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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have a lab puppy. She is 5 months old and been vomiting.

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My name is ***** ***** I have a lab puppy. She is 5 months old and been vomiting. It's not consistent, but three or four piles today. Yesterday none, day before couple piles. It's white/ yellow fluffy and she will try to eat it..she doesn't act sick, very energetic, eats fine and drinks fine,,all shots up to date.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Aspen's overall behavior is a positive prognostic sign. There are too many possible etiologies for vomiting to list in this venue but most of us will place a dietary indiscretion on the top of our differential diagnosis list when a young Lab - who normally will eat anything that doesn't eats her first - vomits as you've described. I'm willing to "watchful wait" such a pup for up to 72 hours but if vomiting persisted my diagnostic of choice would be X-rays or ultrasound of Aspen's gastrointestinal tract in a search for non-digestible foreign material. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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