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Hi Katie, Welcome to JustAnswer. I am a licensed veterinarian and I'll be happy to you. The goal is to get your little girl's stomach healed. Both suggestions are valid, but which is best for your dog remains to be seen.
A bland food diet fed often in small amounts my work, so I'd try that first.
A bland food diet can be made with 50% boiled white rice and 50% cooked skinless chicken. Feed this at about 10ml every 2 hours to see if this stimulates any vomiting. Also, please note that a bland food diet does not include grass, so your little girl should be outdoors only with you.
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The chicken and rice at 50/50 is a bland diet. You could also use chicken baby food. cooked ground sirloin, or low fat cottage cheese.
Poor little girl! I'm so glad that you rescued her!
That's for sure! Your being away and Aggie staying with your other son could have definitely been more stressful her and increased her vomiting. On the other hand, the more exposure she has to kind men will help her over her fear of men. . .replacing a good experience with the bad memories she has.
Does Aggie also have diarrhea?
Many little dogs will snap when frightened, and having her tummy groomed is probably something that is new to her. She really does need to have these things that frighten her to be repeated often (every day if possible), but you may have to get a small muzzle to protect yourself at first. Just start slowly, introducing any actions you desire very slowly and in small increments. For example. . .just touching her tummy, and when she allows this give her praise and a little treat. This takes quite a bit of time, but is worth it.
Regarding her vomiting, try the bland diet in small amounts and frequently, also limiting her water intake to small amounts and frequently. Make sure she doesn't eat any grass or other foreign objects, as this is irritating also. If she won't eat, then withholding food for 24 hours to rest her tummy, is the next step. Offer her water in small but frequent amounts. If she vomits again with eating and/or drinking, then she does need to be seen to diagnose her.
You are welcome, Katie. Best of luck to you and Aggie!