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Sydney Wileman
September 19, 2019 10:49 pm

Dog is 10yrs and once a week her stomach is upset (noises and gas), is she exhausted, she doesn’t eat breakfast or dinner, and her poop is very black in colour.

December 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Reply to  Sydney Wileman

My yorkie terrier is 18 and he is experiencing the very same thing and we had him at the vet’s a few weeks ago and they told us he had a stage for heart murmur however the medication they gave us for him makes him so dizzy can’t even set up so I have asked for a lesser dose and I am waiting for them to reply but he is having the same symptoms hes very lethargic he sleeping a lot hes not walking well and I think his stool when he goes heard SIM and it is very black and it’s hard hes very picky about what he is because he has badd teeth so right now I am reaching out to anyone who will let me know if there’s anything I can make at home for him to give him him the nutrients and vitamins he needs without a medication?

Jeffrey Mikionis
December 11, 2018 4:20 pm

Female pitbull has large bag on the body on the stomach she scratches it from time to time could be cancer ?

Jessica Aguirre
February 2, 2019 10:38 pm

You need to test the mass to know but possible

jamie anderson
July 28, 2018 3:50 pm

my black lab is experiencing some issue was told by vet she had pancreatitis but no blood work or any x-ray have been done she is not herself and now she had what seemed to be bloody tar-like stool to now having small spirts of diarrhea.

Jessica Aguirre
February 2, 2019 10:39 pm
Reply to  jamie anderson

Its possible but do a cpl snap or sent to the lab

July 19, 2018 7:53 am

Is there anything to put on a 3 1/2 pound 4 month old Morkie puppy for dry skin thatwould be safe?

Christy Barbare
July 8, 2018 12:09 pm

2 nights ago my dog threw up 3 times he has diarrhea (watery) he was very weak yesterday but today we took him outside he ran around some still weak though and he threw up again today could it be I changed his dog food? He hadn’t ate but he drunk some water finally.

Kimberly Alt
July 9, 2018 9:46 am

Did you slowly transition your dog’s food from one to the other? Or did you go from one type one day, to the new type the next day?

susanna collins
June 13, 2018 4:18 pm

Can you feed a dog with pancreatitis Royal Canin Diabetic wet food.

May 1, 2018 8:15 pm

my pet 7months old vomiting from 2 days

cesar carmona
February 2, 2018 10:49 am

My 4yr pitbull ate bone from walmart, now he’s vomiting for more than 48hr and just drinks water and throws that up hours later ???

Kimberly Alt
February 5, 2018 9:30 am
Reply to  cesar carmona

If your dog is still ill you should take him to the vet immediately. Hope he gets better soon!

Debbie Martin
November 3, 2017 3:57 pm

What brand of dog food for a diabetic dog

susan piatkowski
October 18, 2017 1:37 pm

my dog is vomiting just recently, it seems after someone feeds her table food. After she vomits she seems fine. If I didn’t see her vomit, I would never think she was sick. She is also having regular, normal bowel movements.

September 20, 2017 1:10 am

I was wondering if my cat could have gotten some kind of virus or something from a wild cat?
They didn’t touch, but I had held the wild cat, and then briefly held my cat afterwards. Could my cat have gotten something, or am I worrying for no reason?

