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Old January 21st, 2004, 03:59 PM
kimd8888 kimd8888 is offline
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2nd opinion - vomiting dog

I have read all the threads regarding vomiting dogs and my dog is currently at the vets. I am looking for all second opinions I can get.
HISTORY - My dog has been vomiting for the last 3 days every 6 to 12 hours, vomit is yellow, slimey no foam. I started fasting him 2 days ago. Blood tests show nothing unusual. A bladder infection was confirmed by the urine test but does not explain vomiting. All organs checked, liver, kidneys, prostate, heart and all are normal. Dog is acting completely normal, stool was normal. Has appetite (though he has been fasting and on fluid IV for last 36 hours and threw up once). Barium test all good, passed through and no obstuctions found. Xray showed a "blur" in his stomach whcih doctor thought might be from stomach contacting.
QUESTION: Vet has advises that will need exploratory surgery if next vomiting continues after IV treatment. After all the bood, uring, xray and barium turning up nothing but a bladder infection, what else are they looking for? I am uncomfortable submitting my dog to "exploratory" surgery if they are not sure what they are looking for. Any opinions welcome and appreciated.
- Hysterical Mom
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