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TapitsGal
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My three year old lab mix has gone from being perfectly fine yesterday to throwing up in my room at least six times overnight...she’s still eating but not much which isn’t a big deal as she normally doesn’t finish her food. I made rice mixed with chicken broth for her and she ate some of that and threw that up...is there anything I can give her that’s easier on her stomach than that?
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:45 am

For goodness sake, get her to the vet. She just may have a blockage.
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Sun Oct 15, 2017 5:13 pm

I'll second that. A dog who seemed "perfectly fine" to suddenly start vomiting like that may have something seriously wrong with it.
She could have a blockage, or may have swallowed something hazardous. Or any number of problems.
TAKE HER TO THE VET. NOW. :(
With all due respect, why are you taking up valuable time writing posts on this site? You should be asking these questions of YOUR VET.
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:45 am

Six times throwing up in one night is far to much to ignore and not to see the vet.

They are severals of reasons why this happenend. A blockade, eating something bad...

You should go to the vet very quick.

If you want to feed her food for a sensitiv stomach:

-cook potatoes and carrots and smash them together with a bit salt... only a little bit!

-cook rolled oats with water and a bit of salt.

You can add some selfmade chickenbroth if you like.

Rice is not suitable for dogs and I have no idea why vets always give this advice. Rice dehydrates the body and stick in the intestine of the dog.
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:06 am

Take her to the vet ASAP. If she's thrown up that many times she's probably dehydrated as well.
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:52 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I'll second that. A dog who seemed "perfectly fine" to suddenly start vomiting like that may have something seriously wrong with it.
She could have a blockage, or may have swallowed something hazardous. Or any number of problems.
TAKE HER TO THE VET. NOW. :(
With all due respect, why are you taking up valuable time writing posts on this site? You should be asking these questions of YOUR VET.
Yes- and please dont think I'm being too harsh but-

If you have to question something like this in an animal that is obviously needs IMMEDIATE medical attention, perhaps you can do some research and ask questions of the vet before you get an animal? Ask yourself- if someone in my home is displaying symptoms that needs to go to the ER- an animal is the same.

I hope it works out for you and pup
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:42 pm

I doubt we'll hear back from TG about this. It's SOP for her.
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:39 pm

I doubt we'll hear back from TG about this. It's SOP for her.

I thought I was being harsh... :shock:
I hope that the pup has been to the vet by now, and that we will get an update from TG.
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:I doubt we'll hear back from TG about this. It's SOP for her.

I thought I was being harsh... :shock:
I hope that the pup has been to the vet by now, and that we will get an update from TG.
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:39 pm

Good news is my younger dog is much better today... bad news is my older dog seems to have caught the bug the younger dog had. But both are licking their food dishes clean and drinking and still their normal selves
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:43 pm

What did your veterinarian say about the vomiting?
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:05 pm

I talked to them today when I went to pick up canned food for sensitive stomachs from them. They said it sounds like just a bug. They’ve seen lots of dogs with it. As for our dogs my mom doesn’t like bringing them in unless they’ve been vomiting more than one day. She’d rather try and treat it at home first by pulling food and giving them chicken and rice if a couple days pass and no improvement THEN they go in...she said she can’t afford exorbitant vet bills on the dogs to find out nothing is wrong...her best friend just shelled out 1500 plus in vet and surgery bills only to find out her dog Just had a virus and nothing more
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TapitsGal wrote:I talked to them today when I went to pick up canned food for sensitive stomachs from them. They said it sounds like just a bug. They’ve seen lots of dogs with it. As for our dogs my mom doesn’t like bringing them in unless they’ve been vomiting more than one day. She’d rather try and treat it at home first by pulling food and giving them chicken and rice if a couple days pass and no improvement THEN they go in...she said she can’t afford exorbitant vet bills on the dogs to find out nothing is wrong...her best friend just shelled out 1500 plus in vet and surgery bills only to find out her dog Just had a virus and nothing more
No vet worth their diploma would do anything more than an x-ray to rule out blockage and maybe a blood test to search for other egregious maladies. To wait most times invites higher vet bills. And your vet diagnosed without seeing and examining the dog? Your other dog comes down with the same problem and your vet prescribes SS dog food? Either you're feeding us a load of hooey or you need to find another vet. Owning animals is expensive. If you're not financially prepared to properly care for them, then don't own them. Just how many have you owned this far and how many times have you come on here looking for advice when you should be seeking the counsel of a vet?!~
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Ballerina wrote:
TapitsGal wrote:I talked to them today when I went to pick up canned food for sensitive stomachs from them. They said it sounds like just a bug. They’ve seen lots of dogs with it. As for our dogs my mom doesn’t like bringing them in unless they’ve been vomiting more than one day. She’d rather try and treat it at home first by pulling food and giving them chicken and rice if a couple days pass and no improvement THEN they go in...she said she can’t afford exorbitant vet bills on the dogs to find out nothing is wrong...her best friend just shelled out 1500 plus in vet and surgery bills only to find out her dog Just had a virus and nothing more
No vet worth their diploma would do anything more than an x-ray to rule out blockage and maybe a blood test to search for other egregious maladies. To wait most times invites higher vet bills. And your vet diagnosed without seeing and examining the dog? Your other dog comes down with the same problem and your vet prescribes SS dog food? Either you're feeding us a load of hooey or you need to find another vet. Owning animals is expensive. If you're not financially prepared to properly care for them, then don't own them. Just how many have you owned this far and how many times have you come on here looking for advice when you should be seeking the counsel of a vet?!~
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Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:10 pm

