Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

I have a 1 year old lurcher. She has been retching and

Customer Question
Hello, I have a 1...
Hello, I have a 1 year old lurcher. She has been retching and vomiting white foam for the last 7 hours (from 2am - it is now 9am). She's done it about 4-6 times. She isn't panting or pacing and is very lethargic. Should we worry?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 3 hours by:
7/26/2015
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,378
Experience: 16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
Verified
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am sorry for the delay in response. If you would like to continue can you please answer a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. 1- Can you give me an update on how she is doing? 2- Did she get into anything? 3- How much does she weigh? 4- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hello,
She has been sick once since my query. I was more chunky and less foamy.
Did she get into anything? I don't understand.
She weighs 19-20 kg. She's a saluki-greyhound-collie (probably - she's a rescue) lurcher
Her gums are a pale pink - not sure any paler than normal.She has improved a little in the last few minutes - she is lifting her head and responding to noises more. Previously she wouldn't lift her head at all. She is still lethargic however and has not been downstairs to the toilet for 14 hours.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Friend, vomiting and lethargy can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: Dietary indiscretion, pancreatitis, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. To determine the exact underlying cause she will need a hands on examination by family veterinarian, xrays and blood work as initial screening test. In the meantime, in any case of vomiting the first thing to do is give the stomach time to rest. This is what you can do:1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Zantact 75mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Zantac over the counter in any pharmacy.2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest. 3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. 4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi Lucy,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Peter
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Peter Your Own Question
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,378
31,378 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.

Dr. Peter is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Posh. Italian greyhound. Symptoms are: 1:red gums (very red
Symptoms are: 1:red gums (very red at front of mouth gum. … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,046 satisfied customers
My dog was prescribed Cerenia for pancreatitis. She just
My dog was prescribed Cerenia for pancreatitis. She just took her last dose. ( four days). I am camping and I am certain she got bit by an ant. One side of her mouth is swollen. Can I give her Benadry… read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
Veterinarian, Chief of Staff
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,975 satisfied customers
I have a greyhound that has just been diagnosed with having
I have a greyhound that has just been diagnosed with having Valley Fever. I am concerned about how well greyhounds tolerate fluconazole as well as the "Fever" itself … read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
Veterinarian, Chief of Staff
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,975 satisfied customers
My 3 dogs.2 greyhounds and a hound mix got into a box of
My 3 dogs.2 greyhounds and a hound mix got into a box of Nutri Dent nylon dental chews (16 in box) and I don't know who ate how many. Don't know if this could cause problems and whether I should foreg… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
663 satisfied customers
She has been diagnosed with pancreatitis and eats Hill's I/D
she has been diagnosed with pancreatitis and eats Hill's I/D low fat food. I do give her rewhide chew sticks. She has thrown up 3 times since 4am. Now she is lying in her bed, eyes open, being very st… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
She was diagnosed with kidney disease and pancreatitis last
She was diagnosed with kidney disease and pancreatitis last week. She did awesome yesterday with eating and taking meds. Today she doesn't the whole day outside eating grass she is uncontrollably droo… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,588 satisfied customers
My dog just got over a bout of pancreatitis where she was
My dog just got over a bout of pancreatitis where she was hospitalized for two days... she received fluids, medication, etc. She is home now and is on a low fat diet (I cook). She is also on cerenia, … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
556 satisfied customers
Diagnosis of "triadenitis and possible pancreatitis rx abx
diagnosis of "triadenitis and possible pancreatitis rx abx and steroids heart rate up resp rate40-45 at rest echo/cxr nl except retained stool upper abd..vet not sure about rapid breathing … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
663 satisfied customers
10 year old lab mix, had pancreatitis last May, then in
10 year old lab mix, had pancreatitis last May, then in August started having recurring colitis, had Two rounds of Metronidazole, two days later, very runny stools, w/ possible blood, and lots of mucu… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,588 satisfied customers
In case a dog is suffering from pancreatitis, is low fat raw
Hello, In case a dog is suffering from pancreatitis, is low fat raw food diet(raw chicken or beef) better to digest than commercial dog food? Thanks… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Loud stomach gurgling noises, not eating breakfast but did
Loud stomach gurgling noises, not eating breakfast but did eat a little when hand fed. … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
My Greyhound swallowed an entire Oravet chew whole. Zorro, 8
My Greyhound swallowed an entire Oravet chew whole. … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
My dog has is a mix saluki and she has a scab on the tip of
Hello, my dog has is a mix saluki and she has a scab on the tip of her ear. It doesn't seem to bother her but i wonder if there's something I can use to make it go away? … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
One of our dogs was diagnosed with pancreatitis - she has
One of our dogs was diagnosed with pancreatitis - she has vomiting, bloody stool, won't eat. The other dog has diarrhea now too (not bloody) and won't eat. With pancreatitis not being contagious, is h… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
She is a 13 year old greyhound and as a greyhound of course
She is a 13 year old greyhound and as a greyhound of course has a bad teeth history. Last dental was about a year ago but now her mouth is bleeding off and on. Will stop for days. But the little look … read more
Dr Aaron
Dr Aaron
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
610 satisfied customers
She is a greyhound and is throwing up anything she eats. But
She is a greyhound and is throwing up anything she eats. But what is strange is she is hungry but the food comes up with a brownish bile.' … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
My Italian greyhounds stomach is making crazy load noises
My Italian greyhounds stomach is making crazy load noises and he is whining … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Veterinarian
31,378 satisfied customers
My 13 year old border collie is acting like his stomach is
My 13 year old border collie is acting like his stomach is cramping, he stiffens up and let's out a moaning sound. He us drinking and will eat a little. Gad A Bowl movement this morning, just wants to… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,046 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x