My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that your dog is not feeling well this evening.
First, can you take your dog's temperature? Is it normal now? Normal rectal temperature for a dog is 100.5 to 102.5 degrees.
If he is still hot, you can put him in front of a fan and lay a wet towel over his body. Do not get his fur wet or try to bathe him in cold water, this will send him into shock.
If he is colder than normal, you can wrap him in a blanket to help warm him, but do not use a heating pad as this can cause burns.
What color are his gums? They should be medium pink, not pale or red. If they are pale or red, that is an indication that he is very sick and you may need to take him to the local animal ER this evening.
The best way to treat vomiting at home is to do the following-
-First take away the water. Dogs will often drink excessively after vomiting and this will only irritate their stomachs more. A dog should stop vomiting fairly quickly once you remove the water. Once they are done vomiting for 4 hours, you can offer very small (1/2 cup) amounts of water once every 30 minutes for the rest of the evening.
-If the night is quiet after just having small sips of water, you can offer a bland diet in the morning such as boiled chicken and rice.
You will need to take your dog to the local animal emergency room this evening if you see any of the following symptoms-
Continued vomiting even after you remove the water
Distended or painful abdomen
Vomit with blood
Diarrhea with blood
You will need to take your dog to your regular vet in the morning if they don’t want to eat or drink or if they develop diarrhea.
Does this help? Do you have any other questions?
Kansas State University,
College of Veterinary Medicine Class of 2001