Ballerina wrote:
TapitsGal wrote:I talked to them today when I went to pick up canned food for sensitive stomachs from them. They said it sounds like just a bug. They’ve seen lots of dogs with it. As for our dogs my mom doesn’t like bringing them in unless they’ve been vomiting more than one day. She’d rather try and treat it at home first by pulling food and giving them chicken and rice if a couple days pass and no improvement THEN they go in...she said she can’t afford exorbitant vet bills on the dogs to find out nothing is wrong...her best friend just shelled out 1500 plus in vet and surgery bills only to find out her dog Just had a virus and nothing more
No vet worth their diploma would do anything more than an x-ray to rule out blockage and maybe a blood test to search for other egregious maladies. To wait most times invites higher vet bills. And your vet diagnosed without seeing and examining the dog? Your other dog comes down with the same problem and your vet prescribes SS dog food? Either you're feeding us a load of hooey or you need to find another vet. Owning animals is expensive. If you're not financially prepared to properly care for them, then don't own them. Just how many have you owned this far and how many times have you come on here looking for advice when you should be seeking the counsel of a vet?!~
Spot on- and our pets depend on us to make wise choices for them. If you cant do that or support them when they have a health issue, not a good idea to have them.
There is such a thing as pet insurance to help defray costs.
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Honeymoon wrote:
Rice is not suitable for dogs and I have no idea why vets always give this advice. Rice dehydrates the body and stick in the intestine of the dog.
Huh? Rice doesn't dehydrate human bodies or stick to the intestines of humans. Vets and the AKC both advocate white rice with plain chicken breast for dogs with upset stomachs. It works for my dog (who has an iron stomach, which is surprising for a small breed).

Rice in dry dog feed should be a no-go, but that's because it's feed rice, which is really just whatever is left over after they extract the good stuff for human consumption. That is definitely not good for a dog (or human).
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starrydreamer wrote:
Honeymoon wrote:
Rice is not suitable for dogs and I have no idea why vets always give this advice. Rice dehydrates the body and stick in the intestine of the dog.
Huh? Rice doesn't dehydrate human bodies or stick to the intestines of humans. Vets and the AKC both advocate white rice with plain chicken breast for dogs with upset stomachs. It works for my dog (who has an iron stomach, which is surprising for a small breed).

Rice in dry dog feed should be a no-go, but that's because it's feed rice, which is really just whatever is left over after they extract the good stuff for human consumption. That is definitely not good for a dog (or human).
I agree starrydreamer. Good quality long grain white rice when cooked properly will do no harm. My white rice of choice, however, is Jasmine rice. It's softer and easier to digest.
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Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:53 pm

Ballerina wrote:
starrydreamer wrote:
Honeymoon wrote:
Rice is not suitable for dogs and I have no idea why vets always give this advice. Rice dehydrates the body and stick in the intestine of the dog.
Huh? Rice doesn't dehydrate human bodies or stick to the intestines of humans. Vets and the AKC both advocate white rice with plain chicken breast for dogs with upset stomachs. It works for my dog (who has an iron stomach, which is surprising for a small breed).

Rice in dry dog feed should be a no-go, but that's because it's feed rice, which is really just whatever is left over after they extract the good stuff for human consumption. That is definitely not good for a dog (or human).
I agree starrydreamer. Good quality long grain white rice when cooked properly will do no harm. My white rice of choice, however, is Jasmine rice. It's softer and easier to digest.
Jasmine or basmati? Basmati rice is often flavored with jasmine - but I don't care for the taste. Regular basmati, however, is often what I give to my dog, too.

But in any case, I agree with the advice given here. If you're concerned enough to be posting on a message board for advice about your dog and you're not just attention seeking, then take your dog to a vet and work out a payment plan.
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Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:14 pm

starrydreamer wrote:But in any case, I agree with the advice given here. If you're concerned enough to be posting on a message board for advice about your dog and you're not just attention seeking, then take your dog to a vet and work out a payment plan.
I don't think many vets will do payment plans. There is a great way to pay for expensive vet bills. Care Credit. If you have a decent credit rating, you can get this payment option. You can get up to 12 months of payment with no interest. Many vets accept Care Credit. So do a lot of other medical practitioners such as dentists, and eye doctors.
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Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:45 pm

A lot of insurance companies are now offering some types of pet insurance on homeowners policies. It's not expensive coverage.
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