Dog Vomitting - Urgent or No Big Deal?
(Bourbonnais, IL )
picture taken last summer
When I got home from work today I noticed that my dog had vomited in his crate. I took him outside right away he seemed ok and went to the bathroom (1 & 2).
When he came back inside he wouldn't take his treat and proceeded to vomit up yellow mucous once and then had a few more coughing fits without anything coming up.
About a half of an hour later he vomited again. This time it was white mucous with a marble-sized dark spot that wasn't liquid but was not hard (I'm not good with vomit, so I didn't explore more).
After that episode he was very upset and almost anxious. For the past half hour he has been by my side resting, and he doesn't feel warmer than usual.
Marley is a 3 1/2 year old chihuahua pug mix and weighs 10 pounds.
The reason I'm so concerned is in December he had an episode where he was sick for 5 days. The symptoms started the same as this, but the last three days diarrhea started and the last day there was just a slight runny stool. The vet said he probably just had the dog flu, no cause for alarm and to wait it out. If he didn't get better in 7 days to come in, and to take away food for 24 hours and slowly introduce white rice then bring back normal food after three days slowly.
I'm wondering if this a huge concern - should I just wait it out? Take him in? Get a new vet? I don't want to over exaggerate something that is just a slight upset stomach.
I guess my question is how do I know if its urgent or if its just an slight upset stomach?
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