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My 9 month old puppy has vomited twice— once...

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16 Oct 2021

My 9 month old puppy has vomited twice— once at 430am and once around 7pm. She seems really sad now. I don’t know if she swallowed something weird yesterday— she loves to chomp on a stick. She threw up for a 24 hour period last month as well. I don’t know what’s happening. She was just diagnosed with puppy warts in her mouth and it looks like there is one in her throat. Would that have something to do with it?
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16 Oct 2021
She also doesn’t have diarrhea and the vomit is just brown like her food
16 Oct 2021
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16 Oct 2021
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician

Hello! My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to help you with your dog today. Just like an in person consult, I have a few questions of my own to help ensure I give you the best advice possible.

Was the vomit food or just water/foam?

Has she been defecating normally?

Is she eating normally?

Is she on any medications or supplements?

16 Oct 2021
Customer reply
16 Oct 2021
The vomit was just food, no foam or anything. She’s been pooping normally. She’s not on any meds
16 Oct 2021
Customer reply
16 Oct 2021
She did take her oral heart worm medication yesterday
16 Oct 2021
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16 Oct 2021
Lisa
Lisa
Certified Veterinary Technician

Thanks for the additional information. I really appreciate it.

The gold standard for treatment of both diarrhea and vomiting in a dog is fasting. Generally the problem is acute (meaning it comes on quickly) and can be taken care of without much trouble.

If this were my dog, I'd fast him for 24 hours (providing he doesn't have any underlying diseases such as diabetes that require he eat every few hours). No treats, no food, nothing. You can leave a small amount of water available, but don't allow him to drink too much at one time (placing ice cubes in his bowl so that he can't gulp water will help).

After the 24 hours, I'd offer a bland diet of boiled rice and boiled hamburger (3 parts rice to 1 part burger) in VERY small amounts (perhaps 1/4 c every hour or so) for the next 24 hours. Once you start feeding the rice mixture, monitor the dog for recurring vomiting or diarrhea. If the problem doesn't start again, you can begin slowly mix in his kibble over the next few days until you're back to just kibble.

If the digestive upset persists for more than another day or so, or if your dog becomes lethargic, begins to have blood in the diarrhea or vomit or shows other 'unusual' signs, you should have him seen by a vet, just to rule out any sort of illness or parasite infection, but generally a day of fasting and then bland diet usually clears things up.

I hope this helps!!

16 Oct 2021
Customer reply
16 Oct 2021
Thank you
16 Oct 2021
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16 Oct 2021
Lisa
Lisa

You're very welcome!!!

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