4 Things to Do If Your Dog Is Vomiting

Updated on February 17, 2020
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Dr. Mark is a veterinarian. He works mostly with dogs and exotic animals.

You should fast your dog (as long as it's not a puppy or tiny or elderly) to help its stomach recover after being upset.
You should fast your dog (as long as it's not a puppy or tiny or elderly) to help its stomach recover after being upset.

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.

  1. Upset stomach (gastritis) from eating garbage or spoiled food
  2. Eating too fast
  3. Eating toxic grass or plants
  4. Exercising after eating
  5. Car sickness
  6. Sudden diet change
  7. 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.

Sushi is not a normal diet for a dog.
Sushi is not a normal diet for a dog.

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

  1. Poisoning: Some poisons will cause vomiting. They need to be treated right away.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Infection: Parvovirus is the most common—its symptoms also include fever and diarrhea. There are also several other types of infection 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.
  6. 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.

Some vomiting dogs will need x-rays.
Some vomiting dogs will need x-rays. | Source

What Kinds of Problems Might Show Up on a Physical Exam at the Vet?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

What should you do if your dog is vomiting?

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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

  • 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?

    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.

  • My dog has vomited two times, and he is not eating anything, just drinking water. He is also weak. What can I do?

    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.

  • My four-months-old dog is vomiting white foam. He is also not eating or drinking much water. What could be the problem?

    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.

  • My puppy has vomited eleven times. What should I do?

    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.

  • 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?

    A small dog like a Silky that is losing weight needs to be seen right away. Call and make an appointment now.

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    • DrMark1961 profile imageAUTHOR

      Dr Mark 

      3 weeks ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Victoria Verniero 

      3 weeks ago

      My 12 year old lab for the last 3 day has been vomiting around 2am in morning it is digested food

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      Stephanie Wardrip 

      3 weeks ago

      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?

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      Dr Mark 

      5 weeks ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Vin 

      5 weeks ago

      Why should I do because my puppy( 4 months old) is vometting and showing lethargy type act and not move properly .

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      breezy 

      5 weeks ago

      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

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      Dr Mark 

      5 weeks ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Dr Mark 

      5 weeks ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Brandon 

      5 weeks ago

      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?

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      Gaurav 

      6 weeks ago

      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.

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      Dr Mark 

      7 weeks ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Rohit Mishra 

      2 months ago

      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....

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      Dr Mark 

      2 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      lluvia 

      2 months ago

      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?

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      Dr Mark 

      2 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Betty, take your puppies to your regular veterinarian for an examination. They may have a virus and could die without treatment.

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      Betty 

      2 months ago

      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

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      Dr Mark 

      2 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Darlene Kinnear 

      2 months ago

      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

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      Dr Mark 

      2 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Shiela 

      2 months ago

      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

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      Amuktha Malyada 

      2 months ago

      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.

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      Maggie Dressel 

      2 months ago

      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?

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      Dr Mark 

      2 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Kathy GREENLEE 

      2 months ago

      My 13yr old Yorkie keeps trying to throw up but can't what's wrong.

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      Dr Mark 

      2 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Dr Mark 

      2 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Dr Mark 

      2 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Savannah 

      3 months ago

      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?

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      MonicaDawn2019 

      3 months ago

      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?????

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      Angelo Romanini 

      3 months ago

      Dr Mark

      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

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      Dr Mark 

      3 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      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.

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      Aspen 

      3 months ago

      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?

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      Dr Mark 

      3 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Sahana, you need to consult a local vet and have your dog examined.

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      Dr Mark 

      3 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Ko, if you have fasted your dog and he is still vomiting, you need to consult a local vet.

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      Ko 

      3 months ago

      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

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      sahana 

      3 months ago from nepal

      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

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      Dr Mark 

      3 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Alwin, you need to take your dog in for an exam by your veterinarian immediately.

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      Dakota45 

      4 months ago

      My 1 year and 4 months old pit bull puppy has thrown up yellow liquid 3 or 4 times today and won't eat, should I be concerned? She also acts kinda sad and not like herself.

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      Alwin 

      4 months ago

      Hi my god is 1 yo. Vomoting for 3 days. He never eats. I am feeding him blended rice and egg with the syrnge. He drinks his water but very lil. He vomits yellow foam. Looks weak

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      Cali 

      4 months ago

      My dog was spayed today. She drank a little bit of water but threw up. Now she is throwing up yellow bile

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      Dr Mark 

      4 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Siya, it depends on the age. Since your dog is a puppy you need to consult a local veterinarian immediately.

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      Siya 

      4 months ago

      My 2.5 month indian spit vomit 4 to 5 times a day.. what can i do ???

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      Dr Mark 

      5 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Lyndi-follow the instructions in the article: fasting, introducing food again slowly.

