Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He works mostly with dogs and exotic animals.
If your dog only vomits once and then stops, don't worry. Sometimes he or she may have eaten too fast, or perhaps they might have an upset tummy after eating something strange while "dumpster-diving" or otherwise rooting around in weird foods.
If your dog vomits several times, however, and looks like they might continue to do so, you need to take action. Here are some steps to follow.
1. Fast Your Dog
Take away your dog´s food so that their stomach can rest. Though there is some controversy about this, a healthy dog can easily go without food for 24 hours.
If you feel better about taking your dog to the vet right away, that is certainly okay. The exam or lab work might reveal an abnormality that can be treated immediately.
2. Be Careful About Your Dog Drinking Water
Make sure your dog is not drinking and filling up on water; if they are drinking, they are not fasting. Be sure to close the bathroom door and put the seat down!
If your dog is old, very tiny, or has other health problems, keeping them without water is NOT a good idea. An old dog should be taken to the vet as soon as they start vomiting.
3. After the Vomiting Stops, Let the Dog Have Some Bland Food and Small Amounts of Water
If vomiting stops after a simple fast, they can be put back onto water. You can do this by giving the dog ice cubes to lick, and then small amounts of water if the dog holds them down with no problems. You can also offer bland food — white rice with boiled hamburger or chicken breast is a good diet to use when it is time to resume feeding. A 75% rice to 25% low-fat meat (boiled low-fat hamburger) is a good ratio to follow.
If they are holding everything down, you should feed the dog small meals four or five times a day for a few days, and then switch back to regular food slowly.
I do not recommend you give any over-the-counter medications to stop the vomiting. If the dog needs medication, they should be examined before you attempt any kind of treatment.
4. If the Dog Continues to Vomit, Take Them to Be Seen by a Vet
If your dog continues to vomit even on an empty stomach, is experiencing other symptoms like lethargy, or starts vomiting again as soon as you begin feeding them, you need to take them to your vet for a physical exam and lab work. Do this as soon as possible since some problems, like bloat, need to be taken care of as soon as possible. If it is not treated, the dog will die.
Take some of the dog's vomit (in a small plastic bag) with you if possible and be sure to tell the vet if you have seen any blood or black color in the vomit.
Simple Reasons Your Dog Might Vomit
These are some of the less serious conditions that may cause your dog to vomit. In these scenarios, your dog will usually just vomit once and then stop vomiting as soon as their stomach calms down.
- Upset stomach (gastritis) from eating garbage or spoiled food
- Eating too fast
- Eating toxic grass or plants
- Exercising after eating
- Car sickness
- Sudden diet change
- Post-operative nausea
If your dog just vomits once but otherwise appears healthy, it's likely they're OK and just had an upset tummy.
Why Is My Dog Still Vomiting, Even on an Empty Stomach?
If your dog is still vomiting even after not eating or drinking anything, it's a sign that something more serious may be happening and you should seek medical attention for your dog immediately. This is especially true if your dog is lethargic, refuses food, or has a tender abdomen.1
- Poisoning: Some poisons will cause vomiting. They need to be treated right away.
- Bloat: If the dog's stomach is swollen and filled with gas, it will become extremely painful. The dog will try to vomit but nothing will come out. If your dog is trying to vomit but nothing is coming out, go to his vet.
- Stomach ulcers or cancer: Your dog might be vomiting up fresh blood (red) or digested blood (black). If you notice “coffee grounds” in your dog's vomit, that is a sign that she is bleeding a lot. You need to go to the vet to find out why.
- Blocked intestine: Your dog can have a blockage from eating something (like a rubber ball) or might even be blocked by a piece of his own intestine (intussusception). Other symptoms of intestinal blockage include difficulty defecating and abdominal pain. Your vet will have to take x-rays to find out if this is what's happening.
- Infection: Parvovirus is the most common—its symptoms also include fever and diarrhea. There are also several other types of infection that will cause a dog to vomit. If the dog continues to vomit and you do not get help, they will become even sicker and could possibly die.
- Neurological or psychological issues: Some neurological issues can cause your dog to vomit, such as a brain tumor, meningitis, middle ear problem, anxiety, or fear. Other warning signs include stumbling or lack of balance, head shaking, and vision problems.
What Kinds of Problems Might Show Up on a Physical Exam at the Vet?
- Pancreatitis: Your dog is especially at risk for this if it is obese or at least has a history of eating fatty garbage. Symptoms (aside from vomiting) include a painful belly and loss of appetite. Besides the blood work, your vet will recommend x-rays to check the pancreas. To reduce the risk of pancreatitis, owners of obese dogs should start their pet on a weight loss program.
- Kidney disease: If your dog ate a poison or is old and suffering from kidney failure, they will start vomiting because the toxins in their body are making them sick. Your vet can find this out with a lab test.
- Liver failure: There will probably be a lot of signs besides vomiting. Your dog's gums will be pale, and then yellow. Its belly might be swollen, and they might even have seizures. If you notice these symptoms, as well as the vomiting, you need to take your dog to the vet for an exam and lab work.
- Diabetes: Your dog can develop diabetes for several reasons, and one of them is pancreatitis that happens over and over, destroying the pancreas over time. Their pancreas is no longer able to produce insulin, and they can develop a condition called ketoacidosis, and will start vomiting as a result. Other symptoms of diabetes include extreme thirst, frequent urination, and sweet breath.
- Ruptured bladder: Sometimes a dog can have a ruptured bladder after being hit by a car. They would not start vomiting until a few days later when the toxins get into the bloodstream. The vet will be able to tell this from the exam, blood work, and x-rays.
- Pyometra: This is an infection of the uterus that your dog can get if it's a female that isn't spayed. If she has it, she will drink a lot of water, have discharge from her vagina, and eventually start vomiting. The vet will notice abnormalities on the exam and the blood work. This is a life-threatening condition, so she will need surgery.
There are a lot of things to think about if your dog is vomiting—and there are many other abnormalities that you might not even notice but that your vet would pick up during a physical exam. If you are worried about your dog being too old, weak, or depressed, or especially if she is vomiting after you stop feeding her, take her in right away.
Vomiting may be nothing to worry about, or it may be a sign of something serious. It is your job to find out why.
Wishing you and your dog good health!
This article is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge. It is not meant to substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, or formal and individualized advice from a veterinary medical professional. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately.
Questions & Answers
Question: My dog has vomited two times, and he is not eating anything, just drinking water. He is also weak. What can I do?
Answer: If your dog is weak, that indicates something serious is going on. You need to take him to your regular vet for a physical exam.
Question: My 12-year-old dog threw up and peed in three different places around the house last night. Over the course of the day, she threw up bile (white/yellow foam) three times. She has not been eating, but will occasionally drink water. She is having a hard time getting up and walking around. She walks stiffly and very slow. What should I do?
