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DateSep 23, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet TypeDog
TopicThrowing up
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Question:

My bulldog pup is 11 weeks old had his checkup last week. Last night after bedtime he started to whin and threw up multiple times. Food was in first one and then it was yellow /clear and goey?

Answer:

Vomiting is potentially an adverse side effect of the vaccine, but it can be many other causes as well so see your veterinarian for a recheck if it continues.

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DateSep 13, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet TypeCat
TopicVomiting
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Question:

My cat who is 11 years old is vomiting 2 to 3 days a week. This has been a regular issue for a number of years. I can observe it isn't an issue with hair balls. Actually - my cat has

Answer:

Vomiting can be caused by MANY different things, especially at age 11: primary gastrointestinal problems, but also many metabolic disorders (hyperthyroidism, liver problems, kidney problems, pancreatic issues, etc.) and many other things (cancer, etc.) so seeing your veterinarian for some bloodowrk and x-rays is ideal at this point, to make a definitive diagnosis and treat appropriately because many (most actually) of those and other causes are treated differently.

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DateSep 4, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet TypeDog
TopicFrequent vomiting
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My dog is 14 months old beagle, she vomits during the night frequently, I see in the morning in her crate. The vomit usually is clear and frothy, and smells bad. What it could be the cause? Thanks.

Answer:

There are so many causes of vomiting, it is ideal to see your veterinarian for a definitive diagnosis and more targeted treatment. If that isn't immediately an option, Pepcid AC before bedtime may help. A small meal before bedtime helps some dogs. And probiotics help some dogs - Fortiflora and Proviable are 2 good ones. Here are links if you would like to read about them: https://www.1800petmeds.com/Purina+FortiFlora-prod10376.html https://www.1800petmeds.com/Proviable-prod12083.html

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DateAug 31, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet TypeDog
TopicNot eating
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Question:

Not eating. Throwing up. Can I feed with syringe?

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Force feeding a vomiting dog with a syringe is usually not a good idea, but it depends on the cause and there are many. See your veterinarian, if it continues, for a diagnosis so you can formulate a treatment plan.

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DateJul 21, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
TopicMy kitten has been sick lately, and I can’t narrow the cause
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Question:

-A month ago my 3 month (almost 4 month) female kitten vomited up 4-5 times and I found a fake leaf in her food. I suspected this was because she ate something foreign so I gave her health food and wrote it off due to an inability of going to the vet. -The second time I was not aware of because it was hidden from me, but she vomited up a small chunk of her kebble five days ago. For the next three, she seemed very down and sad when sleeping. However she was still active and played with one of her fellow cats (Who doesn’t avoid her) -The third was just a while ago. After playing she vomited her kebble, then went back to trying to eat it. I also noticed an uncler in her mouth. I suspect this to be because of her immune system, but I am unsure and unable to narrow down the cause without going to a vet or contacting one (Which I’m unable to do) so any ideas?

Answer:

That much vomiting in a young cat is very worrisome and can mean MANY different things that are treated very differently. She needs a fecal and blood work to really even start guessing what is going on and try to start treating her. It may be something as easy to treat as giardia or coccidia (intestinal parasites) so see your veterinarian as soon as you are able to for a diagnosis. Take them a fecal sample if that's all you can do.

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DateJul 11, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
TopicWatery vomit
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Question:

My cat Wesker is 7 years old. He has to eat sensitive stomach cat food or he vomits. Recently about once a week he has been vomiting but it’s different. The vomit is watery and it’s all over the place. He is acting normal. I’m not sure if he is eating something he shouldn’t.

Answer:

It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

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DateJul 11, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
Topicdog was given sub q ?sino…… for scratching herself 3 days ago.
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Could this injections at her vet cause loose stools for next 2 days and today (#3) she would not eat and just vomited 3 times about 8 oz of discolored , water like consistency.?

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Possibly but I would need to know the name of the injection - cytopoint maybe? It doesn't cause GI issues ordinarily. Was an antibiotic started? That may. Certainly contact your veterinarian if it continues because there are many possible causes.

