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Our dog has been throwing up this liquid for a couple of

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Our dog has been throwing up this white liquid for a couple of days. No foam. What could it be?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Not that I'm aware of. We also have a cat. Not sure if dog was eating kitty Litter??
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Bella
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Bella?
Customer: She still plays with cat, I took food away for today thinking it might have been the food.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

1- How old is Bella?

2- Any pre existing medical conditions?

3- How much does she weigh?

4- Is she coughing/hacking?

5- How long has she been off food?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She is 3, no pre-existing issues, she's about 7 pounds, no coughing/hacking, off food one day only.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No, that's ok.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

1- To make sure I got this right, she has not been fed today, correct?

2- How long since the last time she vomited?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She has not had food, last time she vomited about 3 hours ago. Thought she was going to about 10 min ago but nothing came out.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

1- Is she drinking?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

1- Is she drinking more than usual?

2- Is she lethargic?

3- Any other symptoms?

4- Can you take a look at her gums and see if they are pink or pale?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Her gums look pale (with a little pink), not drinking more than usual. What do you mean lethargic?? She seems sad..(what my kids said)
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
She does seem like she just wants to sleep.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

Lethargic means without energy.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Not as much energy as she usually has.
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

Can you take her rectal temperature?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
I'm sorry. I don't have a thermometer.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Could she be extra tired because she hasn't eaten??
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

I believe she may be lethargic (extra tired) because she does not feel well. The big question is: What is making her vomit? This can be caused by many different medical conditions. Common causes are ingestion of a foreign body, infections, kidney or liver disease, etc. to name a few causes. Unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home, I am sorry. In this case, Bella will need a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian, x-rays, and blood work as an initial screening test. Treatment will be based on exam and test results. Strongly recommend having her checked in the morning. If cost is a concerned I would look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost. In the meantime, 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 3-4 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 3-4 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination in the morning.

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Dr. Peter

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 month ago.

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

Dr. Peter