How To Make A Dog Throw Up? [Dog Vomiting Complete Guide]

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Do you have a dog that’s constantly vomiting? Do you have to deal with a dog that constantly vomits and litters every corner of your home with vomit? Do you to know the causes and how to stop your dog from vomiting? Does it hurt you to see that poor creature vomiting? Do you want to know how to make a dog throw up in an event when he needs to?

Look! I am a dog owner myself and the questions above are really something I've been struggling to answer for years on end.

I still remember how hard it was for me to keep the house clean. But the hardest part was seeing that little creature of mine so desperately in need of my help.

I promise you by the end of this article, I will show you the causes, symptoms as well as ways to keep your dog from vomiting through out his lifetime.

Before we go into the details though, I’d like to invite you to have a look at this navigational menu of what this article is all about:

Let’s first get to the very first part of the article:

What Causes Dog Vomiting?

The boxer dog feeling sad

Help me out of this mess!

Let’s face it! Sometimes throwing up has nothing to do with an illness or something. Vomiting may simply result when your dog eats more food than what his little stomach can digested.

If this continues daily or often, then there is most likely some serious hidden causes that you need to watch out for.

Here are a couple of reasons or causes of vomiting:

Toxic Substances

This one is serious! In fact, so many people leave toxic substance within their dog's reach. If they happen to eat such crap, then their bodies has no other choice but to rid itself of it, and it does that by throwing up. Again, you need to be careful of how you store or dispose of the toxic substances you use at home.


Vomiting has so much to do with the kind of diet your dog eats. Sometimes, a slight change in your dog's regular diet may cause vomiting.

Your dog may also have some allergies to certain foods. In addition to that, there might be some kind of digestion problems. There are certain foods that are hard to digest.

Certain Infections

There are a variety of infections that may cause your dog to vomit. Among these are intestinal parasite, viral infections, and infected uterus.

Other Health Conditions

There are other things that may cause your dog to vomit, like car sickness, kidney failure, Pancreatitis among others.

If you notice your dog throwing up over a long period of time, this is probably due to an intestinal inflammation, cancer, or liver problems.

Have a look at this for more on the topic.

Those are some common causes that may lead your dog to vomit.

Symptoms That Come With Vomiting

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What?? As if vomiting alone is not enough!

There are certain symptoms that go hand in hand with vomiting. Here is a couple of them:

Since dogs can’t speak, you need to make mention of those symptoms when you visit your vet. Check to see if any of those symptoms actually comes with the vomiting and address it in your visit to the vet.

How To Treat Dog Vomiting?

Small dog purebred looking up

Wooha! Finally I will get rid of that crap!

As we said earlier, if your dog vomits only one time in a blue moon, you don't need to make a big deal out of it.

It's most likely because he has eaten something that his stomach doesn't sit well with. But if the vomit happens in a frequently, then the issue is a serious one.

You need to see your vet as soon as possible. This maybe a symptom of either intestinal obstruction, colitis or parvovirus. You should run some tests via your vet and get to the root of the problem!

Here are some treatment suggestion that worked for me:

  • Change the diet (skinless chicken, well-cooked rice and boiled potatoes work perfectly well).
  • Use antibiotics.
  • Use anti vomiting drugs.
  • Do a fluid therapy.

Again those are just some suggestions to deal with vomiting temporarily. But you should take your pet to the vet. That’s a must!

And if you're not into medications and would like some natural remedies, the video below has some of the best natural remedies to help with dog vomiting.

When Does It Become Necessary To See A Vet?

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I just hate the vet! I would like a massage therapist instead!

This depends on you and your timing. But if you see that your dog is vomiting more often than normal, it might be high time for the vet to intevene. Don’t put that off as it may develop into a more serious condition.

How To Make Your Dog Throw Up?

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I’m dying mum! I’m dying!

While everything we talked about in the lines above has to do with ways to deal with vomiting, sometimes the challenge might be the very opposite: You want to make your dog throw up!

Maybe it is because he has eaten a bone, or worse, a poisonous or toxic substance.

And you want to rid him of this crap as soon as possible.

And if you don’t know how to make your dog throw up, here are a few tips to help you out:

Call your vet

If your dog has eaten a poison or a toxic substance, don’t do anything unless you call your vet or the animal poison control center. Don’t try to make your dog throw up unless you've received instructions on what to do from your specialist.

Give your dog hydrogen peroxide

If your vet says it is okay to induce vomiting at home, go for this product. Give your dog hydrogen peroxide. Opt for 5 ml per 10 pounds of bodyweight. If your dog doesn’t throw up within the next 15 min, repeat the process but only once.

Give your dog a small meal

This may seem counterintuitive, but it helps tremendously. Not so much though, but very little canned food will help him throw up easily.

The video below has some tips to help you along the way. 


To sum up, vomiting is not something to worry about unless it turns habitual. Once your dog begins vomiting  every now and then, it might be high time to get your vet to intervene. Take this seriously!

Let us know what you folks do when your dog vomit!

About the Author Youssef Arezdi

Hey world! Youssef here! I am a writer and a blogger, with keen interest in pets, dogs especially. Writing about those creatures make time melt like an ice cube in a desert! Dogs are just unbelievably amazing!

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