When a dog vomits, it is often a sign of gastritis or intoxication. If he has already vomited what he has eaten before and his stomach is empty, he then ejects white foam which is actually a mixture of gastric juices. Thus, when a dog vomits white foam, it is simply because he has nothing left in his stomach. But what can be done to stop this vomiting?
1. A temporary fast
If your dog’s vomiting is not too profuse and he shows no other symptoms, it is advisable to put him on a diet for 12 to 24 hours but leave a bowl of fresh water available. At the end of the fast, return him to his usual diet, but gradually (a quarter bowl for the first meal, then half a bowl for the second meal, etc.). If your dog continues to vomit after 24 hours, contact a veterinarian as a matter of urgency.
If, on the other hand, your dog vomits very frequently and presents other symptoms (diarrhea, fatigue, fever…), or if it is a puppy or an old or sick dog, go to the veterinarian immediately.
2. A gastric bandage
In order to reduce stomach acidity and thus relieve inflammation, there are gastric bandages for dogs that act as stomach protectors. Often sold in liquid form, they can be purchased in pharmacies or veterinarians.
If your dog is a victim of chronic vomiting, as is the case with dogs with a crushed muzzle for example (French Bulldog, Cavalier King Charles…), it may be useful to always have some at home.
3. A medicine
If you go to the vet, he will probably prescribe an antiemetic to stop your dog from vomiting. In this case, it will be necessary to continue the treatment at home.
4. Split meals
To prevent your puppy from vomiting, remember to divide his meals throughout the day. Indeed, digestion will be easier for him if he eats his daily ration of kibbles in 2 or 3 times (morning, noon and evening for example).
5. A quality diet
The quality of your dog’s diet is the key to his health. A good diet that provides all the nutrients your pet needs and is easily digestible should prevent your dog from developing gastritis.