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What are Vomiting of Yellow Mucus?

Vomiting is not an illness or condition; it is a clinical sign of an underlying disorder.  If your pet is vomiting yellow mucus, he should be seen by a veterinarian to determine the cause. The physical effects are not only causing discomfort to your dog each time he produces bile; the stomach, esophagus and throat may become irritated as well.

The vomiting of yellow mucus may be an indication that there is bile in the dog’s vomit. Bile is an alkaline fluid, which helps with digestion. It breaks down lipids (fats) into smaller particles, which the body is then able to digest. Without bile, lipids would not be digested and would simply be excreted in the feces.  This would prevent the absorption of nutrients through the small intestine. Bile is produced in the liver and then stored in the gallbladder.  The gallbladder then releases bile into the duodenum. The duodenum is the first section of the small intestine.

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Symptoms of Vomiting of Yellow Mucus in Dogs

Symptoms may include:

  • Vomiting frothy yellow mucous
  • Nausea
  • Excessive swallowing
  • Depression
  • Dehydration
  • Lack of appetite
  • Stomach upset and noises
  • Retching 

Causes of Vomiting of Yellow Mucus in Dogs

Pancreatitis is the inflammation of the pancreas. Pancreatitis can be an acute or chronic condition. The inflammation can cause the organ and the surrounding blood vessels to bleed and get infected. If left untreated pancreatitis can also damage the ability of the pancreas to function normally.

With an intestinal blockage, your dog may vomit yellow mucus because there is something obstructing his intestines. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) will cause a chronic irritation of the dog’s intestinal tract.

In the case of bilious vomiting syndrome, the empty stomach causes bile to irritate your dog’s digestive tract; the dog then vomits bile.  It can become an ongoing cycle; empty stomach, bile, and vomit. Vomit, empty stomach and bile.

Gastritis is the inflammation and irritation of the stomach. Giardia is a parasite that can invade the gastrointestinal tract and can cause the dog to vomit bile.

Diagnosis of Vomiting of Yellow Mucus in Dogs

To begin, the veterinarian will want to know if your dog is up to date on vaccinations and deworming.  Your dog’s current diet may be discussed and evaluated in order to determine if sensitivities may have developed. 

The veterinarian will then perform a physical exam on the patient. The examination may include taking the temperature, weight, pulse and blood pressure of your canine.  The doctor may palpate the patient’s stomach and listen to his heart and lungs.

Several diagnostic tests will need to be performed in order to help determine the reason for the vomiting of yellow mucus.  The veterinarian may suggest abdominal x-rays, ultrasound, fecal exam and a urinalysis as additional tools.  A complete blood count and a serum chemistry panel may be taken. The doctor may also recommend an endoscopy, whereby a flexible tubular instrument with a small camera is inserted through the mouth or rectum.  This allows the doctor to see images of the dog’s gastrointestinal tract.  If any abnormalities are noted, a biopsy may be taken. This procedure will require that the patient be fasting (12 hours) before the test is performed. General anesthesia will be necessary.

Treatment of Vomiting of Yellow Mucus in Dogs

The treatment of vomiting yellow mucus in dogs will depend on what the veterinarian team diagnosed.

Pancreatitis 

Patients may be treated with a low-fat diet, which is fed in smaller but frequent meals.  If the patient is dehydrated he will need to have an IV of fluids, to help replenish his electrolytes. The patient may be prescribed a pain medication such as butorphanol. He may be given an injection of an antiemetic medication to help stop the vomiting.

Intestinal Blockage

If the x-rays determined that there is an intestinal blockage, the patient may require surgery to remove the object. The patient will require general anesthesia for the procedure.  He may need to remain hospitalized for 3- 5 days; this will ensure that he has 24/7 care.  The patient will be prescribed antibiotics and pain medication.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

The veterinarian may recommend an elimination diet.  Only one protein and a carbohydrate are fed to the dog for a few weeks; such as chicken and sweet potato.  At the end of the few weeks, a new protein and carbohydrate are introduced; such as lamb and potato. If your dog has a reaction to one of the foods, it should be eliminated from his diet. Homemade diets are sometimes recommended.  A veterinary nutritionist/dietitian can help ensure that your pet is on a balanced and nutritional diet which is right for him. Additionally, IBD patients may be prescribed immunosuppressive drugs, antibiotics and probiotic treatment.

