Effective Home Remedies for Vomiting Dogs

Updated on October 11, 2017
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Adrienne is a former veterinary hospital assistant, certified dog trainer, behavior consultant, and author of "Brain Training for Dogs."

When to Consider Home Remedies for a Dog That Is Vomiting?

If your dog is throwing up, the first thing you should do is assess whether this is really something you can take care of at home. There are some causes of dog vomiting or nausea that you can treat yourself, but some causes are quite serious and will require a trip to the veterinarian.

If your dog is otherwise healthy, and you strongly believe that the vomiting is due to overeating or an abrupt diet change, then it is reasonable to try some natural at-home treatments.

When to Use Home Remedies

  • Your dog vomited once or twice
  • The vomiting is not progressing rapidly
  • Your dog is still bright and alert

When Not to Use Home Remedies

  • Your dog is repeatedly vomiting or attempting to vomit (even if nothing is brought up)
  • Your pup is acting lethargic
  • There is blood in the stool or profuse, watery diarrhea
  • Excessive drooling
  • Your dog won't eat or drink (lacks an appetite)
  • You have a senior dog
  • You have a pet that is already suffering from another illness and doesn't have the strength to handle a normal bout of vomiting

In these cases, seek your vet's advice immediately.

Dog Vomiting Treatment: How to Help Your Pet Get Through the Spell

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

Follow these steps to treat your vomiting dog at home:

  1. Fast your dog. This will give his gastrointestinal 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.
  2. Feed your dog 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 ground beef 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 gets better. Then, over the next few days, gradually reintroduce his regular food.
  3. Provide ice chips. It is very important that your pet stays hydrated during this time. If your dog cannot keep water down, offer ice chips, which are less likely to trigger more vomiting. You can try to offer water later. If your dog goes for 24 hours without drinking water or eating ice chips, see the vet immediately.
  4. Check the gums. Have him seen immediately if his gums turn pale, whitish, grayish, or purple. A normal gum color should be a healthy bubble-gum pink. Press your finger on his gum; the finger mark should turn whitish and then pink again. If the gum takes a few seconds to turn back to pink, the dog needs to be seen as soon as possible. It could be a sign of anemia, poison, or bloat.

Home Remedies for Vomiting in Dogs

You may be wondering what you can give your dog for vomiting. The following remedies can relieve an upset stomach, but if symptoms persist, discontinue treatment and see a vet immediately.

  1. Pepto-Bismol: 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!
  2. Electrolytes: If your dog is able to keep liquids down, ask your local veterinary clinic on recommendations for rehydration. Make sure the electrolytes offered do not contain artificial sweetener such as xylitol.
  3. Probiotics: Probiotics for dogs are definitely great (if supplied by a veterinary manufacturing company). In addition to soothing your dog's tummy when he is nauseous, probiotics promote a healthy gut when taken on a daily basis. Purina Fortiflora is a popular product that is recommended and sold by vets.
  4. Ginger: Consider a pet-safe treat or tea that incorporates ginger. Ginger is thought to have an antiemetic effect by blocking the serotonin receptors in the gut that causes nausea. If you are considering feeding ginger in raw or powder form, refer to the correct dosages outlined by DogsNaturally.
  5. Slippery Elm Bark: This herbal remedy contains tannins that help reduce inflammation. It can soothe an upset stomach and relieve diarrhea and is also loaded with vitamins. Slippery elm bark should not be given to pregnant dogs or those taking medications.
  6. Massage: Your dog may enjoy a relaxing massage. Gently rub his stomach, but don't press. If this causes him to throw up even more, discontinue.

Check for Dehydration

Feeding your dog too much water can cause him to vomit even more, but you don't want him to be dehydrated either. Limit the water bowl and offer ice chips instead.

How to Check for Signs of Dehydration

  • To check for dehydration, gently pinch the 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.

See a Vet Immediately If...

Take your dog to the vet if he becomes lethargic, the vomiting continues after 24 hours, the vomiting returns despite diet change, or other symptoms develop, such as diarrhea, lack of appetite, or fever.

Why Is My Dog Throwing Up?