Answer: You are describing a very sick dog. I cannot diagnose this over the internet. Her temperature needs to be taken, her hydration checked, her lungs need to be listened to, and her stomach palpated.
The only thing you can do for your dog at this point is to take her to a vet. If you have an emergency clinic in your area, this certainly justifies a visit. If not, get her to your vet the first thing in the morning.
Question: My four-months-old dog is vomiting white foam. He is also not eating or drinking much water. What could be the problem?
Answer: You do not give any indication how long this has been going on nor if there are any other symptoms. What is his vaccination status?
I cannot tell you what is wrong without more information. If the vomiting continues, you need to have him seen by your vet before he gets too sick.
Question: My puppy has vomited eleven times. What should I do?
Answer: If your young puppy has vomited that many times he or she needs immediate medical attention. Take him to your vet if it is during the day, or to an emergency clinic if it is night.
Question: My dog was hit by a car, and he is vomiting now. What is the possible explanation behind that?
Answer: Your dog may have some internal injury that is from the car accident. You do not give any indication as to how long ago it happened, nor how long the vomiting has been going on.
The best thing you can do is to get him to your regular vet and have him checked out. A physical exam might reveal a lot, but a CBC (blood test) might show internal blood loss.
Question: My dog is 11 years old and has vomited several times in one day. The vet injected him, but nothing has happened. What might be the cause?
Answer: The dog might have cancer of the GI tract, a foreign body that has not allowed anything to pass, or he might just have an upset stomach from eating something strange. One visit is not always going to solve your dog's problems. He needs to be evaluated again and futher testing (an x-ray, for example) is warranted.
Question: My 6½ month old puppy has been sick all over my bed. It's thick, brown and chunky, but some of his vomit is light brown and liquidy. He's been farting really bad, a lot too. We don't feed him scraps or our food and he's been his normal hyper self. He doesn't drink enough normally and he eats grass and plants out the garden. Is there anything I could do to help my puppy stop vomiting?
Answer: You should monitor your puppy. If he is still sick in the morning, take him in for an exam. Even if he is not, take a stool sample to your vet to have him checked for internal parasites and giardia. Giardia is a type of protozoal infection that will cause symptoms similar to those you are describing.
Question: My 4-year-old husky vomited bile last night which has since stopped. She will drink but not eat and is calmer than usual but did go on walks. Should I be concerned?
Answer: Start her on a bland diet (boiled hamburger and rice, as outlined in the article) and see if the vomiting starts up again. If it does, she will need to be seen by your normal vet. If it does not, it may have been caused by her getting into something, was a normal reaction and a way to get rid of toxic things taken into her body, and is nothing to worry about.
Question: My dog vomited a foamy white substance. Why did he vomit?
Answer: Your dog may have something caught in his throat, may have an irritated esophagus, or may have trouble with the acids in his stomach. There is no way of telling without an exam and bloodwork, as this is not enough information.
If your dog is vomiting like this, frequently he should be examined by your vet.
Question: My five-month-old dog started throwing up chunky yellow vomit last night. Now he has thrown up twice, seemingly with two hours in between. The second and third times he vomited, there was considerably less quantity than the first. He is slightly lethargic and won’t eat much at all except for a small drink of water. Should we take him to the vet or monitor him?
Answer: If he is vomiting, you do not want to feed him.
I am not sure how lethargic he is, but if he is still alert and a full-sized dog, then it is fine to let him fast and see if the vomiting stops. If it does not stop, you need to take him to the vet.
Question: My fourteen-year-old dog vomited last night and this morning, and since she was adopted her last year, I do not know history. She is not eating and is acting lethargic. What should I do?
Answer: A senior dog can have several problems, so she needs to be seen and have her blood tested as soon as possible. Has she been spayed? It could be Pyometra. It could be cancer. She might have a kidney disease. Take her in for an exam as soon as possible.
Question: My 9-year-old dog is licking carpets and continuously vomiting. What should I do?
Answer: My first suspicion would be a carpet cleaner or other product that was used and not completely removed. The dog likes the smell, licks it, gets sick, feels better later, starts licking again, etc. Try to break the cycle by cleaning the carpet with just water.
It is also possible that he is licking the carpet because he is sick to his stomach. Is he eating grass too? If your dog seems sick in any way, he should be examined by your regular vet and may need treatment.
Question: 23 days ago, my dog gave birth. She is vomiting 2 or 3 times after a meal. What should I do?
Answer: Did she just start this behavior? She may just be providing regurgitated food for the puppies to eat. It is normal behavior.
As long as your dog is still alert, and the puppies are healthy, there is nothing to worry about. If this has been going on since the puppies were born, however, she should be examined by your regular vet.
Question: My two-month-old puppy keeps vomiting, and has diarrhea. What should I do?
Answer: A two-month-old puppy will dehydrate and die quickly. I do not know if your dog has a coccidial infection, parvovirus, or just an upset stomach. Get him to a vet immediately.
This should be considered an emergency.
Question: My puppy is four-months-old, and he threw up four times today within an hour. The first two times it was chunky, and the second two times it was clear and yellow liquid. It’s been about 2 hours since the last time he threw up, and now he is sleeping. I took his food away and put some ice cubes in his water bowl, so he doesn’t drink too much too fast. Now he is sleeping. What should I do?
Answer: If the puppy is four months old, and is sleeping and has stopped vomiting, it is fine to wait until tomorrow afternoon before introducing food again. Make sure it is something mild, as described in the article.
If he starts vomiting at night or in the morning, despite being off food, you should take him to a vet for a medication to stop the vomiting.
Question: My Shih Tzu puppy is a 2-month-old. Yesterday she was fine. She was playing around then suddenly she vomited. She looks weak, but she is moving; I know she is not fine. What should I do?
Answer: A very small 8-week old puppy can become dehydrated very fast. If she only vomited once, I would tell you not to worry, but since she is also weak, you should take her to your regular vet for an examination. He will check her hydration status since she may need fluids.
Question: My dog vomited once this morning it's yellow and white foam. He's laying on the couch and won't eat, but drank some water. He's moving around fine, but just looks tired. Should I be worried?
Answer: If your dog has an upset stomach do not feed him. As long as your dog stays alert and has no swelling in the stomach it is fine to fast him for the rest of the day and introduce food gradually tomorrow, as described in the article.
Question: My dog is not eating dog food but does eat pieces of chicken, other meat, and some treats. This started yesterday. She has vomited but still does not want to eat. Otherwise, she sleeps a lot but does go out to play for a little while. New food was given but she was not interested. What could the problem be and do you think it might need medical attention?
