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What are the potential reasons my mixed breed Tervurian would

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What are the potential reasons my mixed breed Tervurian would be vomitting after eating ice? We feed her at approx 7 am daily and she spends the day outside. She usually comes inside around 5 pm. She will take ice when it drops from the floor, but it is not something we give her on a routine basis. Twice in the last week when she had been inside around 2 hours, she got an ice cube and vomited within minutes of eating it. This has not been a problem in the past. Besides "dont give her ice cubes", should we be concerned of other underlying medical issues?

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I have seen this before with a handful of dogs where the cold temperature of the ice can cause a vaso-vagal repsonse and lead to vomiting. It is usually not a huge concern, but if for any reason she was to quit eating or drinking, or start to have diarrhea then I would strongly encourage a vet visit.

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If you want to play the safe card and since she is 6 you could have routine bloodowkr just as a wealness screen anyway


We have not noticed those symptoms. I will bring it up at our next visit with our Vet, but I wanted to know if I should be immediately concerned.


Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX be in touch with our Vet for a routine check in rather than as an emergency.

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