Home Remedies for Vomiting Dogs


When Should You Consider Home Remedies for a Dog That Is Vomiting?

If your dog is vomiting, the first thing you should do is assess whether this is really something you can take care of at home. There are many causes for vomiting in dogs; some you can treat yourself, but some can be quite serious, requiring a trip to the vet.

If your dog vomited once or twice, but is bright and alert, and you strongly believe the vomiting is due to overeating or an abrupt diet change, then you may try some remedies at home.

However, if your dog is repeatedly vomiting and acting lethargic, and there are other accompanying symptoms such as blood in the dog’s stool, seek your vet's advice immediately.

Conditions That Require Veterinary Attention

Parvo is a potentially deadly disease in puppies, so if your pup has not been vaccinated, or has not yet finished his vaccine series, consider this possibiility. Parvo causes vomiting, bloody diarrhea (often with a foul odor), lethargy, and loss of appetite.

Pancreatis, or inflammation of the pancreas, may occur after eating a fatty meal. Dogs suffering from pancreatitis need to be fasted but also require vet attention.

Gastro-enteris is another worrisome condition in dogs. Affected dogs may have vomiting, bloody diarrhea, loss of appetite, and lethargy. At times, the underlying cause may not be found.

Intestinal blockage can occur if your dog has ingested a bone or a foreign object, such as a sock, a rock, or corn on the cob. Symptoms include vomiting.

Bloat is a sudden distension of the stomach. If your dog tries to vomit, but is unable to, you may suspect bloat, especially if your dog is deep-chested, his abdomen appears swollen, and he appears in distress. While the dog is unable to vomit, he may bring up thick saliva, as seen in the video below.

Poisoning from eating something potentially toxic can certainly cause vomiting.

Kidney or liver disease can cause vomiting.

Behavior of a Dog With Bloat: Emergency Treatment Needed

Less Serious Causes of Vomiting

Then again, dogs may be vomiting because of less serious conditions: parasites, stress, motion sickness, and as mentioned earlier, abrupt diet changes and dietary indiscretions. However, if any worrisome or out-of-the-ordinary symptoms arise along with the vomiting, do not hesitate to have your dog seen by a vet promptly. More likely than not it’s just a minor issue, but sometimes catching a minor issue will keep it from evolving into a more serious and costly issue.

Apparent "Vomiting" That Isn't Due to the Above Causes

  • Owners may confuse an infection known as bordetella or kennel cough with vomiting due to the above causes. Dogs with bortedella cough, gag, and bring up mucus or foamy fluids.
  • If your dog vomits yellow fluid during the night, it may be caused not by digestive upset, but from being on an empty stomach for too long. The solution to this kind of vomiting is not fasting, but the opposite: feeding a bedtime or early morning snack.

Veterinarian Discusses Causes of Vomiting

How to Help Your Dog Get Through Vomiting Spells

When I worked at an animal hospital, I learned about some home remedies that often give relief to vomiting dogs. While mostly effective, these home remedies may not work for all dogs, and in some instances medical attention is required to solve the problem.

Here are some basic principles for home treatment of vomiting dogs:

  • Fast the dog. This will give his gastro-intestinal tract some rest and time to recover. With food out of the way, there should be less vomiting. If the dog vomits yellow bile, it simply means the dog is vomiting on an empty stomach. Usually, a 24-hour fast is necessary for adult dogs while puppies should not be fasted for more than 12 hours.
  • Give a bland diet. After the fasting period, when the vomiting should have ceased, take away his normal food and replace with boiled chicken and rice or boiled hamburger and rice. If you use chicken, make sure it is skinless and boneless; if you use burger, make sure the fat is drained off. Either way, rice should make up the bulk of the meal—the meat is just there to make it enticing for the dog. Keep giving this diet until the dog seems to get better. Then, over the next few days, gradually re-introduce his regular food.
  • Provide ice chips. If your dog cannot keep water down, take the water away and try to re-offer it later. If you are concerned about dehydration, offer ice chips, which are less likely to trigger more vomiting.
  • Invest in electrolytes. If your dog is able to keep liquids down, provide some unflavored Pedialyte or Gatorade to help replenish lost electrolytes. If not, you can freeze one or the other and offer it frozen so that he can lick off a little, but not enough to trigger vomiting.
  • Do a hydration check. Try to lift a pinch of skin on the dog's shoulder blade or back into a little tent shape. If the "tent" collapses promptly, the dog is well hydrated. If the "tent" stays up for a few seconds, or longer, the dog needs immediate vet attention, including fluids given under the skin or intravenously. To learn more about dehydration, read this article on upset stomach in dogs.
  • Check the gums. Have him seen immediately if his gums turn pale, whitish, grayish, or purple. Normal gums should be a healthy bubble-gum pink. Press your finger on his gum; the finger mark should turn whitish and then pink again. Again, if the gum takes a few seconds to turn back to pink, the dog needs to be seen as soon as possible.
  • Magic pink bismuth. Ask your vet if you can try to give over-the-counter Pepto Bismol. If he agrees that it might help, he will give you dosing instructions. As with any medication, there may be side effects. Pepto contains aspirin, so do not give if your dog has an allergy to aspirin. Ask your vet first!
  • See a vet. Have the dog seen by a vet if he becomes lethargic; the vomiting continues or returns despite diet change; or other symptoms develop, such as diarrhea, lack of appetite, or fever. The dog may have parasites, gastro-enteritis, pancreatitis, a foreign body that he ingested, parvo, or many other serious conditions that need prompt vet attention.

Disclaimer: This article is not to be used as a diagnostic tool, nor as a substitute for professional veterinary advice. If your dog is sick, please report to your veterinarian promptly for a hands-on examination.

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Antania 3 months ago

hi.... i have a 7 year old dog who is not eating or drinking water and she is weak and sleeps allday for the past 2 days im 12 but my mom wont take her to the vet please help

Kandy 3 months ago

My dog is 15 years old we moved into a new place she's not eating or drinking every time she drinks but vomits and diarrhea and blood in it not really moving.

Brittany W 4 months ago

My 10 month old Toy poodle has been puking white foam, not everyday, it could be once a month or twice, he eats and drinks just fine and doesn't puke after, and his breath smells putrid. I'm guessing it's due to his puking cause that's the only time his breath started to smell horrible.

Carmen 5 months ago

Hello, I have a 6 year old poodle mix. He has been throwing up at least once a day for three days. Throw up is red. Not foamy or mucus. He goes pee and poop with out a problem and poops seems normal.

I do believe he ate grass three days ago and we do give him purina bacon bites as treats several times a day. He ate a about 1/2 his food yesterday. Should I be concern or ride it out? He seems a little down.

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alexadry 5 months ago from USA Author

Please, please, please see your vet, home remedies aren't for dogs who are not eating and weak!

greg 5 months ago

Hi my dog is not eating for almost 4 days and he keeps vomiting he's weak.After he drinks water he is vomiting. What should we do?

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alexadry 5 months ago from USA Author

Please see your vet if your dog is not eating. Your puppy is young, so can get dehydrated quickly. It could also be a case of kennel cough if your dog is not really vomiting (no stomach contractions) but gagging as if something is stuck in the throat.

May Ann Almazan 5 months ago

Can I ask something? My 4 month old dog is vomitting a thick white saliva... she doesn't want to eat but she drinks after she vomits.. what will I do?.. thanks for the response

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alexadry 6 months ago from USA Author

Please see your vet if he has been vomiting and not eating for 2 days!

jess 6 months ago

My dog hasn't ate in 2 days and has been throwing up white

Junebug19 6 months ago

Hi , I have a 1 and half year old Husky she's up to-date on all her shots and heartworm meds but yesterday she vomited up liquid yellow and it was just a little bit, also she hasn't really had too much of an appetite, so I tried giving her one of her favorite treats (bacon flavored milkbone) and she just kind of tossed it around for awhile so I broke it up smaller and she ate it like that, which makes me even more nervous because she always gobbles down all her treats whole and then wants more. Any idea of what could be going on? I'm really worried and hope it's not something serious.

Linda 6 months ago

Hi .. my 12 year old Golden Retriever has not been eating for 4 weeks.. some meals I could get him to eat half cup of fresh ground turkey or meat (cooked). After racking my head for three weeks I started to syringe feeding Gerber baby food and whole pumpkin. Once in a while he will eat dog cookies, one hot dog, sliced turkey breast but seems to be turning his head away now. He has had full panel blood work, ruled out even cushings or other, x ray, 2 ultrasounds one with needle biopsies of liver and spleen... which came back negative. Liver and spleen seem to be a bit thickened but no major concern. We have been giving Prolosec, carafate, his gavabpentin200mg, tramadol 75mg, appetite prescript stimulant and just started him on probiotic. In the beginging he had Cerenia for 4 days... He still is nauseous and has diareah and lethargic. They also tested the biopsy of the liver for lymphoma but negative. I am going to stop the Prilosec it seems to of made him worse. Blood work came back normal. HELP what can I do to encourage him to eat and feel better. :(

Renee 7 months ago

Hello,I'm worried about my dog, I came in last night from work and he wasn't acting right then he started throwing up liguid and grass he threw up like 3 times and just laid around and now today he hasn't thrown up but is acting like he just doesn't feel good

Nancy 7 months ago

Thank you Alexandry. The color is kind of a pale pink, not red. His gums and teeth look healthy. He is a very active dog but very sensitive, insecure/nervous. There is a few day wait for the local vet. I will make an appointment.

Samantha 7 months ago

Hello my puppy has been vometing for like four days she would drink water the three days but since I gave her the roundworm dewormer she dranked a lil water the fourth day and since then she doesn't eat or drink I don't got any money do u have home remedies pliz help I just got her or any number I can call u so u can help me pliz

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alexadry 7 months ago from USA Author

Nancy, definitively yes, I would recommend having the dog seen. It's sort of odd that this is happening. Is the blood bright red or dark? Here are some causes of dog vomiting blood, and as you can most need vet attention.

Nancy 7 months ago

I have a two and a half year old St. Bernard/Irish Setter(?) mix. We rescued him. He's a nervous/high strung, timid but sweet dog.He vomits a small amount of blood about every week. He also doesn't seem to want to eat about once a week. He's not lethargic and seems happy otherwise. I'm thinking that I see a pattern of him vomiting after we get mad at him. We don't ever do anything that would cause him to fear us. Any ideas? Is it vet time?

ponie 7 months ago

Hello, my dog is 2 yrs n 3 months old.. he keeps vomiting after watever he it is.. we consulted a vet too bt it doesn't seem to work.. he became kind of depressed.. what to do..

kirsty 7 months ago

hi i have just over 1 year old dog spaniel half collie hes been vomiting for the last 2 nights and two days but hes still eating and drinking hes still playful but when hes vomiting he starts getting lazy a sleeping but hes makeing wired noises befor hes vomiting like hes chocking i really dont know what to do ?? can someome help me pls

margaret 9 months ago

I gave my 2 yr german shepherd a petigre chewie for clean teeth, she has been throwing up, keeps water down the vet (it is sat and I am in the bahamas) I gave her a cup of reg food for dinner and she threw that up, I know now I should have given her bland what do you recommend.

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alexadry 10 months ago from USA Author

Charlene, please see the vet, this is more than something that you can treat at home.

charlene 11 months ago

hello .. I have a dog . his name is blacky.. I can't understand what is his problem.. He vomit for 3 days , he refuse to eat , and the worst thing is he pee a blood :( what should I do to make him cure ? I did everything for him.. pls help me.. #needed

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alexadry 11 months ago from USA Author

I hope this got sorted out and by now your vomiting puppy is feeling better. A puppy vomiting continuously like that sounds worrisome, especially since you mention he's not playful.