Answer: If your dog has vomited she has an upset stomach. Why are you forcing her to eat? If she is a normal healthy dog give her a 24 hour fast. If she continues to vomit during that time, or she vomits again as soon as you start her back on the mild diet recommended in the article, she will need to see her regular veterinarian.
Question: My puppy keeps on throwing up yellow foam. She won't eat or drink anything. She is also weak and shivering. What can be the cause?
Answer: Your dog might have a simple case of gastritis, or a serious infection. She might have parasites or a parvo infection. If you are concerned about this puppy see your regular veterinarian immediately.
Question: What do I do if my dog vomits more than three times?
Answer: If your dog is vomiting continuously, there may be a more serious problem that requires medical care. If he just vomited three times in a row and then stopped, follow the instructions in my article (fasting, bland food later on, etc.).
Question: My dog has been throwing up every 2-3 hours all day. Seems alert and normal otherwise. She yelps a lot, right before throwing up, which is unusual. She desperately wants food and water, but we haven’t given her any. How long can she throw up like this and go without water? When do I worry and rush her in?
Answer: If she is still vomiting that often the next day, she needs to be seen by your regular vet. It is not the lack of water that will affect her; it is her acid-base balance since she is losing so many fluids through vomiting.
Question: My dog is eight-years-old, and he threw up a small bit last night. The whole day he's just been panting and constantly licking his lips; he has also started to drool. What should I do?
Answer: If your dog only vomited one time and otherwise seems okay it is okay to fast him and see how he does when you start him back on a mild diet. It is unclear from your question how bad he is panting (he may be in pain), and I cannot tell you why he is drooling. An object in the mouth, nausea, poisoning, and dental disease are all possibilities. If this were my dog, I would have him examined as soon as possible.
Question: My dog is only about two months old and vomits frequently. I care a lot about him, but I don't know what I can do. Do you have any advice?
Answer: An 8-week-old puppy that is frequently vomiting needs medical care. You should have him tested for parvo, especially if his mother was not vaccinated for parvo. You should also have his stool checked for worms. Get him to a vet as quickly as you can.
Question: My dog is only a year old. He hasn't eaten for the last three days. He is also weak. What can I do?
Answer: A healthy dog can go for three days without eating. If your dog is weak, though, that indicates he is sick. You need to get him to your vet for an exam and find out why he is sick.
Question: I have a 10-week old puppy that threw up six times tonight. Twice it was food then just film; he eats sticks, bark, leaves, etc. He has had his first 5 in 1 shot, and his poop was tested for bacteria, and everything checked out. What else can I do?
Answer: If your puppy is prone to eat a lot of foreign objects (the sticks, leaves, etc) he probably will have bouts of "garbage gut" from time to time. There is not a lot to worry about.
If your puppy is not a tiny or teacup size, it is okay to just let his stomach rest after he vomits once. Let him miss a meal. He is really too young to put through a full 24 hour fast but you should not need to. One missed meal should be enough for his stomach to calm down.
If the vomiting continues, he will need some medication to stop the vomiting. An injection is more effective than the oral meds so you will need to see your vet.
Question: My year-old dog stopped eating about two or three days ago, and just today, she started vomiting and has been vomiting the whole day. My mother gave her some medication, but she continued to throw up yellow slimy liquid. We tried to force her to eat a bit, but she threw up some of it later. We then gave her another medication that is supposed to help with the vomiting. She has also been kind of sleepy lately, but she still plays. Is there anything else I should do?
Answer: If your dog is vomiting, it is NOT a good idea to force feed her. If you are sick to your stomach, does your mom make you eat a plate of food? The best thing that I can recommend is that you follow the directions in the article and allow your dog to fast for a day. Do not force medication and food into her.
Question: My dog had his 5-in-1 vaccine in October, and four days later, he vomits. I thought it is because he only has an upset stomach, but this is the second day he is vomiting. Is this parvo?
Answer: If your dog is vomiting after an injection you need to take him back to the vet who vaccinated him.
I cannot tell you if the dog has parvo or another problem without testing. The puppy may just be having a vaccine reaction but if this is the case he will need to be treated. Take him back to the vet immediately.
Question: My dog had vomited at least eight times in seven hours. What should I do?
Answer: You can try to fast your dog and see if it stops, but since it is so frequent if the dog is displaying any behavioral changes (acting weak, for example) or if he is small, you should contact your vet as soon as possible.
Question: My two-year-old dog threw up for the past 12 hours, and refuses to take water or food. He continues to puke all the time, and nothing is coming out now. What can I do to help him? (He's all up to date on his shots and boosters).
Answer: If your dog refuses to take water and food that is because he feels sick to his stomach. If you have nausea, do you feel like eating?
If he is otherwise okay (alert, for example) you can hold off feeding him and see if he stops vomiting. If he still vomits frequently despite fasting, the best thing you can do is take him to your local vet. The vet will examine him and give him a shot to stop the vomiting if needed.
Question: My dog is vomiting and not eating. I am worried. Do you think she will die?
Answer: You do not indicate how long your dog has been vomiting, how long your dog has been fasting, if your dog is still drinking, nor if there are any other clinical symptoms. Based on what you have asked, I cannot give you a response.
If you are worried about your dog take her to your regular vet for an examination. If she is dehydrated then she can be put on fluids or medications until the vomiting is under control.
Question: My 3 year old, 9 pound Yorkie started vomiting bile around 4am, she has vomited this 5 times this morning. She does not want food or water and is just laying near me. Her stomach feels bloated. Last night while in bed I did hear her stomach or intestines making a lot of gurgling sounds. Should I wait till tomorrow to take to vets? It’s now 4pm.
Answer: A 9 pound dog with a swollen stomach and vomiting can go downhill quickly. Take her to your emergency vet.
Question: I’m going through a divorce, and my dog and I moved out. Up until this morning, he was acting entirely like himself. I woke up to find multiple piles of diarrhea and vomit. I did mix canned food in with his dry food yesterday to entice him to eat at the new place. For the record, he’s an 11-year-old Silky Terrier. He has lost about 1/2 lb in the last two weeks. When should we go to the vet?
Answer: A small dog like a Silky that is losing weight needs to be seen right away. Call and make an appointment now.
Question: Our dog is 4 (large breed bull Arab). She vomited this morning before we even gave her breakfast, and it was a large amount. We then gave her biscuits about an hour later, but she wouldn't touch them. Eventually, an hour or so later, she ate them. She hasn't vomited since, but she won't touch her dinner. She will only have small amounts of water. She doesn't seem lethargic nor unhappy. Would it be best to just monitor her?
Answer: If your dog has an upset stomach, please do not give her tasty things to encourage her to eat and get sick even more. Just let her fast. (It is the same thing if you have an upset stomach. You do not try to force yourself to eat if your stomach hurts.)
A large dog that is not lethargic should just be fasted. Hopefully, everything will be okay tomorrow or the next day, but if not you should have her looked at by your regular vet.