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DateJul 6, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
TopicBlood in vomit
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my 3 year old dog has vomited a very dark red color that smelled of blood today. She has not gotten into anything and I have no idea what could have caused this. Her diet consists of nutro dog food and occasional unseasoned chicken.

Answer:

It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. Add to that, it is often hard to differentiate coughing, reverse sneezing, regurgitation, and vomiting. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

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DateJul 4, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
TopicVomiting after eating
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I have had my cat tested(bloodwork done) in the past, she was put on I/d food and eats out of an elevated dish. shes been fine but now due to renovations in my home is vomiting again. Could this be anxiety or something more serious?

Answer:

It would be extremely rare for anxiety to cause overt vomiting in a cat, so I suspect something else is going on and more tests may need to be performed to get to the bottom of her problem, because there are MANY potential causes of vomiting in cats. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

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DateJul 3, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
TopicMy dog is lethargic and doesn't eat and drink
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Hi, I'm a pet owner form the Philippines. Just today my dog started to become lethargic. He hasn't eaten or drank water. vomited liquid with some grass. Perhaps you could help me? I'm really worried

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It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. Add to that, it is often hard to differentiate coughing, reverse sneezing, regurgitation, and vomiting. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

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DateJun 20, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
TopicVomiting because of constipation
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Question:

Hello, our cat started vomiting yesterday. We think it's due to constipation. Twice this year the vet had to give her an enema. We're in a new state. Is there anything we can do from home to help her? She ate her breakfast this morning without vomiting, but she still hasn't passed a stool.

Answer:

Most hairball medications are laxatives like Laxaire or Laxatone. https://www.1800petmeds.com/Lax%27aire-prod12388.html They will vomit for many reasons though so see your veterinarian if it continues or worsens.

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DateJun 8, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
Topicdiet
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not sure why my pup 10 months old is vomiting and its spastic when it happens I feed him boiled chicken boeless skinless

Answer:

It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. Add to that, it is often hard to differentiate coughing, reverse sneezing, regurgitation, and vomiting. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

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DateJun 7, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
Topiccan't keep food down
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i'm taking care of my daughters cat cause we thought it might be her nerves cause it started when my granddaughter started being mobile so I brought her home and for a month nothing happened . my daughter had put her on wet cat fod cause she was throwing up on dry food. then she started throwing up at my home after always eating. my daughter said she took her to the vet but they couldn't find anything wrong so what could be the problem. I have my own health problems so this is getting to be to much for me to handle and we have talked it over and are considering giving her to a rescue, please help!

Answer:

If they ran bloodwork and took x-rays at her veterinarian and ruled out medical problems, try a diet for sensitive stomachs like Hill's Science Diet. Here is a link to their product: https://www.hillspet.com/cat-food/sd-feline-adult-sensitive-stomach-and-skin-dry

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DateJun 4, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
TopicCat health
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Question:

my cat is 14 years old. throwing up, loosing weight, very thin. she is pulling her hair out in gobs. please help me.

Answer:

There are many possibilities for what could be going on and some are very treatable (hyperthyroidism, etc.) so see your veterinarian for some blood work and a diagnosis so you can get her started on the appropriate treatment.

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DateMay 29, 2021
CategoryVomiting
Pet Typenull
TopicMy 9 year old Golden Retriever has been vomiting for two days.
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Question:

What should I do to help my dog to quit vomiting? His temp is 101.4 and he seems fine, except for the vomiting after every meal..

Answer:

It's going to be hard for me to recommend anything for you without examining him and getting a detailed history because there are so many causes of vomiting. Add to that, it is often hard to differentiate coughing, reverse sneezing, regurgitation, and vomiting. So see your veterinarian if it continues and/or worsens. Here is a link to our article about various causes of vomiting and potential treatments, both over-the-counter and prescription: https://www.1800petmeds.com/education/vomiting-causes-dog-cat-36.htm

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