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What is Vomiting and Having Diarrhea?

Throughout a dog’s life, he will have occasional bouts of vomiting and diarrhea. Sporadic vomiting and diarrhea is typically nothing to be concerned about, and sometimes foods may not agree with your dog’s system and cause them to have an upset stomach. However, if a dog is vomiting and has diarrhea (or has one or the other) often and for extended periods of time, this could point to a more serious condition which needs to be looked at by a veterinarian.

A dog can have vomiting without the diarrhea, and vice versa. Knowing what your dog is eating and giving him a healthy lifestyle will keep you more aware of why he may be vomiting or having runny stools. If your dog is vomiting and has diarrhea, or one or the other, and you are concerned that he may have eaten something he should not have or is having other symptoms, do not hesitate to contact your veterinarian.

Many situations can cause a dog to have vomiting, diarrhea, or both simultaneously. Reasons your dog may be ill include:

  • Certain foods
  • Bacteria imbalances
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Toxic substances
  • Viruses
  • Parasites
  • Organ failure
  • Diabetes
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal obstruction

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Why Vomiting and Having Diarrhea Occurs in Dogs

There are several different reasons why your dog may be having an upset stomach. Several of the reasons are less worrisome than others, as they not a sign of an underlying health condition. A few reasons, however, can show signs of an underlying health condition, especially if your dog is having the vomiting and diarrhea for more than a day or has other symptoms. If you are unsure of as to why your dog is having an upset stomach, it is always safest to call your veterinarian. 

Reasons as to why this illness can occur include:

Reaction to Certain Foods

 If your dog is on a diet that just does not agree with him, he could suffer from an upset stomach more often than not. If your dog has a bacteria imbalance in his gut, this can make him ill.

Stress and Anxiety

Just like people, when dogs become very stressed or anxious, they can get an upset stomach. Stressful situations in the home or punishing your dog in an ineffective manner can make him stressed, and he can have stomach issues from the anxiety.

Toxic Substances

The ingestion of toxic substances can poison your dog. Vomiting and diarrhea are often the first signs of poisoning, and are sometimes accompanied by bloody stools or even blood in the vomit.

Viruses

Your dog may vomit or have diarrhea caused by a viral infection in his intestines, such as rotavirus or coronavirus. Annual wellness checks and vaccines are two ways to prevent the infection caused by many viruses.

Parasites

Parasites that invade your dog’s intestines can cause your dog to vomit and have diarrhea. Whipworms, roundworms, tapeworms, and other parasites can cause your dog to have many symptoms, including a very upset gastrointestinal system.

Organ Failure

Liver or kidney failure can occur in older dogs or with dogs that have liver disease or kidney disease. One symptom of these diseases is concurrent diarrhea and vomiting. Other serious issues with your dog’s glandular or organ systems, such as pancreatic abnormalities or diabetes may be characterized with the symptoms of vomiting or diarrhea.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

If there is an inflammation in your dog’s stomach or upper intestine, it can lead to a highly-inflamed colon. Diarrhea with this condition may contain blood and mucus as well.

Intestinal Obstruction

If your dog has a twisted bowel or other intestinal obstruction, he may vomit and have runny diarrhea leaking from him. This is a serious condition and must be attended to by a veterinarian as soon as possible.

What to do if your Dog is Vomiting and Having Diarrhea

If you notice that your dog has started with symptoms of an upset stomach, remove all food and water to allow his gastrointestinal tract to calm down. If he continues to eat or drink, he will continue to vomit or have diarrhea. It is important, however, to give your dog very small amounts of water to prevent dehydration. You may choose to monitor the situation on your own for 24 hours to see if your pet’s stomach settles down. If you see other symptoms, such as blood in the stool or vomit, or any other alarming symptoms, such as your dog vomiting consistently over a short time, contact your veterinarian immediately.

After 24 hours, you may begin to reintroduce very bland food into his diet, as well as water. You may want to boil chicken and give him a little chicken with rice, but only give him a little at a time. Be sure he drinks water as well. Continue to monitor him to see if he continues to throw up or have diarrhea. If this is the case, you should call your veterinarian.

Once you arrive at the veterinarian, he will perform a complete examination on your dog. He will ask you questions about his symptoms, such as when the vomiting and diarrhea began, how long it has lasted and the frequency of each.

