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My dog is vomiting and just laying around will not eat will

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My dog is vomiting and just laying around will not eat will drink a little at a time is there anything i can do
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

How long has he been vomiting?

Can he keep the water down?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly, does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Has he had any diarrhea?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

He's been throwing up since yesterday gums are white no tenderness I don't think he got a bone or anything no diarrhea

Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Oh dear,

I have to say that I am very worried about Chopper.

If his gums are white, then this is an emergency and he needs to be seen right away.

Pale gums can be a sign of internal bleeding, gut occlusions (from blockages, twists, or the gut telescoping onto itself) and anemia (failure to make red blood cells or loss). It can also be related to heart and lung issues, but I'd have expected him to be showing respiratory changes or distress with those.

So, while we could try a light diet (ie white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, etc) and OTC antacids (ie Pepcid, Zantac) if he had just been vomiting; those white gums tell us that we have an urgent and more serious situation, so we'd want him seen without delay. Just in case you need a local emergency vet, you can check @ or via

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

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