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 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.