How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Gary Your Own Question
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 2952
Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
15010675
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Dr. Gary is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My 12 yr. old chihuahua just vomited - very little came up

Customer Question

My 12 yr. old chihuahua just vomited - very little came up and now is sitting up in her bed panting.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: She woke up retching.....and according to the vet, he diagnosed Hepatitis over a year ago and she has been on Hills ID liver canned dog food but I supplement with dry food as her stools are so soft, almost runny. I don't know if this is part of the hepatitis diagnosis or something else. I feed her a small handful of dry food at night because she would vomit in the a.m. after eating about once a month and I read she probably needed to eat a little before bedtime so her stomach wouldn't be so empty in the morning.
JA: OK got it. Last thing — Dog Specialists generally expect a deposit of about $19 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 7 months ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today. What did the vomit look like?Can she keep water down? Has she been drinking more as of late?Are her gums pink, yellow tinted, or pale/white? Moist or sticky?If you press on her belly, does she have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?Could she have eaten something she should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants, chemicals, etc)?Any blood in those loose stools?