11-17-2015, 08:16 AM
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Originally Posted by thecoulters
About a week ago our 7 month old Brittany started throwing up around 6am and continued on for the following 28 hours. We took him to the vet and they took x rays and there was no blockage or anything out of the ordinary. They gave him iv fluids to help rehydrate him, kept him for the day, then sent us home with some pills to help him feel less nauseous. They said they didn't know what causes it and it was probably just a fluke. Well 500$ and 7 days later and he's doing it all over again.
He started around 10pm last night and it's almost 7am and he's still at it. He is pooping and peeing like normal and I'm trying to keep him eating ice cubes to keep him hydrated. I feel absolutely horrible for the little guy. Neither one of us got any sleep which I'm sure doesn't help the matter. I'm hessitant to run back to the vet for them to charge me a fortune to tell me something I already know. I know to watch for his gum color and dehydration, diarrhea (which he had once last week), and blood in his stool/vomit.
Has anyone had this issue before? I don't know what to do. This can't be a regular occurance, this is only the second time he's gotten sick (last week was the first time he's barfed) and I don't know what started this. We switched his food about a month ago but we did it gradually and he's almost through a 25lb bag already so I think he would have gotten sick earlier if that were the case.
Poor guy! Is it possible he is getting into something that is making him feel sick? Dogs have a terrible habit of eating things that make them feel terrible, but for some reason tastes great (antifreeze is an example).
Levi used to eat Orijen as a puppy, so not too long ago, we tried to feed it to him again, and as little as one piece would make him barf like crazy, so maybe he's developed an intolerance to the food?
I wish I could help more.