Question: My dog has thrown up four times today after eating. I’m going to try to fast her. Should I give her water during this?
Answer: Ice cubes are a much safer alternative. Your dog can still take in fluids, and will not become dehydrated, but will also not gulp down her water so fast that it makes her vomit again.
Question: My puppy throws up every time she drinks water and will not eat. She is also shaking. What should I do?
Answer: If she is still a puppy do not waste any time--take her for an exam by your local vet as soon as you can.
Question: My dog is vomiting water and not eating. What should I do?
Answer: Follow the advice given here. If your dog is old or sick, take him to the vet immediately. If he is younger and healthy, it is fine to see if he will stop vomiting after a fast.
Question: My dog has not eaten for three days. Yesterday she ate, and vomited two times. She's just drinking dextrose powder, and she's so not energetic today. What should I do?
Answer: A dog can go longer without food, but if she is lethargic, that indicates a medical problem. You should take her in to your regular vet for an exam as she may need the fluids under the skin or IV, not just orally.
Question: My puppy has been vomiting for three days without eating food. What should I do?
Answer: Take your puppy to your regular veterinarian immediately.
Question: One of my puppies started throwing up white foamy vomit and died now the other puppy is starting; what should I do?
Answer: I have no idea of the age and vaccination status of the mother or the puppies. You could be dealing with an acute viral infection or a poisoning. You need to take the puppies to an emergenccy care vet for immediate medical care.
Question: My 4 month old beagle lab had parvo about a month ago. I was told she was Parvo free now. In the past 2 days, she has been throwing up clear liquid and has been very gassy. Should I be concerned?
Answer: It is extremely unlikely that your dog has been exposed to a strain of the parvo virus to which she has no immunity, so I would not be concerned about that. I would be concerned if she is throwing up so much that she is becoming dehydrated, she is vomiting and also has behavioral changes (like depression), or if she has diarrhea (you already mention gassy).
It sounds like garbage gut gastritis, but there is no way to diagnose this without an exam and sometimes blood work and xrays. A four month old puppy is old enough to hold off of food for a day. If the vomiting continues even when she is not eating, or if she starts vomiting again as soon as you put her back on the food, she will need to see your regular vet.
Question: Please help me, my six-month-old Maltipoo has been vomiting and is weak. She refuses to eat, and whenever she drinks water, she vomits. The vet doesn’t work where I am, and I am scared she might not make it through the night. Is there anything I can do to help her?
Answer: I cannot tell you why your puppy is sick. Maltipoos can become dehydrated quickly, but if you do not have an emergency clinic nearby, the best you can do for her is provide plenty of Pedialyte or coconut water to replace her lost minerals. Do you know how to give water in a syringe? If you do, great, she should be getting extra fluids in that way, but if you do not, please do not try it because you might end up drowning her.
Sometimes tiny dogs will also become hypoglycemic. There is a product you can get from your vet that you put on your fingertip for the dog to lick off; it is called Nutrical. If you cannot get this at this time, the alternative is to just let your puppy lick a little bit of Karo syrup off of your finger.
Question: My two-month-old toy poodle vomited an earbud and now has a mushy stool. She only vomited once, though, and she’s been eating and drinking normally. Should I be concerned?
Answer: With most dogs, it would be safe to assume that they just have an upset stomach. With a two-month-old toy poodle, however, it is a good idea to be concerned. They are so small and can become hypoglycemic and dehydrated so fast, that if she vomits again, she could get sick very quickly.
If this were my puppy, I would take her in for a visit in the morning. If the exam is okay she will not need any x-rays, however, if she is still sick, it would be a good idea to do x-rays to look for a linear foreign body.
Question: My female Rottweiler has been vomiting for three days. I took her to the vet today, and he gave her vaccines. She is still vomiting. What can I do now?
Answer: Vaccines should never be given to a sick dog. If she was given a medication for the vomiting, you should take her back in and find out why things are not working. She may have a problem like an obstruction, and so injected medications are not going to help.
Question: My nine-month-old lab ate a bunch of peanuts and then drank a lot of water. He’s thrown up about nine times now. He is acting normal, and is experiencing normal bowel movements. I’ve taken all water and food away for twenty-four hours. Is there more I should be doing?
Answer: No, it is most likely just garbage gut and irritation from the peanuts. He should be fine in less than a day.
Question: My dog doesn't want to eat. She throws up like two times a day, but won't pass stool. She will play for a bit then sleep and play again and bark at the other pups. She had her injections for parvovirus, and the other deadly virus. What is wrong with her?
Answer: I do not know how old your dog is, what kind of food he or she eats, or even where and for how long the vomiting has been going on. You can try the recommendations in the article. If your dog is still vomiting, I recommend you get him to your regular vet.
Question: My tiny Pomeranian vomited once and when I gave her water, she vomitied again. What should I do?
Answer: If your dog were an average size, you could try to hold her off food for one day and see how she does. It sounds like she was just excited. Since you mentioned she was tiny, however, you need to be more concerned. Your dog can become dehydrated and hypoglycemic more quickly than a larger dog. The safest thing to do would be to take her to your vet for an exam. If you cannot do so try to keep her calm and give her water slowly, as in ice cubes that she has to lick to drink.
Question: My dog is not drinking water after throwing up. Should I force her to drink water?
Answer: If your dog does not want to drink water, her stomach may be upset and she would just vomit again. If you offer her water tonight and tomorrow and she still does not want to drink, especially if she continues to vomit, consult your local veterinarian.
Question: I have a ten-month-old Shitzu, and he got ahold of a bag of beef jerky. He threw it all up, and is also throwing up some white slime. What should I do?
Answer: Your dog may just have an upset stomach from eating all of that salt and fat. If he continues to vomit, however, or he is showing any signs of pain in the belly or any changes in behavior, you should take him to your vet for an exam and bloodwork. The beef jerky can sometimes cause pancreatitis, a very serious disease.
Question: My seven-month-old Pyrenees has been vomiting at the same time every night for three days, approximately 4-5 hours after she's eaten. (It's the same food she's always had. The vomit looks normal; mostly digested food.) She does not vomit after morning feeding, does not act lethargic, sickly, or any way out of the ordinary. Is there a toxic plant/grass that causes delayed vomiting?
Answer: I would suspect an esophageal disease. You really need to get her to your vet so that she can be examined and x-rays taken of her esophagus, stomach, and intestines. The vet might need to do a "barium swallow" to find out where the obstruction is, or where the barium is building up before the vomiting.
Question: My dog threw up bile last night 3 Times. The vomiting has stopped, and she will drink water but not eat. She has been pretty calm all day but did go on her walks. When should I be concerned?