Mos 11 months ago

I have a 4 months old Husky pup... from last night she vomits along with diarrhoea but not for long, vomit 2 times . Gave her some digestive stimulant antiflatuent bowel regulator (digipet syrup) which i gave her regularly after meal. Morning she wokes up had raw food... Since it happens long before ,treated her the same way as now and returns normal ans playful too , no sign of weakness but as of today she's weak not playful. kept lying down... thought becuz of vomiting and diarrhoea. In the evening after she ate all her food. she vomits again. This time all her food and around 9pm started vomiting continuously hour after hour. .. As there are no emrgency vet's hospital and doctors around nearby to go to , i called one of the doc. and told me to give the baby's suspension (domperidone suspension) 1ml. still didn't work till now as i'm typing these ... Now she vomits only brown yellowish liquid colour, no food, before it was just food ... watery . i will take him to vet first thing in the morning as doctors are not available here

Charlene Pratt 11 months ago

I have a 2 and a half year old shih tzu who is a imperial size and we recently changed her dog food. We got the same kind just comes in smaller pieces. Well she has vomited twice today, both with mostly undigested food (some was mushy). The 2nd time wasn't a lot like the 1st time. she also is more in her bed or my lap then usual. Also she is salivating it seems since her fur around her mouth is wet. Her stools is normal and nothing else seems out of place. Is this due to the food change or possibly something else? And is there anything common around the house we can give her to help? I heard certain teas can help with upset tummies and puking. If this is true what would be the best to get and best way to prepare and administer it?

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alexadry 13 months ago from USA Author

If your dog ate chicken bones and is vomiting so much there could be chances you may be dealing with a blockage. The arching back is a sign of abdominal pain which is seen with blockages. There are no home remedies when a dog is to the point of being lethargic, arches her back and is vomiting so much. Home remedies are for mild cases only. Please take your dog to the vet.

saniya 13 months ago

thank you so much for so valuable information. by the way my dog ate something she should have maybe it was cooked chicken bones yesterday morning.. and she has vomited 8 times till now…

3 times it was foamy and with all the gravy we gave her. 3 times it was bile juice. and 2 times it was yoghurt and rice we gave her. she is drinking water. so no point of getting dehydrated. she has peed once today, its 3 pm right now. she is lethargic, and not eating any ANY food..and she arches her back sometimes when we touch her stomach.

please dont tell me to go to the vet..

so please suggest me what home remedies i can give her..

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alexadry 19 months ago from USA Author

Hello, just to clarify, I am not a vet. If your vet diagnosed with parvo, he likely did a fecal test that came back positive. Parvo is very serious and yes, pups can get it even when vaccinated as before completing their series they're still vulnerable and even still a few days later the last vaccination. Pups that die from parvo mostly die from the dehydration. You should check for signs of dehydration and your vet should give fluids. Sadly, not all puppies make it especially without veterinary intervention. If you cannot trust the vet, try another one, you may have better luck. Best wishes.

Again Solongo 19 months ago

I forgot to say that seller said that he got 2 times vaccination. It is still risky to get parvovirus. Now my puppy seems so bad. All the time sleeping. Looks like fever.

Solongo 19 months ago

Hello doctor. I have 3 months samoyed puppy. I just bought him 3 days before. I am living in China. I just found out that chinese people treat to animal so terrible. My puppy started to vomit and diarrhea this morning. He did many times. Then I went to vaterinary clinic. It was also so bad. Clinic said it is parvovirus. But seller said it is not. But both of them not trustable. I have no idea what should I do. And I am a foreigner here. How can I make better my puppy. Yesterday he ate little bit more. Today morning he vomited with whole dry food. How can I see this situation? Please help me.

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alexadry 20 months ago from USA Author

Hello, just to clarify, I am not a vet. If your dog is vomiting yellow, most likely it's bile (stomach acid, often seen in dogs vomiting on an empty stomach) and if your dog has been sick for 4 days and isn't eating it's really time to see the vet as this sounds serious.I hope he gets better soon!

nitish hans 20 months ago

Hello Doctor 1 have 2 years old dog he has been vomiting before 4 days it has a yellow colour he will not eat anything he drink just water what i can do.

Don 2 years ago

I have a 6yr old cocker, coughs first thing in the morning. Also several times during the day. sounds like trying to clear up a hairball, has never coughed up food. to me sounds more like acid reflux.

Vet did do xrays, had meds for a while never helped.

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

If your dog won't eat, is vomiting and has diarrhea, not much can be done at home. I am very concerned about the black diarrhea, which is often an indication of stomach/intestinal bleeding which can be caused by serious conditions such as an ulcer, a blood clotting disorder or rat poison exposure. Please see your vet, I know you do not have the money, but see if you can look for a free vet exam with VCA or Banfield, call them and ask them if they still offer the free exam. Google VCA or Banfield free exam and see if you can find the form to fill out. They may ask you to run tests or give meds, but it will save you some $$$ from the vet office fee.

michelle 2 years ago

My dog is a shitszu and she has been vomiting for two days it has a yellow dis color now, she will not eat, I finally just got her to drink some water just a few seconds ago...She also has the diarraeha which is runny and black in color I checked for worms did not see any......Not sure what is going on with her she is about 4 years old she is my baby someone know anything I can do any home remedies I really do not have the money to take her to the vet

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

Does it sound like any of these conditions? see video in article

Lisa 2 years ago

I have an 11 year old bulldog and a 3 year old chihuahua this morning the chihuahua threw up white foam like 3 times. she seems better now. but my bulldog is now sick. he ate normal this morning. this evening i left for about 3 hours came home and he had thrown up grass and in another place white foam. Since around 7 he has thrown up 4 more times just white slime foam. he keeps wanting outside. he will drink water but throws it up soon after.. any advise.

Rachel 2 years ago

We just adopted a young chow/lab mix (about 19 months old) from the shelter on Saturday (3/22/14), she has been adjusting fine but just recently vomited, not only bile but some food as well. We feed four times a day due to our older dog who does better on that schedule because of her sensitive stomach. I don't know how many times our new dog was fed at the shelter but i'm sure it was no more than twice a day. We are still feeding her the food the shelter gives her and a small amount of new food we plan to put her completely on. She's been eating fine until today when she barely ate her first meal and completely ignored her second meal. After she vomited i don't plan to feed her until tomorrow w/ maybe rice and chicken. I'm guessing this is due to some stress due to her new environment and slight change in diet and schedule. She is still bright and alert and showing no other symptoms to cause concern. Am i right on this? Or should i do something different about it?

Lisa 2 years ago

Thank you. Unfortunately I had to surrender him to the vet as I could not afford the surgery. He went downhill very fast lost over a pound in 3 days and was no longer able to keep even water down. It is still very hard as I miss him terribly but I had to give him the best chance at living. I hate myself for it. They can not and will not even tell me if he made it through surgery which makes it even harder but I just tell myself he is all better and will be adopted soon.

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

I hope your boy has been doing better by now and has seen the vet. It sounds like there may be something stuck in his esophagus. There's really not much you can do at home, here's a guide about esophageal blockages.

mngrrl26 2 years ago

My 3 month old lab retriever mix recently ate a sock and then vomited it up. He has been lethargic and vomiting every couple hours. Took him to vet who did an xray but came back inconclusive (because she didn't know what she was looking it). Gave him fluids and nausea meds and sent him home. He came home drank more water and then pooped liquid vet said that is a good sign as means things are passing. No vomiting since yesterday. Today they said to start him on the boiled chicken and rice or boiled hamburger and rice. I tried both he wants to eat but when he puts some in his mouth he chews then gags and spits it out. What else can I do for him before having to bring him back in?

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amiebutchko 2 years ago from Warwick, NY

This hub is very useful and I am glad I know it is here if I ever need it. Thank you for these great tips. Filled with a lot of information. Voted up.

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

Could it be your dog is coughing and then spitting the white foam at the end? It could be she is coughing up phlegm which is some times confused with vomiting. Does it look anything like this?

However, bloat causes also may cause retching and bringing up saliva along with distress and swollen abdomen and that is a medical emergency, if it looks like anything like this see your vet now!

kendal 2 years ago

I have a question gor everyone i rescued a dog that was veing abused shes been puking this white foam stuff she wont eat or drink her nar is hope im planning on taking her to the vet tomorrow jst want to know what i can do to help hrr from puking tonight please help

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

IMO any form of vomiting that doesn't have a clear cause (ie overeating/getting into the trash bin) deserves further investigating...

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alexadry 2 years ago from USA Author

Is your dog vomiting bile (yellow liquid) in the night? If so, look at my hub on it, and see if his symptoms match those under "bilous vomiting syndrome" at times this can be solved with a night time snack and early morning feeding. Some may need pepcid prescribed by their vet. Perhaps something you may ask about at the next vet visit.How often is this happening? Some vets seem to think that the occasional vomiting (like 3-4 times a month) is not a big concern as long as the dog is healthy overall, not losing weight and has a good appetite after the episode.

pooh 2 years ago

My dog, who is a rescue from the streets, she is over 7 years old has been vomiting on and off for the last month or so. I've taken her to the vet's several times, b UT they can't really give a dx. She vomits mostly during the nite, sometimes foam, clear liquid that's smiley, Somes wit food, others witbout,

M&M 2 years ago

thank u sooo much

ajanthap 2 years ago

Very helpful... Thank you...

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alexadry 3 years ago from USA Author

That's my sister-in law's doxie aquinby,she's quite a character!

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aquinby 3 years ago from Morgantown, West Virginia

Oh my goodness, the picture of the dog at the top is a complete clone of my dog! Maybe this is one of her lost long siblings :)

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alexadry 3 years ago from USA Author

At this point, a vet visit is a must. I don't think anything at home can help, home remedies are only for very mild cases.

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Misael Salmeron 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

my dog has been vomiting this whole day and he wont eat , and barely drink water he seems out of energy and like he has the flu , what do u think might help?

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alexadry 3 years ago from USA Author

A vet visit is best due to the fact he's eight and losing weight. There are many health disorders affecting dogs around this age and the vomiting may be due to something more than a digestive issue, especially since you mention he's losing weight.

marsha 3 years ago

my poodle is 8 he has been losing weight won't eat is now vomiting his water and has no energy is wetting and did poop today tried, small dose of pepto. what to do next???

anne 3 years ago

I have a neo mastiff who had bloat 2 months ago, she is still on cisapride and reglan and still vomits every couple of days sometimes food she ate 2 weeks step anyone? Vet has no answers.

JB 4 years ago

Thank you! I appreciate your quick response. I honestly don't recall ever hearing a dog cough.. This is the first inside dog ever owned so I think my husband and I notice more because when we're home, she's always w/us. So I'm guess i'm not sure if she was vomiting or coughing. I could see her chest contracting through her crate but it took her awhile to get it out. As soon as I opened the crate she shot down the stairs but it came out before she made it outside. Like I said, she seemed fine afterwards. Ran straight outside, ate and then wanted me to chase her and throw her toy for her.

In the past she's throw up her food, grass and even some wood chips when she was a little younger but never a clean mucus like substance. She's still a puppy (2yrs) and on occasion will get into things. The only thing she has access to in the backyard is the natural setting but she was in the house licking the heck out of the kitchen floor last night. Just can't think of anything that would be pink.

