Effective Home Remedies for Vomiting Dogs

Effective Home Remedies for Vomiting Dogs

Adrienne is a certified dog trainer, behavior consultant, former veterinarian assistant, and author of "Brain Training for Dogs."

Below, you'll find answers to the following topics:

  • When to consider home remedies, and when to go straight to the vet.
  • How to help your dog vomit as comfortably as possible.
  • A list of home remedies to help sooth a nauseous dog.
  • How to check your pet for signs of dehydration.
  • A list of possible reasons your dog might be sick.
  • Causes that require immediate veterinary care.
  • What to do if your dog vomits white foam, saliva, yellow bile, or yellow foam.

When to Consider Home Remedies for a Dog That Is Vomiting

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

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

When to Use Home Remedies

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

When Not to Use Home Remedies and Go Straight to the Vet

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

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

Dog Vomiting Treatment: How to Help Your Pet Get Through It

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

Follow these steps to treat your vomiting dog at home:

  1. Fast your dog. This will give his gastrointestinal tract some rest and time to recover. With food out of the way, there should be less vomiting. If the dog vomits yellow bile, it simply means the dog is vomiting on an empty stomach. Usually, a 24-hour fast is necessary for adult dogs, while puppies should not be fasted for more than 12 hours.
  2. Feed your dog a bland diet. After the fasting period, when the vomiting should have ceased, take away his normal food and replace with boiled chicken and rice or boiled ground beef and rice. If you use chicken, make sure it is skinless and boneless; if you use burger, make sure the fat is drained off. Either way, rice should make up the bulk of the meal—the meat is just there to make it enticing for the dog. Keep giving this diet until the dog gets better. Then, over the next few days, gradually reintroduce his regular food.
  3. Provide ice chips. It is very important that your pet stays hydrated during this time. If your dog cannot keep water down, offer ice chips, which are less likely to trigger more vomiting. You can try to offer water later. If your dog goes for 24 hours without drinking water or eating ice chips, see the vet immediately.
  4. Check the gums. Have him seen immediately if his gums turn pale, whitish, grayish, or purple. A normal gum color should be a healthy bubble-gum pink. Press your finger on his gum; the finger mark should turn whitish and then pink again. If the gum takes a few seconds to turn back to pink, the dog needs to be seen as soon as possible. It could be a sign of anemia, poison, or bloat.

Home Remedies for Vomiting in Dogs

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

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

How to Check for Signs of Dehydration

  • To check for dehydration, gently pinch the skin on the dog's shoulder blade or back into a little tent shape.
  • If the "tent" collapses promptly, the dog is well hydrated.
  • If the "tent" stays up for a few seconds or longer, the dog needs immediate vet attention, including fluids given under the skin or intravenously.

Why Is My Dog Throwing Up?

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

If any worrisome or out-of-the-ordinary symptoms arise along with the vomiting, do not hesitate to have your dog seen by a vet. More likely than not, it’s just a minor issue, but sometimes catching a minor issue will keep it from evolving into a more serious and costly problem. If you suspect a more serious condition is at play, listed below are the causes that call for an emergency trip to the vet.

Causes of Dog Vomiting That Require Veterinary Attention

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

Behavior of a Dog With Bloat: Emergency Treatment Needed

Why Does My Dog Vomit White Foam or Saliva?

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

Treatment for Kennel Cough

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

Home Remedy for Kennel Cough

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

Why Is My Dog Vomiting Yellow Bile or Yellow Foam?

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


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

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

Veterinarian Discusses Causes of Vomiting

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


  1. Dr. Jennifer Coates, "What to Do When Your Dog Vomits or Has Diarrhea," PetMD. March 16, 2012. Accessed October 11, 2017.
  2. John Gilpatrick," 5 Reasons Why Your Dog Is Throwing Up Bile." PetMD. Accessed October 11, 2017.
  3. Amy Flowers, DVM, "Dogs and Motion Sickness." WebMD. January 11, 2016. Accessed October 11, 2017.
  4. Dr. Mary Fuller, DVM, "Why Does My Dog Vomit Yellow Foam?." VetStreet. May 24, 2012. October 11, 2017.

Questions & Answers

Question: My 5-month-old German shepherd puppy has been throwing up since Friday morning. It is now Sunday morning, and he is still throwing up. He will not eat. He drinks a little bit of water, and he is sleeping a lot more. He just throws up and I have seen blood, but I should note that his teeth are coming in. Should I just leave him alone and let him go through it?