Your veterinarian will examine the stomach by palpating it to check for bloat and to check your dog’s gastrointestinal organs. He may then choose to take blood work, a urinalysis, and a biochemistry profile to take a closer look at what is going on in his body. Once those tests come back, they will guide him as to whether additional laboratory work is required. These tests may include radiography or an ultrasound of your canine’s abdominal area. The veterinarian may also use an endoscope to take a look at the esophagus and stomach. Your veterinarian will know which tests to perform in order to come to a definitive diagnosis as to what is causing your dog to be ill.

Prevention of Vomiting and Having Diarrhea

There are several things you can do to prevent your dog from having diarrhea or bouts of vomiting. Monitoring his diet and making sure he only eats dog food, rather than human food, can help prevent an upset stomach. When he goes outside, monitoring him to be sure he does not eat anything foreign can also prevent an upset stomach.

Keeping up-to-date with his flea and tick prevention and also keeping him out of harsh environments, such as areas that are heavily soiled and away from murky water can prevent parasites from infesting your dog. Also, making sure you take your dog to the veterinarian on a regular basis for checkups can keep parasites and other infections at bay. Your veterinarian will routinely check for abnormalities in your dog if need be, and, if anything, can diagnose situations early before they cause your dog any sickness.

Making sure your dog lives in a healthy and safe environment, free from toxic substances within his reach, such as rodent killer or antifreeze, is another way to prevent your dog from vomiting and having diarrhea due to a toxic substance that has been ingested.

Cost of Vomiting and Having Diarrhea

If your dog has been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease, it may cost approximately $2800. Other illnesses, such as parasite infestation can cost approximately $300. The treatment of poisoning from antifreeze can cost approximately $3000, and Rotavirus treatment may cost $850.

Vomiting and Having Diarrhea Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Cedar
Siberian Husky
5 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Diarrhea vommittig

My 5 month old Husky went to the bathroom last night in the bathtub and threw up as well which isnt like him as he always goes outside. When I took him outside to go to the bathroom and he had diarrhea and was vommittig. He seemed fine after that and has been playful all day until night came and I found that he had diarrhea (went in the tub again) and had been vommittig again

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Wolfie
English Cocker Spaniel
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My dog has been vomiting, sometimes clear liquids sometimes bile. He also has been having diarrhea. This has been happening for a month. He is still eating and drinking normally. He is a five year old springer spaniel about 30 lbs. I wormed him and cut out the people food but it did not get any better. He is active and behaves good but continues to vomit and have diarrhea.

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Rocky
Chihuahua
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My 2 year old Chihuahua started vomiting late last night. Rocky's poop was soft filled with mucus. Rocky also has diabetes. He doesn't want to eat, not even a treat. He is sleepy today and appears weak. Rocky is drinking water and it appears the vomiting has subsided but still has watery stool with mucus.

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Oreo
Tibetan Terrier
3 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

Took Oreo for a walk and he spent a long time in a specific grass spot sniffing and I think the may have been licking the grass, soil, etc. About an hour later he had diarrhea and soon after started to vomit brown yellowish wit foam. He vomited 3 other times and now he's sleeping. I'm not sure if it will be going away on its own or if there is something I should be doing if it continues.

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Bibi
Chihuahua, Feist
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, Diarrhea

I ran out of fresh food for my dog so I fed him
baked chicken while waiting on the next shipment to arrive. I took off the chicken skin and cut up the rest of the chicken legs and fed it to him, some pieces were probably fatty.

He had no bowel movements that day and started having diarrhea afterwards. I didn’t fast him and fed him chicken, scrambled eggs and rice cooked in chicken broth.

Afterwards I knocked over some of his food and tried to vacuum, but the food got stuck in the vacuum and fell back out. While I was fixing the vacuum my dog ate the food which was in the vacuum but fell out, and vommitted during the night. Im worried it was due to the vacuum related chicken since the inside of the vacuum is dusty and dirty.

It’s been 3 days now and I’ve been giving him chicken and bone broth. He hasn’t vomit since but he seems nauseous now as he is licking and yawning a lot, and is still having diarrhea when he poops 2 times a day.

His normal food will arrive tomorrow, should I take him to the vet now or fast him and wait to see if things resolve after fasting? He is acting normal otherwise I think, although he’s always shy so it’s hard to tell if he is feeling bothered.

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Avery
bird dog mix
10 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

My dog Avery got a hold of a live bird while playing outside one day and so ever since then she has been vomiting, has had diarrhea, and isn’t drinking much at all.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Birds can carry a lot of bacteria that can be harmful to dogs' intestinal tracts. I'm not sure how long Avery's problems have been going on, but it she is vomiting, having diarrhea, and not eating or drinking, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible. They'll be able to examine her and determine what treatment she may need to feel better.

