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Monday, October 26, 2009

My Dog Keeps Vomiting - What Can I Do?

When your dog keeps vomiting, there's not much you can do except call the vet or emergency clinic. Or so I found out last Friday night.

Friday’s Events
Alvin was lethargic all day, but was eating and drinking water. At 10:30 pm, he woke up from a nap and lost his dinner on the couch. I fed him water, a definite "should not do," because he vomited the water, too.

Over the next several hours he vomited about every half hour. I called the emergency dog clinic - they said to bring him to the vet in the morning or bring him into the clinic. The vomiting had stopped, so I opted to wait and call the vet.

Saturday’s Events
Saturday morning he vomited clear fluid. I brought him to the vet’s office. The vet suspected Alvin had eaten something that caused the vomiting.

Here’s how vets commonly treat vomiting in dogs

  • The vet took Alvin’s temperature – it was slightly elevated.
  • Alvin got a shot to arrest the vomiting.
  • He got water intravenously in the form of a bubble on his back because he was dehydrated.
  • He’s taking antibiotics.
  • The vet gave water and feeding directions.
  • The vet said that if he vomits again, stop all water and food and call the vet’s office. Subsequent vomiting may indicate some other condition; for example, an intestinal blockage.

As of this writing, he seems to be recovering. The real test is today (Monday) when he eats close to normal amounts of food.