Bilious Vomiting Syndrome

Patients with bilious vomiting syndrome may need to be fed frequent and smaller meals.  At bedtime, a healthy snack may help his stomach not to be empty all night.  An antacid such as Tagamet or Pepcid may be prescribed.

Gastritis

Patients with gastritis may have food withheld for 24 to 48 hours. Small amounts of water can be offered;  after the 24 to 48 hours your dog should be fed a smaller amounts than he usually eats, and in frequent intervals.  Food will be increased slowly each day. The patient may be prescribed sucralfate, which will help coat his stomach. An anti-vomiting medication will be given also.

Giardia

Giardia is usually treated with fenbendazole and/or metronidazole. Your dog should be bathed to eliminate any parasite eggs from his fur. The pet’s bowls, bedding, and toys should be washed in hot water.  It is important to also clean and disinfect the flooring, carpets and upholstery. Pets should be re-tested after two weeks.

Recovery of Vomiting of Yellow Mucus in Dogs

It is important to follow the treatment plan the veterinarian team prepared for your pet.  Follow-up visits will be required to monitor the patient’s progress.  Patients that underwent surgery will be given postoperative instructions from the surgeon.  An E-collar will have to be worn until the sutures are removed. Patients diagnosed with IBD and pancreatic disease may require lifelong medication treatment.

Vomiting of Yellow Mucus Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Rover
Pug
10 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Stomach Pain

My dog Rover eats and drinks water. However, last week we changed the food we usually feed him to a different brand. Since then he threw up once it was yellow and foamy. I thought that it might have been because of the food change so I bought him the normal food he eats and today 4 days later he threw up again and it looked the same yellow with foam. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sudden dietary changes may cause some gastrointestinal upset which may take a while to calm down, you could try feeding a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice until the stomach has calmed down then reintroduce whichever food you wish to keep him on. Also, feeding small regular meals is better than one or two meals per day. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baytoven
Pomsky
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Wont eat
Wont drink water
Vomiting
Lazy

I'm very worried about my lil man, he's been sick for almost 2 days now and at first it wasn't as bad, 1 to 2 vomits. But now on day 2 he's been up all night throwing up he won't eat, he won't drink water but he can still move he jumps off of my bed. Could it be just a stomach ache bcs he had gotten into my friends tacos and tore up the hot sauce packets.. He was okay the first 12 to 24 hrs then he got really lazy and wasn't acting like himself. Should I be worried he throws up thick yellowish mucus kinda foamy! Please someone help me I don't have the kinda of money to take him to the vet as of right now, or I already would have...

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different reasons why a dog may be vomiting which may include poisoning, infections, parasites, intestinal obstruction, foreign objects among many other causes; however the hot sauce would cause severe gastrointestinal irritation which may lead to vomiting. You should try to settle the stomach by giving famotidine at 0.25mg/lb twice per day and feeding small regular meals of boiled chicken and rice; monitor for improvement. If there is no improvement, you should visit a Veterinarian regardless of cost. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Chuck
Rottweiler Husky Mix
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Throwing up
Loss of Appetite

He’s been drinking water regularly but has not eaten for 4 almost 5 days. He lays outside all day but isn’t weak because when he comes inside he jumps on off the couch and moves around without struggle. I checked his gums and they’re not pale or any other color but pink how they’ve always been. His eyes seem a little bigger and somewhat watery. He threw up a few times but not in the past day or two and also had one incident of diarrhea but that was a few days ago. He also is shedding a lot. He doesn’t seem too bad as a he did a few days ago but I’m still worried and am planning on taking him to the vet first thing tomorrow.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the symptoms which Chuck is presenting with which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, other obstructions among other causes; it is encouraging that you’re seeing some improvement but would be good to check in with your Veterinarian to see if you can get Chuck some treatment to help him along. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rocco
Siberian Husky
9 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Weakness
Sleepiness
Excessive Saliva
Loss of Appetite

My dog has been less active and calm since Thursday. He stopped eating on Thursday as well and spends a lot of time outside lying down. All he does is sleep although he does drink his water when I serve him some. He was throwing up but hasn’t for about 1 day. His pee is pretty dark and his gums are turning brown. He can still stand and walk without a problem and his tail just drops down when it’s usually curled up. The vets are closed on Sunday so I’m thinking of taking him Monday morning. Should I worry or just calm down and wait till Monday morning.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Rocco hasn't eaten since Thursday and is sleeping all the time, I'm not sure I'd wait until Monday unless there are no 24 hour veterinarians in your area. If there are clinics open on Sunday, it would be a good idea to have him seen sooner. There should be an after hours phone number that your veterinarian will have on their answering machine so that you can have him seen. He may be getting dehydrated, and that level of activity and appetite are not normal for a 9 month old Husky. I hope that he is okay.

