Does Your Doggy Have an Upset Tummy?

Sometimes it amazes new pet parents that dogs can suffer from illnesses that are very similar to those of human suffering.

At Sarasota Vet Center, we aim to bridge that knowledge gap and educate our pet parents, both current and future ones. So, when it comes to taking care of a dog vomiting, we have three key home remedies for dog vomiting to help you and your pup.

Pepto Bismol for Pups

We betcha didn’t think this was one of the home remedies for dog vomiting, but it is. Pepto Bismol can be given to dogs. This over-the-counter medicine is a staple in many people’s homes across the country, so it’s great that it can help with your dog vomiting. It’s smooth and effective enough to make your pup feel better without any adverse side effects. As long as you follow the dispensing directions. Generally, you can give your dog the regular strength formula by administering 1/2 to 1 ml of Pepto Bismol, per pound of the dog’s body weight. Let’s say that the dog vomiting in your home is 50 pounds, then you’d given them 25 ml to 50 ml every six to eight hours. Word of caution – it is not safe to give to nursing or pregnant dogs.

Starve the Illness

One of the best home remedies for dog vomiting is to just starve the illness and not feed your dog. Your pup’s system will need some time to recover from whatever is making them sick. Taking a break from ingesting and digesting food will be exactly what your dog needs. Hold off on giving your pooch any food for 24 – 36 hours. Your dog will still need water so don’t withhold that supply. Always keep the access to fresh water available to your dog.

Essential Oils

As we’ve talked about in previous posts, dogs’ nausea can be triggered by rides in the car and carry over into the home. Try diffusing the essential oil of lavender in your vehicle or around the bedding of your pup. You can also add a drop to his collar or simply place a cotton ball with a few drops on it close to him. Lavender has long since been an essential oil that eases excitement and welcomes serenity and calmness for pets and humans. Other essential oils that may be beneficial for nausea are ginger (as we’ve discussed in previous blogs (link back to an older post), cardamom, spearmint, tarragon, and lemongrass. You can place just 1 or 2 drops of the oil on your dog’s paw, or you can also rub it on the tummy.


Your pup is bound to feel better with these home remedies for dog vomiting. However, if your dog vomiting is continuing past 2 days with no signs of relief, contact us at 941-377-3031 to get an appointment with one of our vets.