Post # 1
I might be overreacting because my dog is like my child. I’m crying just because I’m worried right now.
My dog started throwing up around 4 PM and it looked like chunks of food (my mom apparently fed her a piece of a cheese stick at around 12 PM and it looked like pieces of this). I assumed her stomach just wasn’t agreeing with her and that was it. But since then she had 3 more episodes of throwing up. It was mostly white and liquid… I’m assuming she didn’t have anything left in her stomach to throw up. She doesn’t seem like she’s in any pain but you can tell she doesn’t feel good and she’s kind of laying here moping around.
I don’t have the money to take her to the vet and I’m really worried. I’m really hoping that she just has an upset stomach from something she ate today kind of like when we get food poisoning.
Are there any vet bees that might have some insight? I’m just so worried about her. I love her so much and hate seeing her sick.
Post # 3
I’m definitely not a vet, but I would suggest calling one first thing tomorrow and speaking to them about it.
I understand not having the money but that’s just part of being a pet owner.
Keep an eye on him, make sure it doesn’t look like his stomach is bloated or feeling hard that can be a sign of dog bloat which can kill a dog very quickly. Usually with this though they gag more than actually throw up.
Good luck, hopefully he just ate something he shouldn’t have but definitely keep an eye on him! : )
You can also try giving them plain white rice or canned pumpkin to settle their stomach.
Post # 4
I’m not a doggie vet BUT my dog has a sensitive stomach (ALLLL kinds of allergies, she’s on a special & very expensive dog food) so I’ve been down the upset tummy road wayyyy too many times. We have spent more than enough time & money in the doggie ED.
Anyways, Is she still vomiting? I wouldn’t worry unless it was a constant thing throughout the night. She probably just ate something that wasn’t pleasing to her tummy.
Feed her a bland diet for the next couple of days (chicken & rice is my pups favorite) and slowly introduce her regular dog food to her. Make sure she gets water too at some point tonight. I have a baby medicine syringe which is a good way to get water into her.
Post # 5
I’ve been feeling on her stomach all night making sure it doesn’t feel bloated and her stomach seems normal. I’m mad my mom gave her some of her cheese sticks but I’m really hoping they just didn’t settle right with her stomach. I’m just so worried. Other than just seeming like she doesn’t feel good, she hasn’t been acting weird at all. I might just be overreacting.
Post # 6
What kind of dog is she?
Cheese shouldn’t hurt here, but maybe she just has a sensitive stomach.
I never realized how many foods dogs shouldn’t have. I always knew chocolate, but didn’t know until it was too late that they can’t have garlic or onions. I fed our dog part of a burger with both in it and she puked about 8 times. : /
They also can’t have grapes. Such random things!
Post # 7
Whatever you do, don’t let her become dehydrated. That’s one of the most urgent threats in cases of repeated vomiting. Good luck!
Post # 8
white usually means they have an empty stomach.
also is there any snot discharge?
What brand food does she eat? Is it beneful?
Post # 9
She is a dachshund & chihuahua.
I’m thinking it could have been the cheese sticks since they’re breaded and deep fried. Possibly the grease. She’s thrown up about every 2 hours although since I posted this thread she’s looking a tiny bit better. Other than looking a little under the weather, she’s still acting normal. My Fiance just got home from work about 15 minutes ago and she still got all excited like usual and was wagging her tail and giving him kisses. So hoping she just had an upset stomach.
I just worry about her so much since an incident about 2 years ago. We went out for the night and left her at my mom’s. It was New Year’s Eve. I picked her up at 3 AM and went home and she started shaking uncontrollably and puking non stop for hours… just wouldn’t stop. I spend all night crying and pick my Fiance up from work and take her to the vet. Come to find out, one of my mom’s idiot friends spilled a whole cup of Crown & Coke and let the dog lick it ALL up. Excuse my language but what the fuck?! You let a 15 pound dog lick up a whole cup of alcohol and coke? She nearly died and now I’m a worry wart.