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Izzy
Dogue de Bordeaux
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting bile Off her food

My 7 year old dog is off her food, lethargic, drinking but vomiting bile she is struggling to poo because she hasn’t eaten. She last ate a full meal about two days ago recently she lost her mate I wondered if she is depressed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Izzy is grieving the loss of her companion which may lead to a loss of appetite; it is important to encourage Izzy to eat and possibly offer some different food like a good quality wet food or boiled chicken and rice to see if this stimulates her appetite. You should also ensure that she is kept hydrated and is urinating normally; you should also visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side to check her over medically. Regards Dr Callum Turner DV

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Dallas
Siberian Husky
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness
Vomiting
Loss of Appetite

My 8 month old husky has been vomiting thick yellow substance and today he pooped dark brown liquidy poop. He hasn’t been eating. It’s been about 2 and half days since this has started. He’s not that weak he still walks around and can move but he does lay down a lot and sleep. I asked a friend and they said it might be something he ate and should go away but it’s been almost 3 days

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The vomiting of yellow thick mucus may be due to an empty stomach, you should try to encourage Dallas to eat some boiled chicken and rice to see if that can be kept down; there are various causes for a loss of appetite and vomiting which may include infections, poisoning, foreign objects, parasites, other obstructions (strictures etc…) among other causes. You should try to encourage Dallas to eat boiled chicken and rice in small portions to see if it is eaten and kept down, if there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian either later today or Monday. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pumpkin
Labrador Retriever
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Retching
Vomiting
Coughing

Hello, my dog has been coughing for over a year now, he often coughs in the evening/at night and in the morning, sometimes vomiting yellow bile. When he coughs he sometimes gags and chokes too.

We have taken him to the vets and had examinations/xrays/blood tests etc but all tests came back within normal ranges and they could not find out what was wrong and why he is coughing so often.

Everything else is fine, sometimes he often looks at him food and waits a short while before eating it. He has always eaten a good quality dry food - would changing to a wet food help? I have read about bilious vomiting syndrome, does coughing come as a symptom of this? We are going to try feeding him a rice/pasta meal just before bed to see if this helps.

Any advise welcomed.

Thanks
Lauren

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Unfortunately without examining him, I can't really add to what your previous veteirnarians have found. I wonder if they have considered using a cough suppressant, if all of his tests came back normal. If he is healthy otherwise, has no heart or lung disease, and seems normal, a cough suppressant may help. Your veterinarian can prescribe one for you.

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Cake
Rottweiler
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Hi my 11 year old rotti is bringing up a whitish coloured phlegm/ foam. This has been happening the last 2/3 months & just the once each month. She loses her appertite for a day or two before being sick and then goes to her bowl wanting food. The odd time her poo has been very soft & a little on the mucas side also She is always licking her paws too

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The best thing to do for Cake would be to have her examined by your veterinarian, have a senior blood panel done, and make sure that she is okay. She may have Gi disease that needs to be treated. Common reasons for dogs to lick their feet include allergies, bacterial or fungal infections abnormalities with the nails, or compulsive disorders. Your veterinarian will be able to examine her and determine the best course of treatment for her.

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jago
pitbull spitz
3 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea, vomiting, no appetite

what will I do if my dog vomits yellow frothy fluid ? he doesn't have an appetite and have not eaten for 24 hours already. he is not that weak. he could still stand and walk. he looked at us when we tried to call his name. he takes electrolyte drinks for the replacement of his fluid loss. and I'm making sure to make him lick his water or instead I use a syringe, took the needle and that's what I use to put the water into his mouth.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Puppies are susceptible to parasites, intestinal infections and infectious diseases like Parvo virus. It would be best to have Jago seen as soon as possible by your veterinarian, as he may need supportive care or medication for his vomiting. and lack of appetite. I hope that he is okay.

