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She is being sick, 1 day, no medication not sure on the vet

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She is being sick
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the dog's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: 1 day
JA: When did the dog last see a vet? Is she taking any medications?
Customer: no medication not sure on the vet as I am looking after her fir a friend
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: gaya age 6
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: She is of a nervous nature and on a raw meat diet. She has been sick 4 times today. We have not fed her for 8 hours since last time but she has just been sick again. It almost looks like she is forcing herself to be sick
Submitted: 10 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 10 days ago.
Hello, this is Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear this and appreciate your concern.That is quite a lot of vomiting.Is she alert, sociable and drinking?
Are her gums pink and wet?
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She is drinking but not a lot. She seems ok herself although we are looking after her for a friend and don’t know her well. Her gums are pink and wet
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 10 days ago.
Thank you.Any change in diet?Or has she perhaps eaten something she shouldn't have such as a bone, sock, house plant, grapes or chocolate?
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
She is on a raw meat diet with duck feet for treats. She did get fed some cooked chicken nuggets last night.
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
When she is sick it looks as though she is making herself sick.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 10 days ago.
Thank you for this additional information.Raw meat diets can potentially cause food poisoning, but this is uncommon when it is a prepared diet.Vomiting can have many causes and the main thing is that she is well hydrated (wet gums) and settled.I would consider starving her for 12 hours and trialling a bland diet of cooked chicken and rice (a half portion). Ensure she has access to water. Double check she hasn't gotten to anything such as the bin or cleaning products.When a dog vomits, it can look quite "dramatic" and there is often a lot of hacking and movement.If vomiting persists, a vet visit is best as she may require e.g. an anti nausea injection and ant acids.
Customer: replied 10 days ago.
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 10 days ago.
Not at all.This window stays open so you can keep me updated and ask any further questions you may have.