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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Furry baby not feeling well...

I'm just not sure about this....

this morning she only ate about a third of her breakfast and then walked away. She's normally extremely food driven. I decided to just leave it be, maybe she got too spoiled for christmas. We come back from the park and I coaxed her into the last of her food. 1 hr later she regurgitated it. No digested food. No heaving. Another hour passes and she vomits an GIGANTIC SOMETHING. She hasn't vomited since, but she will not eat anything that has water/moisture in it. She will and eagerly begs for and happily eats fruit loops, oatmeal, seaweed, and cheetos (of course I didn't feed her a whole bowl of cheetos, but curious if she would eat at all since she was disinterested in her own food). She vomited the giant something this morning and its just about bedtime and she still will not eat her regular food.

basically, she'll eat treats but not her own regular food. She's avoiding water. But behaviour wise, nothing terribly out of the norm. she's obviously not feeling well, but she is still willing to play with the ball and other toys.

I've called the vet and they said to wait 24hr from the first vomit (not the regurgitation) before coming in. But in the mean time i thought I'd see if any of you have any opinions.

Thanks in advance!
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Old December 27th, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Welcome to the board, droolface! Wish your baby was feeling better!

What's your best guess on what the 'gigantic something' was?

Likely it's just a stomach irritation, but given that she's avoiding water, I'd have her in ASAP in the morning.

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Old December 27th, 2012, 09:55 AM
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I'm with HRP here - what was the giant something?

Your pet is a dog right? what breed and size?

The no drinking can be serious and I agree with your vet - 24 hours is about the max I would wait before bringing my pet in after vomiting, if drinking behaviour has not returned.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:31 AM
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Well they beat me to it, but you don't feed a vomitting dog. Many will fast 24 hours for diarrhea too. To let the tum tum settle down.

NOTE: Do NOT fast a cat. Just in case someone might have thought to do the same, very dangerous to fast cats.

LOL, it's normal the food was not digested, dogs don't chew very well. They can vomit hours and hours after eating and you still might see whole pieces of kibble. They gulp their food, mostly.

LOL again, you need to get over your squeamishness and investigate that "gigantic something." It might be a big help to know what it is. For you, so you can be sure not to let her eat it again. For your Vet, so he knows what he's dealing with. Besides, WE all want to know.
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