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Could she have gotten into anything that could have upset her stomach?
Does she get any rawhides or any people food?
She sounds like she may have an upset stomach which could be from the rich cheese, which can happen with food that dogs are not used to.
We also have the fact that she had been in the car for an extended period of time which can cause car sickness in dogs. It was also warm today which is another possibilty that could upset the stomach.
The fact she wanted to play and does not seem to be in distress, is a good sign. At this poing I would leave ice cubes down for her to lick and withhold her food until morning. This will allow her stomach to rest.
Many Vets in this situation will suggest something that can help settle the stomach. They use several medications which they use that include Famatidine, Zantac and tagamet.
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If she seems to get worse I would not hesitate to have her seen by an ER Vet tonight, but if all is ok and she stops vomiting, I would just follow up with your Vet in the am. Joan
With Bloat a dog generally does not vomit. It is an unproductive dry heaving, but I will give you the link on what to watch for: http://www.globalspan.net/bloat.htm
I cannot say the Pepto bismol would be good choice, since it does have some of the ingredients of Aspirin in it and that can irritate the stomach. The Vets that I works with recommend the 3 products above for nausea and the are over the counter and usually will settle the stomach.
The call will be yours as to whether you feel she needs to see the ER Vet since you are with her. If she was my girl and not vomiting profusely and is comfortable, I personally would not rush out tonight. As I said, the ice cubes instead of water should be better for her to lick. I am glad she is laying down and staying cool. I am sure that will help. Joan
I am hoping with a little rest and a cool down, she will be ok. At least you are now armed with the knowledge on what you can do to make her feel better and what to watch for with the bloat. Please keep me updated on how she is doing. Joan