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Athena
American Pit Bull Terrier
10 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Frost-like throw up
Yellow vomit

Our dog has been throwing up froth-like and yellow. She has thrown up bile, which is more liquid-y before, when she’s gone too long without eating. But these past couple of times, the yellow throw up seems more like foam. Sometimes it is accompanied by things she ingests that irritate her stomach (like the strings from her toys). She has thrown up this way about 3 times over the last 10 days. Oddly enough, she wakes us up at the same time every time- early in the morning at about 6 a.m. because she starts to gag. She’s also been getting into a lot of things she shouldn’t like trash (lots of paper!) and our food. She’s just as energetic as ever, she’s going to the bathroom regularly, she’s not showing any sign of weakness, and she’s still as energetic and playful as usual.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for vomiting up white foam and occasionally vomiting bile which include acid reflux among other conditions, it is important to ensure that Athena is fed throughout the day in small regular portions of food which generally help; other issues may be due to the ingestion of human food or nonfood items from the rubbish, you really need to prevent access to the rubbish or train her to not touch it. Foreign objects and other ingested items may cause gastrointestinal upset which may also lead to vomiting. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Baby
pit bull terrier
4 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting and not eating

I have a 4 month old pit and she been sick for the past 3 days. I’ve been having to make her eat and drink. At first she was vomiting clear mucus and pooping clear mucus. She went a day without puking so I thought she was getting better. Now she’s puking yellow mucus looking stuff she ate and kept it down for like 2-3 hours then she puked it up again. She’s still able to walk around but is super lazy and tired. I’m worried what should I do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1103 Recommendations
Baby should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. Puppies are prone to parasites and infectious disease, and a veterinarian will be able to determine what might be going on with her. i hope that she is okay.

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Socks
Mix
13 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Puking yellow fibrous foam
Puking yellow liquid

I have a 13 yr old mutt, she's the size of a pomeranian, some Chihuahua and some other type in her. Short hair, kindof Rottweiler colors. She's been puking up yellow liquid lately, but today it was yellow, foamy, stringy stuff. She's never had any issues with health, she is energetic, no discomfort, and is actually eating more than usual. Using the bathroom regularly and eating as she pleases. (Typically every 4-5 hours she seems to eat just a little) Any idea what could be the issue? She's been eating the same food for months now without issue.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various possible issues for vomiting yellow mucus which may include an empty stomach, infection, parasites, obstruction among other causes. You should try to feed Socks on a regular basis especially before bed so that the stomach isn’t empty; you may also try to feed boiled chicken and rice to see if this helps control the vomiting. If there is no improvement, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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XiaMe
Pomeranian
3 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My puppy just vomit a yellow sticky liquid this morning, she's a healthy dog but I'm afraid what happened to her and will be glad to know what's best to do to cure her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting yellow liquid may just be a simple case of stomach empty and irritated and it leads to vomiting, it happens with dogs and usually requires no treatment; a dog will generally start eating by themselves a few hours later. If XiaMe doesn’t start eating soon you should try to offer boiled chicken and rice since it is bland and non irritating, if she can keep that down you should introduce regular food slowly the next day. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dallas
Husky/aussie
6 Weeks
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Throwing up thick yellow mucus
Liquid Bowel Movement
lack of appetite

Hello I have a 6 week old Husky/Aussie mix puppy and when I first got him I noticed he was pooping a yellow liquid and then he wasn’t really hungry but he did eat but not a lot or not wanting to play or anything then I noticed he started to throw up thick yellow mucus...I stopped feeding him dog food and started him on White rice to see if that would help he has been drinking plenty of water his pee is normal but his poop hasn’t changed..I could really use some advice..I’ve never gone thru this with a dog and I have 2 of them...

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Dallas should see a veterinarian as soon as possible. Puppies are very susceptible to parasites, and infectious diseases like Parvo virus. He may need testing as well as supportive care at this point, and puppies can get dehydrated very quickly. I hope that he is okay.