  • Overeating or Eating Too Fast: If your dog throws up shortly after every meal, you should consider investing in a slow-feeder bowl. It is usually designed with a maze to help prevent your dog from taking big bites.
  • Stress: Find the cause of your dog's stress or anxiety and avoid those stressors as much as possible.
  • Motion Sickness: Roll down the windows and sit your dog facing forward during car rides. If this doesn't help, ask your vet for a prescription drug to reduce motion sickness. You can also try giving your dog ginger in pill form or treat form, but be sure to ask your vet for a recommendation. Also, try to limit food consumption before traveling.
  • Abrupt Diet Changes: This includes switching to a new dog food brand, food allergies, or food poisoning.
  • Serious Illness: See a list of serious causes below.

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. 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 problem. If you suspect a more serious condition is at play, listed below are the causes that call for an emergency trip to the vet.

Causes of Dog Vomiting That Require Veterinary Attention

  1. Parvo is a potentially deadly virus that can be commonly found in puppies, so if your pup has not been vaccinated or has not yet finished his vaccine series, consider this a possibility. Parvo causes vomiting, bloody diarrhea (often with a foul odor), lethargy, and loss of appetite.
  2. 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.
  3. Gastroenteritis is another worrisome condition. Symptoms include vomiting, bloody diarrhea, loss of appetite, and lethargy. At times, the underlying cause may not be found.
  4. Intestinal blockage can occur if your dog has ingested a bone or a foreign object, such as a sock, a rock, or a corn on the cob. Symptoms include vomiting.
  5. 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 with a swollen abdomen and he appears to be in distress. If the dog is unable to vomit, he may bring up thick saliva (as seen in the video below). Some causes of bloating include eating or drinking really fast, high-fiber diets, or strenuous physical activities.
  6. Food poisoning from eating something potentially toxic can certainly cause vomiting. Chocolate, onions, and grapes are some of the most dangerous foods for dogs to consume. If you have a pet that loves digging in the garbage, food poisoning is a likely cause.
  7. Kidney or liver disease can also cause your dog to throw up.
  8. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is often caused by allergies to foods, such as additives, preservatives, wheat, and lactose.
  9. Stomach Ulcers that are caused by plant intoxication (mushrooms, sago palm, etc.), pesticide or rodenticide toxicity, chemical poisoning, and heavy metal poisoning result in nausea, vomiting, and anemia.
  10. Parasites can be contracted through exposure to contaminated soil, water, feces, or food. Puppies usually get intestinal parasites through their mothers. Make sure your dog is up-to-date with all of his/her shots to prevent serious illnesses from occurring.

Behavior of a Dog With Bloat: Emergency Treatment Needed

Why Does My Dog Vomit White Foam or Saliva?

Owners may confuse an infection known as bordetella or "kennel cough" with vomiting because the dog may be gagging, bringing up mucus, or producing foamy fluids. Kennel cough is a highly contagious respiratory infection that spreads when dogs live or socialize together in close quarters, like a kennel or dog park.

Treatment for Kennel Cough

  • The cough should go away by itself within two to three weeks.
  • Antibiotics and cough medicine can be prescribed if the cough is bothersome to your dog.
  • As a form of prevention, schedule your dog for a regular bordetella vaccination.

Home Remedy for Kennel Cough

  • Give your dog one tablespoon of honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice mixed in warm water.
  • You can administer this mixture hourly.
  • If your dog has diabetes, avoid this remedy as the sugar in honey can be harmful.

Why Is My Dog Vomiting Yellow Bile or Yellow Foam?

If your dog vomits yellow fluid in the early morning or late at night, it is likely because he/she is going too long between meals. This is true for dogs that are fed only once a day.

Treatment

  • The solution to this kind of vomiting is not fasting, but the opposite. Reduce the time between meals. This means feeding your dog more frequently, but be sure to reduce the serving size to avoid overfeeding.
  • You can also give your dog a bedtime or early morning snack.

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.

