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What is Vomiting Brown Liquid?

Although vomiting is a common symptom of many illnesses, it should not be overlooked. In some cases, your dog can simply be vomiting because they ate something inappropriate. Vomiting brown liquid, however, can be an indication that something more serious is wrong. Here are some of the more common causes of your dog vomiting brown liquid:

  • Bleeding ulcers
  • Intestinal blockage
  • Something they ate
  • Other sources of bleeding (such as tumor or gum disease)

Some of the causes of throwing up a brown colored liquid are more serious than others. For example, bleeding ulcers and intestinal blockages should be treated right away. If your dog is bringing up brown liquid due to something that they ate or because of a source of bleeding, the seriousness of it will depend on what they ingested or how much and where they are bleeding.

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Why Vomiting Brown Liquid Occurs in Dogs

Brown vomit can have a range of causes and can happen to any dog. Although it may be alarming to discover your dog expelling brown liquid, in most cases the dog can recover with no permanent side effects, as long as they receive the proper treatment.

Bleeding Ulcers

If your dog develops an ulcer and it begins to bleed, it could cause them to vomit. If the ulcers are located in the upper intestine or stomach wall, the vomit could turn a brown color since the blood would be digested by stomach acid. In some cases, tarry, black stools are another sign of bleeding ulcers. Ulcers can be caused by your dog ingesting aspirin or other types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs. 

Others things that can begin the development of ulcers is stress, shock, ingestion of foreign objects or toxic substances, cancer, allergies, bacterial or viral infections, liver and kidney disease or failure, pancreatitis, mast cell tumors and intervertebral disk disease. Signs of stomach ulcers are severe vomiting, blood loss and dehydration.

Intestinal Blockage

A blockage in the intestines can also lead to the throwing up of brown liquid. Intestines can become blocked due to the ingestion of an object that cannot pass through. Some common objects found in dog’s stomachs are coins, bones, buttons, socks and underwear, toys, and marbles. Symptoms can be different depending on the location of the blockage. Signs that are often observed include vomiting, abdominal pain, loss of appetite and difficulty defecating. In the case of a total blockage, the vomit will be accompanied by a fetid smell. A foul smell can also accompany a dark brown vomiting if your dog has ingested feces. Blockages can develop from the digestion of bone, rawhide or a growth in the abdomen. Items will move through the gastrointestinal tract in around 10 to 24 hours, and signs of a blockage will occur within 24 hours after ingestion. 

The exact timing will vary depending on how early or late in the system that the item gets stuck. If the item gets lodged in the esophagus, your pet will begin to show signs fairly quickly. They will lick their lips, swallow often and regurgitate soon after eating. The vomit may emerge in a tubular shape and can contain pieces of kibble. They can also suffer from dehydration since they cannot eat or drink properly. This can be dangerous for the dog as they are unable to keep down their food. If located in the stomach, the pylorus will often get blocked which can keep food from passing through the intestinal tract, and therefore your dog will most likely vomit within a few hours of eating. 

Large and smooth items are the most common to create blockages in the stomach. When objects get past the pylorus but get stuck in the bends of the small intestine, it can cause gas to accumulate. This can lead to the intestine getting distended, and eventually the blood supply can get cut off. Tissues can die, and the dog will begin heaving right after being fed, experience abdominal pain, fever, shock and a distended intestine. This can cause death if not dealt with. Blockages located farther through the system will often have signs including diarrhea, and vomiting will happen 7 to 8 hours after eating.

Something They Ate

Sometimes, the reason for your dog to vomit brown liquid is something as simple as the fact that they have ingested something that was brown in color. Since vomit will usually take on the color of what your dog ate, if they have ingested chocolate, dirt or feces, it can cause brown vomit. Some other foods that are not that color can still cause brown vomit after being ingested.

Other Sources of Bleeding

This can include bleeding in the digestive tract which can be caused by a bleeding tumor in the upper small intestine or stomach, blood coming from a gum or tooth diseases as well as a blood clotting disorder. If your dog ingests rat poison it can also cause them to eject blood and have black stools. There can be secondary bleeding if your dog ingests blood from the mouth, lungs or licks it up from other wounds or nosebleeds. The dog may then expel the ingested blood, which can come out as a black or brownish color. 