Answer: It is always best to play it safe and see the vet in such a case. This has been going on for a while, and your puppy is not showing signs of getting better. He may be getting dehydrated as well, since he is drinking very little.

Question: Are artificial sweeteners poisonous to dogs? They are present in Cheerios, and my dog ate some out of my bowl.

Answer: Some artificial sweeteners are toxic to dogs. Xylitol is very toxic to dogs, and the most worrisome of all. Stevia, erythritol and aspartame are less toxic, but not something you would want to feed your dog.

Question: My 3 or 4-year-old pitbull puppy hasn't eaten for two days and started vomiting on the second days. He looks skinny, and now it's just lying down and walks really slowly. I can see in his eyes that he looks sad. Normally he downs his food. What should I do? Should I be worried?

Answer: With the symptoms you are seeing a vet visit is in order. Any time a dog starts acting lethargic and has pale gums, abdominal pain, is passing blood in vomit, has prolonged appetite loss, walks with an arched back or has black feces, a vet should be seen.

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Adrienne Farricelli (author) on September 07, 2020:

Shravanthi, I am always concerned when dogs who had rawhide show the signs you are seeing. I would suggest a vet visit to rule out a possible blockage./dogs/Symptoms-of-intestinal...

However, there may be chances this may be just due to recent diet changes, so it's your call what to do. I would play it safe and see the vet.

Shravanthi on September 07, 2020:

I have a 2 month old Rottweiler puppy and he had loose stool 3 times and he puked twiced. He's done with his 2 shots. I'm little worried about his condition right now. Is it because of change in diet? I started to give him rawhide from 2 days ago

Shadow on September 05, 2020:

6 years old dog not taken meals last 4 days. Suggest medicine

EPHRAIM on August 31, 2020:

My puppy is dehydrated, and haven't been eating for almost a week, her gum is white she is so lean please what medication can she be given.

RJ on August 11, 2020:

My 5 year old chihuahua started puking all the food she ate yesterday night after stealing some spam from the table . Yellow foaming puke sometimes covered with food . After reading some articles I gave him rice and chicken , after an hour he puked that out . Now he just puked yellow and some red speck of blood . Any advice how I could move forward it’s less then 24 hours . Thank you

Alicia Mkhize on July 30, 2020:

My two month old pit puppy loves food but ever since yesterday he stoped eating and he vomited twice today and his poop is yellow he is not tired

Kira on June 18, 2020:

Hi my puppy keeps on vomitting, she vomits a foamy mucus like consistency and lost her appetite, our other puppy that passed away also this but it developed faster, the vet clinics are too far away to go to, is there a home remedy i can do?

Loren on June 04, 2020:

Our dog has been throwing up since tuesday night. He keeps on throwing up until now. He doesn't want to eat. He vomits some kind of bubbly saliva. We don't have a veterinarian here at our province. We need help

Linuqe Booyens on May 14, 2020:

Evening I really need help. My yorkie x worsie 4months had her first injection sunday. She was fine monday(11-05-2020) but the next morning 12-05-2020 she was not eating she went through the day paying and drinking water so the evening I gave her a little white chicken she eat it but yesterday and today she is not getting up she does not want any water or food she turns away I tried to give her some water just so she has something but she spits it out ( almost like vomit its clear but smells bad) her gums is pink and she does not feel warm what do I do? I have no car and can only take her to the vet tomorrow. My other pup is a pitbull boerboel mix 5months and theres nothing wrong with her....

Leena on April 18, 2020:

My dog is 4 months since two days he is not eating and i don't want to drink, only sipping. Yesterday i took him to the vet, got medicines and injection but yet, he still don't want to eat or drink serum. He is so weak now. Please advise me on how to feed him, i feel so helpless.

Arlene on April 15, 2020:

My daughters dog has had dry heaving for two months. She has took him to the vet he was given antibiotics so far nothing has helped. Any suggestions please.

Janelle on February 21, 2020:

My 5 month old german sheperd puppy is throwing up white slime and doesnt want to eat . He drinks water though. He is really drowsy also. What can I do ?

Anjali on February 13, 2020:

My dog is 4months old. She is not eating anything since last night and has vomited twice. What should i do to make him feel better?