I read your blog and appreciate it. Reading some others made me feel like I was a bad owner for even asking if I should just wait and watch her. She did struggle to get the mucus(?) up and she's known for chewing sticks even though we try and keep them out of the backyard for her.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Is there anything she could have gotten into that may have caused her to vomit this pink-tinged mucous? Are you sure she was actually vomiting and not coughing? Did you see stomach contractions or was it more a gag thing? It's not terribly unusual to see a bit of blood in vomit at times, and if your dog vomiting forcefully your dog may have bled a tiny bit that mixed with the mucous caused that light tinge you saw. As long as it's only one episode and just a small amount right now, I think you can keep an eye on it for now. But of course, there is no way I can really tell what it is , and I am not a vet, so please take my advice with a grain of salt. I wrote a hub on this while back, so you may see below some causes for blood in vomit, Best wishes!

JB 4 years ago

My dog has always had a sensitive stomach and we've taken her to the vet before and she's been fine. This morning I could hear her trying to vomit so I opened her crate, we both ran downstairs but before we coule make it she threw up what looked like VERY light pink clear mucus. She then ran outside, ate her food and was jumping around wanting to play. She eats twice a day. Is this something I should watch for the next 48hrs or should I take her in right away? I know this sounds like a dumb question, but the last time we took our dog in for something else, we left w/NO ANSWERS and 3 different times of medication and she was fine 4 hours later. Mind you, no matter what issues we've had w/her that have led us to the vet, she has always continued to eat, drink and play like crazy.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

this is something you will have to check with your vet. There are many causes for this but it also varies from one dog and another. Puppies are very active so they tend to drink more. This hub points out medical causes of increased drinking in dogs, but you will have to see with your vet if this is abnormal or not, here is a helpful article:

sandy 4 years ago

thank you so much for replying to me. it really calms me down. Im happy to tell you that she is doing okay... i think she over ate/drink... so i am more careful with feeding portion now. she is still very active and playful. The vomiting stopped and did not reoccur.

i have one more concern .. she drink so much water for a puppy do you think that is normal?? & she does pee a lot too ?? i hope she is not diabetic or anything?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

See my hub on upset stomach home remedies. It's more comprehensive that this hub.

Keep an eye on her, rub some pancake syrup on her gums. Since she is small, don't fast for too long. If the vomiting continues and she looks lethargic take her to an emergency vet, she may have a reaction to the medicine, the shots or some other problem that being so small she can dehydrate quickly. best wishes!

sandy 4 years ago

hi i recently adopted an abandon puppy (someone put her in a box and left her in front of my friends house 6 days ago) she's a chiwawa & pomernarian mix about 8 weeks old....i do not think she has any shots when i adopt her from my i brought her into the vet right away.they gave her a first set of puppy shot and a dewormer..her next shot will be on july 26... last night i notice she has worm crawling out of her butt and in her poo..i took her to the vet that afternoon (tapworm n they gave me a deworm medicine (half tablet) n a deworm application for the back of her neck..i use both like i was told to do by the vet. later that day she ate/pee/drink normally... but then she strted to throw up all of her food...i did not see worm in her puke..she throw up twice..then she drink water..and threw up water i took away food n water....i dont know what to do? the vet wont be open until 9 hours ...

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

In both cases, I recommend a vet visit. Rachel, if she is still throwing up after you took the food away, she is likely throwing up bile (yellow fluid) this needs addressed by a vet. Phil, that's a lot of throwing up and the diarrhea did not help, with a small breed as your dog can get dehydrated very quickly! please see a vet.

Phil 4 years ago

Hi! I have a Maltese lhasa apso mix. She threw up twice yesterday and then all last night. She pooped and then had diarrhea twice today. Despite this she acts totally normal and not sick at all except that she will not eat anything. Do you have any suggestions?

Rachel 4 years ago

My dog threw up all her good yesterday and then threw up all night. But she acts normal besides that. She is excited and running around and it doesn't seem to bother her. But she is still throwing up even after we took her food awake. Please help

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

You're welcome Phillip, I hope she recovers quickly, best wishes!

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Phillip Veloz 4 years ago from Bay City, Texas

Hi. Alexadry. It's been a week now since she had her shots. Her vomitting just started yesterday evening. The ice cubes was a good suggestion & frozen pedialyte. She is still bad but I gave her 1/2 tsp. of Pepto Bismol and that stopped her vomitting!! It really did work, BUT she still wont eat or drink anything at all and is still lethargic looking. and I know she is dehydrated. I am going to take her to her vet as soon as the office opens up!! Thank you for your help.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

When did she have her shots? If less than 24 hours ago, I am concerned about those being signs of a vaccine reaction. Mu hub on dog upset stomach home remedies shows how to tell if a dog is dehydrated:

Ice cubes licked slowly are less likely to cause vomiting, freezing some Pedialyte and letting her lick it may help as well. If she is lethargic and being small size, I would recommend a vet visit now just to be safe, best wishes

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Phillip Veloz 4 years ago from Bay City, Texas

I have a nearly 2 year old Maltipoo that has been vomitting since yesterday! It started out gradual then very intense. She is lathargic, has nothing elst to throw up but is still trying to vomit. She is very sick. She recently had her yearly parvo shot and has been wormed etc. rabies shots and all. But this seems like parvo. How can I hydrate her until the vet opens tomorrow?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

If your dog is lethargic and vomiting so often a vet visit is a must. These vomiting dog home remedies are only for mild cases due to dietary changes.

phoenix 4 years ago

My little pug is throwing up every time we feed her and doesn't wont to be around us so ineed help figuring it out

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Ai 4 years ago

My dog is 10 yrs old, he normaly eats and is able to keep him food down, I fed him earlier hours later he threw up and the food was undigested. He's drinking and asking to eat. How sould i treat him?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

look for a product called nutrical in your pet store and ask your vet for a can of A/D. try to warm up the canned fool or add a bit of warm broth with no onion or garlic as ingredients. if still no luck contact your vet, he may need to be force-fed

Susan 4 years ago

My shintzu dog just recover from Kenneth cough, eat lots of medicine. Now he don't have appetite, not eating anything. Canned food, raw n even boil. All no use. What should I do ? He,s getting thinner n thinner

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

I would take her to the vet, have a fecal test done, to rule out parasites/protozoans and other serious disorders such as parvo/gastroenteritis/pancreatitis/intestinal obstruction.

Conrad 4 years ago

Help please! I have a 5 mth old boxer utd on all shots and wormers. She got into the trash 4 nights ago and ate cheesy noodle hamburger pasta and the next threw up nothing but the noodles and liquid heaving all day. I fasted her water only (she didn't drink much) for the day. But has since at least 2-3 times everyday since throws up chewed up food mixed with grass the consistency of can food. She passes all the dehydration tests and is still active like nothings wrong and having good bowel movements. I only feed her a small amount at a time replenishing it as she eats. She chews constantly ever since she was 10 weeks old and started going outside on every pinecone and stick in the yard. Redid change her food a few days before the trash incident from purina puppy chow to beneful

Sarah 4 years ago

She hasn't been around other dogs, but there are some foxes in the area. She has been throughly vaccinated. She hasn't vomited, only retches.

But, I stuffed her Kong with treats before bed last night, and she was fine! I guess it was like one of the first comments on this thread... Just acid reflux. I just didn't think the acid could make her cry so badly!

Thanks for this post!

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Has she been around other dogs lately, when she tries to vomit does it sound like something is stuck in her throat? go on this link and scroll down the page and see if she does something similar to the dog in the video:

Are there fox tails in your area? try to feed her a chuck of bread and see if it gets better. Does she ever vomit? or just retches?

Sarah 4 years ago

For the past week, in the middle of the night my pomeranian has woken me up because she does a little scream, then tries to vomit, but nothing comes up. A few minutes later she's fine, and for the rest of the day she acts normally. She eats, drinks, poops--even chases the cat. I am worried about her but due to my husband loosing his job, money is tight and if she's fine 99% of the time, I am not sure if I can afford an expensive vet bill if it turns out to be nothing.

Any idea what this could be? Could she have eaten something that could be stuck floating around in her stomach?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

This article may be helpful, best wishes..

amber 4 years ago

My 6 year old cocker spaniel has been vomiting every night at four am for a week now. I have been down this road before with him, as two years ago he vomited every night for about a month. I quit giving him raw hide and switched his food to sensitive stomach food and he stopped. Now it is happening again and I don't know what to try. He has hypertension and takes medicine twice a day for that, so do you think it could be related to his blood pressure being too high? His throw up is sometimes with food in it and sometimes with bile, depending on of he ate late at night or not. He doesn't act sick and is fine the next day. I may try the late night snack thing. O, I also just leave his food out and he eats periodically throughout the day. Please help, at this point I'm tired of spending money on vets.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

If she is weak I would have her see the vet. If this happens only in the morning when she is on an empty stomach for too long, you can try to give a bed-time snack early/morning treat. But since you mention she is getting weak there is not much you can do at home since you do not know what is causing this. best wishes

Ren 4 years ago

Hi! I've read your article while searching for home treatments for vomiting dogs. My dog has suddenly started vomiting this morning. Vomit looks like saliva and no solids. She drinks small amount of water but vomits again. Now, she's weak and we can't force her to drink/eat anymore. Aside from providing hydration, what medication can we give her?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Praziquantel (Droncit) is used commonly to kill tapeworms. If that is what you are using consider that vomiting, lack of appetite, diarrhea and lethargy are side effects. You can read it here:

It is your call if you want her to see the vet and are worried. If the vomiting continues and he is becoming lethargic I think a vet visit is best for safety sake. Best wishes.

alyssa 4 years ago

my dog has been taking meds the past couple of days for kennel cough, 2 days ago found segments of tapeworms in his poop. so called the vet again and they gave me a pill that would kill the tapeworm. he was feeling fine, til this morning. he has thrown up a couple of times and its just yellow foam. should I call the vet and see or just wait til later on in the day if he starts to feel better. he is a pomeranian, so just a small dog.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Thank you for sharing Ruby!

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Ruby Glasser 4 years ago from Wyoming

We use Phytomucil religiously for gags and runs. I like it because its an herbal remedy and actually works.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Have her seen and the stools checked by your vet just in case. giardia, liver problems and pancreas can cause yellow stools, best wishes

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Three days is a lot and since the fasting did not work it means time to see the vet! There may be an underlying cause that needs addressed, don't force home remedies on a dog sick like that. Best wishes.

dianne 4 years ago

my 4 month diabetic yorky was very sick all week. but now is fin except her h6ard stools are yellow since 3 days,what could that mean, sh6e also as pancreitis,

Kmass92 4 years ago

My one year old bichon/yorkie mix has been vomiting for 3 days. The first day she threw up 3 times in a row 4-5 hours after she ate. I fasted her the second day and today I fed her this morning and she just puked 3 times in a row again. Any suggestions on what to try first?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

If he recently had his shots report to your vet, it could be a side effect and your vet must know that and follow through

melinda 4 years ago

My 11 week puppy was fine thos morning and then threw up this afternoon. Now he looks really sad and doesn't want to do much. He has his first two shots and takes his next shot on Friday

What should we do

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

You may have to take your dog to the vet if she is not eating for some time and acting lethargic. Your vet may prescribe famotidine if she turns out having irritable bowel syndrome, which is the generic for Pepcid AC and perhaps a prescription diet for sensitive stomachs. You can try a bland diet with boiled chicken and rice, but again, if she is acting sick a vet visit is the best choice. Best wishes!