Veterinarian Discusses Causes of Vomiting

A Vet's Suggestion: Home Treatment for a Vomiting Dog

© 2008 Adrienne Janet Farricelli

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      Shyann 2 weeks ago

      My 4 month old toy Chihuahuwa won't eat or drink anything and is vomiting saliva and is acting like his normal self what could it be

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      Cristina 3 weeks ago

      Two of my dogs just died from parvo they been spitting out white foamy saliva and hes not eating or drinking now my dog and my puppy ar dead i have one more puppy left but he is doing the same thing . ☹

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 8 weeks ago from USA

      If the Cerenia stopped working there's likely an underlying issues that needs addressed.

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      Kajal 2 months ago

      Hii...every one ...please don't bring a new born puppy....A puppy should stay with her mommy atleast for 21 days to 30 days .. mommy's milk is vwry essential for puppy...try to understand this

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      Joy 2 months ago

      my 2 year old labrador won't eat anything and keep vomiting since 3 days.what should i do? Pls help

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      Ai 2 months ago

      Hi my cockapoo vonitted the other day once and i gave her the Cerine she left from last year since it wasn't expiring til 2018. It stopped until this morning she vomitted again.

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      mary 2 months ago

      my dog dont want to eat and just want to stay under the table or bed and dont want to eat.and this morning,he had diarrhea and vomiting...waht should I do? tell me?please...help[

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 months ago from USA

      At 14 days (2 weeks) this puppy should still be with its mother and siblings nursing! I hope your vet is able to help.

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      Lizelle 4 months ago

      My puppy is 4months old very sick vomit thick stuff don't wanna eat or play just lay on one place he never got injection its a bitti

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      Micke 4 months ago

      Plzz let me know i had brought an puppy of 14-15 days it doesn't eat any food an if i feed it it is vomiting and considered the pet hospital and took some help .....plzz tell the reason

      For this its 2 weak to walk

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      Jocelyn Castellanos 4 months ago

      My 1 in a half year old chihuahua is throwing up yellow or whitish .. he does want to eat but we don't want take any chances. What should we do?

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      Regina Miles 4 months ago

      My 18 month old pit bull dog started like gagging yeaterday. She still doing it today sometimes a little bit of water comes up. Im pretty sure she did this when she was in heat but its only been about 4 or 5 months ago. I think but my cat is in heat now so maybe she could have caused my dog to go back in heat. Ao far though shes not bleeding and shes not really swollen. Can you help me

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      Tonya 4 months ago

      I have a 4 month old chorkie/jack Russell mix puppy. Just got her yesterday from someone and she has been vomiting all day. She is still very playful but just keeps vomiting every so often. I don't know why. The vomit was food she had eaten but now it's just like clear!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 months ago from USA

      Yes, Bj, any time your dog appears lethargic and not eating, it's time to see the vet!

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      Bj Chaviano 5 months ago

      My almost 2 years old chocolate lab is regurgitating a little white phlegm, he is not a bolt of energy as always and he face looks sad. He has no appetite, but he drinks water. I don't know what to do...should I go to the vet?

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      Terri T 5 months ago

      I see many Puppy issues & I can say I bought a puppy AKC the works & saw he had the runs too long so took him to the Vet & can't remember what it was but a shot & lil time and he was okay so IMO buying a new puppy AKC matters NONE U should bring any New pet to a Vet asap to be checked never know where they come from

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      Dee 5 months ago

      My dog is vomiting milky thick and white thick stuff what can I do

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      Lee Newton 5 months ago

      I have a 11 week old Yorkshire terrier that is not drinking a lot. She seems very constipated. She finds it very hard to pass motion and her stole is sometimes very hard. We haven't had her long as are a little worried and would like to know how the best way to help her with this.

      Many thanks Lee

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      Anthea muller 6 months ago

      Hi my dog is 6 mounths and he haven't eating the whole day he is vomiting white slime with foam he drink's water but after 5 min he vomits it out he is rateling and very could plz help

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      Howby 6 months ago

      My 4 month old puppy doesn't want to eat for 2 days (today is the 2nd day). She poops normally (hard and normal) and drinks water on the first day (today we need to syringe feed the water). She does not vomit what we force feed her (bland rice with chicken) but only phlegm or mucus. Any thoughts on this?

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      Jasleen Kaur 6 months ago

      I have female puppy Saint Bernard she is 50 days, we have bought her when she was 45 days. We have not vaccine her yet she was well for 3 days after that suddenly she was not felling well we have met with vet for same. Medicine is going on but still it is not working she is not eating no even drink. So what to do.

