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Normal Versus Abnormal Vomiting by Dr. Nancy Kay
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2 April 2013 - 2:25 pm
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Dr. Kay’s latest article is good information to keep stored in your brain, just in case.

“A Primer on Vomiting”

It’s normal for most dogs and cats to vomit once or twice a year. The cause may be a passing virus or ingestion of something that the gut deems “unagreeable”. Unexplained vomiting that occurs more than a few times a year, however, I consider to be abnormal and deserving of medical attention.

One would think that stepping out of bed barefoot into a puddle of yuck, or new white carpeting decorated with bile stains would initiate a veterinary visit. Yet many people, vets included, make the mistake of ignoring upchucking as long as the animal appears normal otherwise.

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Very interesting article.  My dogs like to graze in the spring & summer months.  Don’t know why.  But I do know when Sassy was doing chemo & had naseau from that she definately wanted grass do to that.


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Yeah, I thought it was interesting too, I’ve never seen a vet touch the barfing subject before. We don’t deal with it too much in our pack but it always seems to happen after grass gets munched.

I thought it gave some good benchmarks about what might be normal and what definitely isn’t.

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14 January 2014 - 9:03 pm
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This isn’t by Dr. Kay but by Dr. Dressler, our favorite Dog Cancer Vet!

Vomiting and Dog Cancer: What You Need To Know

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Great info to have… Going to save that link to share with others!

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My poor Maggie had IBD. It took awhile to figure out what was going on with her. She was on famotidine but she would still have bouts of nausea and diarrhea. Then she would really eat grass. I changed her diet and took her off chicken and grain and that stopped all of her symptoms. Now I have Blink on the same grain free diet just in case.


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Interesting information. 

Quad pug Tani also had IBD, she threw up everyday for three weeks before we got it diagnosed and under control.  I remember the vet telling me that it was a protien issue, and he had me take Tani off the chicken based food I used. The only chicken free food I could find was an limited ingredient, grain free food.  Once we put her on that the vomiting stopped so I assumed it was a problem with chicken.  But as I learned more about dog food, and what is in the brand name commercial types I believe the ingredients in the kibble is what caused Tani’s problem.  She gets chicken now on a regular basis, sometimes daily depending on the protien I am feeding, and she has no digestive problems. I don’t feed kibble anymore but I do use it for treats and training.



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