Dev on January 16, 2020:

I have a 3 year old Pitt and he randomly started vomiting up large quantities of slime (I guess mucus). He immediately tries to eat it and he is not lethargic, is pooping regularly (not diarrhea) and is eating as well. My sister had a husky that does the same. I’ve taken him to the vet and the didn’t run any tests, just listened to the symptoms and gave him food to make him poop more to pass anything in his system and meds for nausea. I was told at first to bring him back in if it continued. Well, ran out of meds and guess what, it continued. So I called my vet to make an appointment and they said it wasn’t needed and would just refill the medicine and give me more cans of food. I don’t feel like my vet is any help. His gums are pink and he doesn’t seem to be in pain but I’m stressing about this so much and I feel like I’m getting no support from my vet who would rather keeps him on meds than run tests. Is this something that happens often? Is there anything I can do? I’m going to switch his food to blue diamond. My dad buys cheaper dog food which bothered my dogs stomach as a puppy but hasn’t bothered him in years but I’ve tried pumpkin for his stomach and fasting and I’m not sure what else to try.

Lyrik on January 01, 2020:

My 8 year old female black lab x German Shepherd mix will start licking her lips excessively out of the blue. She salivates a lot, starts to pace and look disquieted. She has not gotten into anything, nothing has caused any stress or fright and otherwise before and after these episodes she is fine.

How can I help her through these occurrences? It really does happen totally at random and I hate to see her so uncomfortable.

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sarfraZ Ali shah on October 28, 2019:

I have a german shephard female dog.she is 4 month old. She can't eat anything. If she eat . She rapidly do vomiting. I am worried about him. Please help me

Max on October 21, 2019:

My 3 mos old puppy was vomiting when he have eaten a hotdog.

What should I do,any remedy. Please help me.

Rachael on September 03, 2019:

My dog has lost his appetite and being sick yellow/green bile?

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on August 19, 2019:

Melissa Iaas, this is likely from a too fast dietary changes that has messed up your dog's stomach. New foods should be introduced very gradually over the course of 7 to 10 days.

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on August 19, 2019:

It's really important to find out what is causing the vomiting in the first place before trying to use home remedies. With puppies, there are always risks that they ingested something that is causing a blockage, so please see your vet.

Melissa laas on August 07, 2019:

I have a pitbull puppy crossbreed with alsasion... he had a running tummy from Vitagen pet food,,And I switched his food to bobtail now he is not eating.. his been vomiting from yesterday night.. but his sister is absolutely fine.. last night he vomited chunks of his dog food and this morning the vomit is thick and brown in colour? What can cause this to happen?

Laceyt on July 30, 2019:

We have a 5 week old puppy that had started throwing up yesterday and hasnt stopped im very concerned but have no money to take him to the vet until friday

Kurt-Leigh Williams on July 23, 2019:

Hi my 11month old pitbull puppy is vomiting all the food he ate this past weekend. I haven't notice any blood in the vomit can you please give me advice on how to treat him so he could become better

Jan on July 07, 2019:

I have 5mos old shitzu and he throwing up 2 times in 1 day, his vomit looks like saliva, i will give dextrose powder for my home remedies and gave him some ice chips, and after a minute he playing and back his energy but i taught that he can't tried to eat his food. What should i do?

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on June 02, 2019:

Vanina, discuss with your vet. You may be dealing with bilious vomiting syndrome. My dog vomits only at night as well and the vet put him on medications and so far so good.

Vanina Soto on May 09, 2019:

Hi, my dog 9 year old schnauzer vomited a few times two nights ago. He was fine during the day so I was not too worried but last night it happened again, this time he vomited a lot of times different colors (dark brown, green, white, clear, yellow) I am really concerned. Now he seems fine it only happens during the night. What should I do?

Thank you so much for your help!

Ray-marlon De Wee on May 05, 2019:

Good day I hope you can help me I have a puppy he is 8months old and he he is vomiting since Friday after my mother gave him two soft pork bones and he just started acting weird he vomit out the bones and he is still in a bad shape and just getting weaker and he have'nt eat for 3 days I gave him diarea water and energade but it did'nt work so I try to give him scramble egg and chicken livers but it does'nt stay inside

VenusPsychic from wales on April 29, 2019:

maybe just change the food

Joe on April 20, 2019:

My Dog 13years old... Any time vomiting.. Doctor saying kidney failure.. treatment is 3years but no use. Any help please tel me..

