My dog has had the occasional hunger pukes since she was adopted (about a year ago), at least that's basically what the vet called it since nothing was found on her routine check up.
I started feeding her smaller portions 4 times a day and it seemed to work, unless she skipped a meal and then it happened again. But it would only last a day, the loss of appetite and the vomiting accompanied with some stomach noises.
I move recently, about a month ago, and the change was a little jarring for my dog, but she ate well so I wasn't worried. However, three days ago she didn't want any food in the morning, ended up eating just a little, and then after that she wouldn't eat. She ended up eating about 12 hours later and then she even had a treat and another small meal before going to bed. Next day she didn't have an appetite again and when she did, she only had canned food. I usually give her a mix of kibble and canned food/toppers.
Today she woke up, didn't eat, hasn't had any food and it's now almost 4:30pm and her last meal was last night around 11. She vomited this morning, just bile. And she vomited again a little while ago, a bit more than this morning but just bile.
I called her vet and I was asked about other symptoms. She's playing, took her for a walk this morning and I know if I tell her the word walk she'll go crazy and enjoy going outside. Loss of appetite seems to be her only symptom. Her stool today was firm. It was a bit runny the day before yesterday, and it seemed to be a bit covered in yellow mucus? but other than that, she seems fine to me, perhaps a little down right now but she hasn't eaten and her stomach is now making noises. Vet told me to just watch her, if she drinks water and keeps active, and that if she was the same and doesn't eat, to bring her tomorrow or thursday, that not eating for a day is okay and sometimes recommended for her stomach to settle.
I'm just worried and was wondering if someone has experienced something similar. I don't want to force her to eat, but it just breaks my heart to know she hasn't eaten yet when her appetite was pretty good before this started.
I feed her grain free wellness core for small breed, canned food is from the same brand, and i give her the occasional blue buffalo topper (this i divide in 3 portons or so since i never give her the whole thing).