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: 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

Date: Jul 15, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Dry food causing vomiting
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Question:Our 12-year-old cat throws up after eating dry food. We have tried grain-free, kitty, and sensitive stomach dry foods. ( She is also sensitive to fish.) On all other canned wet food she is fine and does not vomit. Is there any dry food that she might tolerate? I would like to be able to give her both. Thank you.

Answer:New studies are showing that canned food seems much better for them (primarily their urinary tract) so don't worry about feeding all canned. Here is a good dry food for sensitive stomachs: https://www.petco.com/shop/en/petcostore/product/hills-science-diet-adult-sensitive-stomach-and-skin-chicken-and-rice-recipe-dry-cat-food

Date: Jul 15, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Vomiting
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Question:My adult cat has been vomiting for two days. At first it was clear liquids then it’s brown. I’m not to sure if I should take him to the vet or let it pass.

Answer:Since it has been going on a couple of days now and because there are so many causes of vomiting, some serious, yes, I would go ahead and see your veterinarian at this point. 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 11, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Need some direction as to what to do?
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Question:I have a 15 year old pit bull. Yesterday he started throwing up what seems to be stomach bile. He is throwing up more today and I cannot get him interested in any food. Of course, today is Saturday so no vets will see him. Can I give him Pepto Bismal for the puking? All vets in my area are booked out a couple weeks. What else can I do for him?

Answer:They can vomit for so many diffferent reasons, especially at his age, it really is ideal for your local animal emergency hospital to check him out. Anything you give orally seems to either be vomited up or not absorbed well, so they will have injectable anti-nausea medications and can treat the actual underlying cause of the vomiting and can get him rehydrated with fluids if he is dehydrated. Pepto (and Pepcid) can be given to them but isn't always ideal without knowing the underlying cause of the vomiting - it can worsen some things like toxins, viruses, etc. where it slows the GI transit and can cause more absorbtion.

Date: Jun 27, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: my dog has red eyes, eye booger and vomiting.
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Question:doc my dog has red eyes, eyeboogers and threw up yellow and white sticky stuff for weeks.idont know if it is becoz he likes to eat trash . i wanted to take him to a vet but we are quarantined and very poor. hes been with me through 5 years of depression i cant take him seeing like this. help

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: Jun 25, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Throw up
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Question:Hi doctor. My dog thrown up twice today and she ate fish but this isn’t the first time eating fish. I heard that fish was bad for Pomeranians is it true. And what can I do to help her not throw up

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 25, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Throw up
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Question:Hey doctor my threw up 4 times today what do I do. It’s a Pomeranian

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 22, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: vomit
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Question:my 10 week old puppy vomited a small puddle of clear liquid. it had green stuff in it but it wasn’t chunky. the liquid was completely clear. should i be worried?

Answer:Yes, s/he is at an age where we worry about parvo, so if it continues, see your veterinarian for a diagnosis and appropriate treatment.

Date: Jun 22, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Cleaning ones self
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Question:Is it normal for a dog to clean themselves like a cat??? And if so.... Is there something that I can give my dog to help dissolve the hair so she's not always throwing it up???

Answer:Dogs rarely vomit from hairballs, but most hairball medications are labeled for dogs and cats. You will have more success treating the underlying cause of the scratching. There are many things that cause itching (allergies, mange, ringworm, etc) and most are treated differently so have your veterinarian run some quick tests and make a diagnosis. Since allergies are the most common, here is a link to our article about various treatments for allergies, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/allergy-treatment-dog-cat-9.htm

Date: Jun 21, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Cat
Topic: Vomiting and excessive for shedding
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Question:My cat has thrown up about 3 days, once or twice a day. I've checked and it's not because of hairballs. Its usually just his digested food but hes also throwing up white liquid. But hes not acting in pain or lethargic. Plus it seems like he is shedding excessively. Hes not getting thin or bald spots tho. He got out of the house over a month ago and was gone until I was able to catch him again a couple weeks ago. He lost alot of weight while he was gone and hes not really gaining any back. I am currently unemployed and cant afford a vet trip but the idea I'm watching him possibly becoming seriously ill or worse and I cant do anything is breaking my heart. Please help me

Answer:They vomit for so many different reasons that it really is better to have your veterinarian check him out and run some bloodwork and treat the underlying cause of the vomiting. Until that is an option, try deworming him with a good broad spectrum dewormer like Drontal (https://www.1800petmeds.com/Drontal+for+Cats-prod10073.html) and a probiotic like Proviable (https://www.1800petmeds.com/Proviable-prod12083.html). Hope that helps!

Date: Jun 20, 2020
Category: Vomiting
Pet Type: Dog
Topic: Can my dog take Cerenia and Martazipine together?
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Question:Can my dog take Cerenia and Martazipine together?

Answer:S/he shouldn't really need both - consult the veterinarian that prescribed them that knows a lot more about your situation.

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