Most cases of pet vomiting is due to something the pet ate, such as people food, trash, plants, or clothing. If your dog or cat vomits once or twice and your pet is acting normal, it’s generally safe to just watch your pet for the next 24 hours.
After any case of dog or cat vomiting, it’s best to withhold food for the next 12 hours. Continue to offer water in small amounts if the pet can keep it down. Once your pet’s stomach has emptied out, anything added to it will stretch the walls, making them contract again and vomit out the contents.
In any case, if your pet begins to dry heave, vomits multiple times, has a stomach that begins to expand or harden, or is still vomiting after 12 hours, it’s time to call our office.