Home Remedies for Vomiting in Dogs

Occasional vomiting in dogs is common and being a pet owner, you should be aware of a few home remedies for vomiting. Not all of these remedies may be effective in your dog and in some cases you may need to visit the vet for a few tests, but these remedies can be of help in a number of circumstances.

Home Made Food

Often, the vomiting is caused by the dog’s diet or an item that has upset the pet’s stomach. You should be able to solve the problem by preparing home made food for a couple of days. This will ensure the dog only eats what you give him and the ingredients are beneficial for the stomach and the intestinal tract. Rice and lean meat are not difficult to digest and will also have the nutritional content the dog needs.

Fasting the Dog

The dog’s gastrointestinal tract may react well if the pet doesn’t receive any food for 24 hours. This timeframe allows the system to recover and eliminate any substances that may create distress. After the 24 hours of fasting, gradually introduce a few safe items (i.e. lean meat or fish and foods that are poor in fats) and monitor the dog’s reactions. If the dog starts vomiting, the problem may be more serious and he may need medication treatment.

If the dog is young, the fasting period shouldn’t be extended for more than 12 hours.

Ice Chips

Dogs that vomit may get dehydrated and getting water is essential. However, a dog that vomits may refuse water. You can give him some ice chips, which will provide the liquids the dog needs and will soothe an upset stomach.

Teas to Stop Vomiting

Teas can be an effective means to stop your dog from throwing up. Choose a tea that has soothing effects on the stomach and digestive tract:

  • Ginger
  • Chamomile
  • Mint

These teas should be administered while lukewarm. If your dog doesn’t drink these, you may cool down the tea and freeze it, administering it in the form of ice chips, which will be more likely tolerated by the dog.

Fiber Supplements

Fibers are helpful when the dog has an upset stomach and may absorb the substances that cause an upset stomach and facilitate their digestion. Fibers may be found in pumpkin, seeds, wheat products, rice, so find a food your dog likes and eats while sick.

Pepto Bismol

Pepto bismol can be obtained over the counter and you can safely administer this to your pet. If the vomiting persists for more than 24 hours after giving your pet medication, you need to get veterinary help.


Massage may also be recommended as a home remedy. Gently massage the dog’s stomach, which can have a soothing effect. However, don’t press to hard and if you notice that the massage triggers vomiting, discontinue this treatment.

You should keep your dog indoors in a quiet and cool room during the recovery period, which can help the dog calm down.