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My dog just started swimming recently and loves it! The only

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Hi! My dog just started swimming recently and loves it! The only difference we have seen is everytime he drinks his fresh water now, he throws up. Could there be any correlation?
Thank you for your time
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am sorry to hear that Tucker is vomiting water, I have a difficult time putting the new swimming adventures with the water vomiting but can give you a few guidelines to see if we can reduce the vomiting episodes

- Add water to meals so that he isn't drinking large volumes at once
- Elevate his food and water bowls to chest level to minimize the possibility of aspiration or the water going down the wrong tube.
- Do not use a bucket for water so there is not an arch in his neck while drinking

Hopefully this will reduce the vomiting episodes but if they do continue please have your veterinarian evaluate Tucker to rule out other causes of this symptom

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 11 months ago.

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

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