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: Oct 18, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: not eaten in 4 days has black stool
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Question:my dog has not eaten in 4 days. i took him to our vet and he gave me a 3 day scrept of cerenia . made him puke more often.he aalso slaveatates

Answer:There are MANY reasons a dog will vomit and many are treated (very) differently, so some diagnostics (like blood work and x-rays) will be necessary to determine WHY he is vomiting so you cna treat him appropriately. 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: Oct 18, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Cat vomits after vet visit
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Question:Our cat went to vet on Sat for a rabies shot and nail trim. When we got home, she started throwing up and is still throwing up on Sun. No diarrhea. Is this from motion sickness, stress? What can we do? When will she get better. She is 16 months old and has never done this before.

Answer:This is an adverse vaccine reaction - have your veterinarian recheck her. (Often the vaccine company will reimburse you for the recheck.)

Date: Oct 9, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: 4 words
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Question:Upset stomach water eyes

Answer:Those 2 things are possibly unrelated, but I would need to know severity of both and get a little more history to really give you any kind of useful advice, so see your veterinarian if it continues or worsens.

Date: Sep 18, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Could my dog have eaten poison
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Question:My dog has vomited. Won’t settle to sleep. Has been either chewing or licking her lips constantly. Won’t drink or eat anything and is not very happy or energetic at all. Should I take her to an after hours clinic?

Answer:Not knowing anything more than that, Yes - vomiting can be serious and it's hard to treat them with anything over-the-counter because they just throw everything up or don't absorb it well.

Date: Sep 12, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Car sickness -cerenia dosage
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Question:I have a 42-pound, 7-month old Australian Labradoodle who gets very car sick and vomits. I have to take him on a 90-minute road trip tomorrow. I have Cerenia, 60 mg tablets on hand from my vet. However, I forgot to call and ask the correct dosage now that my pup is 42 pounds. Can you advise me about what the dosage should be. Thank you very much.

Answer:He needs about 3/4th of a 60mg - which is hard to do, so start with just a half - it will still probably work and then you'll have more left over.

Date: Sep 5, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: My one year old male cat stitch is vomiting clear liquid on occasion and gagging sometimes with nothing coming up. He acts like it is hard for him to swallow and has a gurgling sounding meow but he is still eating and drinking
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Question:Is there something I can give him to help? He acts okay maybe just a tad more tired than normal but is still playing and eating and drinking. We just got a new kitten 5 days ago could that have anything to do with it? His vet isn’t open until Monday.

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. 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: Sep 3, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Vomitting
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Question:I'm trying to figure out why my cats are always vomiting. I have 5 inside cats and they all seem to do it. I've tried different foods but nothing seems to stop it. Sometimes it's just clear liquid and sometimes it's the food that they just ate. Happens pretty much everyday.

Answer:If they are all vomiting and seem 100% fine otherwise, try a diet for hairballs and then try one of the sensitive stomach diets. But there are MANY potential 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: Aug 28, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Won’t stop throwing up
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Question:Hello, I just adopted my fur baby Cleo this past saturday and as of sunday, shes been sneezing, gagging and throwing up. It started with clear liquid, then she threw up food, now she’s throwing up clear foamy liquid & what looked like greenish yellow mucous. I don’t know what to do. I just want her to feel better.

Answer:It sounds like 2 different body systems are affected (respiratory and gastrointestinal) - I would definitely go ahead and see your veterinarian at this point for some tests, a definitive diagnosis and targeted treatment of the exact underlying problem - could be many thigns based on your description.

Date: Aug 22, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Vomiting
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Question:My 2 year Yorkie vomited in the morning a yellowish foam for two days. What could be the cause and what can I giver her?

Answer:It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining her and getting a detailed history 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: Aug 13, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Bee sting
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Question:My 5 month puppy got stung by a bee and 3 hours later started vomiting.

Answer:This is unusual without a lot of facial swelling at the same time, so be sure it is from the bee sting - they can vomit for MANY reasons. Anti-histamines are fine to give like benadryl - be sure diphenhydramine is the only ingredient - use a dosage of 1mg per pound of body weight given orally every 8 hours but definitely see your veterinarian if the vomiitng continues.

Date: Aug 6, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Dry heaves
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Question:My dog Louie has a dry heaves he's 14 years old I get my NexGard and heartgard there and my veterinarian cannot get him in until the 25th what can I do or what can I get for nauseous at the store or through you, please help him means everything to me

Answer:Honestly, at 14 years old, they need to fit him in as an emergency because there are MANY different causes of vomiting so they will need to run blood work and do x-rays probably at a minimum to try to figure out his underlying cause of the vomiting. If that isn't immediately an option, here is a link to various treatment options, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-treatment-dog-cat-36.html

Date: Aug 4, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: 4 month old has been throwing up
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Question:Hi. I have a 4 month old Chiweenie. We took her in for her last round of vaccines including the rabies. She threw up hours later one after the other ,3 times. And she threw up the following day. And 2 days later, but the one she just recently threw up looked like chunks of some weird looking stuff. Should I be worried? And seek medical help.

Answer:That much vomiting in such a small dog is very worrisome. Yes, definitely have your veterinarian recheck her. Be 100% sure they know about the adverse reaction so they space her vaccines out in the future and don't give that many at one time.

Date: Jul 26, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Sick cat
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Question:My cat is puking and very lethargic and not eating showing aggression toward everyone and sleeping a lot help

Answer:It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history and probably running some blood work because there are so MANY causes of vomiting. So definitely 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: Jul 23, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Vomitting & diarrehea w/blood
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Question:Took our 4 year old husky to the vet and they did xrays and said they saw what looked like and air bubble next to her colon. She vomited twice Tuesday with small flecks of blood. She also had diarrehea with what looked like gelled blood. She vomited again yesterday with blood in it and white foam. Very concerned

Answer:If she continues vomiting, they will need to recheck her and take more x-rays +/- barium +/- blood work to see what is going on. There are many causes of vomiting.

Date: Jul 18, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Sick Dog
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Question:I got a question i have a sick dog and has been poisoned i assumed. Shes throwing up a clear and white fluid i guess from the water. and any food i give her i dont stay down long. what is some home remedy i can do before it gets worse?

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

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