Post # 10
If you dog ONLY ever gets kibble, when it eats other foods this will probably happen. It’s good to feed your pet a variety of foods, it keeps their digestive systems healthy and prevents this from happening again. When all they get is kibble, their stomach goes into “auto mode”, and anything out of the ordinary (cheese, or if they get into the trash) makes them sick. Slowly start giving your pet a variety of food with their meals, my dog gets milk with his morning kibble and a vegetable mixed in with his dinner, if we have extra meat from our dinner he gets some of that too. Sweet potatoes are really good for dogs, and it’s easy to bake a few every week and keep em in the fridge for fido.
Post # 11
Is she also having diarhea? Make sure she is drinking water…..what type of food is she on? Has she been on this type for a long time? what breed is she? How big is she?
Cheese isn’t normally an issue with dogs….unless she is lactose intolerant (I’ve heard of that before)…..
I would keep an eye on her overnight and call the vet if it does not stop…
My dog has a sensitive stomach and sometimes she’ll suddenly have stomach discomfort (although she has only vomitted a handful of times in 4 years), and sometimes it passes on it’s own….
I would not feed your dog today…and try a diet of rice and boiled chicken tomorrow….you can add yams if your dog can stomach it….
btw not a vet….just have a dog with food sensitivities as well…..she is now on the raw diet and we have a lot less problems…
Post # 12
Just make sure he gets plenty of water. I think if it continues through the night, to definitely call the vet tomorrow morning. Feed bland foods – boiled chicken and rice, and some canned pumpkin. He should be fine.
When you say cheese sticks.. do you mean mozerella sticks? Those are deep fried and VERY greasy – definitely would cause some tummy issues if your pup is used to a kibble diet.
I know its hard right now with the economy, but please start saving into a “pet emergency fund” in case you need emergency visits like this (or worse) in the future. If your baby is sick, then he needs to go see the vet, bills and all!
Post # 13
@Eva Peron: Doesn’t seem to be any snot discharge. The first time she puked it was full of chunks of food but ever since it’s just been white and liquidy. She eats Iams dog food but occasionally gets into the cat food too which is Purina One Natural but that’s never caused her to get sick before.
Post # 14
Just saw your update…I’m glad she’s feeling better…
I do agree with a varied diet….and I’m not a fan of dog food anyways….my dog can’t eat it, and is much healthier on raw….no dog breath, white teeth, healthy fur…..
I still suggest trying some rice and boiled chicken tomorrow instead of kibble to help your dog’s stomach settle….since she’s so tiny a cheese stick (I was thinking like string cheese not deep fried cheese stick….wtf? who feeds that to a dog?)
I personally would not be letting your mother take care of your dog anymore….I had to threaten my mother when she kept feeding my dog stuff….I could tell she was because she would have HUGE poops and tonnes of them for a couple days after visiting her…..with my dog’s stomach issues we could not keep paying for vet visits because my mother wanted to buy her love with food….
Post # 15
Ok, I was thinking like just a chunk of cheese. A fried cheese stick with such a little girl probably did upset her tummy.
Agree with the others, keep an eye on her and make sure she doesn’t get dehydrated. If she’s still throwing up in the morning, please call the vet. They may be able to just give you some tips over the phone without bringing her in.
Post # 16
@honeygoldbee: We on some occasions will give her a bite of our food. But only a small piece and if it’s something like a piece of chicken and things like that. She also gets milk in the morning. My cats always get milk in the morning and she started wanting some too so that’s become a morning routine. My cats also get a can of soft food at 2 PM everyday and she gets some too sometimes as a treat. And of course we get her dog treats too.
@smcs28: No other issues other than throwing up. She is about 15 pounds and a dachshund & chihuahua mix. She eats Iams but occasionally gets into the cat food which is Purina One Natural.
@sugarcube: Yes a mozzarella stick. I was PISSED when I walked in and saw my mom giving her a few bites so I’m 90% sure that’s what is upsetting her stomach. I’m just worrying so much. As far as the vet, we usually could afford it but my Fiance was laid off from work about 6 months ago and we went through all of our savings paying bills. He just got a new job though and gets his first check next week and then we’ll be building our savings back up. I feel so horrible that I don’t have the funds right now to take her because normally I’d be there already by now.