply “spaying,” is a surgical procedure performed on female dogs to prevent breeding.

The procedure is generally safe, but as with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications, although they are relatively rare.

So, what causes a dog to throw up after spay surgery? Is it normal?

We outline the potential causes of a dog throwing up after spay surgery, and when to seek help. 

Here’s why dog throwing up after spay happens

A dog throwing up after spay surgery can be caused by post-operative effects of anesthesia, nausea from fasting required before surgery, sensitivity to medication, and infection. While vomiting can occur after spay surgery, it is not a normal part of the recovery process.

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