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Question:My cat is currently taking 7.5 mg of thyroid medication (Methimazole) daily. She throws up every thing she eats, and her stool is extremely soft. Could it be a reaction to that specific medication, or is the dosage to high/low?
Answer:Cats may occasionally experience vomiting side effect to this medication, but also vomiting may due to other causes such as hyperthyroid state not controlled, as well as other causes of vomiting in older cat such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, etc. A vet exam and full evaluation including thyroid blood tests and other lab work should be done to help sort out
Question:My 11 month old lab has vomited off and on today for about 6-7 hrs about 2 hrs in between with some dry heeves i am taking him to the vet tomorrow how concerened should i be tonight
Answer:Vomiting that often makes me worry about more serious issues that need to be addressed as soon as you can like a foreign body (blockage), a toxin, etc.
Question:Our birder collie/shepherd mix who is now 13 years old has started eating grass and vomiting every 1-3 days a week or so for the past 6 months. She is still active and hasn't lost any weight. Our vet told me to give her Pepsid, but even after giving her that for a few days the grass and vomiting begins again. After she does that she doesn't want to eat for a few hours, but then barks for some food. I usually give her bowels a rest for a day, but then feed her rice, chicken, pumpkin and plain yogurt for a day or so before going back to her regular diet. The food I give her is Science diet and I have been feeding her that for 7+ years. Any thoughts on what else is going on or what I should do/
Answer:It may be time to run some blood work and check her liver, kidneys, etc if they haven't already done so. You could try a bland diet - there are many on the market. If you have already run blood work, I would definitely try a probiotic like Fortiflora. Here is a link so you can read about it: http://www.1800petmeds.com/Purina+FortiFlora-prod10376.html?Ntt=Purina+FortiFlora
Question:It was vomiting daily which is 6months old labrador...what should do
Answer:So many things can cause vomiting (intestinal parasites, food hypersensitivities/allergies, metabolic disorders, organ issues, toxin exposures, etc etc), a good work up at your veterinarian is warranted. If he feels fine and doesn't have diarrhea, you may want to start by gradually changing his food to a different diet. Chubby, smaller breed dogs, I might start to slowly change to adult food but you can't do this with medium to larger breed dogs because they still have a lot of growing to do at 6 months.
Question:My shih Tzu has been vomiting yellow foam since yesterday morning. I gave her chicken for dinner and she ate it without regurgitating and have been playful. However, this morning she normally has a dentist stick and did not eat it yet. is there anything I can give her that can help her with the vomiting . Please advise
Answer:Resting her stomach probably helps more than anything with multiple small amounts of water. You can give her a teaspoon of regular strength pepto bismol, but see your veterinarian if she continues to vomit.
Question:MY DOG AFTER DRINKING A LOT OF WATER WILL THROW UP CLEAR AND FROTHY LIQUID DOES SHE JUST OVER DRINK OR TOO FAST?
Answer:Possibly - I would have to see her do it. If she does it almost every time she drinks, you will want to tell your veterinarian. If you video it for them it may help them determine if she is vomiting or regurgitating - which will help them determine what, if anything, might be wrong.
Question:Our 7 year old irish wolfhound has been vomiting over the past 7 months, mostly at night, 2-10 times in a 24 hour period, we have tired cerenia which worked for a few months but that no longer works. he will gag and then vomit but not 100% of the time. Sometimes his undigested meal with come up,sometimes, foam and a gelatinous like substance. We recently purcahsed Cetalopramide/Reglan which we gave one dose but that seemed to make it worse, should we re try it and give it a longer period of time? Currently giving him Zannex 3 x a day.
Answer:Wow, that's a lot of vomiting (2-10 times in a 24 hour period). I would really recommend getting to the bottom of WHY he is vomiting rather than trying to find a medication. They vomit for MANY different reasons, not just gastrointestinal reasons, like liver disease, kidney disease, Addisons Disease, etc etc. There are many bland, low residue diets out on the market that may help - feeding multiple small meals throughout the day and being sure to feed him just before bedtime may help.
Question:Cat, 6mo-1yr, bathed and given flea medicine 3 days prior, lethargic, won't eat, throwing up frequently pink/orange water with occasional foam, hiding away and avoiding contact, very unlike cats personality.
