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My dog keeps vomiting in the middle of the night -- it is such a mess. She is otherwise fine. She is hungry, thirsty, and has her usual potty routine (I think?). This morning I took her off her dog food and made her scrambled eggs with a little cheese in them. If I remember correctly some years back she had an upset stomach and I was told to give her Pepto Bismal. I can't really remember if it was the cat I gave the Pepto to or the dog?

Of course if she is not better by Monday I will take her in. Can't understand it, she is otherwise fine. In the past sometimes my pets have vomited just because? It has always passed. This time it seems to be reoccurring.

In the past I have found that she will wait to go out to go potty until she is sick to her stomach. She will never potty in the house -- but eventually vomits. I am wondering if that is what is going on -- because it is so cold. She goes out but is right back at the door in just a minute or two.

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What kind of dog? How big? What is she vomiting?(bile or food)You can give dogs Tagament with dinner and that will usually help. I would stay away from cheese and keep her on bland things like rice,eggs without seasoning,boiled chicken or burger. Good luck.


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Never ever ever ever ever give any animal human meds, prescription or over the counter unless approved by the vet. Does your vet have a number to call for advice, off hours? How long has this been goin on?


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I have given my dogs Pepto Bismol. (vet's recommendation)


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All good advice. When my dogs stomachs act up, they get a can of chicken and rice/noodle soup for a few feedings. Keep everything bland. Watch for bile or fecal matter which could indicate a blockage.

My dogs, two 80 pounders, can take MOST human OTC meds, at human adult dosages. EXCEPT Advil/ibuprofen which can kill them. The pink stuff is fine with them. The dissolving pills make it easier. Keeps ya from having to clean the kitchen from when they don't wanna swallow the liquid.

This from my Vet and "DOG OWNERS HOME VETERINARY HANDBOOK", But it is always best to consult with your vet first.


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Oh...and the soup is just slightly warmed, not simmering hot...


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I have been instructed by a vet to give my dog benadryl.


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I googled "pepto bismal for dogs" and there is a link for proper dosage based on weight, but I would be wondering why she is vomiting. It's a symptom of something. Masking a symptom isn't fixing the cause.


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my dog was vomiting pretty regularly a while back, otherwise was fine. Took her to Lone Rock and they gave her worm medicine, She is a hunter and swallower. (No I am NOT going to say what she was hunting!) They also advised us to feed twice a day, instead of once.


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Just because most dogs can take a human medicine OK (like Benedril), that doesn't mean it's OK for all dogs. My Siberian Husky has a couple of health problems and I have to be very careful of what he gets (or gets into :)).

I had a Samoyed who would often vomit first thing in the morning, and turn right around to ask for her breakfast, and then was fine. One vet said some dogs just do that. She only brought up bile -- yellow, sometimes foamy fluid which indicates there is nothing in the stomach.

If your dog is bringing up food from the day before, something's happening that she's not digesting food as quickly as she should.

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Good advice, AspenLeaf. One of my dogs will vomit at about 3-4 in the morning (yellow bile) if she goes to bed on an empty stomach. I have to give her 3-4 cookies at bedtime to prevent this. Also, you can give dogs Pepcid (per my vet).

If she is vomiting up food from the night before, she needs to be seen by a vet. The transit time in a dogs GI system is about 6 hrs. so if food is still there 12 hrs later, there might be a problem like a blockage.


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My dog is a Border Collie Mix. She weighs about 55 lbs. She vomits her dinner in the middle of the night. This all started after I had her to Lone Rock where they put her on arthritis meds. Of course I immediately took her off of them. There is no bile or fecal matter in her vomit. I can not get out to where she goes in the snow to have a look at her "you know?".

But she is fine otherwise. We just returned from venturing out to the store. She is already begging for something to eat. She has been on a regular diet of Lamb and rice, since she was a pup.

I will try the soup and maybe a pepto pill to night? She has prescriptions for Benedril, Prednazone (during allergy season, not now though) and Rimadyl (which I have stopped giving her). If she becomes lethargic I will certainly call Lone rock right away. But right now she is just fine, maybe a little hungry? Was even outside in the snow.

I worry about a blockage too. She has always eaten those rawhide chew sticks. But she always chews them up really good. Of course she has not had any of those for more than a week or so. If she were to have a blockage would she eliminate waste? I guess I had better go a head and call the Vet.

Thanks for all the recommendations.


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