You can stop a dog from throwing up water by checking its vomit to determine the cause of the vomiting, refrain from offering the pooch water for some time to allow its stomach to settle and from offering the pooch substances, like ginger which is known to soothe irritated stomachs.
Inspect The Dog’s Vomit
It may sound gross, but inspecting whatever a pooch throws up is the first step to take immediately after the dog vomits. Check the pooch’s vomit for pieces of food, blood, foam, mucus or any other thing that looks out of place.
Presence of foreign objects in the fluid thrown up by a dog can be an indication of a potentially serious condition, and this will give you a clear direction of the next step to take. Also, taking note of substances contained in the fluid thrown up by a pooch can aid a vet in making proper and correct diagnosis.
Avoid Feeding The Dog More Water And Food
While it may be tempting to feed a vomiting dog more water to prevent the pooch from getting dehydrated, this will only trigger the doggie’s gag reflex and lead to even more vomiting.
Consequently, it is advisable that you wait for, at least, two hours after a dog last vomited before offering it water or any other fluid. And when you eventually have to give the pooch water, it is recommended that you do so with ice blocks, to prevent the dog from gulping water too fast, and also aid fluid retention.
Similarly, you should refrain from feeding a vomiting dog as this may upset the pooch’s stomach and considerably worsen the situation.
Give The Dog Clean Water Only
Once you’ve been able to stabilise a pooch that’s throwing up after drinking water, fluids that will be subsequently given to the pooch should be clean, odorless and offered in a clean drinking bowl.
Additionally, if a pooch has a history of drinking too much water too fast, thereby upsetting its stomach in the process, switching the pooch’s drinking bowl to a smaller container can help the pooch master slower drinking, and prevent vomiting episodes in the future.