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My dog is vomiting bile with mucus.. No blood. He is a rather large German Shepard 127 lbs

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My dog is vomiting bile with mucus.. No blood. He is a rather large German Shepard 127 lbs. He counter surfs and we just returned from a weekend at a friends house for a bbq.. I'm not sure if he has eaten something other than his food or not.
He still up and around but is not his usual self. Since last night at 3am he has thrown up about 4 times. He drank some water and ate some grass about 5:30 pm but threw that up at 7pm. Again mucus and bile no blood. No fever. It's after hours and I can't afford the emergency vet..
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Drew replied 1 year ago.
Hi, thanks for your question, I'm a licensed veterinarian and I'll be happy to help.With a history of counter-surfing, and being at a bbq, there's certainly some reason for concern about a possible blockage from a foreign object such as a bone.The only way this can be diagnosed conclusively, would be with x-rays of the abdomen.When such testing is not an option, we're limited to symptomatic treatment, in this case anti-nausea medicines to help make him more comfortable and less likely to vomit.You can try a dose of Meclizine, sold without a prescription in any pharmacy, as a motion sickness remedy. 25mg every 12 hours can be given. Another option is pepto-bismol, not the chewable tablets, but instead the caplets which will dissolve more effectively. 1 caplet every 8-12 hours could be given.If there is no improvement by morning, surely you will need to seek veterinary attention from your primary care veterinarian, so that an examination can be done, along with x-rays to check for blockage.