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Old January 25th, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Chronic vomiting/regurgitation need to be addressed, because, yes, she may be suffering from esophageal/dental damage/metabolic disease if there is a gastric acid component.

Vomiting is different than regurgitation: vomiting is the stomach violently contracting to expel contents, regurgitation is the passive return of esophageal contents--there is no stomach component involved.

Routine blood work may not show any abnormalities, however further testing such as fluoroscopy/endoscopy may reveal the answer.

Alternatively, hypoallergenic/bland low-fat food trial may be of benefit if the situation warrants. There are numerous antiemetic (anti-vomiting) drugs available, but a firm diagnosis before medication makes the most sense.

Please consult your veterinarian for further diagnostics/assessments/treatment plans.

Dr. Van Lienden

Dr. Raymond Van Lienden DVM
The Animal Clinic of Clifton
12702 Chapel Road, Clifton
Virginia, U.S.A. 20124
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