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      LyndiB123 

      5 months ago

      My bully has vomited once today, once yesterday and once the day before He is acting normal otherwise. No issues eating or drinking. No blood in vomit and it is mainly white foam and watery. Should o be concerned?

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      Gina 

      5 months ago

      My 5 month puppy vomits but shes still active etc its been going on since i took her to the dog park, is it because she eats to fast, or anxious. Im abit worried i have changed her diet to no dry food for few days now but she vomited in my car after a wash at local pet shops. Shes active but vomited once. What can i do

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      Tracey 

      5 months ago

      I have a 4 month old pitbull puppy, and he has been throwing up once a day for about a week after waking up, today and hour after he ate he threw up everything again, and I noticed that he didn't chew any of he's food chunks.

      What can I do?

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      Dr Mark 

      6 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Cp--two weeks is a long time for a pup that age. Try the fasting suggested in the article, but if the vomiting continues have her seen sooner.

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      Cp 

      6 months ago

      I have a six month old dog I just got her two weeks ago she was eating fine when I got her and still eats well and drinks but is throwing up more frequently about twice a day ... she has a lot of energy and plays still she hasn’t been vaccinated but have an appt with vet in two weeks...do you think this is serious where I need to take her in for an emergency visit versus waiting for her normal appt

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      Jennifer G 

      6 months ago

      My 6 month old rottweiler started having vomiting and diarrhea today. He won't eat or drink. Just lies around and is usually very hyper and playful. Was fine in the morning.

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      Conner 

      7 months ago

      My 4 year old dog who is usually extremely active has thrown up twice and won’t move but a little bit

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      Dr Mark 

      7 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Swarnima, I have no idea what kind of injections or medication she was put on. Any tests? The increased thirst might be from the injections, but if it was not prednisone she might be having an adverse reaction to the meds.

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      Swarnima 

      7 months ago

      Hie, my dog is 11 yr old pomerarian.. she was under medication for a week for an allergic reaction(term that doctor has given)due to which she was coughing.. so doctor gave her injections.. and after that its been 3-4 days,she is not eating anything or just having very little amount of food and the day before yesterday she has vomitted 3 times..and after that she has just eaten 2 times in 2 days and that too very little amount of food! And i m noticing that she is drinking water more than regular and seems weak.. i m very worried about her and the vet is not availabl right now and also she was under medication last week and already had injections and medicines.. so i m confused now should i take her to vet or not as she already had lot last week!

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      Dr Mark 

      8 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Clint, your dog cannot be helped on the internet. You need to take him in to your local vet for an exam immediately.

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      Clint 

      8 months ago

      May dog this sleeps and he just eat he don't want to walk or stand and he don't want toe drink water and he is 15 years old

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      Dr Mark 

      8 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Katelynn, follow the directions as outlined in the article.

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      Katelyn Voyles 

      8 months ago

      Hi, my dog just started throwing up this morning. It’s a yellow liquid. He won’t eat, he will drink, he is still playing and acting normal. What should I do?

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      Dr Mark 

      9 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Survayeer, have you tried the things outlined in the article?

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      Dr Mark 

      9 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Lola, I do not know if your dog is old, young, fat, too skinny, etc. If you are concerned then you should refer him to a vet. If it is a healthy dog you can try the steps I have outlined in the article.

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      Dr Mark 

      9 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Gayle, I am not sure what he was referring to. That term does not really exist. I think the vet was trying to simplify the problem. If he or she was talking about the trachea (sometimes called windpipe) it was because of what he believes is excessive fluid in the trachea.

      If you are not happy with the diagnosis you can consult with a veterinary teaching hospital. Your regular vet can give you a reference to the closest one in your state.

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      Suryaveer 

      9 months ago

      My 3 year old German Shepard bitch is continuously vomiting(for about 15 times) ,even the water is coming out in vomit as she drinks. She is been trying to do potty from one and half day but just come without doing anything, just vomit. Please suggest me some way to treat her.

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      Lola 

      9 months ago

      My dog has threw up about 7 times and pooped 2 times, I was thinking about sending him to the vet. Should I do that?

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      Gayle 

      10 months ago

      My dog has been sick for a while now vet has tried different anti sickness tablets, they have done tests and it's showing a problem with his pipe fluid what does this mean

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      MommyOwl 

      10 months ago

      Are puppy is only 3-4 weeks old isnt old enough to get her shots ive called around to check. anyways shes never had a problem eatting until the other day. now she has vomited up everything to were you can see her ribs. weve tried feeding her broth and some small things like that but nothing stays down. first we got her to drink 5ml of water every 5 mins then shes started drinking on her own now she still drinking alot of water by herself shes still pooping and peeing and that all looks the same. she still wants to play but at the same time she wants to sleep more then usual. we looked up the sings of polio virus and besides what i just said she shows no other sings and it said it could be other reasons for what is happening and to take to the vet. i dont have a vet near by or can get to one anytime soon or the money right this sec and my 5 year old son and i are very worried and dont know what ells to do can you plz help.