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Lila
Yellow Lab
1 Year
Moderate condition
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My dog stated having diarrhea yesterday, immediately after pooping she threw up, kind of looked like the same color as her poop. Last night she had a small amount of blood in her stool, it was clotted and she has had mucus in her stool. She hasn’t had any more blood or mucus the last two times I’ve taken her out but she still has diarrhea. She is eating perfectly normal, actually eating more than what she usually does, she seems like she’s tired but still wants to go for walks, she’ll play when I initiate play time. She chewed up a plastic shovel and I’m not sure if she ate any of it and she also tore up a blanket which I’m not sure if she ingested or just tore apart, this is what makes me so anxious about the sudden diarrhea and the little bit of blood in her stool.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Lila has eaten the plastic, and the blanket, and is now having bloody diarrhea, she should be seen by her veterinarian to make sure that she is okay and get treatment for her diarrhea. It is good that she is still eating well, but those foreign bodies may be damaging her intestines. I hope that all goes well for her.

My dog got a hold of a live bird while playing outside one day and so ever since then she has been vomiting, has had diarrhea, and isn’t drinking much at all.

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Max
Labrador Retriever
7 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

My dog Max, a lab/basset bound mix, threw up yellow bile last night and then woke us up at 2:30 to go out. He has had episodes of diarrhea about once an hour since 7 this morning. I put his food away and gave him some boiled chicken and sweet potato which he ate, but about 2 hours later he threw it all up again. His stool is very watery and looks like it has mucus in it, there were also small drops of blood in the last couple stools. The only abnormal thing he has had in the last two days is some bacon grease that dripped on the floor, but I think he may have eaten the cat poop out of the litter box. Can that be causing this?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting and diarrhoea may be caused by literally everything in dogs; infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, diet, stress, medication side effects, cancer, pancreatic disorders, liver disease, kidney disease among many other causes; it can be difficult to narrow in on a specific cause. You should try to feed Max small portions of boiled chicken and rice, but only when he is able to keep water down; if he drinks water and vomits, you shouldn’t try with food. If he cannot keep down water, you should visit your Veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tucana
Border collie,blue heeler,pitbull
8 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Diarrhea, vomiting

So yesterday through out the day our dog tucana started his normal routine of using the bathroom couple of time in the morning to after noon. He ate as normal but was a little more thirsty then usual. But as the day progressed he began to poop more and more . His still with a Danish color soft more like diarrhea as the day went on. We figured he has ate something that upset his stomach. But we counted 12 times throughout the day whe's pooped. It's 03:50 in the morning and and since about 1:30 -2 am I've taken him out there times to go same stool looks like but the last time he threw up twice which he hasn't done at all yesterday. It looked kinda clumpy...grass and leaves he's eaten to calm his stomach ...now I'm abit worried. He doesn't seam to be running a fever and seems his normal self ..maybe abitless playful......the only two things that have changed from his normal routine are we are cat sitting our neighbors cat and the other day I went to work out on my parents farm and he drank water from a horse dish that has murky water in it . Our dog is approximately 8 months old .he's border collie , blue heeler and pit mix ....any insite on what's wrong with him woukd be heard my appreciated. Thanks and have a wonderful day.

On a side note he usually sleeps with us and I just noticed his nose feels warm now where as it felted cold earlier ...this isn't a good sign either as he might be running a fever now

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The diarrhea and vomiting is concerning for Tucana, as puppies are prone to parasites and infectious disease. The murky water may have had a toxic bacteria. It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him, determine what might be going on, and give him any treatment that he might need.

I have a 6 year old German Shepherd and we just moved. He’s always been an outside dog but now he is stuck in an apartment, going out for a few hour walks a day. He started projectile vomiting a couple of days ago, appeard to be stomach acid consistancy. We also just switched his food a month ago, adjusting from one to the other with rice. He just this week started vomiting for a day, now he doesn’t want to eat his treats, will eat food, and has uncontrollable diahhrea. He is getting older so I don’t know if this is something serious that we should be concerned about reguarding diseases or other serious issues. If anybody could help I’d very much appreciate it

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Apollo
German Shepherd
1 Year
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Throwing up