Ivan on April 09, 2019:

My dogs who are five months are vomiting constantly what should I do

jence g. on February 11, 2019:

my 1 year old dog was vomited for 3 days already and he doesn't want to eat. what should i do?

lori gatlin on November 15, 2018:

my dog isn't eating and I think someone gave her a bone someone told me it could be stuck in her but. She has diarehea that looks like blood clots what should I do?

Simoné on October 31, 2018:

My 14 week old Jack russel is vommiting and not wanting to eat or drink anything. I have given him a purbac this morning and some ulsanic. Still not better and it is almost 1

Please our VET is also only here tomorrow not EVERYDAY.

Pat Brown on August 24, 2018:

Dog is eating grass and leaves then vomits. Why

Kathy on June 25, 2018:

How much prilosec should i give my 12 pound 10 yr old dog.

Mansa on May 25, 2018:

I have a labrador retriver pup he is just 2 months old he vomited twice today what should i do now

Sandy on May 14, 2018:

I have a11uear old terrier he is throwing up i dont have the money in tell firday to take him to the ver how can i stop the threwing up

divine on May 01, 2018:

my puppy was vomiting this morning its a light yellow and some is plain what is the meaning of this? thank you..

Leigh ann on March 24, 2018:

I have a 4 month pitbull he has been fine all day but laying around all day now he has throwed up white slimmy mucus stuff and wont eat or drink what should i do

Crystal on March 18, 2018:

My dog is 5 years old and been throwing up for 2 days,what can I do???

Owners may confuse an infection known as bordetella or "kennel cough" with vomiting because the dog may be gagging, bringing up mucus, or producing foamy fluids. Kennel cough is a highly con on February 06, 2018:

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

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

Mica on February 06, 2018:

Hi owners who have questions about their dog that are vomiting and dont want to eat or drink water. Please give your dog vaccination especially your puppies. Vaccination series helps a lot to prevent illness and viruses that may harm your dog because dogs are prone of illnesses and viruses. Mostly small dogs. So it woulf be the best if you give atleast 2 times of 5 in 1 followed by 6in1 then continue giving then 6in1 and anti rabbis yearly. Anti rabbis are not only meant for you to become safe from your dogs bite but their safetyness also from other dogs. And deworm atleast every 6 months.

Jammie white on January 16, 2018:

My dog is sick won't eat or drink and vomiting been 2 days what can I do I have no money for veteran

Shailaja on January 08, 2018:

My dog is not eating anything from 3 days ND vomiting in white color what can I do?

Shyann on December 01, 2017:

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

Cristina on November 20, 2017:

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on October 19, 2017:

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

Kajal on October 11, 2017:

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

Joy on October 09, 2017:

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

Ai on September 30, 2017:

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

mary on September 23, 2017:

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on August 06, 2017:

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

Lizelle on August 05, 2017:

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

Micke on August 04, 2017:

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

For this its 2 weak to walk

Jocelyn Castellanos on August 02, 2017:

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

Regina Miles on July 31, 2017:

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

Tonya on July 22, 2017:

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on July 03, 2017:

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

Bj Chaviano on July 02, 2017:

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

Terri T on June 30, 2017:

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

Dee on June 25, 2017:

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

Lee Newton on June 24, 2017:

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

Many thanks Lee

Anthea muller on June 10, 2017:

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

Howby on June 10, 2017:

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

Jasleen Kaur on June 07, 2017:

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

Roma on June 06, 2017:

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

Makenzie M on May 30, 2017:

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

Chael on May 22, 2017:

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

jason on May 18, 2017:

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

DalelovesRescue on May 15, 2017:

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

Jared on May 15, 2017:

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

Ronnie on May 14, 2017:

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

Skyler on May 13, 2017:

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

Roxy on April 25, 2017:

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on April 09, 2017:

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

Sonye on April 07, 2017:

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

paul on March 12, 2017:

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

amanda on March 10, 2017:

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

Lillian on March 07, 2017:

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

Libby on March 02, 2017:

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on February 10, 2017:

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

Mike3 on February 10, 2017:

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

Annie on February 09, 2017:

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

Imran on February 05, 2017:

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on January 14, 2017:

