Dog Vomiting

Bernie's Perfect Poop Can Naturally Help Dogs With Who Vomit

  • Most dog illness start in the gut. Having a balanced microbiome and a well-functioning gut can ease the causes of most illness that result in vomiting. Helping your dogs cut stay healthy is a primary way to prevent vomiting. Bernie’s 4-in-1 digestive supplement helps to balance and maintain a balanced digestive tract in dogs: the Fiber, prebiotics, probiotics, and enzymes combine to encourage a healthy & balanced microbiome.   
  • The fiber combination in Bernie’s can help keep food moving through your dog’s gut at a regular rate (not to slow or fast) thereby preventing irritation, inflammation, and constipation/blockage which can all cause vomiting. 
  • The prebiotics and probiotics in Bernie’s help to balance out the microbiome in the gut. A balanced microbiome = a balanced gut = less illness, less stomach upset, less inflammation in the gut.  
  • The enzymes in Bernie’s can help vomiting by breaking down your dogs food into the nutrients that your dog’s body needs. When food is broken down properly and all organs are able to receive the nutrients they need, different causes for vomiting can be eliminated.  
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Vomiting is the forceful ejection of the contents of the stomach and small intestines out through the mouth. Contractions of the abdominal wall (happening prior to the actual vomiting) facility this action.

There is a difference between dog vomiting and dog regurgitation. Vomiting is an active process while regurgitation is a passive process. Regurgitation has no fore-warning. If pet parent and dog both don’t know it’s coming, then it is most likely regurgitation. Click here to learn more about Regurgitation.

Vomitus comes from the stomach and small intestines, so if you see bile (yellow or orange tinged fluid) then it is most likely vomitus. Regurgitus may often exit the body in a tube shape or cylinder shape. That is because it is most likely coming from the esophagus. It will not contain bile rather food, maybe some mucus, and saliva.  

Common Symptoms of Dog Vomiting Include:

  • Dehydration
  • Excessive Salivation
  • Licking Lips
  • Drooling
  • Electrolyte Imbalance
  • Acid-based Disorders
  • Poor Appetite
  • Weakness
  • Weight Loss
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Stand head down with a look of worry on their face


There are many reasons why your dog may be vomiting. However, it is also important to make sure that your dog is not regurgitating instead. Regurgitation may have a different cause. Click Here to learn more about regurgitation.

Possible Causes of Dog VomitingCan Perfect Poop Help?
Ingesting irritating substances (garbage, chocolate, etc.) * Bernie’s may helpYES
Swallowing something disagreeable YES
Changes in diet YES
Bacterial infection of digestive systemYES
Medication reactions YES
Medical conditions: intestinal obstruction, cancer, parvovirus, colitis, pancreatitis, intestinal inflammation, uterine infection, kidney failure, liver failure, gallbladder inflammationYES
Constipation/intestinal blockage YES
Toxins or poisons
Eating too quickly
Snacked on too much grass
Internal parasites
Viral Infections
Heat Stroke
Car/Motion sickness


If your dog is vomiting along with diarrhea or poor appetite with treatment please see your Veterinarian. If your dog has chronic (frequent or long-term) vomiting please see your veterinarian. Vomiting can be the linked to more serious conditions. 

Other Ways to Help

  • Pamper/Cuddle your dog to help ease their mind (mind and gut are inter-twined)
  • Serve your dog homemade foods such as boiled potatoes, plain well-cooked rice, skinless chicken
  • Give your dog more water (given in small amounts frequently)
  • Give your dog Pedialyte to add electrolytes
  • Serve a clear liquid diet (no solid foods) for 24-48 hours
  • Offer more frequent smaller meals
  • If related to food intolerance or allergies a change in diet may help
  • Give your dog broth given slowly and in small amounts
  • Ginger can help calm the gut
  • Stop giving your dog table scraps
  • Monitor what your dog may be eating in your yard/environment

Additional Reading

  • Bernie's Blog: What Causes Dog Vomiting & What to Do About It
  • American Kennel Club: Dog Vomiting Diagnosis & Treatment
  • Pets WebMD: Vomiting Dog Causes
  • Pet MD: Differences Between Dog Vomiting & Dog Regurgitation
  • Dogs Naturally: How to Manage Your Dog's Vomiting

Related Terms

  • Dog Up-chucking
  • Dog Throwing Up
  • Dog Barfing
  • Dog Puking
  • Dog Heaving
  • Dog Dry-Heaving
  • Dog Retching


Wonderful Product:  My 13 year old chihuahua has a very sensitive stomach and had been having issues with licking her hind end quite a bit and scratching at her ears. I started her on this about a month ago and so far she has been doing much better. No vomiting no licking and scratching.  She also has a collapsing trachea and noticed she isn't coughing and choking on water as much whether or not it is from the supplement helping or not but time will tell. So far I'm very pleased with the product and will continue to buy it. And she seems to like the taste I mix it in with her wet food. - Julie W.

More Information About Dog Vomiting

Acute vs. Chronic Dog Vomiting
Vomiting can be acute (occasional) or chronic (happening more than once). When your dog vomits take note of their actions before the act of vomiting and take note of what the vomitus looks like.

Fiber may help with some dog vomiting causes
Fiber helps with many digestive issues including constipation, diarrhea, IBS, etc. So, can fiber help with dog vomiting? If vomiting is caused by constipation or intestinal blockage issues, fiber most certainly can help. Fiber (ideally a combination of both soluble and insoluble like in Bernie’s Perfect Poop) helps to keep food moving regularly and smoothly through the digestive system. This will help to decrease constipation and the risk of a blockage which could cause vomiting. If your dog is vomiting, however, you do not want to give your dog too much fiber fiber. Fiber should be given in small amounts to help ease the stomach.

Prebiotics and probiotics may help with some dogs who throw up
Depending on the cause of the vomiting, prebiotic and probiotic use may help. Prebiotics and probiotics help to balance out the microbiome in the digestive tract. When dogs eat something that doesn’t agree with them, a balanced gut may help prevent vomiting from happening. The Inulin (A prebiotic) in Bernie’s acts as fertilizer for the good bacteria in the gut and helps the favorable bacteria multiply and ultimately balance the gut. Probiotics can also help balance the microbiome in a dog’s gut as well and can help to reduce inflammation. An unbalanced digestive tract and unbalanced microbiome (bacteria in the gut) can attribute to some of the causes of vomiting in dogs.

Enzymes May help certain dogs stop vomiting
What can enzymes do to help with dogs who throw up? Dogs who vomit undigested food likely need extra enzymes in their diet. Enzymes help to break down the food in the digestive tract so that the nutrients from the food can be absorbed into the bloodstream and be dispersed to the organs that need the nutrients. This breakdown of the food can help an upset stomach and ultimately reduce vomiting.