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Ace
Shih Tzu
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Throw Up

My two-year-old Shih Tzu threw up yellow twice. The first time was a day ago in the late morning. It was like a yellow foam. The second time he threw up was today and at first, I thought he peed but he didn't​. The vomit looked like urine but thicker. He isn't acting out of the ordinary. After he throws up he goes back to playing.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Ace. He may have eaten something that he shouldn't have. IF he is acting normally, and bright and happy and playful, you should be fine monitoring the vomiting. If it continues, he should be seen by his veterinarian to have an exam and make sure that he is okay. It may be parasites, dietary indiscretion, or excitement.

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Dixie
Standard Poodle
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting yellow

My dog Dixie hasn't been eating as well, she normally eats a bowl in the morning and a bowl at night. She just doesn't seem as interested in it. Every other day or so she will throw up a yellow liquid, and usually it begins with dry heaving or retching. She seems a little more clingy but still plays with her brother Charlie and is still pooping and peeing normal.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Dixie. I'm not sure how long this behavior has been going on, if it is just a one day thing and will pass, or if it has been going on longer, but if she continues to vomit every other day and is showing a decreased interest in food, it would be a good idea to have her examined by your veterinarian - they can give her a good exam, check a fecal exam if needed for parasites, and make recommendations on how to resolve this so that she feels better!

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Frederick Ezio
Dachshund
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

vomiting yellow foam
vomiting yellow mucus
Coughing
Sneezing

Medication Used

none

Hi! I have 6 pups, and most of the time they are all really healthy, active, and playful. Lately, 3 of them, a 4 year old dachshund, a 1.5 year old chiweenie, and my 2 year old LA Leopard Dog/Blue Heeler mix have been regurgitating. We feed them all 1 time daily and make sure they have plenty of water - but there is a yellow foamy/mucus coming up. I am wondering if it is allergies or maybe a sinus infection because they have been sneezing a lot too, but I am not really sure what I need to do or what I can give them if anything. Any advice would be great!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Yellow foamy mucus is normally an indication of an empty stomach and something is irritating the stomach leading to bring up the yellow foam, I would start with feeding them twice per day (or more) by splitting their food into two portions (or whichever multiple you choose) so that their stomach wouldn’t be empty long enough to cause vomiting. Now, since three of them are vomiting, it may be that something is triggering this in your home which may be something which you changed just before this event started happening; think if you bought anything new into your home or changed cleaning products etc… Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sophie
Rottweiler
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Our dog was at doggy day care for 2 days. We picked her up last eve and she ate and drank, peed and pooped normally. This morning she was limping which is not unusual because she plays very hard there. She peed and pooped normally this morning. But she started vomiting clear liquid which turned yellowish by this afternoon. She has eaten anything and drank only a couple “slurps”of water. She is awake and responsive but just laying in her bed. What should we do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The clear vomit and the yellowish mucus is probably due to an empty stomach, it sounds like Sophie has a small tummy bug which would take a short period of time to get over; keep Sophie hydrated and try to feed her something bland like boiled chicken and rice. If you see no improvement over the next two days you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Simba
Pekingese
11 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

yellow foam
gurguling
yellow mucus
white foam

Medication Used

cerina
Levothyroxine
Nexguard Flee Treatment

Hi there,

My dog has had stomach gurgling for about a year it goes on and off sometimes every 4 weeks, or 4-6 weeks, he is 11 years old, and he has a low thyroid problem that we just discovered. The normal thyroid number is 18 and his one tested 9 so he is now on Levothyroxine one tablet in the morning and one at night, to sooth his gurgling issue, the vet gives him 16mg cernia tablet and the gurgling stops.

We did an ultrasound for him and he has a thickened duodenum, and gallstones (needs to be removed), all other abdominal ultrasound scans are normal (liver, kidney, pancreas) the GI has normal thickness except for the thickened duodenum, blood tests are normal, we did a few blood tests, full blood count, stool test, all is normal, he doesn't have diarrhea and he doesn't throw up his food. The only thing that showed up in his blood test is the hypothyroid is low

The gurgling issue starts either by hearing the gurgling or he vomits foam/yellow bile or foam mixed together then the gurgling starts, we give him cerina and he recovers within a day, this has been going on for a year now,

Things that set the gurgling off is treats, sometimes cheese as he loves cheese and this is how we hide his hypothyroid meds, we have been trying to eliminate foods that starts these gurgling but Im getting worried now after seeing the ultrasound report and would like an opinion on his case, what does this thickened duodenum mean with the above symptoms hes been showing, should I be worried?