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

Debbie on January 14, 2017:

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

Shell on January 05, 2017:

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

Jen on January 02, 2017:

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on December 27, 2016:

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

Dominique on December 27, 2016:

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

Antania on July 11, 2016:

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

Kandy on July 09, 2016:

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

Brittany W on June 17, 2016:

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

Carmen on May 24, 2016:

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

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on May 13, 2016:

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

greg on May 12, 2016:

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on May 08, 2016:

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

May Ann Almazan on May 05, 2016:

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

Adrienne Farricelli (author) on April 24, 2016:

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

jess on April 22, 2016:

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

Natural Remedies for Sick Dog

Now that you have established that home remedies are the right choice for your sick dog let’s take a look at the best ones on offer.

1. Hemp Oil

If you are not exactly sure what hemp oil is, but you know that it has something to do with cannabis, you will be pleased to discover that hemp oil will not get your dog “high”. In fact, by choosing to give your dog a 100% organic hemp treat from, your dog can enjoy all the benefits of hemp oil, including relief from nausea and the stimulation of appetite without any psychoactive effect.

Plus, by choosing doggy hemp treats rather than supplements or another way of taking hemp oil, your dog can enjoy the tasty flavour of the treats and start to enjoy their food again.

2. Ginger

Known for its ability to reduce feelings of nausea in pregnant women, ginger can have the exact same effect on dogs. Look for a pet-friendly ginger treat or tea that includes ginger and offer them to your dog in small and gradual amounts.

Ginger helps to combat sickness by actively blocking the serotonin receptors in the gut that cause nausea.

If you choose to give your dog ginger in its raw form, be sure to check out the correct dosage that is safe for the first to avoid making them even more ill.

3. Probiotics

While you may be aware that dairy can cause further upset to your dog’s digestion, probiotics or kefir can actually help to reduce any sickness or nausea that they are experiencing.

For those who don’t know, probiotics are a form of good bacteria that is needed for a healthy gut, aiding digestion and helping to boost the immune system. You can find probiotic powders and supplements for your dog online, but be warned, these can be a bit pricey.

4. Fasting

Fasting is arguably one of the most effective ways to stop your dog from vomiting, although they may not be too keen on the idea. If you have a puppy, it is advised to wait 12 hours before offering them food after vomiting. For adult dogs, you can wait a full 24 hours.

Symptoms of Upset Stomach in Dogs

The most common signs of upset stomach in dogs are diarrhea and vomiting. If your dog is nauseous, you may also see him eat grass to soothe his stomach or try to induce vomiting, says Jody Bearman, DVM at Anshen Veterinary Acupuncture, Madison, Wisconsin.

Watch for other signs of upset stomach in dogs, such as:

  • Decreased appetite or loss of appetite
  • Fatigue
  • Drinking less water
  • Seeming depressed
  • Looking uncomfortable and stretching more often (like they are attempting a downward dog)
  • Gulping to combat reflux
  • Licking their lips, the air, or objects

When to Call Your Vet

Monitor your pup’s symptoms. If your dog is consistently uncomfortable, or if the signs worsen at any point, call your veterinarian.

  • Increasing discomfort
  • Vomiting or having an episode of diarrhea more than twice
  • Blood in their vomit or stool
  • Toy or other foreign objects in their vomit or stool
  • Weakness or collapse

These can all be signs of something more serious, including pancreatitis , stomach bloating, a severe allergic reaction, or internal parasites.

If you realize that your dog has eaten something he shouldn’t have—a plant, food, toy, or chemical—you should seek immediate veterinary care.

If your primary veterinarian is unavailable, call your local emergency veterinary hospital. They will be able to advise whether your pet needs to be seen or whether you can continue to monitor him at home.

You can also call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control hotline at 888-426-4435 for a fee. They can also determine a poison’s level of toxicity and recommended care for your dog.

What to do if My Dog’s Not Eating, but Drinking Water

In some cases, you may observe that your dog is keeping himself hydrated, but is avoiding his/her food. There could be different reasons for this problem and you can use the following home remedies to treat it.

Soothe Your Sick Dog’s Stomach

Dogs are curious creatures who love to investigate their environment and eat whatever they find. Unfortunately, this impulsive behavior can cause an upset stomach. Consequently, the dog may refuse to eat but will drink a lot of water. On most occasions, this is a mild gastrointestinal problem that can be cured with home remedies.

