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Hello, I am Dr RB and I am a small animal veterinarian. What you are describing is suggestive of a condition known as bilious vomiting syndrome. This occurs when excess amount of gastric acid is produced (which can be worsened by infrequent feeding) and results in irritation to stomach lining with nausea and vomiting. The worse thing for dogs with this condition to do is eat 1-2 larger meals per day. It is best for them to eat frequently throughout the day. Before bedtime, a small meal or snack is needed with a dose of Famotidine (Pepcid) (which can be repeated up to twice daily).
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Start feeding Annie more frequently throughout the day; at bedtime feed her once more with a dose of Pepcid (or generic Famotidine) which is found on in 10 mg or 20 mg tablet... a 10 lb dog would take about 5 mg every 12-24 hours.
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