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orlandocoupons 4 years ago from Orlando, FL


My 9 1/2 year old pommeranian started vomiting yesterday. Lots of yellow. It seemed to get better last night but started back this morning after drinking water. He is lethargic and doesn't even want to go out to the bathroom.

I was reading earlier comments about the yellowness of the liquid and that it is because he is vomiting on an empty stomach. This makes sense to me because he really didn't eat much on Wednesday or Thursday and nothing at all today - Friday. He has no interest in food just a few sips of water every now and then. My questions is, how do I get him to eat so solve the empty stomac issue.


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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

It is hard to say, how is your dog doing now? I would not hesitate taking him to the vet if he is still acting sickly, best wishes!

pat 4 years ago

My mini schnazer threw up yellow mucus and then hour later had diarrhea. He has not lost his appettite and he is still drinking water. should I be concerned?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

It may not hurt to try to stop giving the rice, perhaps the meat in it may be causing problems(if the fat from the ground meat is not drained off, it may cause problems to sensitive tummies). If he is eating too fast, here is a a helpful hub;

If it continues you should have him seen by a vet, as there may be an underlying cause that needs addressed. Best wishes!

Che 4 years ago

Thanks for replying so quickly. He threw up again some time last night even though I changed dinner to lunch time. He ate chow at dinner time and what was interesting was that he threw up the rice meal. So I guess if the rice is the problem I should stop it . I know he eats too fast, but he's a pit! What do you think about me soaking his chow in water or broth and eliminating rice? I mean does he really need rice anyway?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

I am wondering if your dog may be eating too fast? Is the vomit regurgitated or actually vomited? Rice and ground beef is very bland, indeed it is fed to dogs on an upset stomach. Is he kept outdoors? Can he be eating things you are not aware of ie grass, dead animals, toys etc. Have you had his stools checked for parasites? There are so many causes for vomiting!

Che 4 years ago

Hi, wondering if you can help. I have a 2 and a half yr old pit bull. He gets fed at night.(mixture of rice cooked with ground beef and lamb.) in the morning he gets some Evo chow. His water is changed twice daily. He may even get more chow around 2pm. Within the past couple weeks I have noticed, in the morning, his dinner thrown up on the lawn. I don't see this every day, more like 2 or 3 times a week. He has been eating this rice dinner all his life with no problem. I reduced the amt and am thinking of switching dinner to lunchtime to see if this helps. Behaviour and appetite is fine. If I didn't see the vomit in the mornings I would never know there is anything wrong.

Marie 4 years ago

For those of you who also have a pup with overactive stomach acid (where they vomit bile after not eating for an extended amount of time), I'm going to try this product:

Maybe a half teaspoon in the morning to see how it works? Can any of you please let me know if you've tried something like this and what the results were? I have to hand feed my pup three times a day on a schedule and he never wants to eat - very frustrating. Hoping this will help!


monique 4 years ago

I have a 9month old mix and she just started being in heat. She threw up twice yesterday and once today. Is that a normal symptom of being in heat?

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bagoliv 4 years ago from Lisboa

you vet should suggest more exams in order to find out why your dogs are vomiting...

Blood tests, X.Rays and Ultrassonography are good starting points if they do not help endoscopy could also be used.

In general, if a dog is vomiting it should be treated with injectable medications until it resumes vomiting, normally there´s no use in giving pills to a dog who will throw them up a few moments after...

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Jean Barnes 4 years ago from Mayflower, Arkansas

my two dogs out of four are vomiting after they eat. I had them at vet. twice now. They are on ampoxilin, pain meds. and science diet food, dry. I missed the pills by two hours late yesterday, my older dog twelve, went into kithcen and vomited. What should I do next, they look so healthy and are acting fine. The pills will only last three more days!!!

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

If she is coughing and gagging it could be she has bordetella, this hub shows a list of symptoms and a video of a dog with it.

It is best however if she sees a vet so she can be diagnosed and treated properly, best wishes!

Miguel 4 years ago

Hi i hve a question my dog has been trowing up white slimmy foamy vomit, but when she does she coaughs or gags?she eats well,drinks well,and is full of energywhat could she have?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Vomiting bile often occurs when a dog is on an empty stomach, has your vet prescribed anything like Pepcid? Here are a couple of articles about yellow bile vomiting in dogs:

tazman59 4 years ago

I have a 16 year old male poodle. very healthy two weeks ago he stopped eating and started throwing up yellow bile. Took him to the vet he was dehydrated, spent 3 day in hospital given Iv and meds. home for a week and he threw up bile again, back to vets more meds given. Now one week later and he has thrown up again. Should I go back to vets, should I worry? Spending lots on vets, but if that's what I have to do!! He is eating running around doesn't appear to be sick. What should I do??

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Does the vomiting take place when he is left on an empty stomach for too long? If so, read this article:

Is he still vomiting when on the bland diet?

alfie boy x 4 years ago

my dog is new t us he is 3 yrs old and had a vomiting problem for a week.. the vet said hwe seems happy an healthy and gave us pro biotics to put in his food now a week later in my car he was sick again ... i took him bak to the vet and she gave him an injection thats ment to help and some medicine he takes before he eats chicken and rice ..

he hast really ate a proper meal since he has been here and his sick is either bile or foamy white and yellow .

he seems happy and is drinking water

i cant stop worrying even after my 2nd visit to the vets in 1 week help please ...

Princess 4 years ago

It was very helpful... Thank you =)

johnnie 4 years ago

My dog has thrown-up through the nite.Her stool is dark and loose.She is drinking a lot of water so I took it away.She is lethargic.Vet can't see her until 3:00 today.Very worried about her.S he hasbeen given all vaccinations after we got her 3 yrs ago.She had been let out where we live in the country.She is a small mixed breed prob terrior and shizu.Love her !

Mage 4 years ago

my puppy is sick..he hasn't eaten for 3days now..he manage to drink small amount of water but doesn't want to eat..his belly is turning yellowish and he sometimes vomits..i'm so scared..i don't have enough budget to take him to a vet right away and also there is no nearby vet clinics around here..what should i do? and what probably causes it? i don't want to lose him..pls any info will do..thanks!

Marie 4 years ago

My four-year-old female corgi/jack russell mix has been regurgitating her food for the past two days. I feed her three times a day (due to her brother's bile issues) and she seems to be keeping every other meal down. She never gets sick so this is really worrying me. I hand fed her the last two meals since she has a tendency to eat too fast, and I stuck to plain dry food. She kept her 'lunch' down, but threw up her dinner about 15 minutes after eating it. Please help!

Belle 4 years ago

I've a 5 year old mix breed (some alsation and some sharpei) she was fine last night but this morning she is lethargic, disorientated and weak. Her gums are white with only a light pinkish shade, she drinks water then shortly after it just pours back out looks slimy. She is on Rymidal for pain, born with hip displasia but hasn't had one in weeks as the weather was fine and she didn't complain about the hip as she usually does. Also I checked for dehydration but her skin went back immediately.

lilbitsquirrely03 4 years ago

I have a Yorkie and she is 7 months and she is throwing up and its pinkish and it had some of her food in it, what should I do?

HBailey 4 years ago

Thanks for your quick reply. I refer to her as a "pup" but she is actually 3+ years old. She actually eats very slowly - just taking a mouthful at a time, dropping it on the floor, then picking up each individual piece to chew and swallow - we actually find her dainty approach humorous. I am definitely fasting her - wish I had read this before we fed her this morning! We'll see how she does, thanks for the advice! (also, I am not super panicked as she still acts normal and happy.)

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Hbailey, sounds like a dog with an upset stomach and the blades of grass in the vomit suggest she ate the grass to get relief. When eating blades of grass it sort of irritates the throat and elicits vomiting. The fiber you saw in the stool suggests she ate more grass. A fast, followed by a bland diet may help out, but since this is a pup a vet should be seen if this continues and your pup starts acting sick. If possible, try not to allow her to eat grass, keep her near you, some dogs will attempt to eat the carpet when they do not have access to grass. If your pup eats fast, try to slow her down, by feeding her kibble inside a Kong or placing a big toy inside her food bowl so she will have eat to around it. Best wishes~!

HBailey 4 years ago

Thank you so much for this article - I was hoping for your opinion about my situation. I have a 3 yr old husky/shepherd mix who weighs about 45 lbs - so on the smaller side for both breeds. She had thrown up in the middle of the night on two consecutive nights. Just one round of vomiting each night. The vomit was only dog food - very thick and rounded in a mound on the floor. It smelled just like dog food - not particularly foul. It was well chewed - no actual pieces of food. There was a blade of grass in one of them. Then the third day, I didn't let her eat later in the day as she had been. I also watched her in the yard and confirmed that she had at least one bowel movement. I actually looked through her bowel movement to make sure there were no foreign objects - it was fibrous with possible grass material and smelled beyond foul (more than normal). That night she did not vomit, the next night no vomit. But, last night vomit again - the same consistency. She seems to be well hydrated - can keep water down. She plays, runs around, acts happy and her normal self all day. She ate well this morning, but I am considering fasting her per your article's advice. Have you ever heard of this before? What would you do?

(And no, I cannot believe I have spent the last several days sorting through dog vomit and bowel movements?! We really love our pup!)

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Betty, colds are not typical of parvo symptoms even tough a fever is, however, at times bacterial infections may set in, you need to have this pup checked by the vet, there are so many conditions which may cause the symptoms you are seeing, with the virulent aspect of this disease, I would suspect it would be parvo (you said other 4 pups died) but it can also be distemper and so many other conditions. Best wishes.

betty 4 years ago

i have a 4 month old puppy who i am pretty sure has parvo we have had 4 other pups die in the last 4 days my question is would a pup with parvo have like a cold also ? she has had a massive amount of diarrhea (only 2 times in 12 hours)

but it had blood in it then for the last 4 hours she has like a little cough and she vomited up a lot of watery yellow stuff is this normal with parvo/ the other 4 died within 12 hours from the time they started getting sick but this pup has made it almost 24 hours when would she be out of the clear. i have been giving her 3 teaspoons of pedialyte every 15 to 20 min since 1130am yesterday please let me know what else i can do

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Allison, I am not aware of bread used as a bland diet for dogs, but here are some vet approved bland diets:

Note mashed potatoes should be made with water and not milk.

Allison 4 years ago

If I can't go buy rice is just bread okay as a bland diet? And are there any other foods I can feed my golden retriever? She has been vomiting about a couple times. You can see her dog food In the vomit. So please answer soon about what other foods are bland for dogs

Ashthib 4 years ago

My dog is diabetic. Shes been having diarrhea since 11:00am yesterday and I had to feed her to give her insulin. Since then she's been drinking a lot and vomiting water and mucus. I was told to never take away her water but In this case I think I need too. Can you give me your opinion? I'm trying to get her through the night and I'm bringing her to the vet first thing in the morning.

kdumaine 4 years ago

the dog in this picutre looks exactly like my lillie, we rescued her a few years ago.

Sanaa 4 years ago

My yorkie has been sick for about week. He is drinking water a lot and throwing it up right away. Also he was having diarrhea last couple of days. His stool was jelly like watery red brown and not eating well. I checked his temperature making sure he is having fever or nor. His temperature was 100 which is normal. Surprisingly, he was normal yesterday like having so much energy and eating well, so I thought he had tummy problem. But this morning, he was drinking water a lot and throwing it up again and was crying. Looked very uncomfortable, so I brought him a vet right away. He had tests and exams, and my vet suggested to take xray because she said that my pup might swallow something and it is bothering him. If there is blockage and then my pup needs surgery. Thankfully, there wasn't problem with stomach. So she gave my pup some medication and shot. Total cost was around $450.

