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My dog has vomited brown two days this week, One time liquid

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My dog has vomited brown two days this week
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Does the vomit look liquidy or foamy? Is there food in it?
Customer: One time liquid but today looks like some of her meal (breakfast) is there.
JA: Could she have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: No
JA: What's the dog's name?
Customer: Mika
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: Not as interested in food just a couple of mouthfuls have been giving her pulled chicken.
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Hi there, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this.
What age and breed is Mika?
Any other symptoms such as lethargy, diarrhoea, panting or a bloated tummy?
Any change in diet or new treat?
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
She is a juskry/shepherd mix
Almost 11 years. Not interested in much.. But have noticed she hasn't eaten much of her meals since Sunday. Drinking water.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Thank you for this.
Are her gums pink and wet?
I don't suppose you have a photo of the vomit (sorry, I know this is a bit odd!)? Or could perhaps describe it more e.g. there was coffee granule substances or it was like tar ?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No loose stools. Guns pink and wet. Tummy doesn't look distended.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Little food but not much. No blood in stools.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Ok thats very reassuring.
The worry with brown vomit is that there could be a bleed in the foodpipe, stomach or intestine.
This would usually be accompanied by abdominal pain and pale gums, though not always.
Brown vomit can also occur if the food eaten was brown or the dog has been eating brown things such as mud or another dog's poo.
Has she been spayed?
Any toxin exposure e.g. rat bait, anti freeze or lawn feed in the garden?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
No brown food or eating poo yuk
Nothing from gatfrm
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
she had been spayed.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Ok, thank you for this information.
And has she been generally well; no recent weight loss, change in thirst levels or lethargy?
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Generally well but seems not too interested in much eg her toys. Responds to people outside or visitors.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Ok, sure.
So a few vomits aren't necessarily a concern, but we need to be cautious because of her age, the lethargy and because it had been going on for a week.
Typically, if it is just an infection or upset stomach it should resolve within a few days.
We would offer just boiled white chicken and rice with no dog food or treats for 2 days.
We would also give a probiotic paste such as Protexin prokolin which can be purchased online or from a pet shop.
If not wormed in the last 3 months, this should be done with Panacur, or a similarly broad acting product.
However, if she is really not well it would be best to have her checked. Hopefully she would just need some medicine e.g. an anti sickness injection or ant acids, but it is sensible to rule out anything more serious.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Thank you for your service.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Not at all. This window will stay open for several days so you can keep posting questions and keep me updated on Mika.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Excellent information.. Great advice.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 6 days ago.
Thank you very much for this kind feedback.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 5 days ago.
Hello, how is Mika doing today?
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Have a mobile vet coming to see her. In the morning. Thank you for getting in touch again. Nothing to eat today, but drinking well. Small amount but often.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 5 days ago.
It's great to hear she will be checked over and fingers cross she is back to normal very shortly.
Customer: replied 5 days ago.
hopefully. Never been like this before so very worrying. Especially as she is getting older.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 5 days ago.

I completely understand and you just wish they could talk and let you know how they're feeling!