We just started him on food recommended by the vet, he eats cooked chicken we boil at home alone with this dog biscuits supplied by the vet.

We have been trying to eliminate foods that hurt him and he's been eating chicken all his life.

I cant find anything online to give me an indication of his symptoms and its not very straight forward and I don't know where to look and who to ask so any advice is much appreciated,

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I noticed you posted this question twice on two different pages, but all questions on this site come through to me. There are many issues which may affect the duodenum, stomach or remainder of the gastrointestinal tract; food sensitivity, allergies, foreign objects, infection, cancer, medication side effects among many other issues. You should stop feeding the treats and cheese and should find an alternative method of giving Simba his medication (may include the simple push tablet to the back of the throat until he swallows method); eliminating the treats and other foods which cause the gurgling will stop the vomiting, I know it is nice to give treats to your loved one but they are not doing any favours for him in the long term. I cannot think about anything related to the thyroid issues which may be having an effect here. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM https://wagwalking.com/condition/stomach-and-intestinal-inflammation

Thanks very much Dr. I've stopped the treats and will stop the cheese, but in terms of the thickened intestines could it be something serious if all blood tests and stool samples came back normal and if this was on the serious side wouldn't his health get worse, it's been a year and he's been like this? Something like cancer wouldn't his bloods come back abnormal?

All his blood tests and stool sample tests came back normal?

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Mimi
Goldendoodle
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My dog is a 2 year old golden doodle. 2 days ago She suddenly started coughing/hacking and throwing up any water she had drank. I did not feed her since she seemed to have an upset stomach. After one day she threw up a large hairball. Today she is interested in her food but won't eat it. She will drink water, get up and walk around, paw at her toys but won't run and play like normal, just more lethargic. She has also thrown up once, yellow mucus, no food or anything in it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most likely Mimi’s stomach is sensitive from the vomiting and is lethargy due to a lack of appetite; it may be worth trying to encourage Mimi is eat with a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice in small regular portions to see if she can keep that down, also giving 0.25mg/lb famotidine thirty minutes before food my help as well. If you cannot get Mimi to keep solids or liquids down I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Zion
Goldendoodle
10 Months
Fair condition
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My 10 month old golden doodle throws up a yellow mucus in the mornings a couple of times every couple of weeks. It’s not constant but he does it more than he should. He eats two cups of food in the morning and two cups of food at night. His stool is normal and he eats all of his food during each of the two meals. His weight is not fluctuating, he is gaining weight since he’s a puppy. Just a little nervous because sometimes when he’s dry heaving it doesn’t always end up with throw up, sometimes there’s nothin at all. He breathes heavy when he sleeps but he’s also still really young so I’m not sure if that is an issue. Any ideas on why he throws up yellow mucus sometimes and why sometimes nothing comes out but he dry heaves?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for dry heaving and you may need to look out for patterns around the house, for example I once saw a cat that only vomited when their owner mopped the floor, so it is important to look out for external factors which may induce dry heaving which in turn may lead to vomiting. Other causes may be due to excessive acid in the stomach, respiratory trouble, foreign objects, parasites among other issues; I would try to look for patterns in feeding and things around the home which may be the cause. Also, try feeding a little later in the night so that the stomach isn’t empty. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you so much for the response!

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Kilo
pit/boxer
6 months
Serious condition
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My 6 month old puppy has been vomiting thick yellow bile/ mucous for 2 days now...hes had vaccines an worm pill...no evidence of blockage...hes vomiting every 30 mins on the dot. I'm scared. And I have no money to take him to vet. Please help. I live in las vegas.thanks.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is important to ensure that Kilo is staying hydrated, also giving famotidine at a dose of 0.25mg/lb to reduce the acid level in the stomach and giving a bland diet in small portions every few hours will ensure that food stays in the stomach. If you are having trouble with the cost of veterinary care, contact Animal Foundation in Las Vegas, NV. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM http://animalfoundation.com/veterinary-care-for-your-pet/

My dog won't eat at all we took her to the vet they had her on IV and we brought her mine she still wouldn't it she seems depressed and won't even run around or play ???