Hemorrhagic gastroenteritis is a disease that can lead to your dog throwing up digested blood. Hemorrhages are serious as they can lead to low blood pressure, anemia and sometimes death, so it is, therefore, important to visit the vet. A warning sign of excessive blood loss is pale gums. If you notice lethargy, weakness, pale gums and excessive loss of blood, they can be warning signs of something serious and should be checked out immediately.

What to do if your Dog is Vomiting Brown Liquid

Stomach ulcers can usually be easily managed medically, but if they have perforated the walls of the stomach your dog may require hospitalization and surgery. If the stomach ulcers are severe, even if they have not yet perforated the stomach wall, your dog may also be in need of hospitalized care as well as blood transfusions, intravenous fluid replacement therapies, and nutritional and electrolytic support. Other types of treatments include supportive care, modifications to their diet and lifestyle, as well as medication. It can be helpful to give antibiotics, painkillers and medication for vomiting. But be cautious, as some medications like NSAIDs and corticosteroids can actually contribute to ulcers. 

Foods that are highly digestible can aid in reducing irritation and inflammation of the digestive tract. The best way is to feed your dog small meals several times throughout the day. Your pet should always have access to water, unless recommended otherwise by your veterinarian. Blockages should ideally be treated quickly, as if they are left untreated, a dog with a blockage can face fatal complications. For example, peritonitis and perforation of the bowels can occur. If brought to the vet soon after the blockage occurs, you can avoid surgery and the blockage may be able to be removed via endoscopy. If death of the tissue, called necrosis, occurs, affected parts of the intestine will need to be removed along with the object.

Prevention of Vomiting Brown Liquid

The best way to prevent intestinal blockage is to monitor your pet, and take action quickly if you notice them eating something that they should not. Do not let your dog have rawhide, cooked bones, toys and objects that are unsafe. Only allow your dog to have toys that are bigger than their throat, as they will be impossible to swallow. Since it can often contribute to stomach irritation, try to eliminate stress, such as loud noises, from your dog’s environment.

If you notice that your dog has swallowed something, your vet may suggest induced vomiting in a potential way to prevent a blockage from forming. It can be beneficial to teach your dog the drop-it-and-leave-it command to use if you catch them eating something that they should not. Dietary modifications, such as the introduction of highly digestible foods that can reduce inflammation and irritation can help your dog avoid stomach ulcers. Giving several small meals throughout the day will also help. Ensure that your dog always has access to fresh water.

Cost of Vomiting Brown Liquid

Treating your dog will have different costs depending on the cause. A visit to the vet for stomach and intestinal ulcers can cost you about $2200. Intestinal obstruction and ingestion of feces or foreign objects can cost around $3000 and $1700. If your dog is vomiting brown because of ingested blood, the cost of treatment will vary depending on the location and severity of the bleeding.

Vomiting Brown Liquid Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Hershie
Rat Terrier
5 Months
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Brown sugary vomit or poop

I'm not sure if it was vomit or poop because I didn't see it happen. I'm worried because it looks like sugar crystals and kind of brown tinted. Please help me! There was a whole bunch of it and it lined all the way down my hallway. It looked like someone dumped brown sugar all down my hallway but a light brown color.

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Otis
Labrador
18 Months
Moderate condition
-1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My dog licked hydrocortisone off an itchy spot and is now vomiting. He isn't eating or drinking. How long before he feels better? We gave him some pepto bismol.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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A small amount of hydrocortisone cream shouldn’t cause much of an issue, it is much more troublesome when a dog chews an entire tube of it. If Otis is having some stomach upset, you should try to give him some boiled chicken and rice as well as ensuring that he stays hydrated. If there is no improvement after a day or so you should pop into your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog just vomited brown liquid with some of the food he ate last night he's on pain medication for two fractured ribs should I be worried

My dog ate a spicy hotdog from the counter and has now vomited 6 times in 24hrs. At first it was undigested food, and now it’s more of a liquid. I withheld food and water today to try to keep his stomach from being upset. What should I do?

