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: 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.

Date: Mar 25, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Vomiting and nausea
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Question:Hi, my dog is 1month 20 days old and had eaten something foreign item. She vomit today morning and she is very tired and loose some weight. What can I do for her?

Answer:Vomiting and lethargy at that age is always worrisome because parvo is a possibility, but so are many other things (intestinal parasites, toxins, etc.) - all/most of these are treated very differently and trying to treat at home with oral medications doesn't work well with vomiting because they either vomit it up or just don't absorb it well, so seeing your veterinarian for a diagnosis and treatment is 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: Mar 23, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: question
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Question:Hi my cat sounds like she is swallowing alot she has been doing this for a few days do you know what this is thank you

Answer:I would have to see what she is doing to really help you. Video it on your phone if it continues or worsens and show it to your veterinarian.

Date: Mar 21, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Bernese mtn dog vomited, acting strange
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Question:My berner ate something out hiking, not sure what it was, then vomited very early this morning. Took him for a walk this morning, he’s circling, whimpering, clingy. What can I do for him? He weighs about 135lbs, 7 yrs old.

Answer:The vomiting and the circling is worrisome to me - it is ideal to go ahead and see your local veterinarian, even if it's the emergency clinic, for a definitive diagnosis. It's hard to treat vomiting with over-the-counter medications (especially when you aren't 100% sure why they are vomiting) because they either throw the medication back up or just don't absorb it very well.

Date: Mar 17, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Vomiting bile
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Question:Hi my dog has started vomiting bile. She will drink water and then 5 min later it comes pouring back out of her mouth. She has not gotten into anything i know of but does eat raw food diet. She is 9 and a half and a schnoodle

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 12, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Puppy vomiting
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Question:I recently changed my 3 month old puppy's food and he was fine the first 2 days, but has now thrown up twice. Should I be concerned?

Answer:Yes, puppies will vomit for many different reasons, some very serious, like parvovirus, so see your veterinarian for a diagnosis and treatment if it continues or worsens.

Date: Mar 10, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: my dog is vomiting
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Question:my dog been vomiting about hour now she sound like a cat fish sound what can i give her for vomiting

Answer:Vomiting is such a non-specific clinical sign (can mean GI issues but can also mean all kinds of other things: toxins, kidney disease, pancreatic issues, liver issues, etc etc.) and anything given orally may get thrown up or just not absorbed properly so it is ideal to go ahead and get your veterinarian to check her out 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: Feb 22, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: vomiting
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Question:My cat vomited up a yellowish milky liquid in the morning prior to being fed her breakfast. Is this any indication of a medical problem??

Answer:Not specifically but if the vomiting continues, go ahead and see your veterinarian for some bloodwork - there are MANY causes of vomiting. 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: Feb 14, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Green vomit and butt licking
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Question:My dog has vomited only once and it was a green like liquid and shes constantly trying to lick her butt. She doesnt have worms because ive checked and she doesnt have a problem with being touched back there either. So i dont know whats wrong. Can someone please help me?

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. 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: Feb 7, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: my dog threw up and now want drink are move
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Question:what could be wrong

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: Feb 6, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Our cat is vomiting and no vets are open on weekends.
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Question:Hi, a couple months ago my husband and I's gray tabby cat was diagnosed with gastritis. Yesterday, she threw up for the first time since then. It's clear/pink. We thought the vomiting was behavioral because we got another cat recently, but we're starting to think she may have gastritis again. There are no vets open on the weekends and we are just concerned for our girl. She is 10 months old.

Answer:There are so many potential causes of vomiting, it is hard to recommend anything specifically without knowing the underlying cause, 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: Feb 3, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Throwing up because I mixed food
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Question:What should I do ?

Answer:It is always ideal to go ahead and see your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and more targeted treatment because there are so many reasons they will vomit. If that isn't immediately an option, resting the stomach (no food for a few hours, then start back with SMALL amounts of bland food) and a good probiotic like this one: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Fast+Balance+GI+Paste-prod10905.html

Date: Jan 29, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Vomiting after giving comfortis
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Question:My dog throws up after being given Comfortis, can you recommend another type?

Answer:Either Nexgard or Bravecto - both work well for flea and tick coverage.

Date: Jan 23, 2021
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: vomiting, diarrhea, shivering, not eating, lethargic
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Question:What is causing these issues with my black lab and how do I cure it ?

Answer:With the vomiting, shivering and lethargy, it really is ideal to go ahead and see your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and more targeted treatment because MANY things can cause these clinical signs and many are treated very differently - also with the vomiting, s/he may not be able to absorb anything orally. If that isn't immediately an option, a good probiotic like this one: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Fast+Balance+GI+Paste-prod10905.html And a broad spectrum dewormer is another good idea - even if she was properly dewormed as a pup - one that covers whipworms & Giardia is often helpful and won't hurt, like this one - be sure the active ingredient is fenbendazole: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Safe+Guard+Canine+Dewormer-prod12324.html

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

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