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      Diana 

      12 months ago

      I have a 6 month old huskie and she hasnt been eating for 3 days only water, shes been throwing up green and she really only lays down and dont do nothing

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      Haley 

      12 months ago

      My 2 month old puppy has threw up maybe 10 times within the past 48 hours he is drinking water does he does have liquid pop I seen a brownish green color ! I can’t afford a vet trip right now . He is a small dog . What should I do to help him or any clues to know the problem ? He is throwing up clear foamy liquid . Should I be concerned . Diet has changed and he does try to get in trash when I’m at work ! His gums are pink still . Any tips or medicine I could help him with ?

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      Dr Mark 

      13 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Sandra, as outlined in the article, you can try to fast him and if the vomiting continues take him to your regular vet.

      If your dog starts vomiting after eating a sock, or for whatever reason, stop feeding him. he is not going to suffer missing one meal.

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      Sandra Sheehan 

      13 months ago

      My 2 year old GSD threw up a sock last night. Never saw him eat this one. He threw up the whole sock. Later I fed him is dinner which he seemed to keep down except a hand full of blue berries.His nose is cold and wet but he threw up his breakfast several hours after I left for work. Husband took a picture not bloody just food. He left him crated with some ice cubes and small amount of water. Should I try and feed him when I get home or go to the vet

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      Dr Mark 

      14 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Hi Renee I cannot help since at his age he really needs a physical exam to figure out his status. Seniors can go downhill very fast.

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      Renee Greenway 

      14 months ago

      I have a Chihuahua, he will be 21 in a couple months. For 2 days hes even vomiting, and runny stools. Nothing has changed in his diet. He sleeps most of the time so other symptoms are difficult to see. No fever, no differences in character that I can see. With his age, I look for signs of passing. Please help, I'm concerned with his time. Thank you. BTW I feed him origin senior dog food, and steamed chicken breast 30 oz twice a day. RG

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      Dr Mark 

      14 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Prakash, reasons your dog might be vomiting are listed in the article above.

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      Prakash 

      14 months ago

      My 6 yes old pamorian,is not drinking water,and from today early morning it has vomitted twice?wat might be the reason.

      Had taken for hospital for not drinking water!thy gave 2 injection and made him to drink syrup there itself.

      After that it's vomiting.

      Plz let me know

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      Aquamarinecc 

      15 months ago

      I am pet sitting for a large black lab. When i asked the owner how much/when to feed dog she said she feeds him all day. Well I think i over fed him. He has vomited a large amount of food in a short period of time. He has vomited 5 times now and i don't know how much i should be worrying!!

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      Rosa Rosario 

      15 months ago

      My sisters chihuahua threw up like 8 times and is trembling like if he’s cold and his eyes are twitching then he has a blank stare and starts walking backwards like if he is hallucinating I don’t have money to take him to the vet what should I do? I’m the dog sitter

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      Justin Reyes 

      15 months ago

      Thank you so much this might work for my dog I am on here because my dog can not stop throwing up she throwed up more than 4 times today and I am a kid to my family can not stop crying because my family thinks she might die we were trying to take her to the vet but we don't have the money so thank you so much

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      Lau61682 

      15 months ago

      I have an 8 week old chihuahua that i adopted 5days ago. I gave my other dog some chxn before i went to work and puppy may have eaten it. My concern is that 5hrs later, my puppy has vomited slimy foam type of fluid twice and is shivering and lathergic. I have no vet nearby open At 1230Am. What do i do?? :(

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      Dr Mark 

      16 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Kendra, she was probably just excited, but you should follow the recommendations in the article about fasting and introducing a mild food. If the problem continues, be concerned and take her to your regular vet.

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      Kendra 

      16 months ago

      Our 9 month old dog was introduced to some family and other dogs. She was very nervous and scared and ended up vomiting. She’s vomited white foam a few times since then. We’re hoping anxiety and car sickness. Should we be worried?

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      Dr Mark 

      16 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Pratik, I have no idea why your dog was diagnosed with an ulcer. I have no idea what medications your vet put her on. Without that information, there is no way I can predict how long your dog will take to recover.

      I think you need to call the vet that made the diagnosis and get more information from him.

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      Pratik Kumar 

      16 months ago

      Hi there.

      My dog is bleeding brown/black .She is throwing up like 20times since past 24hours.We've seen doc and he's saying she's got ulcer.She stopped eating any food.

      How much time does it take to heal her fully?

      She's 8 months old

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      Dr Mark 

      16 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Sanjeev, 45 days old is too small to mess around. If your dog were an adult, and had some weight and fat reserves on him, you could try some other things. At that age, however, he does not, and needs to see a vet as soon as possible. He may need to be put on fluids for dehydration, may need glucose IV. It is impossible to tell without an exam.