Answer: Start her on a bland diet (check the article) today and see if she is eating normally without vomiting again. If she is, great. If not, take her to your regular vet.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on September 04, 2020:
Sam, has your dog started his vaccinations? Depending on his breed and size, he may be too young and small to fast. Take him to your local vet if this continues.
Sam on September 04, 2020:
My 13week old puppy has thrown up a few times and just lays around you think it's from teething,I know he gotten into cat poop outside he drinks a little water but pukes again
Girish hutagonna on September 01, 2020:
Thsnk you soo much it was soo helpfull for me today
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 23, 2020:
Ellis, your tiny puppy has just lost her family and being locked up in a crate alone all night is very stressful. I would not be surprised if the vomiting is from that. By "jab" do you mean vaccination? If it was done by a vet that person should look at your puppy since it is still possibly a vaccine reaction.
Janna on July 23, 2020:
My dog died 2 days ago, and i distance my another dog but vomiting brown and foamy white
Ellis on July 21, 2020:
Hi! Our 8 week old puppy has been eating and drinking fine. Her stools are nice and soft but not too soft, however for the past 2 nights she has been sick in her crate. The sick is not runny or bile and seems to be regurgitated food. She had her jab yesterday so thought it could be that but didn’t think it would affect a 2nd night.
She cries for about half an hour in her crate when we leave her at night (it’s only her 4th day with us) and presumably is sick in this time. Could it be that she’s working herself up? Thanks!
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 18, 2020:
Carlo, it does not sound like it. Since he is so young watch his hydration closely. If you have any concerns take him back.
Anthony--you need to worry about bloat. Take your dog in for an exam immediately.
Athena--you still need to worry about a vaccine reaction. Take him back.
Carlo Edroso on July 17, 2020:
My 3 month old mixed terrier puppy vomited only once and his feces is wet he was lethargic the first day, I brought him to the vet and prescribed us med for his upset stomach. right now, he's playing actively with some of our dogs and looks healthy, he goes back to sleeping after our neighbor dogs goes away. feces improved from wet to to some solid substance. Do I still have to go back to vet?
Anthony on July 15, 2020:
My dalmatian great Dane stop drinking water for many days,she had swelling on her belly . today afternoon she vomited 2 times what will be the problem with her... please help
Athena Trapal on July 15, 2020:
My dog has not eaten any food for 3 days. Today he ate but vomits it after 2 hours. He just got out from fever. We gave him Gatorade and water just to keep his electrolytes balance. His active at times and plays but there some instances that he suddenly becames lethargic and weak. He sleeps a lot. We are worried because his not eating much. He was vaccinated last two weeks and develops fever but recovers anyway. Now he rarely eats
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 09, 2020:
Precious--I cannot diagnose your puppy based on that info. If he is an adult you can follow the recommendations in the article.
Precious on July 09, 2020:
My dog has vomitted upto 4 times this morning, still acting normal. I brought him out to clean his house and he's legs were shaking. please whats wrong with him?
Sheetu kapoor on July 08, 2020:
I have beagle 2 months old. He do vomitting 4 to 5 times a day after feeding. He is on cerelac and curd dite 6 to 7 times a day jst 2 to 3 scoop every time. I consult with vet and gave him medicine or injections. But after its been a week he cant be recoverd from and still do vomit 4 to 5 times in a day. What would i do. And he bites oftenly. Active nd naughty. Plz help me.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on July 02, 2020:
Mariya--since your puppy is so young you really need to consult a local veterinarian immediately.
Gugu-if the puppy is very small he needs veterinary care. If he is larger and in good shape you can try to fast first as described in the article.
Gugu on June 30, 2020:
My 4 month old puppy is not eating his food and vomiting a yellow gulp from yesterday what should I do????
Mariya on June 29, 2020:
I gave my 2 month old puppy some chicken strips but its very little only, he vomitted it after a while and poop later with a dark watery form last night, and this morning I gave him dog food, his poop seems like his dog food but loose a little, this evening I let him ate small white rice since I tried to let him take a bland diet so his poop will be regular and he vomitted it again and seems weak than this morning because we still played, is he okay? What will I do?
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 27, 2020:
Charles, if there is no improvement after trying the fasting/changing diet outlined in the article, you need to take your dog to your regular vet.
Charles on June 27, 2020:
My dog has been sick for the past 3 days not eating and not feeling energetic as he usually is what do I do?
Jessica on June 25, 2020:
My one year old female wire hair terrier vomited about six times in the middle of the night and when I came home from work this morning she would not come out of her kennel...what should I do?
Charles on June 25, 2020:
My dog is 1 years old and he was sick in his cage during the night it’s like a light brown colour and he also had runny stool and is just lying about I have tried google to see but there are no clear answers do you know what’s wrong?
Myemye dela cruz on June 25, 2020:
My puppy is still vomitting without eating anything. At this hour theres no open vet clinic. What should i do? I am planning to bring her to the vet tommorow .
Engr Oyewole Eyitayo Oluwaseun on June 24, 2020:
My 3month and a week puppy is not eating for the past 3day he vomit and poo, my vet doc have attend to her but no improvement if she take small water she vomit and she lost appettiate .plz want can i do? Quick responce plz.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 23, 2020:
Taina, fast your dog as described in the article. If he gets sick with water too go ahead and fast for 24 hours but watch closely for problems with dehydration.
Taina on June 23, 2020:
My dog is throwing up not eating everything he drinks water he throws up the water
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 23, 2020:
Kristy--fast your dog as described in the article.
Khouri--here are some alternative methods to remove a foreign body. https://pethelpful.com/dogs/dog-swallowed-fish-hoo... If you try this, and it does not work, you will need to take your dog back for a barium series of x-rays to look for the obstruction. Your dog will probably need to be sedated during the procedure.
CC--if the puppy is only 2 months old do not fast him. Take him to your local vet for an exam immediately.
Kristy Index on June 22, 2020:
Last night, my dog just vomitted the food that he ate, and now, during this morning, he tried to eat but wasn't able to. He lies down on the cold floor rather than on his bed. He also doesn't drink water.
Khouri(Cory) on June 17, 2020:
Hi, I have a 2 year old American Bulldog, she ate a small toy that you shake and it jingles In mid May of 2020. she threw up every once in a while in the morning before breakfast But as of yesterday(June 16,2020) she has been throwing up nonstop. She threw up maybe 10 or 11 times, and at one point the throw up was black. We took her to the vet on the 16th but she was super aggressive and didn’t want anything to do with them so they gave us some medicine and we went on our way. They told us to fast her and occasionally we’d give her a little water but she just won’t drink much of it. Now I don’t know what to do because she won’t let the Vet check her out and she’s not acting like herself. Mainly she’s hyper and up and about but yesterday and today she’s been very mellow and quiet. What can I do to help I’m scared I might lose my dog.