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Milo
Shih-Tzu
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Hello,

My male Shihtzu has vomited during the night for the last two nights. He vomited again a short time ago, three lots of yellow thickish liquid with a couple of small yellow lumps in it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes of vomiting in dogs which may include an empty stomach (acid irritates the stomach and causes vomiting), infections, parasites, intestinal obstruction, foreign objects, poisoning among other causes. Try to feed smaller meals more often and use a bland diet (like chicken and rice) if he cannot keep his regular food down. If you see no improvement, you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Montana
English lab
10 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Medication Used

Pepcid

My dog is 10 years old and lately she has been vomiting up white flem and also yellow flem..I have been giving her Pepcid 1x a day (she weighs 103lbs) she is eating fine, bathroom using is normal she is acting herself besides this vomiting. When she goes outside I have noticed she is eating grass like crazy and she will come inside and vomit. I know dogs eat grass because she stomachs are upset and it helps. I have been keeping her from eating grass as best as I can because of the vomiting. Any suggestions?!?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The vomiting of white and yellow mucus is normally attributable to an empty stomach, whilst Pepcid AC (famotidine) is useful in decreasing stomach acid is should be noted that this should be done together with feeding smaller more regular meals to prevent the stomach from being empty. Try feeding Montana every six hours to see if there is any improvement; also moving over to a bland diet may help too. If you have no joy with this, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Wrigley
Golden Retriever
9
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Vomiting weight loss
Vomiting

Medication Used

Ranitidine, omeprazole, Sucralfate

My 9 year old Golden has been making a gagging sound for about 6 months. Usually nothing comes up. 2 X he had mucus bile. Have tried multiple antacids. Just started him on Sucralfate. He's lost 25 Pounds in the last year

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different reasons for a dog to be gagging, not all of them are related to the gastrointestinal tract (although the gagging may cause vomiting); other causes of gagging include infections, parasites, heart disease, post nasal drip, foreign objects, stray hairs, respiratory tract disorders (tracheal collapse, laryngeal disorders etc…) and the list goes on. Given the weight loss, it would be best to have your Veterinarian take a look at Wrigley because there are many causes which may be causing this and the approach may be incorrect. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pete
Mixed
17 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Yellow vomit
Weakness
Sleeping all the time

My dog has been vomiting yellow mucus every night for a couple days he will seem to be ok then get sick again if he eats or drinks water he sleeps all the time and will stand with his head down also he seems depressed

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting yellow mucus may be indicative of an empty stomach and the refluxing of bile into the stomach; you could try to split Pete’s food into smaller portions (try four times per day) to ensure that the stomach isn’t empty for too long. Obstructions, parasites and other conditions may cause similar vomiting symptoms; if Pete doesn’t improvement with smaller portions fed more often, switching him to a bland diet or moving over to a sensitive diet may help too. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Brody
Dachshund
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Puking

Hello, my dog has been waking up each morning for the past few days and puking 3 times. He pukes a pile yellow mucus, then 2 piles of white foam. He does not puke throughout the day, just the morning. His stool is normal, and is eating normally. Doesn't act like he is in any pain, we are unsure of what to do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Brody is waking up with an empty stomach and the irritation to causing him to vomit; try to feed him a meal before bed (split his current intake) so that his stomach isn’t empty during the night leading to vomiting in the morning when he becomes active. If the vomiting continues, it may be a case of getting some acid reduces for Brody, but I would recommend seeing your Veterinarian first. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi,

Recently for a couple of weeks my 6 month old puppy has been sick on almost a daily basis. It started when I changed his food and he started gulping his food. He would then ended up being sick and bringing it all back up. I ended up changing his food back to what he was originally eating and feeding small portions. He did continue to be sick off and on but it was no longer a daily issue. However, after a calm few days, where I thought thinks was improving, he has now been sick with a stretchy, frothy, yellow flew. Definitely isn't the food as he has left his food overnight.

I have seen a vet about the issue and they said puppies are prone to this sort of behaviour. In himself he is normal and still has his active bursts. Can you suggest anything? Should I try a bland diet for a few days?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

Hello how are you? My dog Frankie 2 days ago at night woke up in the middle of the night and threw up the mucus yellow foamy vomit a few times then was fine. Now tonight 2 days later same thing woke up and threw up 4 times with same watery foamy yellow mucus. Do you know what this can be? I know once when he did this a few weeks ago he ate a pit from a fruit somehow while we went on a walk which I had no clue but he did eventually threw it up that same night after throwing up most of the night. Thanks so much!

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