When your dog vomits, it is important not to serve any food for at least 12 hours for a puppy and 24 hours for a full-grown dog. This allows the inflammation of the stomach lining to settle down to cure your dog’s vomiting.
Plus, withholding food gives the gastrointestinal tract some rest and time to recover. There is also little chance of throwing up if your dog is not eating anything.
Offer Ice Chips
Due to vomiting, there is a high chance that your dog may become dehydrated. Most dogs have trouble keeping water down when they start throwing up frequently. In fact, gulping down water may cause the stomach to revolt, bringing the water right back up.
Instead of water, vets recommend serving ice chips, which most dogs love to eat.
Ice chips will prevent your dog from becoming dehydrated and are far better than plain water in this situation. Plus, the coldness of the ice chips will make your pet feel much better.
Give Bland Rice
After the initial few hours of fasting, you can begin to introduce small amounts of bland food like white rice to your pet, if he has not been vomiting anymore. Avoid giving pet food for a day or two, as such foods may immediately upset his stomach again.
Combine 1 cup of cooked white rice and 1/4 cup of canned coconut milk.
Give it to your dog in an amount appropriate for his or her size.
• Feed 1 to 2 tablespoons every 3 to 4 hours to small dogs.
• Feed ½ cup every 3 to 4 hours to medium-sized dogs.
• Feed 1 cup every 3 to 4 hours to large dogs.
Continue this routine until the vomiting has completely ceased.
Then, you can begin to reintroduce small amounts of your dog’s regular food.
After a day, it is important to serve some nutritious food to your pet to ensure faster recovery. Nutritious food like chicken broth will even help deal with early signs of mild dehydration.
Making chicken broth at home is very easy.
Put a pan of water on the stove to boil.
Add a couple of chicken bouillon cubes.
Cook until the chicken cubes dissolve.
Allow the broth to cool down to room temperature.
Serve the broth to your dog in small amounts a few times during the day.