Actually, I was guessing correct that he is having tummy problem. But I'd recommend you bring your pet to vet first to just make sure there is no serious thing going on.

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

ilovepotchi, you can visit your local pet store and ask for a product known as ''nutrical'' or you can rub the gums with pancake syrup or honey.

ilovepotchi 4 years ago

btw she's not dehydrated and vomiting decreased a lot.

ilovepotchi 4 years ago

i already gave my dog home remedies and it help a lot. we also went to the vet and the vet injected some antibiotics. can i ask what to give my dog for her to gain energy? thank you!

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

Greetings, it is hard to say what may be going on. One possibility is she could have a bowel obstruction especially if she tends to eat foreign items, below is a helpful link. Other concerns may be pancreatitis, parvo, and several other disorders. This warrants a vet visit, please have her seen.

ilovepotchi 4 years ago

hi my shitzu potchi a 1 year and 8 months dog has been vomiting yellow brown liquid with some saliva for the last 4 days. she doesn't have fever even diarrhea and she's still barking as usual but always want to take a nap.she ask for food but after a couple of hours (maybe 5 hrs) vomit it out. what could be the problem? please help :(

potchi is my first dog and was treated by the whole family just like a baby

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

It is unclear to me if she is vomiting right after eating (therefore likely she is regurgitating if the food looks not digested) or if she is vomiting bile, which is only yellow liquid and generally takes place when a dog vomits on an empty stomach.

Stratford 4 years ago

I have an adult pomeranian that burbs after eating or drinking. Food is out for her all day. She eats when she wants. She eats nothing but dog food (science diet small bites) and pepperoni treats. She is throwing up bile pretty regularly. She just threw up twice. A lot of liquid never any food. What do I need to look for in her habits to see what might be causing this?

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alexadry 4 years ago from USA Author

If he vomits right after eating I would recommend a vet visit. Generally, foam passes through but it could be he ate chunks large enough to cause problems.

mccoy 4 years ago

what do i do when my dog eats the foam out of my couch and tries to eat, but pukes it back up ,will drink, not sure about bowel movement yet

Martina 4 years ago

My dog was vomiting bile and I gave him pepto and no more vomiting but still won't drink or ready I make him walk to go potty but he is very weak made poop finally lets me feed him but still very weak walks like a drunk :(

lauren 4 years ago

I have a 11 week old staffy I have only had him 5 days he hasn't had. Any ov his ingections or anything I am booked in for the vet friday, we got him off a friend who has taken him outside walking then she sold him to someone else then got him back now. We have him, we haven't let him outside as like he said hasn't had any shots, I'm concerend about him, he hasn't eaten much over the last 2 daays, and his nose is relly dry, he is drinking puppy milk and water tho and hasn't been sick but I'm just scared incase there's something rong with him,

amanda 4 years ago

my puppy is puking out foamy white stuff and pooping out blood. do you know what this is called?? and how i can get rid of it???

boxercrazy 5 years ago

Took Kilo to the Vet and they did a barium X-ray that shows he has a megaesphogus! Not very good news especially since there seems to be no cure just different options to help the food go to the stomach! He's a white boxer and that's one of his special needs it just took a little longer to catch it! But I love him and am gonna do what I can to help his problem!

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

If he is vomiting after chewing the wood I would worry about a bowel obstruction if your dog has a tendency to chew and swallow foreign objects. Here is a hub about this:

However, if the food is in a tube shape, there may be chances he is eating too quickly. Look for a brake-fast bowl if this is the case or follow some tips in this hub:

Unfortunately, at times to go to the root of the problem more tests may need to be done and yes, this can get quite expensive. I recommend all dog owners to have their dog's insured, it can save quite a lot of money for under than $30 dollars a month here is a hub about this:

Best wishes!

boxercrazy 5 years ago

I have a 2yr old boxer that has been diagnosed with a sensitive stomach so I finally got him straightened out with chicken and rice dog food with no additives and had been doing good since January but last week he chewed on wood and started throwing up after he eats! He will go a while before he does this and it is food like a tube shape that I saw you mentioned in another post. The Vet had even given some pills for night to help as needed but they aren't working! I am wondering if his stomach is inflamed and if you have any suggestions before I go spend money I really don't have for them to tell me its his sensitive stomach again. Thanks for any suggestions!

Yolees Mom 5 years ago

I just wanted to tell you that I had originally found your site because my 9 mo. old puppy had regurgitated then vomited for two days. We had just gotten her from the pound and I didn't know what to do. I read about the chicken and rice and cooked up some for her. I fed it to her for a day and she was back to normal.

Now, for the MIRACULOUS part, I have a geriatric cat (about 17 1/2) who has been skin and bones, literally, for a few years. Tried meds (slight thyroid problem), nothing helped. I had read that elderly cats only eat stuff with strong smells and tried a high calorie booster. Well, apparently, not so! When I had made chicken and rice for Yolee ( my puppy), I had put in one large, (Knorr, I believe) chicken bullion cube with about a cup or so of water and the chopped chicken ( a lb or so) and left-over rice from the Chinese restaurant I always order from. My kitty, Miki, actually ate it! I am happy to report that I now make the exact same thing for my beloved cat but I use the food chopper to mince the chicken before I cook it. She has been eating this for two+ weeks now and hasn't eaten this much in years. I noticed today that she actually seems to be getting some meat (muscle) on her bones. I want to THANK YOU WITH ALL MY HEART!!!!!!! She's always been finicky and would only eat dry food, except she would lick the gravy from canned cat food. She'd never actually eat the meat part. I know your blog is about dogs but, I'm convinced, you have helped my Miss Kitty (aka Miki) regain some of her health and provided her more time with us! I am forever grateful and I think what you are doing to help folks (and critters) is an amazing thing!

Thberry2007 5 years ago

So my almost 2 month old boxer/husky puppy has been throwing up yellow vomit in the past two mornings! Yesterday he vomited about 5 times and what looked like pieces of a chewy bone we got for his teething and something else I could not recognize. And then this morning hes thrown up twice so far what I think are pieces of non stuffed animals fur(he destroyed them and I had to take the stuffing out). He has had diarrhea the past 3 to 4 days. We have changed his food like about two weeks ago and he's eating and drinking regularly. He's only thrown up in the early to late mornings when he hasn't eaten or drank yet. And after he vomits he's fine with lots of energy then takes a couple naps during the day. I'm wondering should I take him to the vet or wait it out another day and take away his animals? He's had his first set of shots but not dewormed. Thanks for any help:)

Megan 5 years ago

we adopted a dog from mexico about 6 months ago and it has been great she is 2 years old and a chihauaX(mabye jack)

and the last week she has been vomiting up white liquid and bile(have read all your other comments) but she is not on a timed feeding because she dosnt eat lkke anything we tryed to put her on one but she just walked away and she dosnt eat a lot mabye 3/4 cup a day if we are lucky. because she dosnt care about her food like a lot of dogs what should we try to give her at night when she has been vomiting(in the middle of the night almost everynight)

i am tired to her almost puking on my head at 3 in the morning :)

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Lara, ask your vet about prescription diets for sensitive stomachs like Hills'I/d

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Gloria, it sounds like empty stomach syndrome, see if the symptoms you see match by reading this article, it helps to give a bed time and early morning snack:

Lara 5 years ago

Yes I use to give my dog Pepto 1/2 tab for upset stomach and my holistic vet said not to because it does contain aspirin and she is a seizure dog on Phenobarbital 16.5 mg a day. She is also on special diet Natural Balance limited ingredients and grain free everything. She hasn't had much problem with vomiting lately, but today she went out and ate grass and came in and threw it up. I'm wondering if there is anything else I can give her for upset stomach? She is also allergic to lactose which most probiotics are made from lactose acidopholis so I can only give her one digestive enzymes that is lactose free and she is also allergic to pumpkin, gives her gray diarrhea.

gloria 5 years ago

my 4 year old mini dachshund is paralyzed in her rear legs since for over one year now. she is happy but in the past couple of months seems to vomit CLEAR liquid and foam ONCE per night, most nights. Sometimes in the middle of the night she wakes up, wretches and vomits this up (clear and foam). After a few minutes she is fine for the next 24 or more hours. no other symptoms, eats and drinks and poops well. Could it be due to paralysis causing some problem, or just empty tummy at night? She never used to have this nighttime problem before paralysis but also did not have it for first year of paralysis, just in recent months. I don't want to spend more money on her to diagnose this since I spent over 5 thousand on back surgery that failed.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Lane, from her desire to eat sticks I am wondering if she may be suffering from pica. Any how, she should be putting up weight. I think a vet should do a very throughout exam on her and rule out medical conditions such as malabsorptive/maldigestive disorders such as exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), and certain forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). These are just a few causes of not putting up weight. Best wishes!

babydroopie, time to see the vet!

Sicktomystomach, wow, what an ordeal! And all that without finding anything? Hoping for the best, sending best wishes your way..

sick to my stomach because of what we have put Marley through 5 years ago

My 20 month old min. schnauzer has been throwing up everything she eats for a week and half now , we took her to the vets , they gave her all kinds of shots and meds to take home ,said don't let her eat till morn. when we talk on phone. Well she got in the cat food the next morn and threw it up talked to vet about half hour later. he said bring her in we need to do exploritory surgery. They did the surgery , the nurse said she will be in extreme pain and be on narcotics for a while. They took out every organ and checked or felt for obstructions and found absolutely nothing, nothing wrong in bloodwork now she is going through all this added pain for nothing and I can't imagine how bad she is going to hurt now every time she throws up I aam beside myself without her here at home and all by herself. I have given myself a headache from crying , I can't quit now I am worried about what problems we will have aused her in the future from letting them do all that to her insides. I have never had a dog I have loved this much before , she just has the best most loving personality of any dog I have ever owned.

baabydrooupie 5 years ago

My dog been vomiting the yellow fluid for about 2-3 days now he wont eat but he drinks. He past the dehydration test. He does nothing just lay on the bed and sleep. My poor baby looks like he going to pass but he's just sleeping . plzz help !):

Lane 5 years ago

Hi, alexadry, I'd like to get your opinion on something: I volunteer at a dog shelter and one of our dogs has been having a weird problem that the vet doesn't seem to be helping. At first, she was getting sick on food, and they thought it was an intestinal problem, so they changed her food and cut out treats and had her on a medication for two weeks. That's long over, and it's been weeks now since she's had any vomiting problem, so that seems cleared up. However, we've got her on six cups of kibble per day, plus canned food for snacks, and she's keeping it all down, and yet she is losing weight like mad. She is a pile of bones. She has been wormed already in case that was the problem, but it didn't help. She has a ton of energy, she acts like nothing's wrong (she doesn't feel bad at all; she seems very happy), but whenever she is outside, she is obsessive about tracking down and eating every small stick in her vicinity. She doesn't care about grass or playing or people, just sticks. Sticks, sticks, sticks, find me more sticks. Sometimes she manages to get so much bark down that she'll have a bowel movement the next morning and it's just like mulch. Otherwise, her bowel movements seem just fine, regular when she hasn't been able to get to too many sticks. We don't understand why she keeps losing weight on so much food. She's a smallish black lab. Her coat is shiny and beautiful. She doesn't look sickly except for her bones sticking out everywhere and a warm, moderately dry nose. Do you have any ideas what this could be?

patchy's mammy 5 years ago

hi my patchy has been feeling unwell for 3days now i think.. he seems to feel sorry for him self on a morning and on a night time he has done an accident twice (2 nights in a row) and the third night he was sick.. it was vomit not bile.. and it's always been in the middle of the night round 2.30am.. could u help before i take him to the vets


Mimi 5 years ago

Morning. My puppy gets diarea from the Petsmart can dog food she did it on my parents carpet is that food bad for all pets too. Mimi

atrippletribe 5 years ago

my 11month old lab/bouvier got a treat of pork skin/fat last night and has been throwing up small piles of white foam all day long but is still it because she ate pork the reason why she is throwing up?

