Dog Veterinary

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

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My dog started vomiting this morning. Lots of dry retches…

Customer Question
My dog started vomiting...

My dog started vomiting this morning. Lots of dry retches with occasional white/clear foam. She is still eating & drinking. Only has dry food for breakfast & gave here that in two separated parts. Seems better after food. Was all fine the. Started again at 1400ish. Movement or excitement seems to exasperate it. Has just calmed again now. She is in season. At 5he bleeding stage which she does clean 95% of the time.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. The Expert will know what to do about this bleeding. I'll connect you ASAP. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?

I thought it was beacause she randomly ate 4/5 weakish vitamin C tablets yesterday when I was having a mega clear out & dropped a pot, but it seems to be going on to long. We have a massive garden but I have not found any abnormal poos

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 3 hours by:
11/17/2017
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 5 months ago
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11,222
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
Verified

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 5 months ago

Have there been any changes to the diet? New food, including a change of flavors or protein source within the same brand? New treats? Bones? Has any human food been fed? Torn up toys or trash? Stressful changes to the environment?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
No
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 5 months ago

I can give you some steps to take at home to help your companion’s stomach feel better. However, if you do not see a marked improvement from your pet or you see worsening of symptoms, they absolutely must be examined by a veterinarian. Sometimes we do see dogs in season that will exhibit signs of vomiting but ingested items can also cause vomiting such as the vitamin C tablets. Vomiting can begin within hours and last for days, in some cases.

It often helps to give medication to calm the stomach and a bland diet with higher fiber a few hours later once the medication has been given time to work. This can help to reduce the instance of nausea/vomiting, restore/improve the appetite, avoid or address changes in the stool, help to move ingested items through the GI tract, etc.

The first step is to administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. This should help with GI symptoms. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful. If your companion is avoiding taking medication, you will likely need to using a pilling technique like this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P6NfbxeLX0 (this video is of a dog as it shows the finer details of how to complete the action, this method can be used in dogs, cats and other mammals needing oral medications). [Note: once symptoms have resolved for at least 48 hours, discontinue the famotidine.]

2 hours following a dose of famotidine, the time needed for the medication to begin working, you can offer a bland diet. To make this, you’ll combine white or brown rice, boneless, skinless chicken breast and sufficient water for cooking in a stock pot. Boil on medium until it turns to mush and the breast is easily flaked. To avoid nausea, start with small amounts to begin with and offer the amount every 2-4 hours. A few teaspoons to start is typically sufficient and you can work your way up every 2-4 hours in incremental increases until you’re sure no vomiting will be seen. If your companion requires a more palatable food, try adding in pureed baby food in chicken, turkey and similar flavors. Avoid those that contain onion or garlic in the ingredient panel. Work up to feeding exclusively until at least 3 days following the resolution of symptoms. After this, work on slowly switching back to the regular food that your companion typically eats over 10 days. My recommendation is a 10% switch every day. Day 1: 10% new food, 90% old food; Day 2: 20% new food, 80% old food; Day 3: 30% new food, 70% old food, etc. This slow switch process should minimize any risk of GI upset from changing food.

I will be standing by if you have other questions. Let me know if I can help further. Also, before signing off today, please take the time to use the star rating system at the top of the page to leave a rating for me. Until this is done, the website will not compensate me for helping you. You will still be able to chat with me even after issuing a rating.

I will also check in with you over the next few days for updates on your companion to be sure you don’t need any additional assistance. Letting me know how your companion is doing would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to request me in the future for pet-related questions, you can do so by accessing this page: http://www.justanswer.com/pet/expert-pitrottmommy/?rpt=3800

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Overnight it has turned into more of a honk.
I'm 99% certain it's kennel cough now.
Thank you
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 5 months ago

Thank you for your reply, JACustomer. There was no discussion in the original post about coughing. Are you seeing vomiting or coughing?

Can you share a video of the coughing? If not, does it look and sound like any of these?

Cardiac cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv02RYW2TfY

Kennel cough: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZusGtj3NxcU

Collapsing trachea: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=042OsjZ5Hvs

Reverse sneezing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UyBrb0Hhpk

Laryngeal paralysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsv5o3pP00E

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
The retching has turned into a honky type cough which is still making her sick but literally white foamy phlegm stuff with a couple of biscuits in it.
Thank you we are good now.
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 5 months ago

If this is kennel cough, it may not respond to the information above as this will treat a GI upset but not coughing to the point of vomiting.

Most kennel cough cases are viral, but secondary bacterial bronchopneumonia can develop and become a major health hazard for dogs. In some more severe cases, hospitalization may be needed. I would recommend an exam and having your vet start your companion on antibiotics to prevent more problems in the near future. As far as calming the coughing, for the time being you can use robitussin at the following dosage: http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=26+1303&aid=1395 Every vet has a different kennel cough treatment protocol and may ask you to either continue or discontinue the robitussin once examined.

