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Hello, this is Dr. Jess. I am sorry to hear about Buddy! Are you home with him now?
Can you check his gums to see if they are pink or pale in color? Are they moist or tacky?
If you press on his belly, is there any discomfort?
Is there anything he could have gotten into? Does he have a history of ingesting things he shouldn't such as toys or socks?
I am glad to hear that he hasn't had any additional vomiting. Has he started eating again yet?
I would recommend considering a bland diet for a day or two, such as plain cooked white rice and boiled shredded chicken breast or boiled lean ground meat. Here is an article on how we usually manage acute vomiting: http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=353.
If your golden starts vomiting again, if he continues to be listless/lethargic, if he refuses to eat, if his gums become pale or tacky, if he starts having trouble breathing, or has abdominal pain, these would all be reasons to seek veterinary care, particularly because your golden is 11 years old. We do worry about systemic issues in older dogs, such as problems with liver, kidneys, pancreas, etc. and we do not want to wait too long before seeking treatment because dehydration can occur and the condition may progress and become more difficult to treat.