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He sometimes vomits just what looks like bile and stomach

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He sometimes vomits just what looks like bile and stomach acids. It doesn't happen all the time but it seems to be periodic.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: no
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Momo and he is 10 years old now
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Momo?
Customer: No
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Veterinarian about your situation and then connect you two.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 10 months ago.

Hello and thank you for using the Dog category to help you with your problem. I am sorry to hear Momo is having this problem.

What breed of dog is Momo?

How long has this been going on?

How many times a day do you feed Momo? Is it dry kibble or wet food?

Is Momo on any medications?

How often does Momo seem to vomit bile?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Boston Terrier, I have had him five years, I feed him kibble with water once per day. No meds and it is infrequent. Just happens sometime.
Expert:  Sally G. replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for that information. You may be seeing acid reflux as just like humans dogs can get this. What I would try is breaking the one meal up into three smaller meals, breakfast, mid afternoon around 3 pm, and then before bed.

An empty stomach can cause more acid so smaller meals may help.

You can also try giving pepcid AC and I will direct you to a site with dosing for this.

http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid

Expert:  Sally G. replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Sally G.