9. Peppermint Oil
If your dog suffers from motion sickness, try peppermint essential oil as a natural treatment to stop vomiting. This essential oil helps calm the stomach and in turn reduces vomiting.
When it comes to pets, it is recommended to use only high-quality, therapeutic-grade essential oils.
- Put 7 drops of peppermint essential oil in 1 tablespoon of sweet almond oil.
- Optionally, also add 5 drops of ginger essential oil and mix thoroughly.
- Place 1 to 3 drops of this solution on your dog’s tongue.
- Do not give this to your pet more than once a day.
10. Keep Your Dog Cool
As dogs tend to have a higher body temperature when sick, it is important to keep them in a cool place. An elevated body temperature will only worsen the condition.
Keep your sick pet inside your house if it is cooler than outdoors. If needed, turn on the air conditioner.
From time to time, play and interact with your pet. This will make him feel better and not feel isolated. Like humans, pets also need pampering when sick.
- Monitor your dog closely for signs of dehydration. If left untreated, dehydration can lead to organ failure and death.
- Do not give your dog any medications, unless advised by your veterinarian.
- Antibiotics may be prescribed by the vet if the vomiting is caused by bacteria.
- If your dog is not able to keep liquids down and is even refusing ice chips, invest in electrolytes to help replenish lost electrolytes. Also, consult your veterinarian.
- Regularly do a hydration check by lifting a pinch of skin on your dog’s shoulder blade or back into a little tent shape. If the pinched skin collapses promptly, the dog is well hydrated.
- It’s important that your dog get plenty of rest to ensure faster recovery.
- When dealing with vominting in extremely young puppies or older dogs, it is better to seek your veterinarian’’s advice than rely on home treatments.