My dog Apollo threw up two days ago and has had diarrhea for the past few days. We have limited both his food and water and his feeding time (he usually eats twice a day, but we narrowed it doesn’t to once a day). He still doesn’t seem to be getting any better. We are currently in the process of moving from a different state. We have been living in a hotel in a month waiting for the previous owners to move out so we can move in. So it’s kind of hard for us to get him anything other than dog food and water. Could he have a parasite or infection?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting and diarrhoea may be caused by a variety of different causes which may include infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, stress, dietary changes among many other causes; you should ensure that Apollo is up to date with worming and flea & tick prevention. Try to feed some boiled chicken and rice (if you have a kitchenette in your room) to see if this can be held down, but you may need to visit a Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Barney
cockapoo
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

My 6 month old puppy went to the vets yesterday as he had thrown up twice, wasn’t eating and had bad Diarrhea. He wasn’t himself either he wanted to sleep rather than play. The vet had a feel and didn’t think he had anything stuck but couldn’t tell for sure as he kept tensing up. She gave him an anti-sickness injection, some paste to stop Diarrhea to put with food and some tablets. She said to ring back if I was still concerned and he could go for an X-ray. When he got home from the vets he wanted to eat so I gave him a small amount of rice and he drank some water. Throughout the night he kept eating the rice in small amounts until he had eaten a full packet. He was much more himself and was going for wees normally. This morning he is even more himself and is running around catching his ball. He had his rice this morning and went sniffing for some of his kibble so I gave him a very tiny amount. He is still able to go for wees normally however, he has not had a poo or tried to have a poo since yesterday morning when he had Diarrhea. I am just concerned that he hasn’t been able to go yet. Should I ring back and make another appointment at the vets?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It can take some time for normal stools to start again after a bout with diarrhea, as the intestines are empty. As long as he isn't straining, and is eating and happy, you should not need to worry, and usually they will have BM's within 48 hours.

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Maya
Maltese yorkie
8 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

diarrhea, vomiting, not eating

My dog Maya is having diarrhea, vomiting and she doesn't want to walk around and just is lying around. What do you think I should do?
Maya doesn't want to eat her food.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many different reasons for a dog to vomit and have diarrhoea which may include infections, parasites, poisoning, foreign objects among many other causes; you should try to offer boiled chicken and rice to see if Maya can keep it down but if there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination and treatment. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bruno
shitzu/yorkie/poodle
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

vomiting, Diarrhea/blood

My dog has occasional diarrhea that sometimes contains a bit of blood in his stool, along with some vomiting. His behavior, water intake and appetite never changes, he eats/drinks, runs around and plays like there is no issue. I feel like it happens anytime he eats something that is not his normal dog food or the regular treats we give him. This seems to be a new problem as we used to buy him all different types of treats. Is this something I should be worried about or do I just try to monitor everything he eats and hope the problem doesn't come back? I took him to the vet a few months ago and they gave him his updated shots and prescribed some acid reflux medicine, but taking the medicine for a week seemed to increase the vomiting, once I stopped so did the vomiting until yesterday after my daughter decided to feed him some scrambled eggs.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most dogs can eat anything and everything without an issue whilst other dogs have issues if they eat anything other than their usual dog food; if you notice there is vomiting and diarrhoea after feeding different food or treats I would cut out any other food except for the regular dog food so that the issue doesn’t recur. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Samson
Standard Poodle
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea throws up

I have an 8 year old standardpoodle. His stomach started gurgling and rolling really loud sometimes about 5 years ago. At first it only happened once in a while, so the vet did nothing. He doesn't feel well when having an episode. He has diarrhea and throws up sometimes when having an episode. Took him to the vet a few months ago and the vet put him on prilosec. He doesn't take it daily maybe a pill once a week to help but he had an episode the day after taking the prilosec. I'M keeping a food journal to see if it's a particular food. Some months he might have two episodes and maybe one or two. His rolling of the stomach is loud. He acts like he feels ok after. We just lost our 8 year old female Standard poodle to liver failure. They both have been eating grass. Like I said hes been having this ailment for a few years now.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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These types of symptoms may occur for a variety of reasons which may include stress, infections, parasites, food intolerance, poisoning (happens more often than people think) among other causes; it can be very difficult to narrow in on a cause for such an infrequent condition. Certain people, food, treats etc… may trigger an episode, I’m not sure what to suggest apart from also noting the use of certain clean products etc… in your journal as I’ve found that some cleaning products (for example if a dog licks the floor after it was mopped or licks someone’s fingers after using a certain hand soap) may trigger an episode. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Tucker
German Shepherd
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Vomiting and diarrhea

