Common treatments for vomiting in dogs caused by inflammation of the stomach or intestines (gastroenteritis) include stitch feeding and/or anti-nausea medication. More serious conditions often require more intensive therapy such as fluids, hospitalization with injectable drugs, and in some cases surgery.
There can be several reasons for dog vomiting. It could be that your dog ate more than he could handle, or he ate too quickly, or your dog ate too much grass. Sometimes the cause can be more serious.
Dietary Indiscretion – aka scavenging or eating something they shouldn’t have! This is the most common cause of vomiting in dogs. A sudden change in diet or a possible food intolerance or allergy. Intestinal parasites – worms including: roundworms, heartworms, tapeworms, hookworms and whipworms.
If your dog’s vomiting can be described as one of the following, then it’s time to worry: Prolonged vomiting. Chronic vomiting. Lots of vomiting at once.
It’s important to give your dog’s digestive system some time to recover from the vomiting and rest by not feeding your dog for 12 to 24 hours. You can give your dog small amounts of water to keep him hydrated. Food and large amounts of water will only aggravate your dog’s stomach upset.
Yellow vomit is usually pretty harmless. The presence of bile is common in dog vomit and as most vomit contains some bile this is not an immediate problem.
Dog vomit may contain yellow bile or partially digested dog food and usually has a sour smell. Vomiting can occur right after eating or anytime afterward. It is usually preceded by signs of nausea, such as drooling, lip licking, and excessive swallowing.
Herbs like catnip, fennel, chamomile, peppermint, and ginger – These herbs calm an upset stomach. Many herbs have antispasmodic properties that relieve nausea.