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My 8 year old great Pyrenees has been throwing up her food 8

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my 8 year old great Pyrenees has been throwing up her food 8 to 10 hours after eating, it's just food. this has happened the past to mornings.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: no, not that I can tell
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Katie
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Katie?
Customer: she has always had a funky stomach, but usually diarrhea if she isn't feeling well first time for this
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 month ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. I need to ask a few questions about Katie.

What is her normal diet?

Do you give her any medications or supplements?

Does she get any people food or marrow bones?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She eats blue buffalo, no dog bones just biscuits. No meds
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I gave her chicken and rice last night and she also ate her food
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 1 month ago.

Did she keep the food down that you gave her last night? Since she is vomiting her food 8 hours after eating, that tells me that she is not emptying her stomach. This can be due to decreased motility in her stomach or obstruction to outflow from the stomach. An outflow obstruction would be due to foreign material blocking the pylorus or a narrowed pylorus due to swelling (typically neoplasia). Decreased motility is usually due to inflammation. This can be from a dietary indiscretion or due to allergies (history of a sensitive stomach). I would get her to your local veterinarian so that they can start the process of figuring out which is the issue.

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