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      Case of the pukes - help!

      Time to worry.

      This morning around 10 (about 4hrs after his breakfast), Murphy threw up in the living room. He got a piece of a scrambled egg a few minutes prior to throwing up, so we figured it didn't agree with him and up it came. There wasn't an entire meal in the puke, just a small pile (kind of like creamy peanut butter - TMI, sorry). He ate his lunch no problem, drank his water, took a nap, and was fine. He was even begging for my snack a couple of hours ago (as normal). Just about a half hour ago, he ate his dinner, walked into the kitchen, and puked up his entire dinner. Then he decided to take his pukes to the carpet and finish (2 small piles of the creamy peanut butter looking stuff again, but it wasn't liquidy. I was able to get a bag and clean it up no problem and run the carpet cleaner). I cleaned it up while he stood by the stove waiting for a hand out from my dad who was cooking dinner. During dinner, he did his regular begging and drooling as we ate. Right now, he's running around and acting normal.

      I'm obviously worried that he has some sort of obstruction. I'm positive he didn't get into any socks, trash cans, etc., but rocks are a different story. He hasn't "gone" since his breakfast at 6:15ish this morning, but he hasn't even tried to go. I'd be more worried if he was trying and wasn't getting anywhere. He's bugging me right now and I think he has to go out, so I'm hoping he's productive when we go. He's drinking and peeing though, so he isn't dehydrated (as far as I know). His nose is cold/wet, his ears are cool, no signs of him being in pain either. He's acting all lovey dovey around me, but I think that's because he needs to go out (he jumped on me just now and started bugging me).

      Any ideas of what this could be? A coincidence that he puked twice in one day? There wasn't anything in his puke either as far as I know (both times - I dug through it and only found the occasional leaf or two, but they were small enough to pass. Those are a regular for him). We're going to keep an eye on him tonight and make sure nothing changes.

      I should add also - it snowed last night and he can't help but eat it when he's out there. Any way that may be connected to throwing up? I know Katie used to throw up when she ate a good amount of snow.

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      Update - he "went" when we were just out, so hopefully that's a good sign. Everything looked normal - solid, no diarrhea, etc. He had no problem getting it out either. He came in and got a drink as well. Fingers crossed that doesn't end up on the carpet

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      Since both my dogs have had obstructions, that's always my first thought. Chase obstructed on a sock, Lark on mulch or pieces of sticks. Chase threw up his dinner one night and then his breakfast the next morning and that's when I realized a sock was MIA. He acted normal in between throw ups. Lark had repeated episodes of vomiting after dinner one night.

      So, I wouldn't give him any more food tonight. Often the vets will say to fast them for 24 hours after they last vomited- allow water, no food. Then start with the bland diet of rice and boiled chicken or hamburger in small amounts. Because of the experiences with my labs, I head to the vet for x-rays sooner than other people do, probably. Since he isn't acting like he feels bad, I'd be going to the vet if he vomits again in the next 12-24 hours.

      I hope it's nothing and the throw ups stop soon. Let us know how things go.
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      Quote Originally Posted by smartrock View Post
      Since both my dogs have had obstructions, that's always my first thought. Chase obstructed on a sock, Lark on mulch or pieces of sticks. Chase threw up his dinner one night and then his breakfast the next morning and that's when I realized a sock was MIA. He acted normal in between throw ups. Lark had repeated episodes of vomiting after dinner one night.

      So, I wouldn't give him any more food tonight. Often the vets will say to fast them for 24 hours after they last vomited- allow water, no food. Then start with the bland diet of rice and boiled chicken or hamburger in small amounts. Because of the experiences with my labs, I head to the vet for x-rays sooner than other people do, probably. Since he isn't acting like he feels bad, I'd be going to the vet if he vomits again in the next 12-24 hours.

      I hope it's nothing and the throw ups stop soon. Let us know how things go.
      I may give him a tablespoon of rice tonight just so he isn't starving through the night. I really hope it isn't an obstruction - we can't afford an expensive surgery right now. He seems to be ok as I'm typing this, just sleeping in the chair, but I'd imagine that's because of the throwing up and not feeling well. He isn't acting weird in any other way though.

      Thanks for the help! He does have a tendency to eat wood chips, but he spits them out before he has a chance to sit and eat it (and then I find it and fling it into the bushes). Ugh, dogs LOL

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      i'd skip food . when mine puke they fast. and are none the worse for it.

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      24 hours fast won't hurt them. Hope it's nothing major.

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      Agree with the fast to give his system a chance to rest. Hope it’s not an obstruction.
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      Thanks for your help everyone (I panic every time he throws up, but even more when it's more than once)

      He was fine last night (gave him a teaspoon of white rice mixed with some chicken broth since he was begging for food) and kept the rice down fine. Didn't give him anything else after that. He went out, did his thing, came back in, and slept through the night. He had a little more rice (or the rest of the container which was just another teaspoon) for breakfast and was fine. He went back out, did his thing, and came back in only to pass out for another 4hrs. He's acting fine so far, so hopefully it was just a coincidence that it happened twice in one day. He's currently running around barking and playing with his toys as usual

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      As long as he's acting like himself and pooping regularly, I wouldn't worry. Swapping from kibble to rice and chicken has always worked for Kimber. Sending non-pukey thoughts your way!
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      Quote Originally Posted by kimbersmom View Post
      As long as he's acting like himself and pooping regularly, I wouldn't worry. Swapping from kibble to rice and chicken has always worked for Kimber. Sending non-pukey thoughts your way!
      I gave him some kibble for lunch about a half hour ago (not his usual portion, about half of his normal) and he sucked it down. He's sleeping on the couch now (he sleeps a lot and then plays non-stop - this is normal) so hopefully he's feeling better. The only thing I'm concerned with is he wasn't drinking. I haven't heard him go to his water bowl all day, but I put some extra water in his food and then forced him over to his water dish. His nose is cold/wet and he's peeing, so I don't think he's dehydrated.

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