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Unread 11-10-2008, 01:33 AM   #1
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My dog has been throwing up for no real reason. He seems and acts perfectly fine, just every once in awhile, he throws up his food. Should I be concerned?

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Hi Rose, welcome to the forum!

If your dog is eating, drinking and going to the toilet as normal, if his gums are a nice rich pinky colour and feel smooth and slippery, if he's alert and happy and hasn't lost a lot of weight, there is unlikely to be anything sinister going on.

But if he is throwing up continuously (for more than 24 hrs) and can't seem to hold anything down, if he has diarrhoea as well, if he is listless and miserable and doesn't want to play or eat or drink, if he is losing weight, has a dull dry feeling coat or if he has pale gums which are dry or sticky to the touch (meaning he may be dehydrated), you ought to take him to a vet to be checked over.

Throwing up doesn't always mean anything too awful in dogs - it is quite common and rarely a problem. Its a combination of any of the above factors which might indicate a problem.

So tell us a bit more about him!

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Hello and Welcome to the Dog Forum.org. Glad you found us here.

Young pups or dogs can have an off day and throw up what he ate because of a sour stomach that minor to somethng serious also. If it continues more than one day, contact your vet about it to be safe than sorry. Watch for any blood at all to report also. I feel we all get a day like that and so do dogs, but one day is enough. Make sure he got water to drink. Keep a close eye on the pet.

Often one of mine might do this and I give canned unspiced pumpkin and it helps alot or tbsp of Pepto Bismol, the pink tummy stuff we take. It coats the sour stomach and is soothing.
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If your dog is eating, drinking and going to the toilet as normal, if his gums are a nice rich pinky colour and feel smooth and slippery, if he's alert and happy and hasn't lost a lot of weight, there is unlikely to be anything sinister going on.
That's pretty much true. It just seems odd he throws up every so often.

One last question...there have been a few times where I was too late to clean up his vomit and he, well...ate it. (It doesn't come out a disgusting mess, it comes out like his food, just all wet and sticky...perhaps he is not chewing his food?) Should I still be concerned?

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My young female I imported from Germany in August this year, she eats too fast and it sticks in her neck, up it comes with flem, she reeats it.

It does not bother me as I am standing watching her eat and most of the time she will do this. She has no worms, is healthy, just a pig of an eater. It never has a real chance of going down to be digested, so up it comes, she is yet hungry and re eats it back and is fine.
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Hi Rose and aboard Has your dog been wormed recently? How old is your dog? What food brand is he on as it could be this causing the problem. Enjoy your stay

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My young female I imported from Germany in August this year, she eats too fast and it sticks in her neck, up it comes with flem, she reeats it.

It does not bother me as I am standing watching her eat and most of the time she will do this. She has no worms, is healthy, just a pig of an eater. It never has a real chance of going down to be digested, so up it comes, she is yet hungry and re eats it back and is fine.
Oh, so re-eating what she throws up is okay? Just making sure...

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Hi Rose and aboard Has your dog been wormed recently? How old is your dog? What food brand is he on as it could be this causing the problem. Enjoy your stay
He has been. My dog was a rescue dog and he is estimated at about a year, now. His dog food is Purina Puppy Chow Healthy Life Nutrition. I believe that's it. (Probably time to slowly transition him to adult food now, huh?)

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It sure has not harmed Wipka as it never went clear down in the first place, she is a piggie eater. She is always hungry and no long as food does not sit more than 20 minutes it will not spoil for the dog to eat.

Make sure it has no whip worm or a hard to kill type of worm causing this, I know Wipka has none. And, that it is not going to have digestive problems if it does this too often.

I know we are concerned about our pets, I am especially as my investment is huge, but all loves their pal. But, I feel many get too over whelmed with the least problem. I always stop and think kinda like a dog before I panic.
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It sure has not harmed Wipka as it never went clear down in the first place, she is a piggie eater. She is always hungry and no long as food does not sit more than 20 minutes it will not spoil for the dog to eat.

Make sure it has no whip worm or a hard to kill type of worm causing this, I know Wipka has none. And, that it is not going to have digestive problems if it does this too often.

I know we are concerned about our pets, I am especially as my investment is huge, but all loves their pal. But, I feel many get too over whelmed with the least problem. I always stop and think kinda like a dog before I panic.
Well, I suppose so, but I must admit...it is kind of nasty. =P

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Hi it's rose and welcome to the forum.
Yes it is dusgusting - but dogs have a digestive system that can process things that would kill us. All the same I am curious how often this is happening?
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