Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

We took our golden retriever out walk at a lake today. Since…

Customer Question
We took our golden...

We took our golden retriever out for a walk at a lake today. Since we have been hope, he ate all his food but has thrown up 3 or 4 times. He is not wanting to take any ice or food now and keeps stretching and tilting his head. he was eating on sticks out there.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?

He is not himself. he loves ice and didn't want to take it from me. he tilts his head funny and keep stretching forward.

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
2/29/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 12,285
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
Verified

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a couple more questions, though, to see if I can better assess your situation.

How often has he vomited?

What color are his gums?

If you press into his abdomen from both sides, is he painful or uncomfortable?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
he has vomited 3 or 4 times. his gums are pink. He doesn't seem to be in pain. He doesn't want to play and even though he loves ice, he didn't want any. He stretches forward when he stands up.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Thanks for the information. The stretching that you see is usually a symptom of some abdominal discomfort. Even if you aren't getting a big pain response on palpation, it can be there and be very localized. We will often see it with pancreatitis in dogs, which is consistent with his symptoms at this point, so that would be the first thing I would look for, but I would run some generalized blood work to look for other potential causes. The sticks themselves can cause a lot of GI discomfort. With a case like this, if the vomiting stops, and they are able to get comfortable and sleep, it should be safe to just monitor. But if the vomiting continues, he cannot get comfortable and sleep, he starts stretching more, develops more severe abdominal pain or has bloody stool; I would get him seen tonight by your nearest emergency vet. Some blood work and potential x-rays should be ran, but at the very least, he can get an injection for nausea and a pain injection. Please let me know if you have any further questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

My goal is to make sure that you get all your question answered and all the information you need. If you are satisfied with my answer, please rate it. Rating it is the only way I get credit for helping you. If you feel like it is not helpful to you, or if there is more information you need, please respond back to me before rating. Realize that our conversation is not intended to diagnose or treat a condition. There has to be a valid veterinary-client-patient relationship established with an exam, according to law. You should always follow up with your vet.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. John
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. John Your Own Question
Dr. John
Dr. John
Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 12,285
12,285 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience

Dr. John 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

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,499 satisfied customers

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

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

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

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Our dog spent last night letting very smelly farts then this
Hi Pearl. Our dog spent last night letting very smelly farts then this morning had diarrhea. He only had 3 episodes of that today between 5am and 3pm. But this afternoon, he threw up what what appeare… read more
Heath Wilkerson
Heath Wilkerson
ER/ICU & Exotic Animal Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
469 satisfied customers
We have a 14 year old Golden Retriever....Ii cannot reach my
We have a 14 year old Golden Retriever....Ii cannot reach my vet tonight :( We are thinking he might have had a stroke. He is up to date onn all … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
13 year old Golden Retriever. Right front leg occasionally
13 year old Golden Retriever. Right front leg occasionally gives out. Strange circumstances. It's as if it collaspes but he catches himself...will stop and lift his leg in the air for me to rub...then… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,947 satisfied customers
My dog ran into a closed slider door and knocked himself
My dog ran into a closed slider door and knocked himself almost out. We took him to the vet numerous times and they keep telli g us ear infections. He is now in Florida a new environment with all kind… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
8,947 satisfied customers
My 12 year old golden retriever is having problems keeping
My 12 year old golden retriever is having problems keeping himself upright especially after a night's sleep. He does have multiple lipomas.… read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,089 satisfied customers
I took my 7 year old golden retriever/Pyrenees cross for a
I took my 7 year old golden retriever/Pyrenees cross for a long run bout 7 miles. He was fine when we got back but at about 4 o'clock I noticed him walking funny. He was low to the ground and swaying … read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
Leg cramps My dog golden retriever, 6 years, started having
Leg cramps My dog golden retriever, 6 years, started having leg cramps last year or so, they occur ocassionally every few months, lets say in last 2 years he had it 4th time today in the morning. Afte… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
This is May 13, 2012. On 2/11/12 our Golden Retriever woke
This is May 13, 2012. On 2/11/12 our Golden Retriever woke up trying to do the normal routine and his back legs gave out. We needed to use a strap to hold him up so he could go outside or move at all.… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My golden retriever has been vomiting since yesterday afternoon...about
My golden retriever has been vomiting since yesterday afternoon...about 24 hours. About 18 times. His stomach was quiet for about 6 hours this afternoon, but he's thrown up twicesince. I fed him rice … read more
Hawkedoc
Hawkedoc
Veterinarian
119 satisfied customers
Hi, my dog suddenly (4 hours ago) started acting strange.
Hi, my dog suddenly (4 hours ago) started acting strange. She is a Golden Reteiver, about 16 years old and in above average health. She does not want to drink water or eat food, has a hard time walkin… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Texas Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
12,285 satisfied customers
golden retriever: energetic..He loves to play ball and take walks
We have a 6 month old golden retriever that has been the perfect dog for us. He has been a happy, energetic member of our family. He loves to play ball and take walks with all members of the family. H… read more
DrRalston
DrRalston
Associate Veterinarian, NBVME & CSBVM
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,770 satisfied customers
golden retriever: my 35lbs pound 18 month old..has been acting
My 35lbs pound 18 month old golden retriever mut has been acting like she is dizzy for aprox. 30 min. What could be wrong with her?… read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Texas Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
12,285 satisfied customers
golden retriever: to michigan (2 hour car ride..seemed better
My husband & I took our 5 year golden retriever to Michigan (2 hour car ride) and he got to the cabin & had diarrhea & vomitted. The whole weekend he had diarrhea but no vomitting since. We got home S… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
Hi. Max is a 91/2 yr old, 65lb Golden Retriever. I have added
Hi. Max is a 91/2 yr old, 65lb Golden Retriever. I have added garlic cloves cut up to his food for natural prevention of fleas.. Last Friday am he vomited the gloves and did not want to eat for 2 days… read more
Dr Eli
Dr Eli
Clinical Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,237 satisfied customers
golden retriever: 13 years old..her back legs..arthritis..walking
my golden retriever is 13 years old and today we noticed that she is tilting her head and her back legs give out when she tries to walk. Do you think this is a stroke or arthritis. she has been active… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9,615 satisfied customers
my 9 year old dog has not eaten in 2 days he started having
my 9 year old dog has not eaten in 2 days he started having trouble moving his back legs would just drink water now he cant get up and is falling over as he tries to get up and his mouth is kinda foam… read more
Dr:D
Dr:D
DVM
Doctoral Degree
823 satisfied customers
Hi, I have a 3 year old golden retriever. Last week she came
Hi, I have a 3 year old golden retriever. Last week she came in yelping and started acting funny. I took her to the vet they said she didnt have a fever and ran blood tests and came up empty. Thought … read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
Veterinarian, Chief of Staff
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,975 satisfied customers
I was spraying weeds this morning with grass and weed killer
I was spraying weeds this morning with grass and weed killer and my Golden Retriever walked underneath one of my sprays and she got one spray on the back of her neck. I quickly put water on her to was… read more
Dr. Dan
Dr. Dan
Veterinarian and practice owner
Doctoral Degree
5,376 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