The best possible method to ensure that everything is fine is to check your dog’s stool. If there is any blood in it, there could be an emergency and you need to contact your vet. Similarly, if the vomiting and diarrhea do not subside by 24 hours, veterinary care is advised.

Otherwise, you can let the dog fast for a few hours and follow it up with a bland diet. The dog will recover on its own within a day or two.

Make Your Dog Comfortable

Dogs tend to get anxious when alone and may end up getting sick. Your puppy may refuse to eat if you leave them alone for the first time. You will need to train them to stay alone without getting depressed or seeking revenge by refusing to eat. This is an absolute necessity to make your puppy comfortable in your absence if your work fulltime.

Similarly, introducing a new pet in the family can also result in a negative reaction. The older dog may refuse to eat as a sign of protest until he/she accepts the new member. In addition to jealousy, fear can also be a factor if you have adopted a bigger breed. You can ease things up a little by feeding in independent bowls and giving importance to the older companion.

Treating Constipation

If your dog only eats dry food, constipation could be the reason why he/she is not eating. You can solve this problem by switching your canine onto a quality canned food for a few days. Since the wet food has more moisture, it’ll be easier for your dog’s bowels to move. Do consult your vet before choosing the commercial food to avoid any allergic reaction.

Another method to improve your pup’s digestion is to add more fiber to his/her diet. This will improve the bowel movement that will be useful in treating constipation. Similarly, increasing the amount of daily exercise can also help your dog to recover from this illness.

Change in your Pet’s Location

Sometimes, it can be difficult for us to get used to a new environment. Similarly, dogs also feel uncomfortable when they move to a different place and can take some time to adapt. During this phase, they may exhibit unusual behavior. The refusal to eat is one way of showing the discomfort.

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Home Remedies For a Sick Dog Not Eating | What To Give a Dog For Upset Stomach and Vomiting

The major cause of stomach disturbance and vomiting in the dog is food items. In which includes dairy products and spicy food items. Here I give you the best suggestion about what to give a dog for upset stomach and vomiting also home remedies for a sick dog not eating. Moreover, I also mention the best balanced homemade food recipes that protect your dog against diarrhea and stomach issues.

If you want to treat an upset stomach of the dog at home and your dog is sick but not an emergency then these are excellent tips and techniques.

The first and most necessary tip for treating stomach issues in dogs fast your dog for 12 to 24 hours. If you again feed them during diarrhea and stomach condition then this food enhances the discomfort. For reliving from a stomach issue stomach must be empty and the number of dogs is recovering from diarrhea and stomach issues after 24 hours fasting.

When your dog is suffering from stomach issues and vomiting then give them fresh water.

After fasting of 12 to 24 hours you give a bland diet to your dog. The best blend diet is for dog upset stomach is chicken and boiled rice. For the preparation of recipe, you add 1 part of boiled, skinless chicken and 2 cups or parts of boiled rice. Moreover don’t add any other ingredients like salts and oils these are not good for treating stomach. You can use this rice and chicken recipe 2 to 3 times a day. You need to continue this diet until the complete recovery of the dog from stomach issues and diarrhea. Moreover when your dog is turned to normal food after facing sickness then use chicken and rice meal at least one time in a day.

  • For getting quick results you can add 1 tablespoon of plain, sugar-free yogurt in the recipe. Yogurt provides a soothing effect to the stomach and also remove unhealthy bacteria from stomach
  • Other dietary items which are beneficial of recovering stomach issue is bananas, oatmeal, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin.
  • Chicken And Rice For Dogs Upset Stomach: Most of the vet recommended a bland diet of chicken and rice for dogs upset stomach. Here I tell you the best way of cooking chicken and rice for dogs.

It’s very easy to make the bland diet of chicken and rice, the first step is boiling of rice.

  • The first step is the selection of meeting you choose in case of stomach issue you choose breast chicken. The reason is that other body areas are fatty which is not good if the dog is already facing stomach problems.
  • For removing all the fat from the chicken you first boil it and remove all the fat from broth. After removing fat you use this chicken for preparing chicken and rice bled recipe for dogs.
  • For treating stomach must use skinless, boneless breast chicken.On contrasting to this if you use another meet then before serving to remove all the small or large bones from a dish.
  • After boiling if chicken removes the additional fat and separates the chicken from broth.