Cc on June 17, 2020:
My two months dog is having no appetite but she kept drinking water yet, she only vomit the water that she drunk. She haven't eaten any food for a day. I'm getting worried please give a helpful advice.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 09, 2020:
RJ--have you tried medications for reducing edema secondary to congestive heart failure? CHF will cause fluid in the lungs, and dogs will vomit, usually secondary to coughing. I assume you have had her heartworm tested already.
RJ on June 08, 2020:
My mom's 10 year old dog has been having problems. In the last 3 months she has lost the 2 members of her pack (dad) (brother). Ever since then all she does is lay around doesn't want to play or anyting. She also does not want to eat she just turns her head away or walks away. She hasn't ate in about two or two and a half weeks. When she has ate it's only been a few bites of food and she throws up everything we give her. Even with her not eating and having no food in her system she still throws up a few times a week. We have taken you into the day he's had X-rays and blood work. The only ones that vet said was wrong is her hear is like 1&1/2 size bigger then what it should be. But they do not know anything else that could be wrong with being trained different medications to get her to stop throwing up in to eat but it has not worked. If you could please message me with any ideas of what could be wrong with her and what we could do to help him. Thank you
Rj on June 08, 2020:
My mom's dog is not acting the same. In the last 3 months she lost two of her pack dogs (father dog) (Brother dog) that were with her for 10 year's. Now it's just her ever since then she has not been the same at all. She Will not eat but continues to puke up a few times a day. she also just lays around does not want to get up and do anything. It seems like she is depressed and lost. We have taken her to the vets a few times. They done X-rays and blood work but nothing has came back that she's got any problems. It been like 2-3 week and she hasn't ate she just walks away or just lays there. The few times we was able to get her to eat she throws it all back up. Even with nothing in her stomach she throws up. The only thing that we do know is wrong is that her heart is one size bigger than what it should be.so just trying to see if anyone else has experienced this or possibly nose what can possibly help get her back to her normal self
sonia on June 05, 2020:
my 10 week old puppy was dry heaving this morning and vomited the tiniest amount of spit and water.
he ate a bit of food but refused to eat a lot, he only vomited once and ate a tiny bit, did not vomit again.
he is still his normal playful and biting self and his nose is wet, and his tail is wagging.
how can i make sure that its nothing serious?
Priya on June 02, 2020:
My 4 month old puppy first vomitted his breakfast out, then mucus since last 4 vomitings this morning. He still wants to eat and drinking water normally. Is there something to worry about?
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on June 02, 2020:
Obet-if not passing blood, hopefully it is not serious. Try holding him off food but make sure he has access to ice cubes to not become dehydrated. Some puppies are more likely to lick the cube in your hand but will not from the bowl.
Obet de jose on June 02, 2020:
My 3-month-old puppy drank water and doesnt eat for 1 whole day he vomits clear and dense water. I dont have the ability to take him to a vet because of the quarantine. Please help me help my puppy :(
Jen on June 01, 2020:
Hi, my Dalmatian has been sick the last few days. My vet has been aware. He has already been given an anti sickness injection which helped however 2 days after he has thrown up after his meal. It was all chunky (not digested food) also had his breakfast meal on it too. He then ate it all before I had chance to get it up. He seems himself and is also drinking - this has been the case every time he has been sick the last few days. No bile. No yellow. Just sick containing food. Should I starve him for 24 hours and use just ice cubes for water? Then contact vet again if sick after next meal? Feel like I’m getting no where. He has had his belly felt and vet is happy there is nothing to worry about because he is going to toilet normally, has an appetite and wants to play. Any advice is appreciated
Arisha on May 31, 2020:
My dog is 6 months old with vaccination done nearly 1 week ago but from 2 days he isn't eating as usual and his body temperature is high....but from today he is vomiting white foam and drinking water in regular intervals........
But few days ago he was fully drenched in rain....is it very serious matter to think.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on May 27, 2020:
Aditi--not eating as much as normal, or not eating at all? If the puppy is only 45 days old it is going to die if it is not eating. Try lunchmeat, warm rice, warm beef stew, etc. (Not HOT!) Hand feed in very small amounts to decrease the likelihood of overeating.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on May 27, 2020:
Aashma, is there a labratory in your city or nearby? If you have someone that works on cattle you can have them draw a blood sample. Submit a purple top for a blood count (hemogram) and a red top to check the liver and kidneys. When you get the results you can look on the internet for values and find out what is abnormal, or contact me here again and I will try to help. Sometimes chronic vomiting is a sign of another disease (like tick diseases here where I live) but I am not sure what diseases are most common in your area.
Aditi on May 25, 2020:
If my 45 days old dog is vomiting and not eating anything and when we took him to vet in complete body checkup nothing came everything was fine then what to do to make him a happy dog again
Aashma on May 25, 2020:
My dog is 2 and half years old..he is vomiting since a month as we give him food then he vomit after some time or even after 7,8 hours..he is still continuously vomiting..his stool is normal and sometime also play with his friend,sometimes his stomach sounds too..I’m my city there is no any X-ray machine in vetenaries...what should I do..im very worried plzzz help me..reply as soon as possible
Gedgit on May 23, 2020:
i have a 11month old female boxer that is throwing up dog food and water i have not feed her this morning. I woke up at 4 this morning and she had threw up dog food and liquid. I took the water away. I just gave her pedilight. She just threw up again it not clear liqid any more its light brown like water down dog food. My question is should i go on to vet or is there something i could here at home
jimmy on May 10, 2020:
my 16 girl lab throws up after eating ,eats as much as can give
started on b complex wit/iron got a little brighter .she still jump on
coach and walks around gently.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on May 09, 2020:
Alisha, is there no where to take your dog for an exam? He sounds like he needs blood work as a foul breath can indicate kidney disease.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on May 09, 2020:
Rameen, does your dog live in the country or the city? Do you have tick diseases where you live? All I can suggest is you look at some of the reasons dogs stop eating. In my area it is most common with tick diseases, but this varies in each area.
Melissa Dawn Hughes on May 07, 2020:
My 4 1/2 mo. Old german shepard puppy threw up twice and now want drink water. His jaws are very tight. He seems weak. He has had all shots up to 12 week and rabies shot. He doesnt seem to have a feve. His stomach does not hurt when I push on it but it feels bubbly. Im scared something bad is wrong. I got 4 tubes of water down him. He is asleep now. Is he ok?