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      Roma 6 months ago

      I have a standard poodle that is about 16 months old, she has lost so much weight,she throws up all the time and she eats a little,I can not afford a vet,so someone please tell me what I can do

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      Makenzie M 6 months ago

      my dog is 7 months old and he threw up regular vomit this morning but he just thew up a small amount clear foamy vomit with a few blood clots,but even after that hes been bouncy and energetic as usual, and i called my vet but i don't have enough money to pay for the treatment so to help him as much as possible what should i do. please help this is urgent

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      Chael 7 months ago

      My 4 month old pup just stopped eating. As per my siblings, my mom feed him with human food, corned beef to be specific with lots of msg. Now she become lazy and dont want to eat anything. What to do?

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      jason 7 months ago

      my dog is vomiting after eating for almost 7days what should be the best treatment for it

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      DalelovesRescue 7 months ago

      Roxy, I am so sorry for the loss of your puppy. It's heartbreaking. Did you ever find out what happened? How long was she living with you? The reason I ask, especially being very active in the animal rescue community, is she may have had a medical condition that was not picked up on, or you not told by the breeder or place she came from. Many dogs sold in petstores come from puppy mills that are horrible. A reputable rescue cares for their dogs as if they were there own, sparing no costs for each animals health. I'm just sharing this with you because your pup may have had an underlying condition you weren't aware of, and it's important you don't blame yourself for the loss of your pup. They also like to eat objects (not food) you wouldn't even know unless you saw her do it. I feel bad for your loss and wanted to send my condolences and tell you it's not your fault. We all get upset when our pets are sick and the best thing to do (which you were doing) is get them to a vet. Just for all readers, www.petsbest.com & www.trupanion.com are the best places to get pet health insurance through my experience. I have 3 dogs and just lost my 4th dog to cancer. Pet insurance is the best money I've ever spent because I never have to worry about not being able to afford to have any of my dogs treated because of money issues. Sickness & accident policy is the way to go, most wellness policies costs are higher, and really sickness & accidents are what costs the most to treat, and the premium is lower. I hope this helps with info for others, and I hope if and when you're ready, don't give up on adopting a pup for your family. They bring us so much unconditional love, I can't imagine my home without them. Again, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

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      Jared 7 months ago

      I Need some help my dog is vomiting for a days and she doesnt want to eat.. but she drinks water. She always vomit b4 bedtime and early morning..

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      Ronnie 7 months ago

      My female tea cup yorkie has plenty of energy but is throwing up.what would cause this an what should I do?please help

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      Skyler 7 months ago

      Hi my dog has been throwing up and has not been eat but been drinking water and piedelight.puck was like bile

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      Roxy 7 months ago

      My puppy stopped eating for like a few hours yesterday yesterday and just started gagging i had planned taking her to the vet first thing this morning, as i woke up to let my husband go out to work, we checked up on her to notice blood everywhere and she passed away

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 8 months ago from USA

      Sonya, I hope your parents found a way to have her see the vet, those are worrisome signs!

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      Sonye 8 months ago

      My puppy is a month... She just started to throw up.. But I don't think my parents have the money to take her to the vet.. Her gums are pale and kinda dry.. HELP!!???!!!!

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      paul 9 months ago

      my 2 months old puppy is vomiting white or yellow foam right now its 4am in the morning what should i do ?? the vet is still close right now

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      amanda 9 months ago

      i just had one 3 month old puppy die from parvo and now my 4 month old is vomiting pink tinted clear liquid. HELP. been giving him probiotics and pediolyte. he is still eating and drinking and i have bleached my house from top to bottom daily.

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      Lillian 9 months ago

      My puppy is about 10weeks and I just got her shots Saturday and. She not wanting to eat I got her to eat today but she thow it back up. What should I gave her.

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      Libby 9 months ago

      My dog has been throwing up lots of water, then he drinks more water and throws it up, all of a sudden, thown up about 5 times now and wants outside a lot. Threw up a lot of grass

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 10 months ago from USA

      Mike and Annie, you should see your vet in these cases. Mike, those symptoms can be a sign of a blockage if the pieces of wood are clogging the dog's digestive tract. Annie, any time a dog is lethargic and has no appetite along with the vomiting, he or she should see the vet.

