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My schnoodle threw up bright yellow bile earlier today and

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My schnoodle threw up bright yellow bile earlier today and now will not eat her dinner. She acts lethargic inside but was excited to go outside (like normal). She just had a poop and pee. Should I worry? She is on a pretty strict diet, no table food or anything and I feel reasonably confident she didn't eat/ingest anything weird.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry the expert you requested is not available. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

1- How much does she weigh?

2- How many hours since the last time she vomited?

3- How old is she?

4- Any pre existing medical conditions?

5- What do you feed her?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She weighs 15 pounds and it's been several hours (7-8) since she vomited. She's almost 7 and very healthy. She gets Natural Planet Duck and Whitefish for her main dog food. I usually cut up half a boiled egg as well. She also gets duck or venison grain/wheat free treats
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, vomiting can be caused by many different 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: A simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, intestinal parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, infections, etc. to name a few causes. 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 Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of food 4-6 times a day for 1-2 days.

4- If she continues to vomit or not willing to eat after doing the above she will need to be seen by your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

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Dr. Peter