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If Your Dog Is Vomiting…

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When your pooch is “heaving” take a close look at just what it is he has expelled. My Beagle has a bad habit of tearing into very small pieces his rubber chew toys, eating them, and then a few hours later tossing them back up so it may well be something like this and this is not a serious health issue for the dog, although it is a real pain in the butt for me!

According to an article on, the following symptoms require an IMMEDIATE trip to the vet:

If an otherwise healthy dog throws up occasionally, it probably isn’t a problem. But if you see any of the following signs, take your dog to a veterinarian immediately:

  • Vomiting more than once per day, or continuing to vomit the following day
  • Projectile vomiting
  • Vomit containing bright red blood or what looks like coffee grounds (this is partially digested blood)
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting despite not eating for several hours
  • Abdominal bloating

You can begin to help your dog by withholding all food for a day to see if this clears up the problem. If it has not, then immediately take your dog to the vet. When your dog is vomiting pay attention, and then take appropriate action as required.

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    Beverly Thalman


    My bulldog wasn’t feeling well last weekend. Took to vet Monday. Urinalysis showed nothing. Went home. She ate that night. Tuesday morning vomiting. Back to vet. Gave her a shot for nausea and did blood work that showed nothing. Went home she couldn’t hold water down. Back to vet and on IV for fluids. I go in Wed morning to see her before work. She sounded horrible. I told the tech I felt she had aspirated and had pneumonia. A vet came over listened to her lungs said no they were clear. Two hours later my regular vet calls and confirmed my suspicion of aspirated pneumonia. Started antibiotics. Went back in evening no good. Thursday morning worse. Added new antibiotic and oxygen. Started improving. Friday not good but better. Saturday they tried to ween off oxygen. Didn’t work. They let me sit with her morning an evening. Sunday morning met vet at office. Sat with her two hours. He said we just couldn’t save her and had to put her to sleep. My heart is broken. He ask if he could do autopsy. Showed she had a very very small opening in esophagus and if he would have had to do a tracheotomy he would have had to use a cat tube. There was no blockage, no disease anywhere else. Sometimes no matter how close we watch our babies we can’t save them. I keep going over what I might have done differently.

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      Seems like you did everything you could…dont beat yourself up about it…I know how heartbroken you must feel. I have an 8 year old Bully and she occasionally vomits…we think its from eating grass….Ive had many dogs in my lifetime but none were as loveable as an English Bulldog…So sorry for your loss…

      • God Bless you for doing everything you could. Poor baby, but know this, just by sitting with her and giving her all that love her last days, she knew you loved her. I lost my dog last July and I still treasure her love for me. She always stayed by me when i was ill, so i did the same for her! I still miss her and probably always will, and every once in awhile I get emotional about her! One thing I know for sure, my family and friends all were so kind and understanding of my sadness! That helps a lot! So enjoy all the good memories with someone who cares about you, it’s surprising how nice a trip down memory lane helps!!

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