My Dog Just Yakked! What to Feed Dogs After Vomiting
September 6, 2021
My Dog Threw Up! Why?
At its core, dog vomiting is likely the result of an upset doggy tummy. Often, upset stomachs are the result of eating something poor and poor gut health. Dogs are known for eating things that pet parents consider gross or inedible including foreign objects. They will throw up here or there and that’ll be that. It might just be an isolated incident if your pup continues eating with normal bowel movements after throwing up. And there is a difference between throwing up and regurgitating. Be sure you know it!
If your dog throws up fairly regularly, though, it may be something else. He could be struggling with a gastric obstruction or have a gut condition like inflammatory bowel disease. Something metabolic like liver or kidney health may be off and if he regularly vomits, seems lethargic or not himself, displays other abnormal behavior, has trouble breathing, or your dog's abdomen looks bloated and is painful, you’ll want to seek medical attention and check with your vet immediately to investigate further.
How Does Good Dog Gut Health Stop My Dog Throwing Up?
What To Feed Dog After Vomiting?
A popular recommendation from many vets is to offer them small amounts of bland foods such as boiled chicken, cooked white rice, or boiled potatoes. You’ll want to make sure you boil skinless chicken and do not add any salt or other seasonings--you’re going for bland food that won’t irritate their tummies anymore. If they do well with that, you can continue to offer their regular food mixed with chicken and rice. Gradually wean him from the chicken and rice in smaller and smaller servings until he’s back to his full serving of regular food and not vomiting any more.
Sometimes “What to feed dog after vomiting?” is best answered with no food after all. Withholding food and simply offering them some bone broth to replenish their fluids and offer gut-healing help can be all you need to do for a few meals before you get back to your dog's normal food. You can also consider limiting the amount of water as excessive drinking can cause more vomiting. However, you will also want to keep your pup hydrated. To prevent dehydration, you can offer some ice cubes to slurp on which will prevent drinking water too much or too fast while keeping him hydrated.
One of our favorite broths for dogs is Brutus Bone Broth. Bone broth is soothing on your dog’s stomach and even without an appetite, they’re likely to be enticed by the delicious smell while their digestive tract can recover and stop your dog vomiting..
How Can I Prevent My Dog From Throwing Up?
Perfect Poop has high-quality fiber that helps your dog’s food go through his intestines at the perfect speed for optimal nutrient absorption. That fiber and optimal nutrient absorption can help ease diarrhea or constipation (which sometimes can cause an upset stomach) and avoid serious illness.
Perfect Poop also has prebiotics and probiotics that will help his imbalanced gut get healthy and reduce dogs vomit. A balanced gut is what will help keep your dog from vomiting if he eats something that doesn’t agree with him. Inulin is the main prebiotic and it acts like a fertilizer to keep the good bacteria in your dog’s gut growing, healthy and happy.
Probiotics reduce the inflammation and irritation in your dog’s gut and that reduces the need for your dog to wake you up with that retching sound and finding dog vomits all over the floor.
The best news is that feeding your dog Bernie’s Perfect Poop every day doesn’t just help stop them from vomiting. It also helps ensure they have maximum nutrition and fuel, and it keeps their guts as healthy as they can be.
Good dog gut health is where your dog’s good overall health starts and it’s as easy as sprinkling Bernie’s delicious Miscanthus grass bits on your dog’s food each meal.
So if you’re wondering what to feed your vomiting dog, consider feeding Bernie’s Perfect Poop BEFORE they start vomiting.
Unless you really like that “Gluck, gluck, gluck,” sound waking you up in the middle of the night?
Bernie's Thoughts On Perfect Pooping
It’s me, Bernie!
No one likes it when your dog throws up.
You don’t and your dog doesn’t either.
My pawrents said my 2 am retching was the worst alarm clock in the world.
But that was before they realized that quality fiber, pre- and probiotics and digestive enzymes would help my dog gut health be the best that it could be.
That’s why they found Miscanthus grass and Inulin and combined it with Bacillus Subtilis and Bacillus Coagulans (fancy words for hardy probiotics that are strong enough to stand up to harsh stomach acids in our digestive systems).
Now, my gut is super-dooper healthy and it doesn’t just make me a super-dooper pooper, but it also keeps me from waking them up in the middle of the night blowing chunks!
If you want to help your dog be healthy and stop him from throwing up? Just a little Bernie’s Perfect Poop with each meal will get the job done!
Chief Dog Officer