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: Jan 19, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Increased Cat Vomiting
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Question:Hi--my 11 year-old cat has been vomiting 2-3 per week. Recently her blood test through the vet came back with nothing unusual. Is there any remedy you would suggest.?

Answer:I would love to see her bloodwork and see exactly what they tested her for. If it was a standard chemistry panel, it probably looked at kidneys, liver, maybe pancreas, etc. but there are other things that need to be ruled out (hyperthyroidism, cancer, etc.) with more tests. If all tests come back negative, the first thing I would try is a good probiotic like Proviable: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Proviable-prod12083.html

Date: Jan 17, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Any medicine
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Question:Hi if my dog is vomiting an doesn't wanna eat or drink water what must I do or give it?

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: Jan 15, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: sick kitty
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Question:My cat wont eat and can barely drink on his own. any time we try to give him water or medicine he throws it up and starts foaming at the mouth and sometime clear slime/silivia comes out. we think it has something to do with bacteria cause he was drinking very dirty water. can you help asap he is loosing streanth and weight very fast

Answer:Vomiting can have MANY underlying causes and most are treated very differently, so seeing your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and targeted treatment is ideal. A probiotic like this one may help: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Proviable-prod12083.html

Date: Jan 4, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Not eating
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Question:My cat has been vomiting for a few times per day for two days. It looks like hair and clear liquid. Should I take her to a vet?

Answer:It is 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 yes, 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: Dec 28, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: vomiting hair
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Question:my cat is a 1.5 y.o Scottish fold longhair who weighs 3kg. he has been throwing up a lot recently especially vomiting hair. is it caused by his, quiet long, hair that sheds a lot? or maybe because of the food? he has been eating dried food forever but he drinks a good amount of water per day so I'm confused. should I groom his hair? should I switch his diet to wet food? or maybe incorporate both wet and dry? thank you in advance for the help!

Answer:If it continues have your veterinarian runs some tests to determine the exact cause - there are MANY causes of vomiting. Since he has long hair, it could easily be hairballs. The foods formulated specifically for hairball relief usually help and/or over-the-counter products like this: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Laxatone-prod1342.html

Date: Dec 20, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: strange behavior
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Question:My cat has been vomiting daily for about the past 4-6 weeks. It's not alot and always liquid, either light brown or white. I took him to my Vet and they ran all kinds of test. Everything came back in the normal range. At her suggestion, I switched to Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Protein HP dry food. His appetite has now decreased to about half of his normal serving of canned food. Also about 2 or 3 weeks ago, he is now licking the tile floor. I asked the Vet but she hasn't ever heard of cats doing that. Can you help with these two problems?

Answer:I would run more tests on him to try to get a definitive diagnosis, especially if he is losing weight along with the vomiting. There are MANY causes of vomiting. Here is s link to read about potential causes: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting

Date: Dec 17, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Vomiting
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Question:Drinking a lot of water throwing up not eating weak but would still come down her ramp to go outside and pee took four or five days of sickness and killed her when she died she had foam coming out of each nostril I need to know what happened to her what kills her she didn't have stinky diarrhea so I don't think it was parvo the last couple days of throwing up she was squeaking or wheezing as she was throwing up I didn't think she was bad enough to die I need to know why she died

Answer:If she was less than 1 year of age and no done with her puppy vaccines, parvo is very likely, but many other things are possible as well: toxins, intestinal blockage, metabolic disease, etc etc.

Date: Nov 30, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Reason for concern?
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Question:I have an 11 week old toy poodle puppy. Sometimes he has some dry heaving and once vomit. He eats normal and is still very playful. I read up on kennel cough and GVD. He doesnt seem to have all the symptoms of either. Should I be concerned and if not what could I try when this occurs?

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: Nov 24, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Poison from cat food
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Question:Its been over 24 hours since my pets were all sick an vomited everywhere all but 1 seems better she will not eat only drinks water i have no vet nor funds what can i do?

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: Nov 20, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Vomit issue
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Question:Hi .. i have a cat of one year . He is vaccinated but i dont know why he starts vomiting everyday from past 2 weeks . Ist it was foamy then it turns to yellow with undigested food . My vet recommends me to give gravinate syrup but my cat doesn't drink that syrup . He is active, playfull nd naughty despite of this vomiting issue. It all starts as winters started . He vomit one time a day especially in the early morning . Plz guide me what should i do .i dont wanna lose him :( ??

Answer:Vomiting in particular has so many potential causes, it's really hard to recommend anythign without seeing him & probably running some blood work so definitely see your veterinarian if it continues. 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: Nov 9, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Vertigo
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Question:We have an older German shepherd mix who had melanoma removed about 2.5 years ago. She has lumps throughout her body and have not been able with different medications from our vet to clear up an ear infection. She has always had a lot of ear problems. Tonight she started getting real wobbly and keeps vomiting. Her eyes keep going from side to side. She is very dizzy and has a hard time getting up. What can we do to make her more comfortable.

Answer:I would definitely go ahead and see your veterinarian with all she has going on: the new masses need to be aspirated, the chronic ear infections are often secondary to allergies and you are describing "geriatric vestibular disease" (which looks scary but usually just runs it's course but there are medications that can help her feel better through it) but there are other possibilities as well.

Date: Nov 9, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: My two dogs ate poison
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Question:Kindly assist me with home remedy for my dogs. For the past three days, they have not eaten anything and keep vomiting green liquid thus causing severe weakness. I have checked for drugs pharmacy and veterinarian in Liberia but we have none find any. Hope you can help me save these two dogs.

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. If you know it was from a toxin, try to find "activated charcoal" from a human drug store, but getting them to a veterinarian is much more ideal. 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: Nov 5, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Cat vomit
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Question:Pinky is 12-15 week semi-feral kitten that got trapped in the basement overnight. I called for her around 8:30am and I opened the bsmt door. She appeared normal and extra hungry She ate played and once she laid down she hurled once and then was fast asleep. Why would sch hurl

Answer:There are many causes of vomiting (dietary indiscretion, toxin, parasites, etc etc - all treated very differently)- if it continues, see your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and treatment.

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.)

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