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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.
This is not normal.Was a very large quantity of water consumed?Does he vomit water at any other times?
If this is a persistent issue, he needs some diagnostics performed. I don't think a single vomiting episode is reason to worry over the weekend but do start tracking the episodes of vomiting. He may benefit from some bloodwork and GI x-rays to determine if there is a cause for the vomiting. You may wish to give smaller amounts and not around exercise time to see if this helps cut back on the frequency.You can also give a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours if you see vomiting. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.
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It could be something as minor as drinking too much, it could be something lodged in the stomach causing irritation when water is consumed, could be a tumor, etc. He's young, so cancer would be rather uncommon but still a possibility. Right now it only sounds like you've witnessed this once, so it may not be a concern in the future if water is held off after exercise. Sometimes a change in the way a pet is cared for can cause a resolution of symptoms, as well, it all depends on what is wrong with the pet, really.
Checking in, JACustomer. I didn't hear back from you yesterday. How is your companion doing? Do you need more assistance?
My handle only states that I own both breeds, as mentioned above, I have been involved in vet med for over 15 years, the entirety of which has been working with small breed dogs.Were you able to see my reply above?
Also, typically 1 oz per pound of body weight. So, if he is less than 10# ***** could easily assume that 10oz of water (or slightly less) is sufficient.
Certainly. Good luck with your pet.