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my yorkie has been throwing up a white foam on and off all

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my yorkie has been throwing up a white foam on and off all day. What should I do?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Brian replied 8 years ago.
hi,

How old is your pup?
Any other health problems going on?
Was it normal yesterday?
Any diarrhea?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

my yorkie is 3 yrs. old and does not have any other health issues. She does not have diarrhea and was fine yersterday.

Expert:  Dr. Brian replied 8 years ago.
Thanks,

Serial vomiting is always a concern and causes can range from viral infections, to pancreatitis, to foreign bodies in young dogs. My best advise would be to have her seen tonight at an emergency clinic if one is available, if for not other reason than to get an injection to stop the vomiting. If that is not an option, then give nothing by mouth tonight (she would just vomit it up), and have her seen in the morning. Blood testing may be needed to check for pancreatitis, and possibly x-rays to try to determine the cause. Best wishes.
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