Caring for a dog who has vomited
Always contact your vet if your dog seems unwell or you’re worried. However, if your dog has only vomited once and seems otherwise well, you may decide to wait and see if they vomit again before taking them to the vets. Here are a few things you can try at home during that time.
A short period without food (12 - 24 hours) can help. Make sure they are still drinking water.
Small, regular bland meals
Give your dog small, regular, bland meals throughout the day.
Bland diets are available in tins (contact your vet for more information), or alternatively you can give them plain boiled rice and chicken breast or white fish. Don’t give your dog anything rich or fatty – this could make their vomiting worse!
Plenty of water
To prevent dehydration your dog may need to drink more to replace the water they’re losing in their vomit. Provide plenty of fresh water and make sure your dog is drinking little and often throughout the day. Speak to your vet if your dog won’t drink or is drinking much less or more than usual.
Let your dog rest and recover. They may not want to go out and about, so avoid anything too energetic for a couple of days.
Gradually reintroduce their normal food
Once your dog has stopped vomiting you can start to re- introduce their normal diet.