Alisha on May 05, 2020:
Hi please help I am really worried about my baby. He is a 2 year old huskey. He has been gagging and vomiting clear water. He is eating a lot of grass. He is usually a hyper boy but he has been a bit down and it makes my heart so sore to see him like this. His breath is not that great Idk what is wrong
Rameen on May 03, 2020:
My dog is three years old. He vomited a couple of times in the past two days and won’t eat anything. I tried giving him his treats today (after him not having eaten anything since almost two days). I tried giving him bland food including boiled rice and chicken and bread too. There’s a lockdown everywhere due to Corona virus and I can’t take him to a vet. Please help me. He looks a tired but he isn’t eating at all. Also, he only drank some amount of water so it’s not like he is filling up on water either. And the last time he vomited was in the morning. It’s 8 pm now. Please let me know what to do
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on May 01, 2020:
Jean,the vet that did the exam will give you a better idea. Is your puppy dehydrated? If he has been going so long without eating he will need to be seen again.
Jean on April 30, 2020:
My 6 months old puppy is vomiting, i even brought him to a vet, and we take him home with his dextrose, we are expecting that he was poison by maybe eating a small frog, he is vomiting a lot the other day with some yellow green liquid...he is lil bit ok now because of dextrose,but we are worried as 2 days he didnt eat anything...what to do?your concern is very much appreciated
Carol on April 27, 2020:
Hi on 17 December 2019 I took my pekingese to be neutered. I picked Lilly up from the vet round about 14;00 that afternoon. I noticed that her tail was full of stools and she had vomit a lot of phlegm in her kennel at the vet. The vet told me Lilly can go home and it might happen that she would be weak for a few days the vomiting is normal after surgery the stool in the tail because they need to be early at the vet sometimes they do not have stools. At 19:00 I phone the vet and told him Lilly is not looking good she might be in shock he told me it could be the anesthetic. Lilly had water and she vomit one more time after arriving home. 18 December 2019 at 00:30 I called the vet Lilly is having trouble breathing. Her throat was swollen and could not breath. She died at 02:30 the vet told me her throat got irritated with the pipe that was used earlier that day.
Coco on April 25, 2020:
My dog vomitted, pooped and peed 3 times in the night but she is acting absolutely fine this morning. Her tail is up, she is eating fine. Also, her water consumption is the same as usual and there hasn't been any change in her urine volume. Should I still take her to the vet tomorrow?
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on April 24, 2020:
Evany, if your dog is only 11 months old and is losing weight it is serioius even if no behavioral changes have been noticed. Get an exam and bloodwork done by your regular vet.
Evany Witkowski on April 23, 2020:
I have an 11 month old German Shepherd who has been irregularly vomiting yellow and white foam (with clear liquid) for over 24 hours. She has been refusing to eat, but not constantly. We go on runs and has occasional lethargy and has lost weight over the last two months. Her excitement and overall demeanor has not changed and there has been no dietary changed whatsoever.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on April 17, 2020:
Swetha, if you have an 8 month old Pom that is not eating for 4 days he is going to develop low blood sugar and die. He needs emergency care.
Swetha priya Gadikota on April 17, 2020:
My pomerian being 8 months is getting vomitings very oftenly aftr having water.Its not consuming food since 4 days.We have also consulted doctor, he juatvsaid to avoid taking of more water and stop giving foodBut then he ia still facing the same problem.I just want to know what is the problem, beacause of mentioned symptoms.
Jane on April 16, 2020:
My 9yr old dog suddenly started limping. One of her legs seemed to be very loose. We thought she was just playing around but hours later she was unable to hold her own weight and threw up. She is currently very unbalanced and can barely stand up. She has been a very health dog, but it happened all of a sudden. Our nearest vet is closed and we don't know what to do?
Julia santiago on April 14, 2020:
My dog haven’t eat for four days and occasionally drinking water getting hard time to stand up she’s always lay down and look tired and have not poop for 3 straight days and vomit a white bubbly thing since yesterday every morning.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on April 11, 2020:
Swarnalatha, you cannot really tell without doing the bloodwork.
Swarnalatha on April 10, 2020:
My 8yrs german shepherd he is not eating food properly forcefully i have to feed him everyday. From 3days onwards he vomitted yellow that to long back after giving meals. It means in the night time only once. This was continued 2days regularly. And on the other day i gave milk in the morning so after drinking milk he vomited then afternoon he ate pedigree and some curd rice and in the evening time he vomited the same thing which he ate. So I called to vet and the check up was done he gave some injection. And the vet has suggested me to do the blood test. Now I'm giving the liver tonic to my dog and also the antibiotic tablet which the vet has recommended. And also i want to tell that he is not having motion properly but after giving that injection he is going little bit properly whatever I'm feeding it now but he is not passing urine from 1day onwards he is very sick also. So I want whether it has serious problem.
Ashu sultan on April 09, 2020:
I have 45 days Golden retriever i bought him yesterday. first he vomits in the car when i was bringing home from the shop and then next day he plays well then i gave him a bath and after bath he was also playing whole day.. at 5 PM i gave him baby food after baby food he sleep for hour thn start playing at 7 PM he got so sleepy and start sleeping till 11PM he sleeps he wakes only 2 time for pee and 1 time for poo after thn he vomits at 12 AM and after 30 min. he again vomit in little amount..
Can u please help me out that what happened to him..
Tanu on April 02, 2020:
My pet is an American Eskimo, she is not eating properly for a few days but she's vomiting every morning.. We have already did all the things mentioned here except going to a vet because of the lockdown... It would be very helpful if you could suggest something.. please
Tapas Mohanto on April 02, 2020:
I have a Jarman Speech 5 months pet dog very few days ago my economic condition very low for the reason at present pet dog have no medical treatment pl. help me.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on March 06, 2020:
Stephanie, if your puppy is only 8 weeks old she can go downhill and die very fast. Take her to your regular vet for an exam immediately.
Victoria Verniero on March 06, 2020:
My 12 year old lab for the last 3 day has been vomiting around 2am in morning it is digested food
Stephanie Wardrip on March 05, 2020:
My 8 week old puppy was sick and vomiting all day Tuesday, and was fine on Wednesday and most of the day Thursday. She started vomiting and having diarrhea. All she wants to do is sleep. What should I do?
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on February 22, 2020:
Breezy and Vin--both of you need to take your dogs into your local vet for an examination. If a pupy is lethargic something bad is going on.
Vin on February 21, 2020:
Why should I do because my puppy( 4 months old) is vometting and showing lethargy type act and not move properly .
breezy on February 17, 2020:
my pup is a 3 month old pit massive i think she got a hold to something. Now she has vomited twice green stuff, She won't eat or drink she obviously looks very sick. She barely wants to walk her pup sister wants to play and she is completely out of it. I think my dog is dieing
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on February 16, 2020:
Gaurav, that puppy is too young to be away from his mother. You may be dealing with an infection like parvovirus, or if you are lucky it is just internal parasites. If you are able to take him to a vet do so.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on February 16, 2020:
Brandon, if your puppy is only 4 months old, there is any number of things it can be. I cannot tell what "walking funny" means without an exam. (Dogs in pain, especially in the abdomen, walk stiffly). You need to take him into your regular vet to see what is going on.
