When your dog is vomiting yellow bile, it’s best not to panic. There are a few things you can try at home and a little bit of self-diagnosis that’s really helpful. Still, if you’re concerned about your pup’s safety, there’s no harm in calling your veterinarian for advice.
Try to identify the cause.
If your dog is vomiting yellow bile, you may be able to help identify the cause by looking at his diet, activity level, environment and stress level.
Your dog’s diet can contribute to vomiting yellow bile (such as if he ate something that didn’t sit well with him). Your dog’s activity level can also play a part in this issue (for example, some dogs get more excited than others). Other things to consider are his environment (is it too hot or cold?), as well as his stress level (has anything stressful happened lately?).
Don’t feed your dog for 12-24 hours.
If you’re seeing yellow bile, your dog may not be able to keep food down. This can be a very distressing situation for both the owner and pet.
For this reason, it’s important not to feed your dog for 12-24 hours after vomiting yellow bile. The time period depends on how severe their vomiting is and whether there are other symptoms such as diarrhea or lethargy.
If you have to feed your dog during this time period, it’s best to give them small amounts of bland foods like boiled chicken breast or rice mixed with water or broth from canned tuna fish (Tuna contains high levels of thiamine).
Make an appointment with the vet.
If your dog is vomiting yellow bile, you should make an appointment with the vet. If possible, try to call on a day when most people are not sick and can easily schedule appointments. Try to make an appointment as soon as possible—don’t wait until after work or school!
If you get voice mail or have to leave a message, tell the receptionist that it is of utmost importance that they call back within 30 minutes so that they are able to squeeze you into their schedule. It’s okay if this means having to cancel your plans for the evening—your dog’s health comes first!
Follow your vet’s directions and check on your dog again in 24 hours.
Once your vet has a diagnosis, she will likely prescribe medication to help treat your dog’s condition. She may also want you to keep her on a diet for a few days and give her plenty of fresh water. If you don’t know what is causing the vomiting, it’s possible that you’ll need to take your pet back for follow-up visits with the vet. You should also ask your veterinarian if there are any home remedies that might help ease your pet’s symptoms during this time. If you don’t have access to a veterinarian, consider calling up another local vet office or asking advice from one on social media platforms like Facebook or Twitter.
If you notice your dog vomiting yellow bile, don’t panic—it’s not normal for a dog to vomit. In fact, it’s not even normal for a dog to vomit dark yellow bile. If your dog has been vomiting yellow bile without eating anything else and he isn’t showing any signs of pain or discomfort other than the vomiting itself, then you should probably talk with your vet about what this could mean.
You have good reason to be concerned: while vomiting is relatively common in dogs (especially puppies), they usually only do so when they’ve eaten something bad or when they’re sick and need to purge their body of toxins. When dogs throw up greenish-yellow bile on occasion it might simply mean that they ate something off-limits (like chocolate) or drank too much water in one sitting; but if he vomits yellow-greenish liquid frequently over several days’ time then there may be an underlying illness present that requires treatment by a veterinarian.
There is a lot of advice you can get from the internet and books, but sometimes you just need to go see a professional. If your dog’s vomiting persists for more than 24 hours or if there are other symptoms such as bloody stools or fever, it is always best to seek advice from your veterinarian. A vet will be able to diagnose the problem and recommend the most appropriate treatment for your dog.