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My dog is throwing up yellow gunk but not continuously. She

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My dog is throwing up yellow gunk but not continuously. She can go a few days and not have any problems. I haven't changed her food or given her people food.
The vomit looks like bile/mucus. Sometimes her stools seem looser than normal.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- How much does she weigh?

3- Is there a specific time of the day when she usually vomits?

4- Any pre existing medical conditions?

5- Is she on any medications?

6- Any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
1-on/off got a month
2-about 60lbs
3-no set time
4-she has skin allergies
5-no meds
6-she seems normal to me :)
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, vomiting can be caused by many different conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing as she is not showing any other symptoms. But, common causes are: A simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, intestinal parasites, infections, etc. to name a few causes. The fact that sometimes she also has loose stool I would place intestinal parasites high on the list of possible causes. This is what you can try:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg tablet every 12 hours for the next 7 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- I would get her dewormed. You can buy panacur (fenbendazole) online (amazon.com) or local pet store, give once a day at label dose for 3-5 days. Repeat after 3 weeks.

3- Supplement with a probiotic like Fortiflora. These are friendly bacteria that help with regularity and inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract.

4- Change her diet to a bland diet of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%). Divide her serving into 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet until she is no longer vomiting and stool is normal. Then, wean her back into her regular diet over a period of 1 week.

5- If she continues to vomit after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination, xrays and blood work as initial screening test.

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Dr. Peter

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Colbie. How is everything going?
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