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my dog is vomiting, making noises like hiccups, tongue keeps

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my dog is vomiting, making noises like hiccups, tongue keeps coming out frantically, did get some water in so i don't think he's choking any ideas, came on suddenly
Hello.

Vomiting in dogs can be due to many things including:
1. gastroenteritis
2. dietary indiscretion
3. foreign body obstruction
4. pancreatitis
5. organ/ endocrine abnormality

This is what I would do for now:
1. With hold food and water until he goes 6-8 hours without vomiting
2. Give over the counter Pepcid at 0.25 mg/lb every 12-24 hours
3. After the fasting period you can try either a bland diet of broiled chicken/ hamburger and rice. If not available, you can just give small frequent meals (3-4 meals/day rather than 1-2 meals/day).
4. This will usually resolve the signs in 2-3 days.

If that does not help, then bloodwork and x-rays may be indicated to rule out other causes.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

threw up a large amount of food and now throwing up white foam, shaking all over and when i put him down he is running around licking the carpet (weird)

The licking is a sign of nausea. The shaking is usually from stress or pain. I would try the Pepcid tonight and if not resolved by morning then get him to your vet for more aggressive care.
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