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Do not feed them for at least 4 hours, but rub some pancake syrup on their gums every couple of hours. Then you can try to give little food a bit at a time like a little bit of baby food with no garlic and onion in it and have them lick it from your finger. Feed very little every hour. If they keep it down good, if not I am afraid there is nothing more you can do as forcing them to eat will only make them vomit and dehydrate more. Give ice cubes to lick so they are hydrated and you can freeze some Pedialyte to lick as well, ask around sometimes vets may allow you to make payments, best wishes,

Sarah 5 years ago

hi, so I have a 5 month old chow and a 4 month old pomeranian both are not eating and if they try it comes back up the little dog seems to be in pain I called emergency vets and tge wont take them because I wont be able to pay up front I dont gey paid fo two more days they do you have any suggestions on what I can do until I can take them to a vet

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Bon, look for a premium dog food with meat as the first ingredient and have him checked for worms, just in case.

Eyesofhazel, I think a follow-up vet visit is in order, maybe have them run some blood work and have his stools checked, best wishes

EyesofHazel 5 years ago

My dog had got loose about a week ago and it was 5 hrs. Later until he was found under the neighbor’s front porch with either two bite wombs or two bee-bee hole in his skin. We took him to the vet because he was vomiting, not eating and had no energy. My vet said that he had an infection, gave him a shot and advised me to give him pepto. Needless to say it is 4 days later and he still is vomiting... I don’t know what to do next?

Bon 5 years ago

"My dog stayed with some friends when we left on vacation . We pick him up today and he's really thin. What is a good way to put fat back on him?"

Mario 5 years ago

Hi, my 10 weeks old staffy isent vaccinated coz i only got him yesterday from me m8 im making a visit to the vet on friday. but he has blood in his stole and now he has dierhiaa and his eye is to red what to do.

kim godden 5 years ago

Hi, my 3 and half year old shi zhu has been quite sick today, hes only had water all day and stopped being sick at about 5ish...however, this evening he has just brought up a puddle of watery brownish sick and it has quite a nasty smell to it! he is moving about but in between his little trips to the water bowl and back he is almost lifeless...i'm really worried at the moment, can anyone please help me or advise me?

Stephanie Davis 5 years ago

Hi, I have a year old Husky. Today shes been throwing up clear liquid all morning. And she can't retain any water. Her gums are still a nice color and

Finnbeth 5 years ago

My 11 year old Sheltie is vomiting up a brown Mucus, it started as yellow bile but now has changed. She is not eating and will often just sit there all day long.

Any ideas what to do or what is wrong with her.

Jennifer 5 years ago

Hey, i was just wondering if you could give me some advice. My family adopted a 2-3 yearold collie mix. When we adopted him he was really thin, and we suspected he had been abused. He has been with us for around 6 months and he has settled in fine, we also have a female collie and he doesn't eat when she is in season. Lately he has been losing weight, but he still eats more than our other dog. Last night and tonight he was throwing up food his bed, or simply ignoring it. We dont have him registered at a vet, please help?

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Actually, many vets tell clients to give pepto. Of course, no owner should give it without consulting with a vet first (as I recommend in my article). It should never be given to cats.

dee 5 years ago

Please do not give your dog pepto bismol

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Christie, how often do you food your Yorkie?

Chrsitina there can be many causes, but being so small a vet visit is highly recommended.

christina 5 years ago

my 14 week old puppy threw up hes food last night, then seemed ok this morning he threw up again foam looking stuff twice now hes not throwing up hes just sleeping, what could be the problem

Christie 5 years ago

I have a yorkie/min poodle mix who is 2 years old. She has been vomiting at least twice a week for a while now. I took her to the vet a couple times for this and they keep telling me there is nothing wrong with her. They haven't run any tests on her. Today she threw up bile this morning twice. She was hungry so I fed her breakfast and she was fine all day. About an hour ago she threw up her dinner and bile. She has thrown up 4 times in the past hour. She will drink water just to throw up minutes later. I have never seen her this bad. My town does not have an overnight vet and the vets are closed tomorrow due to the holiday. I'm so scared there is something wrong with her.

Rachel 5 years ago

My 1.5 year old Norwich Terrier was seen by the vet 3 weeks ago after he started refusing to walk and seemed to be in pain. Although an x-ray showed his back was probably hurting him, the blood-work showed he might be suffering from the beginning of pancreatitis. I switched to Hills prescription bland canned food from the vet, and gave him Pepcid for one week. He seemed fine--had never vomited. Now, for the last 4 days, he has vomited every morning. It's the same thing--when he goes outside in the morning, he eats grass, then vomits bile. After that, he seems pretty much the same. I am going to bring him back to the vet on Tuesday (it's a 3 day weekend and they're closed), but wondering if this sounds bad? Currently, he's running around happy, but I am afraid he has cancer, or something serious...

lesley 5 years ago

we have an 8 month staffy who has been vomting small amounts of bile,still really excited to see you but not moving around as she would normally do. she is drinking water normally and her stools are normal do you have any idea what i could try doing before taking her to the vet.All she wants at the minute is lots of cuddles

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Do not give water, try ice cubes instead. Follow the directions on the article for fasting and bland diet. But if she is acting sick,lethargic, not eating your best bet should be to take her to the vet, best wishes!

josie 5 years ago

I need help my dog is throwing up her water and not eating!

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JelaV 5 years ago from Philippines

Dogs are man's best friend. They deserve to be cared and treat as a member of the family. Normally, looking after them like monitoring their health is one of the best thing we can do to show our love.Thanks.

Sad and Lonely 5 years ago

Chico (9mo gChihuahua) vomited yellow bile in the morning by the evening he was lethargic. I took him to emergency and they said there was a penny in his stomach and because was so small it was unable to pass through. I penny started to corrode and caused liver damage. I had to put him to sleep that day. I have lost my best friend, a companion and love. I miss him so much. I spent most of my time walking him and teaching him new tricks. Every time I came home he acted like I just got back from the war, he was so loving and awesome.

Justine 5 years ago

My 8 week morkie has been really lethargic lately and threw up a couple times today. She was energetic in the morning but it changed.

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william.fischer29 5 years ago

This is real.. Thanks for this.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

She sure sounds she is grieving..I would not give aspirin as it can cause stomach ulcers and upset stomach..I would try to entice her to eat with yummy foods. ask your pet store for nutrical, a tube that provides nutrition for dogs suffering from illness or other, try to pour some Gravy made from Iams on her food, warm up her food, try to give boiled chicken, I am concerned about the vomiting though..I would have her see a vet just to rule out medical causes as wishes, here is a helpful hub:

angellove 5 years ago

I had a 14 year old dog died and the other dog is greaving she eat very little an she vomits 2 time a day ,I gave her Aspirin. I give her Egg& 2%milk to keep her going I started walking but I dont know what to go for her she lossing weight.if any body has any please tell me

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Web World Watcher 5 years ago

if the dog is eating grass is that an indicator that their stomach is upset? I know it might just be an old wives there any truth to it?

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

It sounds like she is producing too much acid in the night despite you are feeding her late. How about trying some whole wheat bread right before going to bed? It should help absorb acid and can be pretty filling.Here is a helpful article:

gail 5 years ago

...sorry...forgot to mention that my Cattle Dog is hypothyroid (on levothyroxine), is blind from SARDS and had a bout of pancreatitis 1 1/2 yrs ago. She is fed good quality - carefully. Her weight is now good. She is 8 yrs old. I've tried everything - probiotics, aloe vera...but she still seems to feel very nauseated in the early hours. Totally puzzling.

gail 5 years ago

my Cattle Dog seems to have bouts of nausea in the very early a.m. I do feed her a few TB of canned dog food around 11 p.m., but it is not unusual for her to wake me around 5:30 or 6 a.m....frantic to run outside and eat greens - her preference is the leaves of ornamental grasses. If I DON'T feed her at night, she is apparently hyperacidic and has stomach gurgles - an antacid usually helps but I don't want to do that too often. Sometimes she sounds uncomfortable. Going on for 2 years - has been to vet with no diagnosis other than "hyperacidity". Any thoughts on what might be going on with her?

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Lea^ 5 years ago from Vancouver WA

This is good information that all pet owners need to know.

Although we do not need to rush to the Vet for every little upset, if a small animal is sick or vomiting for more than a few days, they need to be seen by a Vet (or their Vet at least needs to be made aware of the situation). For instance, some Vets are willing to run tests on a fresh stool sample without seeing them). I have noticed that animals bounce back from illness and injury much quicker than we do, so if they do not, that is cause for concern.

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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

Thank you so much. You truly know your craft. I will check it out today.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

That is regurgitation, the food is undigested still whole and is often slimy and shaped as a tube since it came straight from the esophagus.. the dog brings up passively, therefore there are no stomach contractions or drooling as seen in vomiting..this is happening because too much food is arriving too fast and the stomach cannot handle it... many dogs will eat regurgitated food again.. you need to slow your girl down, eating too fast can cause bloat, here is a link for a good way to slow dogs down using SPECIAL BOWLS:

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Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

Question, occasionally my big yellow lab will eat quickly and then I will find somewhere in the house that all of her food has come back up, undigested. What's that?

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

If it is three days she has not vomited you can start to add to the chicken and rice very slowly the diet your vet has recommended, it sounds like you are doing this already. Add the dog food gradually until it totally replaces the bland diet, generally, I would say five days should suffix since the dog food should already be easy to digest. Watch not to let her gulp too much water down at once. If you have not done it yet, have your vet run a fecal test, just to rule out worms, Best wishes!

snoopylover 5 years ago

No parvo and shes been on the bland diet for a couple days and i've been adding her food in with the chicken and rice and no vomiting for the last 3 days..fingers crossed. im slowly adding in the dog food but should i continue giving the rice and chicken and for how long?

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

The bland diet will not hurt but it must be given after a 12 hour fast. I am not sure if you are claiming she is not eating because she does not like the new food or because she is not feeling well. Has your vet ruled out Parvo? what was his diagnosis?

Snoopylover 5 years ago

Hi i have a 4 month old boxer and shes been regurtating up water/food shes updated on shots an no worms per vet. The vet suggested we change her food to canine gastrointestional He after trying several different foods she ate it for the first 2 days then stopped eating it completely but she drinks water and is hydrated. Should i try the bland diet? shes still really active she was underweight when we got her 2 months ago she was 15lbs and now shes only 20lbs please help!

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Yes, food can make a very big difference in the health of our precious canines, happy to hear your dog is feeling much better!

Michelle 5 years ago

I took my dog to the vet and he told me she is in perfect health, We just need to change her food which we did and now she has more energy and she is like a new dog she is also having no problem keeping the new food down.

I just wanted to thank you for your advice.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Yes, a vet visit is best to rule out anything thing worth mentioning: if she is throwing up right after eating and the food is not digested but sort of chewed up and your dog is not contracting its stomach as she vomits but just passively gulps it up you are dealing with regurgitation...

here is a helpful hub that explains the differences more in depth:

If you must change diet remember to introduce it gradually over the course of a week, adding increasingly larger amounts of the new wishes!

