Question regarding stomach issues
Houston

I have a question to ask regarding Otis..
He woke up this morning about 4:30 and threw up twice, bile, so It hought of course that he was hungry, but didn't give him anything then, because he went straight back to sleep. Fastforward a few hours and now it is breakfast time..he smells his food, today was raw fish and veggies, one of his favorites.., but won't eat anything..this is very much not like Otis, he eats anything and everything..I take him for a walk, thinking he needs to move a little, when we get back he eats a few chunks of meat (pork) and that is it..After that I ran to my daughter's school, when I got back about an hour later he had thrown up his chunks of meat and some other non describable food items..He went out and pooped some more, no diarrhea, just normal poop.

Since then he has slept, chased squirrels and slept some more. He will not eat, and I tried his favorites..He feels normal as far as his temp, although I realize that is not the way to guage it..

A few days ago our new foster got into the bathroom trash..needless to say since it was already "broken into" Otis joined her..They found lots of not so good for a dog to eat items..like female items..could that have gotten him?
What should I do? Should I see if it runs its course or should I do something specific?
Any suggestions would be great..Poor Otis is 9 months today and talk about a crappy way to celebrate..Lol

This is strange, I'm going through the same thing with Kananga.

Yesterday in the morning he threw up bile after he got out of bed, which he never does, but I fed him the night before like I always do so he doesn't have an empty stomach while he sleeps.

This morning he would not eat. He just went over to his crate to hang out in there. I left the food out for him (which I never do) because I want him to eat something and not feel sick to his stomach all day.

But perhaps they are for different reasons. Hopefully its something that will just fix itself and both of these guys will be normal again. 🙂

Sometimes they will go a day without eating if there's some upset and let the stomach rest.

Houston

Sometimes they will go a day without eating if there's some upset and let the stomach rest.

I know this is true, but it is so not his character, he will eat even though he is green..if that was possible..lol.
I will see it through and see if he is feeling better come dinner time..

Could be that there is a female in season around or maybe they just know it's that time?

What about water - is he drinking water (and if so, does the intake amount seem normal) and is he able to hold that down?

Do you have any idea if he might have eaten something out of the trash?…. If so.. could be possible that he have a blockage.... especially if it was "female" items.... so as already asked, is he drinking? If drinking, is he keeping that down? Either way, if not eating by morning I would say a Vet visit is in order... if a blockage... that would be serious....

And for future reference when they eat something they should not have, better to be safe then sorry and make them BARF it up....

@tanza:

Do you have any idea if he might have eaten something out of the trash?…. If so.. could be possible that he have a blockage.... especially if it was "female" items.... so as already asked, is he drinking? If drinking, is he keeping that down? Either way, if not eating by morning I would say a Vet visit is in order... if a blockage... that would be serious....

And for future reference when they eat something they should not have, better to be safe then sorry and make them BARF it up....

I found this info on how to get your dog to throw up. Anybody ever try this?

http://www.ehow.com/how_2143177_up-after-swallowing-foreign-object.html

Only problem is if you are not at home to have the items needed.

@nobarkus:

I found this info on how to get your dog to throw up. Anybody ever try this?

It's not pretty, but the hydrogen peroxide has saved us more than one vet visit. The best was when a leather glove came up missing…nobody saw the glove disappear, but Leo just looked guilty. He won the coin toss...and "gave" back the glove.

Kananga and Otis I hope you both are better.

Rita Jean

@Nexa:

He won the coin toss…and "gave" back the glove.

Ha, ha, ha…what immediately came to mind when you said the glove came back up was "if the glove doesn't fit you must acquit..." :D:D:D

Additionally...Nobarkus, no special tools are needed - just hydrogen peroxide (you can find that at many gas stations if you are on the road) and the great outdoors. 😉

@Nexa:

It's not pretty, but the hydrogen peroxide has saved us more than one vet visit. The best was when a leather glove came up missing…nobody saw the glove disappear, but Leo just looked guilty. He won the coin toss...and "gave" back the glove.

OMG! A leather glove! I'm very lucky as Buddy doesn't swallow anything but food. The only trouble is if he picks up old chicken bones along the street someone has tossed along the sidewalk but I just quick get my hand in there and pull it right out fast. Sometimes he'll eat an old cracker or something and have some diarrhea later in the day.

Houston

Ok, so I just got home from my PE job and he has gotten really sick, but I can not figure out if he threw up or diarrhea or both..It was several, like 6 areas, smallish/medium in size, some were liquid with chunks of food still in it, others were more mucus in fashion..
In the past he has had dirarrhea with undigested food in it, so I don't automatically think it is vomit. He wanted to go out, so I let him out and he is currently chasing squirrels..lol.
As far as water consumption..he hasn't had any water to drink, he very rarely does, since he is on the raw diet..water is in several locations throughout our home, so he might have had some when I wasn't around, I just haven't seen him drink.
As far as feminine products, he must have had some ingested, I did see some in his poop yesterday..so it has passed..I hope all of did. God forbid he has something stuck, I know that will be a very expensive surgery monetary wise and wellbeing wise as well…

I will keep y'all updated as things progress..thanks for all your input and thoughts..

@nobarkus:

I found this info on how to get your dog to throw up. Anybody ever try this?

http://www.ehow.com/how_2143177_up-after-swallowing-foreign-object.html

Only problem is if you are not at home to have the items needed.

No, I only use hydrogen peroxide works fine and it is cheap…

by the way... it should be used within 1/2 to 1 hour of ingestion... after that, best to visit the Vet....

@Basenjimamma:

Ok, so I just got home from my PE job and he has gotten really sick, but I can not figure out if he threw up or diarrhea or both..It was several, like 6 areas, smallish/medium in size, some were liquid with chunks of food still in it, others were more mucus in fashion..
In the past he has had dirarrhea with undigested food in it, so I don't automatically think it is vomit. He wanted to go out, so I let him out and he is currently chasing squirrels..lol.
As far as water consumption..he hasn't had any water to drink, he very rarely does, since he is on the raw diet..water is in several locations throughout our home, so he might have had some when I wasn't around, I just haven't seen him drink.
As far as feminine products, he must have had some ingested, I did see some in his poop yesterday..so it has passed..I hope all of did. God forbid he has something stuck, I know that will be a very expensive surgery monetary wise and wellbeing wise as well…

I will keep y'all updated as things progress..thanks for all your input and thoughts..

Honestly… I am not sure that I would take that chance... if you saw it in his poop, then there is a very good chance he still have some in his gut... if it were me, I would not take a chance...

I know you said he was in the trash but just question could he be upset because of the new dog?

Rita Jean

Houston

Tanza, do you mean I should take him to the vet or make him thow up?
RitaJean, I don't think thats what it is, they are much better together now..at times.

At this point, it is too late for inducing vomiting to help. He has already probably emptied his stomach with the previous vomiting. It is time to take him into the vet and have him examined. With that much vomiting and/or diarreah, dehydration becomes a real concern as well as there being a high risk of blockage from consuming something he shouldn't.

If it were me, I would take him to the vet - today. Especially as you've seen it in his poop and he isn't holding food down.

Very sorry to hear Otis isn't well and also Kananga. Arfaid i dont have any suggestions but hope the're both feeling much better soon.

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