Answer:I worry that the pink/orange foam that he/she is throwing up may be blood and, as you can imagine, this needs some medical attention. Bring the flea medication that you used on him/her with you to the veterinarian - it might be the cause.
Question:This morning my dog woke up vomiting a pink foamy liquid. It was the first time she has done this. But was on a empty stomach yet ( has not eaten yet this morning) Looking online it was saying reasons like heart or long disease. So Google got me worried. Should I take her to the vet even tho it's the first occurrence. Or wait till it happens again?
Answer:Dogs can vomit for a LOT of different reasons (something they ate, gastrointestinal viruses, kidney disease, liver disease, toxins, and the list goes on and on) so it's really hard for me to advise you remotely. I don't like the pink color of the vomitus - that can be blood, which is never good. It also might just be food coloring from her food, but either way I would consider having your veterinarian take a look at her.
Question:My cat is licking his lips and keeps gagging. He occasionally spits up food from gagging but does not throw up. I took him to the vet and He said he doesn't see any thing stuck in his throat and his X-rays look normal and no blockage anywhere. His blood work came back normal as well. Yet he continues to gag and looks misserable from gagging so much. What could be the cause of this? I am so worried, but the out vet says to start him on antibiotics and wait and see. Any information would be great!
Answer:An antibiotic trial may be helpful in case some sort of infection, but I would also ask your vet about trial with prescription drug called cerenia, which not only can help with nausea and/or vomiting(as lick lipping in cat often an indication of nausea), but also nonspecifically with pain. I would also put him on some hair ball remedy like laxatone, in case hair balls involved. Ask your vet about possibility of airway inflammation such as feline asthma which has a whole different way of treating.
Question:I have rose ringed parakeet she was I'll and have vomiting I have no vet near my house what I do please tell me soon its emergency
Answer:I only practice on dog and cats so I can't give you very good advice about birds - they are a unique species, for sure. Try calling the closest veterinary school to you and try to speak with someone in the exotics department.
Question:My Cat vomited undigested food with yellow fluid few days before (3) after that we have observed abnormal behavior diarrhea has been also observed . He is not eating at all ~!
Answer:I recommend having this issue looked at by a veterinarian. You can book a vet house call at www.vetpronto.com
Question:I adopted my cat 2 1/2 months ago from a cats protection society. She was sick this morning and it was a very watery pinkish colour. She had just been outside and had eaten some grass as that was also in the mix. This is the first time she has done this since being in my home. Any ideas?
Answer:Many possibilities from simple virus to intestinal parasites to metabolic disease of liver or pancreas, etc. You can try oral pepcid AC at dose of one half mg per pound twice daily. If no help, see vet for full workup to sort these out
Question:Hello. Yesterday a very nervous veterinarian used the same syringe (and needle) several times to draw blood from my dog because he could not find his vein. Then the dog has vomited three times in a day. We also fed him human food with condiments (onion, pepper and cumin). We also gave him some baked corn tamales that are cooked with oil. We do not know what to do and as it is Sunday no veterinarian will take care of us
Answer:If signs persist or worsen, best to see vet for blood work up and/or x rays to sort this out. For now you could try oral pepcid AC at dose of one half mg per pound twice daily and bland hamburger and rice diet.
Question:Hello, Our 6 yr old Beagle cross (basset hound we think) we adopted about a month ago. Last week he woke us up around 5 am. And wanted out. He threw up. Looked like a little bit undigested food and a treat, it had be a few hours since he last ate. Again same thing two days ago and then this morning. Vomit wasn't exact same, maybe more yellow this time but from my still. Aside from thay he seems perfectly fine. 3 times in one week though and hours after he ate. Stool is normal except 1 or 2 it was a little mushy. As far as we know he hasn't ate anything random he is good about that. Unless he eating something he shouldn't when we are sleeping (garbage is in a cupboard he can't get)
Answer:Best to have vet exam and assessment including stool check for parasites, possibly x rays and/or blood work based on exam findings. Many possibilities rom simple virus to dietary sensitivity to more complex medical issues. You can try oral pepcid AC at dose of one half mg per pound twice daily and bland hamburger and rice diet to see if helps.