Michelle 5 years ago

My dog is 9 years old and she has recently started throwing up he food. It has been the same food she has been eating for's only when she eats this food that she will throw it up right after she eats it. I have gave her a couple of treats and she manages to keep them down. I was wondering if it is time to change her food or should I take her to see the vet?

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lindatymensky 5 years ago

A very helpful and well-written article. I'm going to follow you! Linda

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Calgarz 5 years ago

We give small pieces of banana so as to replenish the lost electrolytes and make her recover fast.

hubpageswriter1 5 years ago

AMAZING hubpage thanks for sharing this great info it's really helped me to get my dog from stoping vomiting thnaks for sharing ps i atually just wrote a hubpage on how to teach your dog to heal you should check it out

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Miss Lil' Atlanta 5 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Wow, I had no idea about most of these natural at home remedies. I currently own two dogs, and I found this article to be very helpful and informative since my cocker spaniel/poodle (cockapoo) tends to have some vomiting spells periodically.

Bobwest 5 years ago

Thank you for the help... Now I hope my dog will stop vomiting :(

Bob W.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

You can ask your vet about Hill's I/D prescription food. It is made for pets going through gastro-intestinal problems and it is quite bland..

Another good thing to look for is ''Nutrical'' a product found in a tube form in most pet stores. It provides nutritional support for pets in your situation

The key is fasting for 24 hours and then giving bland food in very small amounts.. give ice cubes instead of water and it is best to not feed until the dog is not vomiting for over 4 hours..

also keep in mind that prednisone makes dogs hungry.. so your dog may be hungry but the stomach may not be ready to receive food. a challenging wishes

vchernin 5 years ago

HELP! We have a 10 yr old mix that has been diagnosed with acute lymphoid leukemia. As there is no cure, we are basically treating her as a "hospice" patient. She has thrown up all of her food today and we're just trying to keep her comfortable. She has the appetite but nothing is staying down.....any suggestions. It's been 3 weeks since diagnosis and she is on prednizone. I know we don't have much longer.....

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dbrosegroup 5 years ago

Good Hub. Any information I can share is anecdotal based on the 1000's of conversations I've had with pet owners over the years as a holistic pet product rep in the field. Vomiting can be associated with many things and sometimes it's hard to say what a dog can get into that causes it. After all, we are talking about an animal that will eat dirty socks. But, the first question I always ask is WHAT is the dog vomiting. If it's intact kibble, I look at the food. If it's the yellow foamy bile stuff, I look at feeding behavior. If it's the bile, I suggest pushing the last feeding to later into the evening so the dogs not sitting empty all night. Otherwise I often suggest giving the dog some canned pumpkin as a late night treat before bedtime.

danny 5 years ago

We have a amer. Bull dog about 11 to 12 mednight vomits? We have changed food, but it still happens, We started only feeding him in the morning & noon, an still (3 to 4 night a week he vomits) what should we do, we got him from the pound about a month ago.

ryu 5 years ago

thank you for the reply but i followed the first step you had posted about fast for 24hr and i gave him Pedialyte but did a 50/50 with water and seems to like it a lot. last night i refilled his bowl, this morning it was empty and my wife says he seems a lot better now. i well try the bread thing and slowly introduce his food back. but i have notice that he hasn't gone #1 or #2 so i well closely keep an eye on him. thanks for the help.

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alexadry 5 years ago from USA Author

Try giving a bedtime or middle of the night snack if your dog is vomiting bile each morning. It could be his stomach is empty for too long. Use something bland like a piece of bread. However, at his age it is highly recommended to run bloodwork and have a vet check. Laying around the house, drinking a lot and not eating sounds more than a mild stomach problem and could be a sign of a systemic disorder. Here is a helpful link;

ryu 5 years ago

my min pin is 10yrs the last 2 days every morning that there is yellow vomitting. he drinks lots of water but doesn't eat and just lay around the house. we feed him 9am before work, then around 5pm dinner.

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SUSIE405 6 years ago from Delray Beach, Florida

Thanks for this hub. I will save it to favorites in case my dog gets sick again. I wish I have this information when she got sick. It cost me hundered at the vet for this advice.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Thank you for clarifying that, it is very helpful! Best wishes!

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Tirzah Laughs 6 years ago from USA

Just to clarify...Pepto now contains a product that is the main component of aspriin. Most dogs can take low level of aspirin but people have a tendency to give lots of Pepto, thinking the more they give, the quicker it will work. Would you give your dog three aspirin? No? Well then watch how much Pepto you give. Plus my vet says the new formula doesn't work as well in dogs and it can limit what can be prescribed directly afterwards.

Do not start PEPTO without clearing the dosage with your vet. And follow the dosage exactly.

And Pepto can be deadly to cats.

Just my two cents. :)

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Tirzah Laughs 6 years ago from USA

Do not give Pepto. The formula has changed in the last few years and it is longer acceptable for dogs.

It won't really help and sometimes it can make it worse for dogs.

Sarah 6 years ago

A few months ago our carin terrier cattle dog mix Sammy was throwing up once every week. He'd throw up mostly foam and he'd seem lethargic and then all of a sudden he was fine. we called the vet every time, and we did exactly what they said. It went on for a couple of weeks then late one night we woke up to find him covered in puke and he continued to puke the whole next day. So we took him to the vet and he had colitis of his intestine( the intestine was inflamed prob from something he ate) He was put on antibiotics and a powder digestive med for his food for about a month. Every now and then he gets an upset stomach so we watch what he eats carefully!!!!! If your not sure what to do always call the vet!!!

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Your welcome, mention to your vet the pup has been sick as your vet may want to wait a bit before giving the shots.

francinecastro 6 years ago

okay great im so glad to hear this! thank you for your help!! he is doing way better and seems just like his self. he hasn't thrown up he still plays crazy and wild lol. hes a little trouble maker.. but i am going today actually to get his shots and i will definitly be keeping my eye on him! thanks a bunch! :)

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Good to here the pup is doing better! Hopefully it was just something temporary (get him vaccinated ASAP though once better. I feel it may be unlikely that the mom gets sick as well especially if she was vaccinated. If he is doing just fine and keeping food and water down everything should be back to norm, make sure you keep a good eye on this fellow for the next days and report to your vet if anything unusual comes up. Pups so small are quite frail and can go downhill quickly if they vomit a lot.

francinecastro 6 years ago

yes the puppies did get dewormed but they haven't got there shots yet. im not dure about the first one i sold but i know the second one hasbt yet but they are going to probably monday and mine wil be on monday to. he hasn't thrown up anymore since yesterday and hes been playing all day and is eating a drinking fine. if the momma had all her shots and say the puppy had anything would she be able to get it? and wouldn't he be feeling sick and not wanting to do anything?

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Did these puppies get shots and dewormings done? I am worried because it sounds like something they may be passing one to another. The yellow stuff you are seeing is bile and it generally comes from vomiting on an empty stomach. While this puppy is still active, things can go downhill fast if the vomiting continues and if diarrhea develops as well. A vet visit is in order here since the pup is so small. Collect a fecal sample and have your vet test it, it may be worms but it could also be gastroenteritis or parvo. Better be safe than sorry. Best wishes!

francine  6 years ago

hi my baby (dog) had puppies and they are 9 weeks old. i recently just sold two of them but still have one more ..they used to throw up yellow foam stuff (not all the time tho,maybe once) but the one i still have just threw up today i gave him a little piece of turkey earlier today and he threw up and u could see it was cause the turkey now he threw up again and it was just like liquid and then kinda foaming. He also was gonna go poop so i grabbed him put him on the potty pad and it started to come out, it was a reddish brown color but only drops as if it was liquid he tries to poop but nothing came out. he laid down i gave him water he drank a lot and now hes sleeping.. does this meananything? or is it just from the food earlier? also we\when he was thrwoing up earlier he was playing wild just like always and seemed fine. can any help out on what couldve happened?

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taty96 6 years ago from Ecuador

Nice post. Thanks for the info

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

If your dog is acting fine and is keeping food and water down you can use a wait and see approach. Try the bedtime snack (something bland like some boiled rice and chicken or a piece of bread) and see if he goes all night without vomiting.

If he still continues to vomit yellow bile I suspect it may be IBS (as the vetinfo link describes) and he may need some medications. Don't let him gulp up too much water at once as this may irritate his stomach. Little amounts at a time or give ice cubes. Also give small portions of food (bland as rice and skinless and boneless chicken) frequently spread throughout the day. After he goes a couple a days with no vomiting, gradually re-introduce the regular kibble dog food you usually give. I would personally avoid dog treats at this time, they may be too much for his sensitive stomach right now. Keep the food bland and in 3-4 portions given spread throughout the day...If the vomiting continues despite this or he no longer seems active, have him seen. Do you usually feed once a day? Are his stools ok? Does he have a habit of eating stuff he finds around the home?

Best wishes!

esthermariecorrea 6 years ago

in the two nights that he had done it it was a yellowish whit saliva type of vomiting. but today it was yellowish with the mini dog treat bites. he is fine now and will give him some gatorade/water stating tomorrow. but he has eaten some food and water this far. an is acting normally. he has just never vomited in this way before or often. anything to get him back on track and not vomiting will help. i should confess that finacially it is not a good month but if needed will have to take him to the vet. any advise will be taken into consideration.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Is this mainly happening in the night? And if it is in the night, is it mainly yellow greenish liquid he is bringing up?

I need to know these details as they may be two different problems. If he is vomiting in the night and mainly bile, a small snack before bedtime may help because it could be his stomach is empty for too long in the night and he produces too many acids which cause the night time vomiting...

Here is a case of bile vomiting in the night:

If instead he is vomiting during the day and food rather than bile, he may need some tummy rest with a 12-24 hour fast followed by the bland diet suggested in the article. If you have not fasted him, it could be his stomach is not ready to accept food and needs some rest... I am afraid though that this problem is going on a bit too long for being just an upset tummy..

I would recommend a vet visit if the vomiting continues.

esthermariecorrea 6 years ago

my husband and i went on a mini vacation two weeks ago and left my 11 lb dog boarded at his vets office for two nights and three days. after picking him up he began to vomit a day later every night for two nights. after a couple of days i found him eating the cats indoor formula food and he began to vomit again that nihgt. i have since then blocked the entry to the room where the cats food is and have restricted him to doggy biscuits and his dog food only. he has now vomited again today. his vomit was yellow and had chunks of mini bones. a treat i had given him this morning before going to work. i have given him that treat before and do not understand what may upset his stomach at this time....his gums are pinkish purple and he passed the hydration test. he is a bit clingy at the moment but still would like to know what i may do to help him feel better.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Perhaps in the trash he ate a foreign object?Here is a helpful hub;

I would look for another vet with openings.

james 6 years ago

I have a 7 month old American Bull Dog / Pit mix and he got into my trash a few days ago, maybe even 3 days. Now he has lost his appetite in the last 24 hours and doesn't want to drink much. He has vomited a foamy liquid as well has diarrhea a few times a day. He is laying around a lot and looks sad. My vet is booked for the day and I am pretty concerned about this issue. Any advice?

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

All this people food is certainly not helping. Cheeseburger and commercial fast food is not good for people imagine for dogs. This greasy food can cause pancreatitis an inflammation of the pancreas due to consuming fat foods. Your dog may also be refusing his normal food because you are feeding him all this tasty but bad people food. You can try the home remedies above in my article but I would strongly suggest a vet visit.. he may be suffering from pancreatitis...

