Bees, please help! Dog has been vomiting almost every day for the past 2 weeks

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

Your dog has been vomiting every day for two weeks and you’re really not going to call or go to the vet because you don’t want the bill?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Vomiting is a complex issue and it can be caused by many things. I am assuming your lab is a typical one and hoovers down his food in about 10 seconds flat – does he still vomit if you feed him small portions at a time rather than his entire portion at once?

It is also important to make the following distinction:
Vomiting = explosive force using abdominal muscles
Regurgitation = it kind of dribbles out

Either or, this does need further investigation by a vet

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Take him to the vet. Trying to avoid costs when your dog is clearly sick is cruel. Get pet insurance or something.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

One of my dogs used to randomly vomit in the middle of the night every couple weeks.  A combination of pepcid and changing foods helped us, and she no longer has issues.  I ended up finding success with a grain free high protein food that uses fish as the protein source.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

Define vomiting. 

Bile, food, mixture of both? Yellow, foamy, clear, greenish, mostly water…

Post # 8
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Helper bee

He needs to be examined by a vet. There could be so many things wrong with him that a vet would only be able to ascertain in person – things like eating a foreign body that’s stuck in his digestive tract! 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Have you tried a different brand of food all together? What kind of diet is he on? If his stomach is so sensitive it may be time for an all natural diet of boiled chicken and rice. You can also add in broccoli if he will eat it but will need to feed him several smaller meals as opposed to one meal a day if you are on timed feedings. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Our dog had a seizure about two years ago, which turned out to be because of his thyroid. Between getting those meds right, testing for the seizure, etc etc trust me, I get tons of vet bills.

But unfortunately it’s a reality of having a pet, and you have literally done everything “obvious” to stop it, to no avail. It’s pretty clear there is a problem, you need to suck it up and pay the vet bills.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper

It sucks when vet bills derail your budget, but it’s the only ethical thing to do and it’s something you took on when you got a pet. I can’t believe you’ve let it go on for two weeks and still hesitate to do anything. 

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