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michellek186 September 13th, 2012 05:08 AM

Dog vomited pink pellets
 
Every few days my dog vomits what looks like half digested food. At first I thought he was eating our puppy's food, & it was making him sick (he has a very sensitive stomach). Today it happened again, but I knew it wasn't the puppy food because we're out of town without our puppy. I looked closer at the vomit, & it appears to be these oval-shaped soft pink pellets. There's nothing that looks like these that he could have eaten. He last ate at 10pm & he vomited at 5:30am. He is still eating & drinking normally, & right after he vomited he ran outside & peed & pooped, from what I can tell both are normal for him, no changes there. Should I be concerned about these pink pellet things? Are they just digested food?

Longblades September 13th, 2012 07:53 AM

Dogs don't chew their food much so it could be partially digested food. If you don't feed food that is pink and oval then is he getting access to someone else's food? Cat food? Cat food is pretty rich and will make some dogs vomit.

I'd be pretty darn concerned if my dog was eating food and I didn't know what it was or where he got it. He doesn't have access to neighbours' yards? Plus of course I wouldn't want him vomitting every few days either.

michellek186 September 13th, 2012 08:54 AM

He has been sneaking food from my parents' dogs, but that food is similar to what he eats, & he's gotten in to it before & it never made him sick. No cats in this house, & no access to neighbours as we take him out & are always with him.

kittiesandbirds September 13th, 2012 10:39 AM

Did the dog go for a car ride? Some people have air fresheners in their cars with little pellets in them. Just stabbing in the dark here. Usually they are in little mesh bags, dogs will eat the weirdest stuff.

Barkingdog September 13th, 2012 10:48 AM

[QUOTE=michellek186;1046251]Every few days my dog vomits what looks like half digested food. At first I thought he was eating our puppy's food, & it was making him sick (he has a very sensitive stomach). Today it happened again, but I knew it wasn't the puppy food because we're out of town without our puppy. I looked closer at the vomit, & it appears to be these oval-shaped soft pink pellets. There's nothing that looks like these that he could have eaten. He last ate at 10pm & he vomited at 5:30am. He is still eating & drinking normally, & right after he vomited he ran outside & peed & pooped, from what I can tell both are normal for him, no changes there. Should I be concerned about these pink pellet things? Are they just digested food?[/QUOTE]

Does the dog food have pink pellets in it? If your dog is vomiting up his food a lot he could get vitamin deficiency. I would call your vet and see what they want you to do.

hazelrunpack September 13th, 2012 11:56 AM

Can you collect the pellets and bring them in to the vet? Maybe they'd be able to figure out what they are.

Barkingdog September 13th, 2012 04:00 PM

[QUOTE=hazelrunpack;1046302]Can you collect the pellets and bring them in to the vet? Maybe they'd be able to figure out what they are.[/QUOTE]

We're on the same page , I agree the vet should be called. I was wondering about taking some of food and getting it wet and see how it looked , if there are any pink pellets once it come in contact with water. If not then the pellets are something the dog is finding on the ground. Do you think that would work??

michellek186 September 14th, 2012 06:10 PM

No air fresheners in the car...he hasn't been sick since I posted, I guess I can try wetting the food he's eating & see if it turns pink, but he's been eating the same food for a month now & he's just within the week getting sick maybe every 4 days. I'll continue to keep an eye on him & if he vomits the same again I'm going to collect it & call the vet. Thanks for the tips!


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