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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 Pets.WebMD.com, 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)
- 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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