Health Starts In The Gut
How To Help Your Dog Poop

My Dog Just Yakked! What To Feed Dogs After Vomiting

by Bernie's Best

September 6, 2021

Oh no! It’s that dreaded, “Gluck, gluck, gluck” sound your dog makes when he’s about to barf. If your dog is like many dogs, it comes at 3:07 am, and it’s horrible. Still, he’s yakked and now you’re cleaning it up and wondering what to do next. If you’re wondering about what to feed your dog after vomiting, read on!

My Dog Threw Up! Why?

If your dog throws up, there are several reasons he did so. Most of the time, an upset stomach makes dogs throw up. Maybe your dog got into the cat box and had one too many Tootsie Rolls. Maybe he found a dead delicacy in the yard when he was checking his pee-mail outside.

At its core, dog vomit is likely the result of an upset doggy tummy. Often, upset dog stomachs are the result of eating something poor and poor gut health. Your dog will throw up here or there and that’ll be that. 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 and seems lethargic or not himself, you’ll want to check with your vet to investigate further.

How Does Good Dog Gut Health Stop My Dog Throwing Up?

Like we said, unless there is another underlying condition like infection, obstruction, toxin exposure or disease, your dog is likely throwing up because his gut is imbalanced. Your dog’s gut is a thriving microbiome full of bacteria. Just like in humans, there’s good bacteria that comes in the form of healthy and beneficial probiotics and there are harmful bacteria that if left unchecked, can grow out of control and throw your dog into Dysbiosis. If your dog’s gut is imbalanced, he’s probably not getting enough nutrients out of the food you’re feeding him. His imbalanced microbiome is irritated by something--grass, mulch, that delicious tissue you left in your bathroom trash can. This irritation is why he throws up--so he can get rid of what’s irritating him. Good gut health is the key to helping stop your dog throwing up.

My Dog Threw Up: What To Feed Dogs After Vomiting

If your dog threw up because his tummy was upset, you may want to give his stomach the opportunity to settle. There are plenty of things you can gently feed to let their stomach have some recovery time. You will probably want to give a few hours after the vomit incident before you feed him just to give his stomach some recovery time.

A popular recommendation from many vets is to offer them small amounts of boiled chicken and cooked white rice. You’ll want to make sure you boil skinless chicken--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 throwing up any more.

Sometimes “What to feed dog after vomiting?” is best answered with no food after all. 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 their regular meals.

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.

How Can I Prevent My Dog From Throwing Up?

As we said, the most common reason your dog will throw up is that his stomach is irritated. If your dog’s gut is healthy, he’s less likely to throw up because of stomach irritation. And the best way to keep his gut healthy is to give him Bernie’s Perfect Poop.

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).

Perfect Poop also has prebiotics and probiotics that will help his imbalanced gut get healthy. 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.

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 over 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 dog after vomiting, 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

Hi friends!
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!

Sweet Dreams!
Bernie F.
Chief Dog Officer