What to give a dog for an upset stomach and vomiting?

What to give a dog for an upset stomach and vomiting?


Upset stomach: 

An upset stomach in a dog is an abnormality in the gastrointestinal tract, mostly affecting the stomach of the dog. Dogs feel discomfort and uneasiness in the stomach. 


Vomiting is a sudden and forceful expulsion of the contents of the stomach due to irritation to the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract.

Upset stomach and vomiting in a dog may be due to several underlying health problems and concerns, which is alarming for the owners if it persists for a longer period.

Symptoms of an upset stomach: 

  • There are so many symptoms of an upset stomach that a dog exhibits if it is experiencing an upset stomach.
  • Pain in the abdominal region: an upset stomach may cause pain sensations in the stomach and abdomen.
  • Watery stool or diarrhea: An upset stomach could be a cause of diarrhea and soft stool in dogs.
  • Increase in body temperature: body temperature may increase due to an upset stomach.
  • Increased bowel motility: motility will be increased when a dog faces an upset stomach.
  • Lack of energy.
  • Dehydration.
  • Weight loss, etc.

Reasons or causes of upset stomachs and vomiting in dogs: 

Dogs can vomit and have upset stomach for a variety of students which are covered below.

Inflammation due to spicy foods: 

Due to the intake of spicy foods or irritating foods, the stomach's gastrointestinal tract might be inflamed; inflammation causes an upset stomach and vomiting in dogs.


Allergy and hypersensitivity: 

Accidental or intentional ingestion of allergens or allergy-causing agents causes stomach upset in dogs. Sometimes, the immune system of dogs responds excessively to ingested foods, causing upset stomachs and vomiting.


Bacterial or viral infection: 

Bacterial or viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract triggers upset stomachs in dogs.


Trapped gas or bloating: 

Gas trapped in the stomach and gastrointestinal tract could be a reason for an upset stomach.


What to feed a dog experiencing an upset stomach: 

Choose the best foods to alleviate the symptoms of an upset stomach in dogs. Some foods are explored in this article.

Cooked chicken and white rice: 

Unseasoned, cooked chicken is the food to feed your dog facing the problem of an upset stomach. White rice without spice and oil also does better to alleviate the problems of the gastrointestinal tract.

Shredded chicken is a source of vitamins, minerals, and essential nutrients. 

Cooked and unseasoned pumpkin: 

Cooked pumpkin without seasoning confers many digestive benefits to dogs. Pumpkin contains essential nutrients like vitamins, fibers, and minerals like calcium, magnesium, manganese, etc., which give a nutritional boost to your dogs. Pumpkin is highly nutritious and palatable, so dogs can eat it voraciously.

Treating the dogs with bone broth: 

Bone broth is a liquid meal made from bones and bone marrow. It is a source of moisture and adds flavor to foods. Bone broth is a nutritious and delicious food that can be fed to dogs with reduced appetites.

Feeding baby foods to the dogs: 

Baby foods are formulated in such a way that they can be digested and swallowed without difficulty. Feed baby foods to the dogs with an upset stomach and vomiting. Along with baby food, check out which vegetables are good for dogs.

Providing eggs or protein-rich diets: 

Protein-containing diets should be provided to the dogs with upset stomachs. Eggs are rich in protein that can be easily digested and absorbed through the GI mucosa.

Unprocessed yogurt: 

Give your dog yoghurt as it contains high amount of calcium and proteins. It is also a probiotic, benefiting the digestive system of dogs. 


When to consult a veterinarian: 

The vet will conduct a complete physical examination of the dog and take a medical history. Inform the vet of all the habits and history of your dog. Provide details of the feeding habits and foods of the dog to the veterinarian. After assessing the foods and samples, he or she will perform some tests to diagnose and identify the causes of an upset stomach. Stool sample analysis, blood tests (CBC complete blood count), urine tests, x-rays, and ultrasounds are some diagnostic tests routinely performed by veterinarians to figure out the actual reasons for upset stomachs in dogs.

Treatment options for an upset stomach: 

Treatment options only rely on the duration and fundamental causes of the upset stomach. If your dog is facing an upset stomach for a short period, it can be treated at home by yourself, treating them with over-the-counter medications without the assistance of veterinarians. If there is a severe and prolonged upset stomach, then immediately take it to a veterinarian, who will prescribe medications after assessing the underlying causes. 

Antibiotics: if an upset stomach is due to a bacterial infection.

Antiparasitic medicines 

Fluid therapy for dehydration and loss of body fluids.

Antacids like omeprazole 

Blood or plasma transfusion.

Analgesics to reduce pain.

Dewormers to eliminate worms or parasites.


How to prevent an upset stomach in dogs: 

Avoid overfeeding; don't overfeed your dogs, as it causes irritation and upset stomachs in dogs.

Dogs should not be given human drugs as I is completely prohibited . It is totally illegal to prescribe the dog with human medications.

Maintain a clean environment. The surroundings and environment of dogs should be clean and safe, free from stress.

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