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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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Our little Shih Tzu furbee has started vomiting th last

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our little Shih Tzu furbee has started vomiting th last couple of days. fed her last night and no vomiting. fed her this mornind and now vomiting, fed her about an hour ago and she just vomited. we have just had an infestation of tiny ants and I think she is eating some of them.. could this be the cause?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: no. we give her the usual dry food with some carrots and green beans which she loves.
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: we will be taking her to our vet that is just about 5 blocks from us
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Bridgette she is a rescue dog
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bridgette?
Customer: nt that I can think of. she seems just fine after she vomits. acts completely normal. she is 8 yrs. old
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 8 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I am a Veterinary Nurse with over 15 years experience and I have assisted in the care of many pets with this particular medical concern. It would be my pleasure to assist you today. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion?

1) Has she had any diet change?
2) Human food? new treats?
3) What type of ants are these? black? red?