My 4 month old German Shepherd puppy has been having diarrhea and vomiting today. We woke up and I took him outside, where he urinated normally and had a very soft, runny stool that looked like it may have had a tinge of blood in it. We came back in and he ate breakfast. In the hour and a half after that, he went out 5 or 6 times and had diarrhea several times, with red blood in it toward the end. He has had no other bowel movements today, normal or otherwise. About 10 hours after all this began, I was thinking about getting him his dinner and he threw up several times in a row. The first bout had bits of a stick in it, the rest was bile. About an hour after that, he threw up again, only bile. He seems totally fine other than the diarrhea and vomiting. He's a little less playful than normal, but not noticeably, and he doesn't seem listless or lethargic at all. He's not drinking as much as usual, but I've been giving him ice chips, which he loves, and he has been urinating close to his normal amount most of the day.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Puppies are very prone to infectious disease, parasites, and foreign bodies. Since he has been vomiting multiple times, and is having diarrhea with blood in it, it would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, today if possible. They will be able to examine him, determine what might be going on, and make sure that he is okay.

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Diesel
Pit bull
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting diarrhea

So my dog has had diarrhea for a couple days and has now started vomiting. He is a power chewer so he has eaten many toys but never had this reaction before. He puked once what seem to be the same color as his poop and now he is puking up bile.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Diesel is vomiting and having diarrhea, and it isn't improving, he should be seen by a veterinarian to see what is going on. If he has swallowed a piece of a toy, there is always a possibility for a foreign body, and that won't get better by itself.

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Snow-White
Maltipoo
4 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting and diarrhea

My 4 month-old maltipoo is vomiting and having diarrhea, what can be the problem? I took her last week to get all her shots and took her out to the park right after. Her next shots are not due until next year.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting and diarrhoea are the most common symptoms dogs present with and are shared with the majority of diseases and conditions; infections, parasites, poisoning, foreign objects, other obstructions, diet, stress, hormonal conditions among many others. You could try to feed a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice to see if that calms the gastrointestinal tract, but ideally a visit to your Veterinarian for a thorough examination to narrow in on a cause would be best. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Remi
Australian Cattle Dog (Blue Heeler)
1 Year
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

My 1 year old Australian Cattle Dog Mix has been having diarrhea for 2 days now. At first she was going to the bathroom much more frequently than normal, like once every 1.5 to 2 hours. Now she isn't going as frequently, like once every 3-4 hours. On the first day the diarrhea got progressively more liquidy, but today it got more solid but still very soft, so I thought that it was on the right track. Tonight she vomited up her food out of nowhere about 7 hours after I had fed her. This was the first time she has vomited since the diarrhea began. The diarrhea began about 2 days after giving her Frontline Plus, so I thought that maybe that could have caused it, but I wasn't sure. I don't believe she has eaten anything other than her dog food. Her stool and vomit did not have any blood or worms or anything unusual in it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Diarrhoea and vomiting may occur for a variety of reasons including infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, stress among many other conditions; you should try to give Remi a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice to see if she can keep it down, after reintroduce her food after a few days of improvement. If there is no improvement or she is getting dehydrated you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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George
Boston Terrier
8 Months
Fair condition
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My dog just started vomiting and has some diarrhea, but not consistent. He is playing and acting normal other than within about 3 to 4 hours after he eats he vomits and stool has been very runny. This has lasted for about 3 days. There is no blood in the vomit or in the stool.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If George is still having this problem after 3 days, it would be best to have him examined. Parasites can cause this type of problem, as can dietary indiscretion or intestinal infections. Your veterinarian will be able to determine that cause of what is happening and get him on appropriate treatments to resolve it. I hope that all goes well for him!