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

If she has vomited the pedialyte then her stomach is not ready to accept food or liquids. Try to give ice cubes or freezing the pedialyte and offering it to her to lick up, this may help her stay hydrated while not gulping down large amounts of water causing vomiting. Because she is small I would take her to the vet if she is acting lethargic. Better be safe since there may be many things going on, ie Parvo, bowel obstruction, gastro-enteritis or wishes

Tiffany 6 years ago

Hi I have a 1month & 3wk old puppy she been trying to throw up but nothing would come out. I gave her pedilyte & she through that up 5minutes later she doesn't want to eat or drink water on her own & she's sleeping a lot should I be worried because she was fine during the day & all of a sudden her stomach wasn't feeling good.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

I think it is time to take your Staffie to the vet other than trying home remedies. Vomiting for 48 hours is a lot and your dog may be dehydrated by now. Something may be seriously wrong like an intestinal obstruction see my hub

If he is losing weight it may also be due to a different type of worm or parasite that is not covered by the de-wormer you have given him.

Alisha 6 years ago


My 11month staffy cross was warmed 4days ago and has vomiited all his food for 48 hours now. Its his 2 nd dose but its a different brand im hoping its a bad reation to that as he is still 100% in himself but voms about 3/4 hours after dinner. For the first 24hours he had very bad uncontrolable poops like jelly!! Horrid! ive tried plain rice but that came up covered in bile and all yellow. Im worried as we rescued him and hes been on a weight gain diet coz he was too skinny and now hes looking skinny again. Ill try 24 hour fasting as hes only gone 12 hours without so far. Its very hard as he gets so hungry and you can gear his tummy rumbling i feel so bad coz he begs for his dinner when im in the kitchen :( thanks for the info makes me feel a luttle better xx

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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

alexandry-I just published a hub about my dog Birthday, and linked to this one. I hope this is okay. You have given the exact same instructions here as my vet gave, though my Birthday has other health issues and is 15.

I thank you for writing this marvelous article.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

If this appears to happen more during the hours when the dog is on an empty stomach and it is vomiting bile, a midday snack may help. If he hasn't eaten his food it could he is nauseous. Even if you watched him all day that day, he could have ingested something days before and the symptoms are showing only now. Since he is full of energy (and imagine pooping normally) he may just be throwing up because his stomach is empty for long periods of time. Try feeding twice a day and giving him some bread between meals. It may help out.. A vet visit is recommended though if he does not seem to be getting better..

TerribleTerrier 6 years ago

BTW he has not been larthargic. He has tons of energy. He was actually more active today b/c I was home,then he has been all week while I was working.

TerribleTerrier 6 years ago

I have a 7 month old terrier mix, who eats anything BUT his food. Tonight he was throwing up what I believe to be bile (yellow, slimy, small bits, but nothing substancial). Many times in the past he's eaten something non-edible n thrown up or past it in his stool. I don't believe that to be the case b/c I was watching him all day. Now you've mentioned it could be b/c an empty stomach. He only ate this afternoon, but there has been food in his dish all night why wouldn't he just eat it?

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Vomiting bile often occurs in dogs that stay for some time on an empty stomach. Try giving a bed time snack or feeding something during the night.

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waquokka 6 years ago

I'm going to try some of your suggestions. I'm sick and tired of waking up in the morning and having to clean up bile before heading of to work. And I'm sure my dog will feel a lot better when she's not throwing up bile anymore :-)

propertyman 6 years ago

Hi ,

Cool info our dog started being sick for what appeared to be no reason, would you believe it turned out to be an allergic reaction to new food.....

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Try to keep the water bowl out all day but take the water bowl away after he eats, offer it perhaps an hour or two later but do not let him drink too much at once. He may be drinking too much water at once which often causes the dog to cough up some slimy, mucous looking vomit. Best wishes!

Ismary 6 years ago

My dog is vomiting to few days when he eat he don't , but when he eat and drink right away after he eat he vomiting, I don't have any money for the vet What I can do to help him in to the next 10 days when I have some money to the vet , please help!

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Rachel Willson 6 years ago

Excellent stuff. Thanks

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Its tnt 6 years ago from God's own Country

Home remedies when comes quick, its the best but when the professional touch is needed better going for it always. Yet switching for a faster and effective relief one can try lot of things as mentioned here too. A good infomative hub indeed.

jailani 6 years ago

Ok..I'm going to worry myself sick. For the past couple days (2- 3) mY 7 mth old husky mix hasn't been wantn to eat but he would drink a lot of

Water..he finally ate yesterday day and threw it all up last night he

Looks pitifull all he wants to do is lay down he won't even come out his

Cage plz help my baby

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Thank you that is very helpful information. Many people confuse vomiting bile for actual vomiting due to an upset stomach. Vomiting bile occurs when the dog is on an empty stomach and is often due to acid reflux. This is the only case where fasting will not work but rather will exacerbate the problem.

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lauralolita 6 years ago from Florida

You shouldn't fast the dog if they're throwing up yellow fluid. It's occurs because there is an excess amount of stomach acids and the dog vomits them up to relieve their pain. My dog had this problem and we fixed it simply, just by giving her more meals throughout the day and a bowl of food at night. Fasting would only exacerbate the problem.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Is this actual vomiting? In other words, are there stomach contractions before the dog vomits? The reason I am asking this is because sometimes dogs that are coughing and retching and spit out mucous is confused with vomiting. Another common scenario is a dog that gulps too much water too fast and then throws it up minutes later.

Con 6 years ago

Our dog started vomiting what appears to be a mucus/watery consistency. She has vomited before, but it has always been bile like and had some food, mulch, or grass in it. This is something new. Any ideas?

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ciidoctor 6 years ago

nice hub

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

Yes, you are right. My dogs will vomit when they eat too much grass or sticks. Of course, in this case, I do not use the bland diet if the dog only vomits up the grass and the deal is done. But if my dog eats grass to get relief from an upset stomach and does vomit repeatedly, I will give the fast and bland diet a shot (of course only if the dog is not acting very sick and is not dehydrated etc..).

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itcoll 6 years ago

some dogs deliberately vomit,don't they?i think that happens when they start chewing grass - think i am right.These are very good home remedies.thanks.

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alexadry 6 years ago from USA Author

What you are seeing is most likely ''regurgitation'' not vomit. The dog will bring up the food in a passive manner without stomach contractions. The food expelled is still in pieces and often of a tubular shape. This indeed happens when the dog is eating too fast. There are special food bowls made on purpose to slow dogs down or you may place a large stone in his food bowl (large enough not to swallow) so he has to work his way around it and eat slower. Hand feeding may help as well some times. Best wishes!

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Unique Kids Stuff 6 years ago

My dog sometimes eats too fast which causes him to vomit not too long after eating.

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Georgina_writes 7 years ago from Dartmoor

Hi - really useful article. My dog has an upset tummy from time to time. When he is recovering and I'm beginning to feed him again, I find that a little yoghurt with probiotics helps to settle things more quickly. I buy vanilla flavour (he particularly likes vanilla!) with some sugar in, which I'm sure helps perk him up more quickly.

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alexadry 7 years ago from USA Author

Thank you doglover and hospitalera. I have actually been ''accused'' at times to be overcautious in writing my articles, but you never know, so I added a disclaimer just to be safe (ps, I put disclaimers on most of my articles but somehow this one escaped my attention!)

doglover 7 years ago

I disagree, I think the author pointed out well that the remedies are not good for ALL dogs and that the dog should be seen if other worrisome signs develop. This is exactly what my vet staff told me last time my pom was sick and they had no openings for that day. He said to keep a watchful eye for exactly the same symptoms the author pointed out (lethargy, excessive vomiting etc). I gave the bland diet and she was fine just a day later. Personally, I think we cannot rush our dogs to the vet for simply a bout of vomit! We do not take our children to the hospital just because they vomit once or twice do we? It all comes down to using common sense :)

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hospitalera 7 years ago

All these tips are helpful as long as you KNOW that the dog has only an upset tummy, but how do you know that without visiting the vet? First make sure that a vet confirms the dog is not seriously ill, then use home made remedies, not the other way round! A lot of people wasting time with tips and tricks like this and a lot of dogs are dying of, for example poisoning/ blockage / infections that could be still alive if seen earlier by the vet. You really should stress this point more in your hub that only a vet can make a reliable diagnosis if it is only an upset tummy or something worse.

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alexadry 7 years ago from USA Author

It could very likely be because it contains spices and it may tough on the stomach.The vomiting should eventually start to stop within a couple of hours. Stomach rest followed by the bland diet above may be helpful if this is just an upset stomach. However, if she starts acting lethargic and appears dehydrated I would not hesitate to have her seen because she is small. My best wishes.

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ucandoit2 7 years ago from texas

good hub thanks for the info

jonty 7 years ago

Very well written hub .....

very much informative ....

Thanks for sharing this wonderful information ....

Keep up the good work ....

God bless you .......

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happygiggle 7 years ago from A long way from home

I have a young dog with diabetes and we found that out because he had pancreatitis. He would just vomit up bile and the poor thing was so week. It all came about as he had a bad reaction with Rimadyl and a steriod given at the same time. Even though he has a strict diet will still have days when his tummy is upset and the vomiting begins. We give him pepto because its gentle and most times he will keep that down compared to an unpleasant flavored medication.

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alexadry 7 years ago from USA Author

My pleasure, let me know how it goes!

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Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

Great! Thanks again!

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alexadry 7 years ago from USA Author

Giving extra treats /food is something worth trying. Dogs get stomach reflux too. Bedtime/early morning  snacks may work (guess late evening works best since you mention vomits at 2 am) A piece of bread may work well to absorb excess acid. Some owners give also Pepcid A/C.

Also try to feed twice a day versus once a day as some owners tend to do. I hope she feels better (keeping fingers crossed for her!) Here are some forums and links that further discuss it:

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Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

OMG! And that $2700 vet bill couldn't suggest that? It is yellow bile, we'll be trying that. I'm too old to be getting up at 2:00 a.m. every night. Thanks!

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alexadry 7 years ago from USA Author

Some dogs that vomit in the night is because their stomach stays too long empty. In this case the dog will vomit yellow bile but will feel fine for the rest of the day. If this is the case, it may help to give a late bedtime snack or/and a very early morning one.

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Jerilee Wei 7 years ago from United States

Very informative hub and information we were looking for in our household. Elderly beagle who throws up (always in the middle of the night) mostly because no matter how hard we police her she manages to steal "food" while being walked outside. At least that what we know is part of the problem.

$2700 vet bill to try to figure out why this is a chronic problem (he removed a pound of fat from her gallbladder). Better, but probably an issue for the rest of her life.

We're going to try some of these suggestions to see if we can break the cycle.

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alexadry 7 years ago from USA Author

Thank you! Rawhides are big no no. They have been known to cause problems. I prefer using bully sticks they last longer and are safer, they always require monitoring though. Good to hear Leah is fine now! It could have gone much worse!

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Leah Kay, The Pup 7 years ago from Anywhere-USA

Recentely our little Leah was getting sick and throwin up all the time. At first it ony was a little bit, but eventually was getting worse. Took her to the vet and they said she had a partcial blockage. We had to give her pedialite for 24 hours. She now is on Purina's dog food for sensitive stomach. That stuff smells awfull!!! Like dead fish.

Anyways, we now have to hand feed her and no more denta-bones or rawhides.

I liked you story and will be helpful for future with Leah! Thanks!!

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