How to Stop Dog Vomiting Naturally (Caring for Sick Pets)

It’s pretty miserable when your dog starts vomiting. You may not know right away what is causing your dog to be sick, let alone how to stop it.

Many different things can cause your dog to vomit some of which may include infections or blockages, so if your dog keeps vomiting, you will need to consult your veterinarian.

Assuming the cause is less severe, you may be wondering how to stop dog vomiting naturally.

how to stop dog vomiting naturally

How To Stop Dog Vomiting Naturally
It’s no fun when your dog is sick, but there are ways to help her stop vomiting.

Helping your dog through vomiting is actually not that hard.

The key things are:

  • Don’t introduce food too quickly
  • Keep your dog hydrated
  • Make use of natural remedies for nausea.

It can be discouraging if your do is sick, but you’ll find that with the combination of natural remedies and common sense, you will be able to get your dog to stop vomiting.

Don’t introduce food too quickly

If your dog is vomiting, it’s important to allow its stomach to relax. Do not give your dog food for about 12 to 24 hours after the vomiting has stopped.

This may seem cruel, especially if your dog is looking at your with puppy eyes and really wants to eat, but even small meals can induce vomiting again if your dog ate something bad or is sick.

The exception to this is if you have a puppy.

For grown dogs, let their system rest, especially after prolonged bouts of vomiting.

what to give your dog later

After the 12 to 24-hour period is up, you may wonder, what do you give your dog to eat that will continue to stop the vomiting or preventer her from going back to vomiting again.

Give your dog something bland and easy to digest. One of the best things is rice with shredded chicken.

This fits the bill and is tasty enough to encourage eating if that is needed.

Another great food to give dogs who have finished a bout of vomiting is canned pumpkin.

It is not the first thing that most dog owners would think of but it can be very effective at slowing down a digestive system.

Just be sure to get 100% canned pumpkin, NOT canned pumpkin pie filling.

Start with small amounts and stretch out the periods between feeding until you are sure your dog can keep the food down.

keep your dog hydrated

The most important thing in those first hours after vomiting has ended is to keep your dog hydrated.

Vomiting can lead to dehydration, so you don’t want to induce more vomiting. Then it becomes a vicious circle.

The more your dog vomits the more he gets dehydrated. The more he gets dehydrated the more he feels sick and starts to vomit again.

The most common way to keep your dog hydrated during this time is to give him ice chips. Ice chips (or cubes, if you have a large breed) make it easy to regulate the amount of water your dog takes in.

Also, dogs are suckers for ice, so if your dog isn’t interested in drinking water, he may be interested in chewing on an ice cube.

natural remedies for nausea

Stop Dog Vomiting Naturally
There are natural remedies to help your dog stop vomiting.

If your dog is vomiting and experiencing nausea, there are a few natural cures you can try.


Ginger is a natural anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory agent that can help to settle an upset stomach.

You can give your dog ginger in the form of fresh ginger if he feels like eating it. You may need to give him a liquid supplement.

Only give your dog a little ginger every day, between 1/4 and 3/4 teaspoon per day.


Probiotics are healthy bacteria that help to support the digestive system, and they can be helpful in preventing and treating vomiting and nausea.

There are a number of different probiotic supplements available, just be sure that you buy one that is dog-specific.

homeopathic remedies

You can also try certain homeopathic remedies such as Nux Vomica. The dog-specific version of this product can help treat recurrent vomiting.

Reasons Your Dog May Be Vomiting

There are a number of other potential reasons why your dog may be vomiting.

If your dog is vomiting frequently or has other symptoms such as diarrhea, lethargy, or loss of appetite, it’s important to consult your veterinarian for further testing and treatment.

Additional causes of vomiting in dogs include:

  1. Infections
  2. Intestinal parasites
  3. Gastrointestinal disease
  4. Motion sickness
  5. Eating something they shouldn’t have (e.g., garbage, plants)
  6. Stress or anxiety
  7. A side effect of medication

Your dog may also be vomiting because of a sensitivity to food. If that’s the case, be sure to read our article on the best dog food for sensitive stomachs.

When to See a Vet

How To Stop Dog Vomiting Naturally
If your dog is experiencing other symptoms such as lethargy, foaming at the mouth, and diarrhea, contact your veterinarian or Vet ER for assistance.

If your dog is vomiting frequently or has other symptoms such as diarrhea, lethargy, or loss of appetite, it’s important to consult your veterinarian for further testing and treatment.

Additionally, if your dog is dehydrated or not responding to home treatment, you should also seek professional medical care.

Final Thoughts

Dehydration is a serious medical condition that can lead to death.

If your dog is vomiting and has not had any water for more than 12 hours, you should take her to the vet immediately.

Your veterinarian will be able to determine the cause of your dog’s vomiting and provide appropriate treatment.

Treatment may include IV fluids, medication, or surgery depending on the underlying cause.

Try the above solutions first and you will hopefully be able to stop your dog vomiting quickly.

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Jesse Hopping, CCDT

Jesse is a natural-born dog-lover certified dog trainer (CCDT), dog foster, and former volunteer at Richmond SPCA and surrounding dog shelters for over 10 years. Her pack includes a Bernedoodle and 3 Boston Terriers. She’s sipping caramel coffee and watching her pack play in the sun when she’s not writing blogs. Jesse has her Certified Dog Trainer designation from CATCH Canine Trainers Academy since 2018 and and majored in English from the University of Virginia.

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