A dog with an upset stomach or vomiting is not a pleasant sight. Dogs can easily become dehydrated and even develop kidney failure when they are sick, so you should take them to the vet immediately if they show any signs of illness. If your dog has diarrhea or vomiting, there are some things you can do to help ease their discomfort and prevent dehydration.
The best thing that you can do for your dog is to take them to the vet as soon as possible if they’re vomiting or have diarrhea. Your vet will be able to figure out what’s wrong with your dog and give it the right medication and treatment.
For mild cases of diarrhea or vomiting, try giving your dog a bland diet such as boiled chicken or rice with water for 2-3 days until their symptoms go away. You can also give them bland foods such as white bread without butter or peanut butter (which has too much fat). Give small amounts of food every 2-3 hours until the symptoms go away, then slowly increase the amount of food again until your dog starts eating normally again.
If your dog is still vomiting or having diarrhea after a couple of days, it’s best to visit the vet because there could be something else wrong with him/her other than just an upset stomach.
Peppermint oil. Peppermint oil is safe and effective at soothing an upset stomach in dogs. The oil can be applied directly onto the tummy or mixed with food if necessary.
Ginger root extract. Ginger root extract is also effective at relieving an upset stomach in dogs. This can be found at most health food stores (or ordered online). Simply administer 1/4 tsp of ginger extract per 10 lbs of body weight twice daily for up to three days for mild stomach upsets, or until symptoms resolve; administer 1/2 tsp per 10 lbs of body weight twice daily for severe stomach upsets until symptoms resolve.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate). Baking soda can be given orally or added to water for dogs with diarrhea or vomiting. Administer 1/4 tsp per 10 lbs of body weight every 8 hours until symptoms subside; consult a veterinarian before administering baking soda to pregnant or nursing dogs as it may cause excessive thirst and urination when given orally, which could lead to dehydration.
If your dog is experiencing an upset stomach and vomiting, there are a few things you can do to help them feel better.
First, it is important to identify the cause of the upset stomach. This could be due to a number of factors, such as eating something they shouldn’t have, a change in diet, or a medical condition. If you are unsure of the cause, it is best to consult with a veterinarian.
Once you have identified the cause, you can take steps to address it. For example, if your dog ate something they shouldn’t have, you may need to induce vomiting. If your dog has a medical condition, your veterinarian may prescribe medication.
In general, it is best to withhold food for 24-48 hours after your dog has vomited. This will give their stomach a chance to rest and heal. After 24-48 hours, you can start to offer them small amounts of bland food, such as cooked chicken and rice. If they keep down the bland food, you can gradually increase the amount and variety of food you offer them.
You can also give your dog water, but avoid giving them milk or sugary drinks. Milk can actually upset their stomach further, and sugary drinks can dehydrate them.
If your dog is also experiencing diarrhea, you may want to give them an electrolyte supplement, such as Pedialyte. This will help to prevent dehydration.
If your dog’s upset stomach and vomiting does not improve after 48 hours, or if they are also experiencing other symptoms, such as lethargy, fever, or loss of appetite, it is important to consult with a veterinarian.
Here are some additional tips for helping your dog with an upset stomach and vomiting:
- Keep your dog hydrated by offering them water frequently.
- Avoid giving your dog food for 24-48 hours after they have vomited.
- After 24-48 hours, start to offer your dog small amounts of bland food, such as cooked chicken and rice.
- Avoid giving your dog milk or sugary drinks.
- If your dog is also experiencing diarrhea, you may want to give them an electrolyte supplement, such as Pedialyte.
- If your dog’s upset stomach and vomiting do not improve after 48 hours, or if they are also experiencing other symptoms, such as lethargy, or loss of appetite, it is important to consult with a veterinarian.
Please note that this is general advice and is not a substitute for professional veterinary care. If you are concerned about your dog’s health, please consult with a veterinarian.