Why my 3 year old Boston Terrier is Vomiting on an almost Daily Basis?


Here is a question from Brock asking other Boston Terrier owners their advices about her Boston Terrier vomiting.

She says : “My 3-year old BT is vomiting on an almost daily basis and usually first thing in the morning. Our vet recommended a 100% vegetarian diet to rule out allergies – she’s been on it for a couple of months but it doesn’t seem to help very much.

I thought it might be a breed-specific issue but haven’t seen any posts about it. Does this happen to anyone else’s BT? If so, what steps did you take to fix it?”

Does anyone have any advices and/or experiences?
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Mitchum Fegen

Our little Boston was doing the exact same thing. We changed his feeding times. He has supper around 8pm and then we get up and feed him before 6am again. The vomiting stopped.

Lynn de la Torre

Maybe try a veterinarian gastrointestinal specialist?? Good luck! 🍀

Lynn de la Torre

I agree with some of the other comments! I honestly can’t imagine giving a Boston a vegetarian diet?!?! Switch to another vet!! I took my 8 yr old girl to a veterinarian dermatologist for sore paws. She suggested Royal Canin PR limited kibble and wet food. Horribly expensive but she’s been miserable for close to 2 yrs. This is the first plan!! At least I have some hope now! 🤗

Mark Hutchinson

My little Sigmund has such a smushed face that his air way is always compromised – as such, he often will chuck up / particularly if he just ate/drank and then gets excited. It’s not uncommon in the breed. And, my question to you is..does he just randomly throw up / or is there a pattern that precedes the event?


My Boston started vomiting on a regular basis and blowing thick yellow gunk out his nose. His reverse sneezing increased dramatically. This all started when he was about 7 years old. We spent months and months trying different medications and switched him to a grain-free food. I tried two different kinds and he vomited more! My vet sent me to a specialty clinic where they did two nasal biopsies to confirm what they suspected and their diagnosis of Chronic Rhinitis was confirmed! Max is, and will be for the rest of his life, on Piroxicam daily. His symptoms stopped with… Read more »

Brock Smith

Thanks to this group for the feedback. It’s comforting to know that others have had similar experiences and have been able to overcome.

For those wondering, we’ve been to the vet frequently in the past 6 months to try to diagnose the problem of morning vomit. Our girl is taking Omeprazole (like Pepcid) once in the evening before bed to treat gastro reflux and it is helping a lot. Her vomiting is way less frequent. We’ll definitely consider adding Greek yogurt to her diet too if it persists. Cheers!

Maritsa Banks

Kennel cough

Lynn Hunter

Sounds like IBD. Get a new vet! Low dose prednisone will calm down the inflammatory situation of the intestines. Then limited ingredient diet…one protein one carb. Good luck!

Lynn Kenny-Landry

Pure pumkin helps…. but yes normal unless it’s after every meal, then check with vet.

Joyce Turner-Smith

We give our girl Pepcid. A sensitive stomach diet can help too.


My friends dog was doing the same thing. The vet put a scope down his throat and the dog had eaten five pacifiers and a ball of yarn. Maybe he should be checked out further to be on the safe side. They had to do emergency surgery on him.

Brian Palmer

Mine will vomit foam/clear liquid in the morning if we don’t feed him early enough. Seems like an acid reflex issue. If we feed him he is fine.

Alice Faye Morgan

what did your vet say?

Mary Michna

Mine was due to a fatty diet, people food and cheese caused pancreatitis attack. Changed diet, was on Pepcid, no Pepcid anymore, no vomiting. Check with your vet. It could be something else. Yes, Greek yogurt, plain, no fat.

April Munson Russell

Mine throw up alitte if they don’t have breakfast . They need to eat little bits through out the day

Jeanie Shelton

Change vets.

Peter Sven Svenson

Switching to grain free food and splitting the daily amount into am and pm feeding stopped my boy early on in life and he’s now 14.

Carola Punt

It helped my boy too👍🏻

Jan Getz-Rayl

We feed our little Boston 4 times a day. She urps up less when her tummy stays full.

Peggy Suleski-Lucykanish

None of mine. Could it be an allergy to the foods?

Connie Rook Shick

Take her to the vets!!!!!!!

Kadra Kleszcza

What?! 100% vegetarian diet for a carnivore? Better change the vet.
My BT vomits when eats too fast. Happens sometimes. Concult the case with (wise) vet.

Lauren F. McCauley

Go to the vet. They can get really dehydrated. In the meantime, give your dog some boiled chicken breast, and steamed jasmine rice in several tablespoons of water. This way, the dog will rehydrate some.
This works for my Boston … check with your vet though as your dog will need more nutrients.

Deana Mass

We did the same for ours with Pepcid also.

Mia Landauer

Pepsid should not be given on a regular basis.Check the food.It should not contain too much fat and wheat.Lactose free yoghurt can help.Just a few spoons first.

Mia Landauer

But no yoghurts containing sugar or sweeteners!

Jacqueline Susan

My Boston is on pepcid every day as per my vet

Trixie LeAnne Tice

Jacqueline Susan so is mine! Is it time for a new vet?

Сергей Домущий

Go to vet. Obviously it is some intestinal problem.

Amanda Pawluk

My Boston vomits too. Almost like acid reflux happening. My vet recommended that i give her pepsid. I’m going to try it to see if it helps

Tammara Shroyer

Poor baby praying he will be ok in the name of Jesus amen

Tania Melendez

Yes my vet said it is becouse my dog drinks her water so fast and that she does blocks airways when they do that and causes the vomiting right after

Tammara Shroyer

So sorry I would take him to the vet. We have 3 Boston’s