After removing all fat cook or boil the rice in the broth of chicken.Must choose the white rice instead of others because in white rice amount of dietary fibers are less than other rice. Moreover, the correct ratio of chicken and rice is necessary for making a healthy diet. So you can add 2 cups of rice in 1 cup of breast chicken. When the rice is cooked perfectly then remove the heat from them. Moreover must check the dish before serving to dog it is completely free of heat. This is a very effective receiver of chicken and rice for upset stomach and vomiting dogs.

If you searching the well balanced homemade dog food recipes then these are best and healthy home remedies for sick dog recipes for pets and dogs.

This good balance diet recipe consists of 50 percent of proteins,25 percent of vegetables and the remaining 25 percent is grains .as a protein food you can use ground turkey and peas. Moreover, for veggies and grains, you can use spinach, carrot, brown rice, etc. By mixture this food you can prepare a good balanced and healthy meal instead of packing food.

Just adding this food in your dog diet twice per week and you can get amazing results. In ingredients of the dish include proteins, grains, apples. Moreover, you can also add blueberries for making it more healthy. Blueberries are excellent protectors against heart diseases.

When you use a pressure cooker then you choose those veggies that stand up on the heat. The key ingredients of this recipe are brown rice, beans, carrot, and frozen peas. By cooking these food items in the cooker you can easily prepare the crockpot dog food. These are the baked homemade dog food recipes.

The address of the root cause is necessary when your dog is suffering from diarrhea. Below I mention the best ways and tips of cure dog diarrhea fast as home remedies for a sick dog

Transforming your dog diet into a bland meal is very beneficial for the fast curing of diarrhea. For this purpose, you can sue the white rice and breast chicken bland diet. This blending food reduces the severity of diarrhea in dogs.

If you can give your dog Pepto-Bismol-according to vet the recommended and suitable amount of kennel club is juts 1 tablespoon of the dog of 10lb moreover, Immodium is also beneficial for treating diarrhea fast. You can use 2 milligrams of pill of the dog of 40lb weight.

Before starting the treatment of diarrhea it is necessary to address the exact cause of diarrhea. It may a new meal, a new kind of toy, etc. You can also get suggestions from your vet from diagnosing the exact cause of diarrhea in the dog. Especially if your dog has diarrhea for 3 days then must consult a vet for the complete treatment.

These are bets dog diarrhea home remedies .its very beneficial at the time when the vet is not available.

Diarrhea can be causing constipation in the dogs then it necessary the dog is drinking lots of water. In case if your dog is not like too much water you can prepare a soupy meal for the dog.

Pumpkin is a rich source of dietary fiber so it is very beneficial for treating diarrhea at home. Make sure you use 100 percent pure pumpkins.

The most effective and balanced diet is boiled chicken and rice bland diet. Boil chicken and rice are rice bland diet are very beneficial for treating diarrhea in-home. Adding this dish in small quantity on your dog’s regular diet and continue until the dog is recovering.

This is an excellent and very effective remedy for giving plain unsweetened yogurt to the dog. Yogurt replaces the harmful bacteria of the stomach and providing a soothing effect on the dog.

5 BEST Dog Diarrhea Home Remedies

As a dog owner, one of the most difficult times is when your beloved pooch has diarrhea. Dogs get diarrhea for any number of reasons and most of the time you can treat it at home. I hope that these 5 Dog Diarrhea Home Remedies will help you get through this trying time!

My rescue pup, Roxie, was 10 months old when we got her from the Humane Society. Sadly, she had a rough life up until we got her, she had a skin allergy and was underweight.

The Humane Society warned us that Roxie might experience some diarrhea due to the change in environment. Oh boy, did she! I’ve owned dogs for many years, but until we bought Roxie home, I had no idea a dog could produce so much… well… poop!

We were patient with her, cleaned up the messes as they happened, and did our best to settle her in. It seems that Roxie’s upset stomach was the result of a few different factors: change in diet, change in environment, and medication. These are also the 3 most common causes of doggy stomach woes, so it’s no wonder she was unwell!

Within a few days, the watery diarrhea had stopped but Roxie still had very loose stools and had to go frequently. After checking with the vet that there was nothing seriously wrong, I looked for dog diarrhea home remedies to help her. Below are a few of the best that I found worked for her then, and since.

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