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      Sanjeev .m 

      16 months ago

      Hi doc my dog is 45 days old he started to vomit yesterday when I gave him a little bit of rice but he enjoyed eating the next day I gave him milk after few hours he vomited like a white foamy solution and pied and now it is not at all eating .I'm very much worried about my puppy . would you please recommend me what to do in detail plzz

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      Dr Mark 

      17 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Tanya, if your GSD refuses food for a day that is a good thing. If it goes on longer, however, especially since you are describing a lethargic dog, you need to get him checked by your local vet.

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      Tanya 

      17 months ago

      My 1yr old German Shepherds got into the trash last night. One has thrown up twice now. When he walks it seems as if he's drunk. Refusing food or water. I was able to have him eat some ice chips. He seems real tired not in any type of stress

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      Dr Mark 

      17 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Chrissy, it has been 11 hours since you left your comment. If your dog is still with us you need to take him to the closest emergency vet immediately. The swollen abdomen with the pale gums indicates an emergency.

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      Chrissy 

      17 months ago

      Came home and they had gotten into the trash, she seemed fine but within the night she started vomiting, at first it was like dog food, but now it’s white and foamy. Her gums are ghost white and her stomach is swollen.

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      Vikas nagar 

      18 months ago

      My dog is 2 year old and he watery throw up dog is thirsty and trying to drink, but can’t hold down water,

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      Dr Mark 

      18 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Trinity, I am sorry to tell you that your dog sounds very sick and there is nothing I can recommend to take care at home. If he is not drinking he will die soon. You need to call around and ask your local vets if they will allow you to pay later or contact your friends and ask them to help you pay for a vet visit.

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      trinity 

      18 months ago

      my dog is a chihuahua and he's 2 years old and he always is eating stuff he shouldnt and we live by the woods and he goes out and runs around and latley hes been throwing up on my bed and peeing on my floor and he seems weak and he hasn't been eating or drinking and he isnt his playful crazy self what should i do cause i don't have the money to take him to the vet

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      Dr Mark 

      18 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Schweta, no one can tell you that for sure. I am not sure what kind of injections, whether they were just to stop vomiting or to treat a poisoning. It sounds like things will be okay in a day or so, as taking him to the vet was the right thing to do.

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      Shweta 

      19 months ago

      My german shepherd dog ate up an empty shampoo sachet....and after sometime he vomited whole food and shampoo sachet....i rushed to vet clinic ......dr gave him some infections and told not to feed him anything .....i am a bit confused....i want to know if my dog is all ok or is it something serious please help i love him

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      Dr Mark 

      19 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Tam, an 8 week old puppy does not have much in reserve, so will become dehydrated and hypoglycemic, and then die, very quickly. Take your puppy to the vet as soon as possible.

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      Tam 

      19 months ago

      My two month old pitbull puppy has just been throwing up consistantly everytime she eats

      Im unsure if i should take her to the vet or wait alil

      Since this morning

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      Dr Mark 

      19 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Irma, a senior dog that is vomiting blood, even if it has only been twice, should at least be checked by your vet. He may have just had something stuck in this esophagus that caused the bleeding, but he may also have a tumor in there that needs to be found and treated or removed.

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      Irma 

      19 months ago

      my dog is 10 yrs old and he has vomit regular blood twice can that be something serious

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      Dr Mark 

      19 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Chaitali, if there is no vet available the best thing to do is to fast your Pug puppy. It is possible that it is just an upset stomach from eating something strange. If the vomiting stops, go ahead and start back on a mild diet like I outlined in the article.

      If the vomiting continues even after fasting, though, it can be a lot of things that will need an exam and meds.

      Did you vaccinate your puppy against parvo?

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      Chaitali ravindra salunke 

      19 months ago

      sir i have 9th month pug baby...

      she is not eating food from 2 days.

      and vomiting 4 times.

      docter is not available here.

      so can u telll me what to do??

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      Dr Mark 

      19 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Lilian, I do not know what sort of injections. If your dog is still vomiting the best thing to do is contact your vet.

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      Lilian 

      19 months ago

      My dog has been vomitting since yesterday. He's been seen by a vet at home and given three injections but he is still vomitting. what can I do in the mean time.

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      Dr Mark 

      20 months ago from The Atlantic Rain Forest, Brazil

      Sherry, if your puppy has not had a stool several times a day he needs to see a vet. He may have a huge worm burden and if he is not checked and dewormed he will die.

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      Sherry Carson 

      20 months ago

      I found a puppy about a month old been giving him puppy formual and i gave the puppy water because he havent had a bowel movement in a couple of days what should i do. Ive grown attacted to him .i dont want to loose him ...

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