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My dog keeps throwing up his food and water after he eats or

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My dog keeps throwing up his food and water after he eats or drinks
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

When did this start?

How many times is he vomiting each day?

How much does he weigh?

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

This started Tuesday. He vomited after he at dinner on Tuesday so Wednesday morning I didn't give him any breakfast. He vomited twice yesterday. Once after he drank some water and once after he ate his dinner. I decided to feed him since he hadn't thrown up all day until then. He vomited again this morning about an hour after he ate breakfast. This morning I tried only giving him half what he would normally eat to see if maybe he was throwing up because he was eating too much too fast.

He weighs 30 pounds. He is an italian greyhound (a big one).

He still has an appetite and isn't acting lethargic or anything.

About 2 months ago he was constantly throwing up only brown bile and wasn't eating and was acting lethargic. The vets looked at him and didn't find anything wrong but gave him some meds and it cleared up. This time he is ony thowing up his undigested food and clear bile after he drinks a lot of water.

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
With the degree of vomiting you report over the past several days, I am concerned.

There are many causes for vomiting in a dog - infectious causes, an upset stomach (gastroenteritis) metabolic causes (kidney, liver, etc.),

BUT - there can also be causes of vomiting such as pancreatitis and even a bowel blockage which is life threatening.

What can we try now?

Y
ou can try to offer small amounts of water or diluted pedialyte for hydration and electrolytes. You can even purchase a dropper from your local pharmacy to offer the water/pedialyte mixture by mouth.

You can try to give 10mg of over the counter pepcid A/C every 12 hours.

I would remove food and water for 12 hours to see if the problem resolves, then start a bland diet such as chicken and rice.

But, if the vomiting continues at any time, I do think that seeing a veterinarian and testing such as belly x-rays is a very good idea here to make sure there is not a more serious cause such as a blockage.

I hope this information is helpful!

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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian
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