Brandon on February 16, 2020:
My puppy is half pitbull half bluehealer he's around 4 months old and for the last few days each morning around 5am to 6am he starts making a noise like he's dryheaving then he will throw up a little pile of white foam looking stuff now today he's just laying around don't wanna play like normal and when he walks he kinda walks funny like he's stiff but he's still eating and drinking normal don't have any fever he don't have diarrhea or blood in his stool... What do you think this could be?
Gaurav on February 11, 2020:
My 40 day old Golden retriever is threw up twice today and had loose stool. He has been lethargic all day and is also rejecting food. I’m worried.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on February 02, 2020:
Rohit, if this has been going on for two days and your puppy is only 45 days old he is going to be close to death. You need to see your veterinarian immediately as the puppy is probably dehydrated.
Rohit Mishra on January 27, 2020:
Hello...From last two days my 45 old rottweiler male puppy is not eating any thing and have loose of appetite as well as vomiting is doing ever half hour....
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on January 26, 2020:
If she is a tiny or very small dog, take her to the vet right away. If she is larger you can wait the full time, as described in the artice. I cannot tell if she is okay without an exam.
lluvia on January 25, 2020:
My dog is 5 months old and now vomited 3 times this morning she was eating and drinking fine before she vomited. And now she is only laying down and not really active as she usually is. She wasn't eating but she was drinking a lot of water. Is she okay?
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on January 23, 2020:
Betty, take your puppies to your regular veterinarian for an examination. They may have a virus and could die without treatment.
Betty on January 21, 2020:
Hi my puppies it is not eating he doesn't even want water he is vomiting green stuff and she is very weak. What can I do to help
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on January 19, 2020:
Hi Darlene, I am glad to hear you are taking her for an exam. No, no special recommendations tonight but I would not offer her a regular meal. You can give a little boiled hamburger (a tablespoon at a time, not more than a few) and see if she holds it down.
Darlene Kinnear on January 19, 2020:
My 11 year old shitzu female intact has been vomiting for a few days drinking and vomiting she doesn’t want to eat but when she does she throws up I’m wondering if there is something I can do for her before I take her to the vet tomorrow
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on January 19, 2020:
Shiela, please read the article concerning fasting when a dog has an upset stomach. If you are nauseous, do you go to the kitchen and eat a lot of food? That makes you vomit a lot more.
Shiela on January 17, 2020:
Hi my dog has been vomiting for 6x today. But he eats alot and drinks water more often. What do you think it is? I hope he just have an upset stomach
Amuktha Malyada on January 08, 2020:
Our dog Rhodesian Ridgebag is 7 months old . It's been 3 days ...he is continuously vomiting and has diarrhoea. Now he is also shivering. We've been to VET ...but of no use. He's taking the injections. But he won't eat or even drink water.
Maggie Dressel on January 01, 2020:
My 10 month old beagle mix has been throwing up since yesterday morning (over 24 hours now). The vomit is just clear or white foam now with a little rice in it. she is still drinking water and I gave her some rice last night. She’s still playful, maybe a bit more sleepy than normal. My vet is closed until tomorrow because of the holiday. Do I need to take her to the emergency vet?
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on December 31, 2019:
Kathy, I cannot tell you based on that info and without an exam. Yorkies are tiny and can go downhill very fast. See you local veterinarian as soon as possible.
Kathy GREENLEE on December 30, 2019:
My 13yr old Yorkie keeps trying to throw up but can't what's wrong.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on December 30, 2019:
Angelo--a 9 yr old Pitbull can go one day without eating. Follow the instructions in the article about fasting/returning to food. If she is still vomiting she will need to be seen by your regular vet.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on December 30, 2019:
MonicaDawn2019--no, it is not because she is just bred.If she is otherwise healthy try fasting, and then follow the instructions in the article.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on December 30, 2019:
Savannah, anytime a dog is vaccinated and has any unusual reaction, you should call the vet that vaccinated the pup and have her examined. She was probably just carsick and upset but if she is running a fever or has any other abnormal symptoms she needs to be treated.
Savannah on December 28, 2019:
My 3 1/2 month old just had her second round of shots and her rabies shot yesterday around 2. We got home and she was extremely hungry. I fed her and now about 11 hours later she has thrown up twice. Should I be worried? It mainly looks like food and no foam or liquid. I’m thinking she over ate but vomiting it one of the symptoms. Can anyone give me advise on what to do?
MonicaDawn2019 on December 25, 2019:
I have a famale dog we are breeding ony had her 5 days and she was eatting good but then for dinner she didnt want to eat and drinked sum water and come back set next to my and hung over the couch for and few min and i new sum want rite and all at ounce she throw up in the floor.....needing sum help here is this a sign she is prago?? or is it sum diff??? or sum i can do for her?????
Angelo Romanini on December 24, 2019:
My dog is a nine year old pit bull mix. She vomited this morning right after she ate. She threw up everything she ate. After she ate she drank some water and threw that up also. She acted normal all day, so we fed her some rice cooked in chicken broth and she threw that up as well. She still seems like herself. She’s energetic and doesn’t seem to be in any pain
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on December 16, 2019:
Aspen, yes, that is possible, but since this has been going on awhile you should take him back to the vet who vaccinated and explain what is going on.
Aspen on December 13, 2019:
My 3 year old chihuahua/cairn terrier mix vomited quite a bit last night- it was first the food he mowed through and then vile. I thought maybe he just ate too fast and got sick- he’s done this before. He vomited probably 5 times? Then he was good all night and all day while I was at work and I came home and he’s acting sick again (shaking and vomited bile once). I recently learned that there is heavy machinery and construction going on at my apartment while I’m at work. He had a bowel movement last night and this morning and both looked normal. He two weeks ago had updated vaccines for Progard 5 and bordatella. Could his vomiting be because he’s just anxious about all the loud noises coming from the construction?
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on December 08, 2019:
Sahana, you need to consult a local vet and have your dog examined.
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on December 08, 2019:
Ko, if you have fasted your dog and he is still vomiting, you need to consult a local vet.
Ko on December 08, 2019:
1.5 yr old Belgian malinois vomiting has diariea and wont eat for 3 days. Only drink water then vomiting yelllow foam or yellow liquid colored like orange juice. Plz help
sahana from nepal on December 05, 2019:
i have a 6 months old Chigi ... he has been vomitting since three days today. he seems very weak and just keeps sleeping. he doesn't eat neither drinks water. i have fed her some Pedialyte but now she has stopped drinking that too. she squeals before she vomits and has very foul smell . please help me
Dr Mark (author) from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil on November 30, 2019:
Alwin, you need to take your dog in for an exam by your veterinarian immediately.