Good luck!

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask PitRottMommy Your Own Question
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 11,222
11,222 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue

PitRottMommy 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

16,147 satisfied customers

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

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,315 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,063 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

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

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,533 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,299 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
Lactulose metronidazole famotidine and the amoxicillin
Lactulose metronidazole famotidine and the amoxicillin prescribed to my dog for liver shunt. Do any of these meds cause pain to the dog? She's being really “moody”… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My 3 year old St.Bernard has been reverse sneezing then
My 3 year old St.Bernard has been reverse sneezing then gagging the last few days. As well has had a crusty nose, only on half of her nose. Is this something that should be looked into?… read more
Richard Rawling
Richard Rawling
Veterinary Surgeon
BVMS
656 satisfied customers
My dog is on temaril P and antibiotics for kennel cough,
my dog is on temaril P and antibiotics for kennel cough, trachial bronchitiu. He is panting, standing with head and tail down and he will not lie down. There was some pink in his vomit. … read more
Dr. Gary
Dr. Gary
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
10,063 satisfied customers
Reverse sneezing, vomited x2, off balance, just finished
Reverse sneezing, vomited x2, off balance, just finished with his bath about 45 minutes ago when he drank some bathwater … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
My dog started a reverse sneeze but now is licking a lot and
My dog started a reverse sneeze but now is licking a lot and jerking her head/neck. … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
11,222 satisfied customers
He was diagnosed with Kennel Cough on Monday and is on an
He was diagnosed with Kennel Cough on Monday and is on an antibiotic an hydrocodone/homatropine. Now he is limping on his left from foot and my vet is out of town at a funeral. I don't think the two a… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
I have a 5 year old French bulldog. Reverse sneezing is
I have a 5 year old French bulldog. Reverse sneezing is extremely common with him. Tonight after eating dinner (he is on a new food at recommendation of the vet) he is experiencing a lot of backward sneezing that has been ongoing for a few hours now. He'll stop then have another bout so on and so forth. He's on apoquel for allergies already and I'm a bit concerned … read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
902 satisfied customers
Reverse sneeze and vomiting mucosy material. My husband took
My husband took him to the park this morning and he ran into the woods and my husband said he picked him up and he was licking his lips, so, yes. He did, but we don't know what it was. … read more
Dr. Rachel
Dr. Rachel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
751 satisfied customers
Trying to determine if she is reverse sneezing...she always
Hi! Trying to determine if she is reverse sneezing...she always has gotten excited and had breathingissues then, But the … read more
Dr. Jo
Dr. Jo
Veterinarian
BA
2 satisfied customers
Kennel cough and not eating. Kruger and he is 10. He is
he is kidney problems, he is a bulldog and is on antibiotics for kennel cough. He wont eat his food, we are trying him on eggs and mash, fish, but he is only picking… read more
Dr. Schmidt
Dr. Schmidt
Associate Veterinarian
DVM
902 satisfied customers
My dog has laryngeal paralysis that has gotten really bad in
My dog has laryngeal paralysis that has gotten really bad in the last week of cold weather. He's been taking one 10 mg zyrtec every 24 hours. He's 78 pounds. Can he take more zyrtec, which has helped … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
I used to give my dog Famotidine for stomach issues. Have
I used to give my dog Famotidine for stomach issues. Have not done it for a while and can't remember how to administer it. I have 10 mg tablets that I cut in half and give one in the morning. Should I… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
I think my dog has reverse sneezing. Will she get over this,
I think my dog has reverse sneezing. Will she get over this … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
She is chihuahua and she keeps reverse sneezing and think
Hi..she is chihuahua and she keeps reverse sneezing and think she has hair ball she cant bring up...also she ate grass outside and her breath stinks.. we just came back from road trip and she had to g… read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
2,185 satisfied customers
She is being treated for kennel cough and or canine flu,
She is being treated for kennel cough and or canine flu, when should she be feeling better? It's been a few days and we see little improvement. It's little but it's improvement. She was a rescue dog a… read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
709 satisfied customers
Vomiting, reverse sneezing, and tires easily; right front
vomiting, reverse sneezing, and tires easily; right front leg was giving out on exertion but that's better with an anti-inflammatory … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
11,222 satisfied customers
This condition called "reverse sneeze" sounds more like a
This condition called "reverse sneeze" sounds more like a severe asthma attack in my older dog. This scares and it sounds like his nose is stuffed up but, you can't get a dog to blow his nose so what … read more
Dr. Peck
Dr. Peck
Associate Veterinarian
Doctorate Veterinary Medicine
415 satisfied customers
My dog has been reverse sneezing (I think) consistently for
Hi, my dog has been reverse sneezing (I think) consistently for the past 8 hours. He started with sneezing and gagging but now is just breathing with spasms every few seconds with a few pauses in betw… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
11,222 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