March 15, 2017 7:52 am

my 1 year old shihtzu always seemed to have sensitive tummy since we bought him home. we already have a 3 year old yorkie who we free fed dry food since he is so small and hypoglycemia is a risk. the shihtzu did fine on this diet and every once in a while would vomit bile but it seemed that this would happen because he was hungry OR he would vomit after inhaling his food too quickly. about 6 months ago we re sodded the lawn and my husband did not want the dogs to burn the new sod with their urine. i purchased something called grass guard by nurtivet and it seems to work. the issue is, my yorkie would not eat it without me smashing it up into wet food and mixing it in. so i started feeding them a half can each of Cesars wet food in the morning to get the pill in them. when my shihtzu got a taste for the wet food he almost refused to eat the dry kibble which would cause him to vomit bile from being hungry. since Cesars is essentially the mcdonalds of dog food i decided to start cooking for them myself hoping it would improve his appetite to no avail. he seemed to starve himself until the following morning when he would get the “good stuff”. i decided that i was spoiling him and i was worried my cooking (ground beef, peas, carrots, quinoa) was not giving him the nutrients he needed so i decided to start purchasing natural balance wet food which is the brand of dry food they currently eat. i was giving half can in the morning and half at night while leaving them access to dry food all day. things seemed to be going well and the vomiting was sporadic but the past few weeks he vomits every 3 days or so int he middle of the night 130AM-430AM. he vomits his food, its totally undigested. typically i feed them dinner at 430-5 pm. it was alarming to me that his food was not digested but i read that it can take up to 24 hours for a dog to digest their food. he is playful and happy and doesnt show signs of lethargy. hes a happy pup 24/7 except for the minute or so every few days he vomits. i dont know what to do. please help.

January 14, 2017 11:51 pm

How can I put weight on my jack Russell terrior that is diabetic? She is down to 13.6 lb.
on 3 units in insulin 2 x’s aday.
She is on hills prescription dog food and hungry all the time yet getting very picky on what she will eat. Also she is laying around more.
This morning her urin was sticky

Al Scroggs
January 10, 2017 2:47 am

My dog, a mix but looks to be a terrier of some sort, vomits after he eats. He will have a couple of days with no vomit but usually it is most nights and it is most times about an hour after eating. He doesn’t eat real fast but not slow either. It usually looks white and froth like and includes large amounts of the undigested food. He has been to the local vet and had stool and urine samples along with blood work. He is in very good health and is very active. He does not show any signs of distress or stress. He is in good physical shape and is active with the other animals in the house (none have this problem). He eats Hydrogenated protein from Royal Cannin. He is a happy puppy and we really need to help him. Thank you for helping.


Al Scroggs
January 9, 2017 9:28 pm

My dog is throwing up his dinner after about an hour, he does this regularly but not every night. He is 1 year old and otherwise in good health, he is also very active and shows no other signs of distress, nervousness or stress. He doesn’t eat really fast but doesn’t take his time. After he has vomited all he can he goes back to being the active dog he is. I don’t know what breed he is but he looks to have wired hair terrier genes. He has been to the local vet and had blood work done only to come back negative for any parasites or abnormalities. He has also been through the 12 to 24 hour food hold, we feed him Royal Canin Hydrolyzed Food. I thank you for taking time to read this and hope to find him some help.

Kimberly Alt
January 10, 2017 9:53 am
Reply to  Al Scroggs

My initial thought was that he could be eating too quickly. I know you said he doesn’t eat too fast or too slow, but it could still be too fast for his body to keep up. You could try a slow feeder dog bowl, like this one My other thought is how long has he been on this dog food? Has he always been unable to keep it down or is this something new?

June 6, 2016 3:07 pm

My pompoo has a tumor like bump on her belly started at her nipple it’s massive and looks inflamed I don’t have the money what can I do?

Kimberly Alt
June 7, 2016 12:24 pm
Reply to  Clee

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John Francks
November 5, 2015 6:20 am

I have a Boston Terrier. She is nine years old and in good health. Recently she started coughing up clear liquid from her mouth. Any suggestions?

Kimberly Alt
November 5, 2015 12:44 pm
Reply to  John Francks

I suggest calling your vet. They will know what is wrong with her.

October 18, 2015 3:33 pm

My 14 yr old chihuahua ate coleus from the garden a few days ago and hasn’t gotten back to normal yet…she’s not eating her dry food and has watery bm’s; should I be concerned? She also eats rabbit poo which makes her very sick for about 3/4 of the day; bloody diarrhea and her stomach gurgles a lot…do I need to see a vet?

