Ask the Vet About Vomiting in Dogs and Cats

Ask the Vet About Vomiting in Dogs and Cats
Dr. MichaelDym
Dr. Michael Dym

As a practicing veterinarian, Dr. Dym has over 19 years of experience and dedication to enhancing the overall health and well-being of pets. His commitment and passion for pet health continuously drives him to learn more about the art and science of homeopathy through ongoing training and education.

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Date: Jun 8, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: diet
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Question:not sure why my pup 10 months old is vomiting and its spastic when it happens I feed him boiled chicken boeless skinless

Answer:It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. Add to that, it is often hard to differentiate coughing, reverse sneezing, regurgitation, and vomiting. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

Date: Jun 7, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: can't keep food down
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Question:i'm taking care of my daughters cat cause we thought it might be her nerves cause it started when my granddaughter started being mobile so I brought her home and for a month nothing happened . my daughter had put her on wet cat fod cause she was throwing up on dry food. then she started throwing up at my home after always eating. my daughter said she took her to the vet but they couldn't find anything wrong so what could be the problem. I have my own health problems so this is getting to be to much for me to handle and we have talked it over and are considering giving her to a rescue, please help!

Answer:If they ran bloodwork and took x-rays at her veterinarian and ruled out medical problems, try a diet for sensitive stomachs like Hill's Science Diet. Here is a link to their product: https://www.hillspet.com/cat-food/sd-feline-adult-sensitive-stomach-and-skin-dry

Date: Jun 4, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Cat health
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Question:my cat is 14 years old. throwing up, loosing weight, very thin. she is pulling her hair out in gobs. please help me.

Answer:There are many possibilities for what could be going on and some are very treatable (hyperthyroidism, etc.) so see your veterinarian for some blood work and a diagnosis so you can get her started on the appropriate treatment.

Date: May 29, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: My 9 year old Golden Retriever has been vomiting for two days.
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Question:What should I do to help my dog to quit vomiting? His temp is 101.4 and he seems fine, except for the vomiting after every meal..

Answer:It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. Add to that, it is often hard to differentiate coughing, reverse sneezing, regurgitation, and vomiting. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

Date: May 28, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: 
Topic: vomit when eating
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Question:any recommendations on cat food or medicine for my 4 year old cat who eats and throws up undigested food? she is acting completely normal otherwise and is active. i recently changed her food from Rachael Ray chicken flavor to ACANA fish flavor.

Answer:Science Diet Hairball control or Sensitive stomach may help.

Date: May 25, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Sneezing/coughing up spit
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Question:Why is my dog coughing/sneezing and hacking up spit? And also loss of appetite

Answer:It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. Add to that, it is often hard to differentiate coughing, reverse sneezing, regurgitation, and vomiting - all have different causes and are treated differently. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

Date: May 14, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: VOMITING TREATMENT
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Question:WILL YOU PROVIDE PRESCRIPTION FOR VOMITING CAT

Answer:Prescriptions, in veterinary medicine, legally require a face-to-face meeting with your veterinarian, so no, I'm sorry, I cannot.

Date: May 10, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Trifexis
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Question:I just Received my dogs trifexis prescription in the mail I brought my dog in the house from outside and I gave him his first dose after he took it he vomited and he also vomited grass and it was probably within the first 15 to 30 minutes of taking it I did not give him another dose

Answer:Call and speak directly with the manufacturer about how much product may have been absorbed and whether you need to give another and when - contact information should be on the packaging or the package insert. This is a common problem with Trifexis that is often solved by feeding it with a meal (not just a treat or snack, a full meal).

Date: May 1, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Acid Reflux
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Question:What type of wet food is recommended for a cane Corso dog who has acid reflux?

Answer:I would need more information about your dog to really give you good advice but either Science Diet Sensitive Stomach or Purina ProPlan Sensitive stomach might be good choices.

Date: Apr 27, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Cat Vomiting
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Question:Greetings, My name is Qunitia Bailey. I have a short-haired cat that I rescued from outside about 4 years ago named Maria. For the past two weeks Maria has been vomiting daily, however, she still eats her meals two times a day. I've been feeding her Friskes shredded food consistently over the four years, but about a month ago I switched her food to Friskes Pate. Her vomit looks brown with chunky bits that look like the food I feed her. I am not sure what I should do.

Answer:It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining her and getting a detailed history and some blood work because there are so many causes of vomiting. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

Date: Apr 27, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Car sickness
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Question:Our recent rescue is 3 years and 16 lb poodle/terrier mix and vomits every time we drive even a few miles. We have tried dramamine and benedril but neither seems to work. Do you have a suggestion?

Answer:Cerenia works really well. Here is a link to read about it: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Cerenia-prod11268.html

Date: Apr 26, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Vomiting Dry Food Only
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Question:At the middle of January my cat started having diarrhea and vomit, so I took her to the vet, he injected her to stop the vomit, she was normal for a few days and the again, he injected her again and, same result, so we did a test, and the result was giardiasis so, he prescribed a mix of sulfadimethoxine + metronidazole for 3 days after the treatment she was fine for a week and then she started again with vomit and diarrhea so he prescribed another three days of treatment, and Royal Canin gastrointestinal dry food instead of her regular, one week after she started vomiting again, no diarrhea. I decided to stop giving her kibbles, because she was vomiting only dry food not wet, so I gave her wet food only. For some weeks she was fine, I tried to give her a few kibbles to start little by little the switch, but she vomited them again. I don't know what to do, she can't eat dry food without vomiting. And I can't give her only dry food forever. Now I can because I'm working from home but once I get back to the office, I won't be able to because she eats a little several times a day. A note, from the beginning till now she has been eating well, drinking water and in a good mood. Any suggestions of what could it be or what could I do? Thanks

Answer:I would need to see all of her blood work, x-rays and history (like what was she injected with, etc.) to really start guessing at a specific diagnosis - often you need intestinal biopsies to really say and that is too invasive (and expensive) for many cats. Some of these cats just have to eat canned food, which is fine.

Date: Apr 25, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Supplements for Acid Reflux
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Question:My dog vomits bile between meals due to acid reflux. She has had x-rays and blood tests that have not shown any cause for the reflux. Is there a dietary supplement that I can give her regularly to help to decrease the vomiting?

Answer:A good probiotic may help, like this product called Fortiflora: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Purina+FortiFlora-prod10376.html. Proviable is another good brand to try: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Proviable-prod12083.html. Then a diet formulated for dogs with sensitive stomachs - good brands to look for are Science Diet, Purina and Royal Canin.

Date: Apr 16, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: My dog goes out in the yard and she's always eating something in the yard.
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Question:My dog eats something out in the yard when I let her out to do her business but when she comes back in sometimes she won't eat her food or she'll eat but then vomit?

Answer:It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. Add to that, it is often hard to differentiate coughing, reverse sneezing, regurgitation, and vomiting. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

Date: Mar 31, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Raw food
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Question:How do i know when. Raw food is no good for her. She loves it but just recently she vomited out of nowhere.

Answer:Some dogs handle raw food fine but many have digestive issues secondary to it, so I cannot recommend raw food because the percentage of dogs that it adversely affects and I end up having to treat is too high.

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