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Dr. Michael Salkin
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He burps and throws up often, about 8-10 times a day. He

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he burps and throws up often, about 8-10 times a day. He doesn't throw up food, it just is clear fluid often with "bubbles" in it like saliva. He is perfectly happy otherwise, not lethargic, eating normally, no food has changed.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about the dog?
Customer: He is 11 years old. It is a relatively new thing (a few months)but the vomiting seems to be getting more frequent. Initially I thought it was being overexcited like after I got home or something.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 4 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Such frequent "vomiting" is suspicious for regurgitating instead. Regurgitation is a passive expulsion of food often associated with idiopathic (unknown cause) megaesophagus (a ballooning out of the normally rigid esophagus) in adult dogs of his age. There are other causes of his behavior, however. Regurgitation indicates esophageal or pharyngeal dysfunction due to mechanical obstructive disease or functional (motility) abnormalities such as megaesophagus. Pharyngeal obstruction, pyloric outflow obstruction, hiatal hernia, and neuromuscular diseases such as myasthenia gravis are all considered. Please have him attended to by his vet who should perform X-rays of your dog's esophagus (+/- barium swallow) as part of your dog's diagnostic work-up.

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