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Jessie is Sick. She is vomiting what looks and smells like bile....She has puked 2x already this morning. at 1:30 and 3:30 and its everywhere. She has had all her vaccinations and we have been keeping a close eye on her to make sure she hasn't gotten into anything.

***Please if anyone knows what it may be please let me know.***

I will be calling the Vet this morning when they open but if anyone is on this early I would appreciate some input. Thanks
-Rebecca:(
 

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when was the last time she ate? It is not unusual for them to react to an empty stomach by vomitting yelow/green foamy bile only. A search on this site will show many that feed a couple of cookies or meals later at noght to avoid this, However the 1.30 and 3.OO am time would be early for this occuring unless the dog last meal was 8-12 hours before this time.

also adding that when this occurs there is nothing but bile in the vomit no food etc. secondly it is general small amount in any one spot and the dog general does not have any other symptoms of being sick because it well isn't If this is not the case you can rull out empty stomach syndrome as a cause.


Also keep in mind dogs have a more sensitive gag reflex, they will throwup much more easily when something bothers there guts than humans, this often goes along way in protecting them from when the get into something the should not.
 

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when was the last time she ate? It is not unusual for them to react to an empty stomach by vomitting yelow/green foamy bile only. A search on this site will show many that feed a couple of cookies or meals later at noght to avoid this, However the 1.30 and 3.OO am time would be early for this occuring unless the dog last meal was 8-12 hours before this time.
I feed her every morning around 8 am. I took her to the Vet and he said he thinks she ate something she wasnt supposed to. He gave her an injection to stop/prevent vomiting. So I have to keep a close eye on her(potty on leash) and such. she cant have anything to eat until this afternoon(very little) and then try food tomorrow as normal, as long as she doesn't vomit again.
 

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Are you only feeding your dog once a day? I find it helps to feed them at least twice a day. Our dogs actually get three meals a day but it's not easy for most people to manage that.
 

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I also think it is much more preferable and better for their health and tummies to be fed twice a day and don't walk Jessie for at least an hour after feeding and likewise don't feed her for at least an hour after walking.

How would you like all of your food at 8am every day? I don't think you would and neither does Jessie! Try dividing her food into two and feed her at 8am and again at teatime or whenever is convenient! Like Yogi's mum, ours are fed three times a day as they get a small snack at lunchtime too and they never get sick.
 

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I agree with everyone else she should definitely be fed twice a day, my lab has to be fed every 12 hours like clockwork or he get's sick like that. Both of my girls are fed twice a day although there are days they opt to only eat once, but I don't worry about them and always make sure to give them a couple cookies at bed if they only ate once just something in their tummy till morning.

You will notice a big difference feeding twice.
 

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So sorry to hear that Jessie is not feeling well. We had lots of episodes of vomiting with Lucy for various reasons. Most of the time, she ate something non-edible. She also liked to eat grass on a regular basis. I read lots of advice on here about feeding twice a day. We feed Lucy twice a day until she got older (5) and then she stopped eating her morning meal (we never knew why) but we'd still put food out for her incase she wanted it.

Hope Jessie gets over her bug! BTW, how's Buddy doing?
 

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Dog change from there wolves ansetors coincides with their self domestication in responce to a plentiful food supply. The garbage of human encampments. Their digestive system as develop to protect them from many of the dangers of eating garbage, On of which is a more senative reaction and therefor more of a tendency to vomit. Every time a dog vomit does not mean it is sick often times it is a dogs body preventive measure. You need to rely on other signal like lethergy, pain, arched/roached back posture is often a reaction to abdominal pain etc.

This is the same with the empty stomach syndrome any of mine that have the problem will vomit but not show any other symptoms of distress as they would if they were sick. I use this a signal whether to involve the vet or not.

When it comes to multiple feeding not all dogs get empty stomach syndrome for 1 meal a day feeding it occurs on an individual basis but there are other reasons to consider multiple feeding.

Granted you have a puppy and boat is almost unheard of in puppies feeding multiple meals can reduce the risk of bloat. Technically the number of meals feed is not linked to bloat risk but from a practical matter it is. larger meal size is a significant risk factor. So feed less which can be accomplished easily by feed the same total amount spread over multiple meals significantly impacts bloat risk.


You have a puppy feeding multiple meals can make housetraining easier. Must puppies need to deficate more than once. By matching the number of times a puppy deficates to the number of times you feed the dog you can put defication on a schedule. he act of eating and increase the amount of food in the stomach activates the digestive sytem and natural trigger the need to go. Take the dog out after every meal and rewarding it only further strengths it. Getting Deffications on a schedule goes along way toward preventing accidents.

so there are a couple additional reasons feeding multiple meals is superior to feeding just one, and they are not dependant on whether to dogs stomach can or cannot handle a single feeding.
 

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Jessie

She is doing better. She hasn't vomited since yesterday and is eating fine now. She is very energetic right now. I have made the decision to feed 2x a day now, but it will be difficult because of my insane schedule at Lowe's. I'll have to train my husband too...LOL:)

Oh well, as long as things are going good that's all that matters. If she is still doing good by September 4th and 5th we will be heading to Denver, PA for the trial. I hope to see your hounds there.:)
 

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So sorry to hear that Jessie is not feeling well. We had lots of episodes of vomiting with Lucy for various reasons. Most of the time, she ate something non-edible. She also liked to eat grass on a regular basis. I read lots of advice on here about feeding twice a day. We feed Lucy twice a day until she got older (5) and then she stopped eating her morning meal (we never knew why) but we'd still put food out for her incase she wanted it.

Hope Jessie gets over her bug! BTW, how's Buddy doing?
We decided on naming him Mister Buster instead. It suits him. We actually called him by every name we had on our list and he responded the most to Mister Buster. So I guess he decided that would be his name.:p

He is doing very well. He is going for the last of his vaccines next Thursday and the last time we went to the vet he weighed 18lbs. When we got him his weighed 11 lbs. So he is a growing boy. He is a very sweet puppy though. He loves taking naps in our laps.
 

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She is doing better. She hasn't vomited since yesterday and is eating fine now. She is very energetic right now. I have made the decision to feed 2x a day now, but it will be difficult because of my insane schedule at Lowe's. I'll have to train my husband too...LOL:)

Oh well, as long as things are going good that's all that matters. If she is still doing good by September 4th and 5th we will be heading to Denver, PA for the trial. I hope to see your hounds there.:)
If you are out at one of Jessie's meal times could you not get her one of those automatic feeding dishes that has a timer on and you set it for a certain time and the lid pops up and exposes the food (wet or dry).

http://www.zooplus.co.uk/shop/dogs/dog_bowls_feeders/dog_feeders/dog_food_dispensers/101941



Some time ago a friend had one of these for week-days while he was at work and he had a web cam set up in the kitchen and from our office, we all used to watch his dog mooching around the kitchen and after a few days he seemed to know roughly when the food lid was going to pop up and approaching 1pm he would be out of his basket closely watching the food dish!!!
 

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We decided on naming him Mister Buster instead.

He is doing very well. He is going for the last of his vaccines next Thursday and the last time we went to the vet he weighed 18lbs. When we got him his weighed 11 lbs. So he is a growing boy. He is a very sweet puppy though. He loves taking naps in our laps.
Great to hear that Mister Buster is doing well and glad that Jessie is feeling better! It's so nerve racking when they get sick. They can't talk to you and tell you what's wrong.

Mikey T's info is always helpful, too!
 
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