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Sweetpea
Pomeranian
11 Years
Moderate condition
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dierreah
Vomiting,
unusual breathing

My dog is a 11 year old Pomeranian, named Sweetpea. A little over a week ago she started throwing up white foamy bile, she couldn't keep anything (not even water) down. We took her to the vet and he gave her 3 different shots and 2 medications to give orally. The meds helped her a great amount, she started to be herself again so we stopped the medication and treated her with good ole TLC. Yesterday she started throwing up again without warning so we started to give her the medicine the doctor gave us again hoping it would solve the problem. She seemed to stay in the same condition throughout the night. This afternoon she started to have very bad diarrhea. Another thing to note is that she to a certain extent is breathing hard. She was breathing fast like this last time she got sick, it went away and now it's back. Today she also managed to eat soft food and has kept it down so far. Any input would be appreciated greatly. I am concerned that she is having some kind of organ failure. We don't have very much money to spend on vet bills, the last one was a big shock for us to pay. Thanks

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure what medication Sweetpea was given previously, but it may have been medication that should have been given through the whole prescription. WIthout seeing her, I can't comment on whether she has any organ failure or more serious problems, unfortunately. It would be a good idea to call her veterinarian, since they have seen her recently, and ask if there is anything that you can do based on theiir recent exam. I hope that she is okay.

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Indie
Mutt
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Diarrhea and vomiting

Our 2 year old dog indie has been having bouts of diarrhea and vomiting. It will last a day or two then go away for a few months then return. This has happened on three different occasions. Her diarrhea is covered in mucous. She will usually only vomit once or twice. Other than the diarrhea and vomiting her temperament stays the same with no other symptoms.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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That type of intermittent GI problems tends to be related to dietary indiscretion, or eating things that they aren't supposed to eat. Another possibility may be a chronic Gi foreign body, or a parasite. It may be a good idea to have her examined when she is having the problem to determine the cause. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Kirby
Australian Silky Terrier
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting and diarrhea

My dog started vomiting vile then progessed to having bloody spots. This was soon followed with a loose bowel. Over the last 24hrs his first poop of the day was semi formed (but still a little soft) he refused to eat all morning and ate grass and threw it up a short time later but it was all grass with saliva. An hour or so later he looked like he struggled to hold onto a bowel movement dark dark brown in colour and watery (possible blood not completely sure so dark). He has finally eaten hypoallergenic paste. Kept it down. My question is i used a wet wipe (baby wipe) on his bottom without thinking, can these ingredients be causing the above: purified water, glycerin, polysorbate 20, phenoxyethanol, sodium benzoate, aloe barbadensis extract, chamomile recutita flower extract, tocopheryl acetate, disodium cocoamphodiacetate and citric acid. Could the baby wipes have poisoned him?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
1607 Recommendations
Thank you for your email. I doubt that his illness is related to the baby wipes, but with such GI troubles, he should be seen by your veterinarian. Vomiting blood and bloody diarrhea warrant a trip to the doctor, as he may need medications and supportive care. I hope that he is okay.

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D
Labrador Retriever
Nine Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

Dog ate grass and vomited only at night 3 nights in a row- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (only at night, not in the house during the day). Started feeding him boiled chicken and rice Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday. Vomiting stopped Thursday. Reintroduced food with the chicken and rice Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday and dog started with mushy diarrhea Monday night and now has very watery diarrhea, Tuesday (no vomiting since last Wednesday). Still seems hungry and has normal energy levels.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3317 Recommendations
You should put D on the boiled chicken and rice again to see if there is improvement, also when you reintroduce his food open a new bag in case the old one is contaminated or spoilt. If there is no improvement in the diarrhoea or other symptoms present you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine the underlying cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Peng
Poodle
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Decreased Appetite
Vomiting

I just adopted a 12-year-old 18-pound poodle mix two days ago. She ate well and had fairly normal bowel movements (just a little bit loose) for the first 36 hours. On the second night she was home, she vomited once - a fairly small volume, appearing to be mostly bile - roughly 3-4 hours after dinner. For dinner that night she had picked at her food, eating only the portion of new food and avoiding the portion of the food she had previously been eating at the shelter. Today, she ate a small amount of the new & old food mixed together for breakfast and had about 1 ounce of cooked plain chicken as a treat. About three hours after breakfast she vomited again, with a few scraps of chicken in the vomit. Through all of this, she has continued to drink water and has had normal urination and bowel movements (if a bit smaller in volume). She saw the vet already two days ago, the day I adopted her, just for a checkup (no shots, she already had them at the shelter) and vet said she was OK. She's been understandably very anxious upon coming home and I'm wondering if she needs to go see the vet again for the vomiting or if this is just stress and nerves?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3317 Recommendations
There are a few possible factors going on here which may include stress, new environment, dietary changes among other issues; if Peng is drinking, urinating and defecating normally I would monitor her for the time being and try her with some boiled chicken and rice to see if she can keep it down in four equal portions spaced throughout the day. If Peng is still vomiting on boiled chicken and rice, visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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