The first thing you should know about using home remedies is when it is acceptable to use it on your dog. The thing is dogs can vomit due to many causes and if it is pretty serious then a trip to the vet is the way to go. But if your pooch has thrown up once or twice and looks okay otherwise and you also get the feeling that the vomiting is due to eating too much or a change in the food, then you can go ahead and try some home remedy.
But in case your dog looks dull and is vomiting a lot and there are other symptoms like blood in the stool then you need to consult the vet at once.
Here are some conditions that need immediate attention from a vet:
- Parvo: If your puppy has not been vaccinated and has been vomiting along with loose motions with a bad smell and show general loss of appetite and dullness then you need to be concerned.
- Pancreatitis: This could happen when a dog has a meal that is too full of fats. It requires the dog to be put on a fast after getting due advice from the vet.
- Gastroenteritis: This is characterized by loss of appetite, general lethargy, bloody diarrhea and vomiting.
- Intestinal blockage: This could happen if your dog has swallowed some foreign objects or a bone or a corn cob and is throwing up, then could be due to intestinal blockage.
- Inability to vomit: If you dog is not able to vomit and his abdomen is swollen and he is deep chested then you need to go to the vet.
- Other worrisome causes: These could include eating of toxic substances or some disorder of the liver or the kidneys.
It goes without saying that there are some causes for vomiting among dogs due to simple reasons like stress, parasites, motion sickness and other mundane causes. But even in such cases, if the vomiting is accompanied by other symptoms or persists too long then you are better of consulting a vet. Also take care not to confuse bordetella for vomiting. In case the dog is throwing up yellow fluid in the nights, he may need to be fed something.
Home Remedies For Dog Vomiting that are approved by vets:
Starve the dog: Sometimes this will result in the clearing up of the digestive tract. You need to keep the food away and once the dog is throwing up yellow bile it means the tummy is empty. However do not fast grown dogs for more than 24 hours and puppies more than half that.