What to Do if Your Dog Is Throwing Up Clear Liquid

Dog throwing up clear liquid? Don’t panic! It’s true that there are some very serious reasons dogs vomit, but it’s also true that not all vomiting is a cause for alarm. There are plenty of benign causes of dog vomiting, and the key to diagnosing the problem is to know what symptoms your dog has and how they’ve been acting differently lately.

Figure out when and where your dog throws up.

The first thing to do when your dog is throwing up clear liquid is to figure out when and where he’s doing it. You need to be able to narrow down the potential causes of the vomiting so you can identify what may be triggering it. Once you know more about the circumstances surrounding your dog’s throw-up, you can start looking for patterns that may help lead you in the right direction.

Here are some questions that could help:

  • How often does my dog throw up?​
  • Is he vomiting after eating, drinking or exercising? Does it happen during excitement?

Pay attention to how often your dog is throwing up.

Pay attention to how often your dog is throwing up. If your dog is vomiting more than once over the course of a day, or if you see other symptoms like diarrhea or not eating at all, it’s time to see a vet. Vomiting once may be nothing to worry about; however, if it happens more frequently than that and doesn’t stop on its own after 24 hours (or less), then you should take your pup in for an exam as soon as possible.

If your dog is throwing up clear liquid, look for other symptoms.

If your dog is throwing up clear liquid, look for other symptoms. Other symptoms to look for include:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy and lack of energy
  • Fever or low body temperature (less than 101°F/38°C)
  • Loss of appetite and reduced food intake for at least 24 hours in a row
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Be aware that some pets drink more water to replace the fluids lost through vomiting or diarrhea. This may lead to increased urination and can lead to dehydration if not addressed promptly. If you notice any of these symptoms, consult with a veterinarian immediately!

Give your dog a little bit of water to see if that helps.

You may also want to give your dog a little bit of water to see if that helps. If your dog is dehydrated, giving them just a little bit of water can help their stomach feel better and stop the vomiting. However, it’s important not to give them too much water too fast or they could get sick again from being overhydrated. And remember: if your pup doesn’t want the water, don’t force them!

Have you changed any of your puppy’s foods recently?

If you’ve recently changed your dog’s diet, try to figure out what they were eating before. Did you switch to a new food? If so, do some research on the previous brand and see if it was good quality. If it wasn’t, then it’s possible that the change in diet caused the vomiting to begin.

If your puppy has been throwing up clear liquid for several days or weeks and hasn’t shown any other symptoms, then a change in diet probably isn’t the culprit. It’s more likely that this could be a symptom of an underlying condition such as gastroenteritis (stomach flu). Your vet will be able to give you advice on how best to treat this disease once they have diagnosed it properly with blood tests and x-rays

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Give yourself a chance to process.

If you’ve been through this with your dog before, or if you’re at all familiar with the way dogs behave when they’re sick, then it’s easy to think of what might be wrong: “My dog is throwing up clear liquid…oh crap! He has bloat!”

The first thing you should do is take a deep breath and relax. Don’t get too worked up yet. Even though your mind may be reeling from thoughts of impending doom, it’s important that you try to think clearly so that you can begin formulating a plan of action for moving forward.

Keep an eye on your dog’s food and water intake.

If you notice that your dog is throwing up clear liquid, it’s important to check their food and water intake. This could be a sign of constipation. If this is the case, your dog will likely have a hard time passing stool and may be in discomfort.

If you find that your dog has been vomiting but has not had water in the last 12 hours or so, they may have an electrolyte imbalance and need some extra help getting rehydrated again. Make sure you’re giving them plenty of fluids when they are drinking normally again!

If nothing else has worked, take your puppy to the vet.

If your dog continues to vomit even after you have tried the treatments above, it’s time to take him or her in for a checkup. Vomiting is usually a sign that something is wrong with your pet and often happens when their immune system is compromised. No matter how much you love your furry friend, it’s important not to ignore symptoms like this one.

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I know firsthand how painful it can be when your pup isn’t feeling well—they rely on us for everything they need! But if they aren’t able to keep anything down and are vomiting clear liquid, then there could very well be something wrong and we need professional help ASAP.

Your Dog will be okay!

Just because he’s throwing up clear liquid doesn’t mean the end is near. In fact, it’s more likely that your dog will be able to recover quickly and with minimal assistance from you if you follow our advice below.

Don’t panic! You don’t want your dog to sense that something is wrong or worried about being sick, so try not to let on that anything has gone wrong with him (even though it probably has). Try not to blame yourself for whatever happened in the first place.


We hope this guide has helped you figure out what to do if your dog is throwing up clear liquid. Remember, vomit can be gross and frustrating, but it’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, sometimes it’s exactly what your dog needs to be able to get back on track. And if you ever feel like you need more help or advice, don’t hesitate to contact us! Your best friend deserves the very best in care, and we are always happy to help.