Kimberly Alt
October 19, 2015 1:46 pm
Reply to  marsha

Yes, call the vet or schedule an appointment if you are ever concerned something is wrong with your pup. They will know what’s best for your dog.

August 12, 2015 1:30 pm

I changed dog foods about two weeks ago. I mixed their dog food until their old dog food was gone. After 2 weeks, my oldest dog is throwing up only at night. What can I do?

Michelle Schenker
August 13, 2015 12:41 pm
Reply to  candylovesbob

Hi Candy,
Please call your vet. This is not likely related to the food given the timing but you never know. Always best to check with an expert. Hope your pup it feeling better soon.

July 9, 2015 5:48 am

My 38 days old golden retriever vomited undigested food after eating. I take her out to pew or poo after her meal and today she barked a lot and the threw up the dog food undigested. Is it because of the heat?

Michelle Schenker
July 9, 2015 10:04 am
Reply to  Eevee

Aww, poor thing. It could be because of the heat but call your vet for a more informed opinion from your local expert.

January 28, 2015 2:55 am

It’s been a week since my dog has eaten. I’ve tried to hand feed him but he just backs away. He does drink a lot of water.

Sadie Cornelius
January 28, 2015 2:05 pm
Reply to  Aaron

Aaron, so sorry to hear your dog has no appetite. Have you recently switched dog foods? Or perhaps he is just experiencing anxiety but there might be something more serious going on so it wouldn’t hurt getting a second opinion from your vet. Hope your dog gets to feeling better and eating again soon.

November 25, 2013 5:41 am

Well, My Rottweiler, Rocky is 2 1/2. He has been scratching and biting himself lately. We took him to our local vet and they said he didn't have ticks, fleas or anything. Didn't really give me and explanation, just stalled 'til I had to go. Well we put on some spray on where he itches but he licks it off, it's called Pet Solution RX. He has scratched so much that he has patches of places without hair. I wanted to know what is wrong with him and would take any opinions.

October 30, 2013 5:19 pm

Could deer corn cause a dog to vomit, go into seizures and die?


October 30, 2013 5:11 pm

We live on six acres…two dogs…one a 6 month old puppy. Sunday morning we let them out at 7am. At 7:45am I went outside and noticed one dog just laying down looking around, the puppy walked up to it and started trying to throw up. Only clear fluid coming out like she was choking or ate something she was trying to vomit. She then began to have a seizure. We immediately was rushing her to the emergency vet when she passed in the car. Once returning home, we noticed our older 8 year old Australian Shepherd was panting, weak, and shaking. Rushed her to vets. Her symptoms were red gums and ulcers on top of mouth (which other dog didn't have), irritated eyes (which other dog didn't have), diarrhea,…vet states it could have been poisoning of some sort. They gave her oxygen, IV, antibiotics etc. I looked into the food I had just changed recently…maybe the second of third bag. EVERPET gravy kind. Since  I can not figure out what happened. My thoughts were I have a pond full of algae? No…. A lily plant I have with stem of blackberries? But, doesn't appear to be chewed. I read up on EVERPET food and noticed so many people have complained about their dog dying after eating this certain Dollar General kind? What are your thoughts?

October 22, 2013 3:05 am

Hi Doc, my aunt's dog, Amigo, is eating a little of his food but after a few hours, he throws up the food. It's mostly full pieces of his kibble. And also how can we get him to eat food? We have two types of food (Cesar and Benefil) we change his food time two time but he doesn't seem to touch it. Please reply, this has been happening for more then two months! I'm very worried about him and my aunt is hesitating to bring him to the vet because of the money. Amigo is a Shih Tzu and only three years old. Please reply as soon as possible! Thanks.

Dane Morgan
October 22, 2013 6:10 pm
Reply to  Katie

Thanks for the question, but our only advice is to take Amigo to a vet as soon as possible. We understand the financial implications, but there  is no way to diagnose this situation online.