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      Mike3 10 months ago

      what for a 8mth big pup seen eating wood yesterday~ now not eating or drinking for 16hrs, and periodically spewing white foam with small traces of blood specks ~ have administered 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil aurally, had another frothy puke after 5 min, stomach feels relaxed.......nose- dampish, breathing normal ??

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      Annie 10 months ago

      My dog is vomitting and not wanted to eat food so how can i take care of my dog plz help

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      Imran 10 months ago

      My gsd is vomiting from last 2 days .something looks like acid what's it

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 11 months ago from USA

      Yellow foam is likely bile (stomach acid) it just means the stomach is empty. Since the vomiting doesn't seem to give signs of reducing, I would suggest taking her to the vet and see what is going on.

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      Debbie 11 months ago

      I have a 7 month old pit she has thrown up 4 times today already ( it's now 9:40am) she's been up since about 6am. She's vomiting yellow foam like substance has anyone ever seen this before or have any suggestions

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      Shell 11 months ago

      My dog has thrown up 3 times since 12:00 am. It's is now 2. What he threw up was his dry food & pumpkin mix dinner from 6. Normal poop today & has been acting fine all day. Should I be concerned?

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      Jen 11 months ago

      Hi, my 8 month old husky girl started throwing up this morning , she won't eat and has only drank a little water but threw it back up after about 20 mins. I have done the dehydration test and the pink gum test and those seemed ok. It's now 8 hours later and she's laying around and gets sick again about every hour and a half to 2 hours. Should I take her to the vet now or wait a little longer to see if she gets better ? Also what could I give her? Please help!

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 11 months ago from USA

      Dominique, yes, I would take to the vet, especially because he is lethargic and vomiting 5 times in a small breed like yours and on top of that, being a puppy can quickly cause dehydration and complications.

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      Dominique 11 months ago

      Hi There, My 5 month chihuahua/ weiner dog has thrown up about 5 times since this morning, he cannot keep water down and wont eat. We offered him chicken broth but he wont even smell it, he was a super energetic dog running and jumping, but today he was totally opposite he looks super sad and he wont even get out of his bed unless we get him out. When he throws up he throws up yellow and its foamy it sometimes has grass. Should I take him to the Vet or do i wait it out a few days? Please Help

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      Antania 17 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

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      Kandy 17 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.

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      Brittany W 18 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.

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      Carmen 19 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 19 months ago from USA

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

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      greg 19 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 19 months ago from USA

      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.

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      May Ann Almazan 19 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 20 months ago from USA

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

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      jess 20 months ago

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

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      Junebug19 20 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.

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      Linda 20 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. :(

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      Renee 20 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

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      Nancy 21 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.

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      Samantha 21 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 21 months ago from USA

      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.https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Causes-of-blood-in-a-d...

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      Nancy 21 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?

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      ponie 21 months ago

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

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      kirsty 21 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

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      margaret 22 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

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

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      charlene 2 years 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      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.

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      Mos 2 years 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

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      Charlene Pratt 2 years 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      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.

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      saniya 2 years 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      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.

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      Again Solongo 2 years 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.

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      Solongo 2 years 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 2 years ago from USA

      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!

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      nitish hans 2 years 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.

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      Don 3 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      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. https://hubpages.com/animals/How-to-Get-a-Free-Vet...

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      michelle 3 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

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

      https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Why-is-my-Dog-Coughing...

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      Lisa 3 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.

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      Rachel 3 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?

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      Lisa 3 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      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. http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2090&a...

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      mngrrl26 3 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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      Amie Butchko 3 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      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?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3RpoU0qXw

      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! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1WrT2719yo

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      kendal 3 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 3 years ago from USA

      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.

      https://pethelpful.com/dogs/-Causes-of-Dog-Vomitin...

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      pooh 3 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,

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      M&M 3 years ago

      thank u sooo much

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      ajanthap 3 years ago

      Very helpful... Thank you...

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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

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

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      aquinby 4 years ago

      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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      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 4 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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      Adrienne Janet Farricelli 4 years ago from USA

      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.

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