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George
Labrador
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Hi my Labrador is 6 Years old and he’s been vomiting this brown jelly liquid and he’s vomited quite a few times today! His poo is also an unusual colour as well. We’re thinking it could be something he ate but could it be something else?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for a dog to be vomiting brown liquid which may include consumption of faeces, duodenal reflux, foreign objects, gastric bleeding, eating rubbish, poisoning among other causes; if the faeces are also discoloured, then I would suggest feeding a bland diet and visiting your Veterinarian for an examination to check George over to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog was throwing up brown liquid and it seemed he had stomach ulcers and we took him to the vet. They had him hooked up to IV’s, later on they took him then his blood sugar started bottoming out he then had a seizure then died. Who’s fault was it?

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Isabella
Chihuahua
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, weak, no appetite

My chi mix has been vomiting a horrible smelling orangish bile. She's only urinating once a day, and has only had one bowel movement within the past 5 days, which was dark and normal, but not black or soft. The vet said its either her gallbladder or her liver, but said she's not sure. She gave her a shot of antibiotics and nausea medicine and told me to give her Pedialyte, chicken broth, pumpkin puree and pepto every couple of hours. She hasn't vomited as often as she was before the vet visit, but is still vomiting one to two times a day. She's extremely weak and has lost a lot of weight. Her breath and stool smells as horrible as the bile she's vomiting. Is there anything else I can do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Were blood tests done? Was an ultrasound carried out? Without having more information or being able to narrow in on a diagnosis they only treatment which may be offered is supportive and symptomatic care which Isabella is already receiving; for a more direct treatment plan, the underlying cause of the symptoms needs to be identified. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bumble
Miniature American Eskimo
3 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Medication Used

Trifexis

My dog has vomited foam and a little brown in it twice today. She was fine yesterday, didn't eating anything weird that we know of. She is peeing and pooping normally, but does seem a little fatigued now. Should I be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Keep an eye on Bumble, it may be just a little tummy upset; a few small meals should clear it up. If Bumble is still vomiting it may be worth feeding a bland chicken and rice diet for a day to see if that helps; if the vomiting continues or other symptoms present you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Took her to the vet and they determined it was pancreatitis. She is doing better now.

Hi,
My dog too has been sick brown bile for 3 days in the early hours of the morning. Last night she had 3 big poops and today she was eating grass then pooped dark brown water. She is acting normal but I am worried about her.
Naomi

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Benji
Dachshund
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My 1 year old beagle/dachshund mix projectile vomited brown bile it smells like poop so thats what I think it may be. He only vomited twice both smell foul like poop. Are there any other things it could be ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Benji has vomited faeces which may be due to faeces which was consumed from the garden, cat litter tray or other sources; also, duodenal reflux of contents back into the stomach may cause a brown faeces like vomit as well. If you have a cat or there is faeces in your garden you should ensure that Benji is unable to eat any of ie; if he has no access to faeces (cat, his own or other) then you should visit your Veterinarian as be may have an obstruction. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jax
Pomsky
1 Year
Fair condition
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Fair condition

I came home to my puppy having spit up all over my bed. My mom said he was fine earlier and wasn't acting out of the ordinary. It had little red droplets that kinda looked like blood but I'm not sure. I want to take him to the vet but my dad is refusing to take him for me. He isn't acting unusual but it just doesn't want any sense because she says that he didn't eat anything he wasn't supposed to. I don't know what to do, please help!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Dogs may vomiting for a variety of reasons and a one off vomit event isn’t much to be concerned about; some infections, irritation (may have licked or ate something he shouldn’t) or another cause may be to blame. If the vomiting continues or Jax develops other symptoms visit your Veterinarian, otherwise keep an eye on him and ensure that he is eating and drinking (drinking more important). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bandit
German Shepard/Chow mix
2 1/2 years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

My dog Bandit has thrown up a brown liquid with bits of food on it the past 2 mornings(12 hours after eating the night before. He also hasn't been drinking very much water the past week or so. He is still active and eats his food. I have been feeding him a small cup of Science Diet, soaked in Chicken broth, with a mixture of Shredded Chicken, brown Rice and mixed Vegetables and Sweet Potato. He has always had digestion problems. He was rescued from a Homeless encampment as a puppy by the Humane Society.(2 years ago) The vet found that he had ingested stones and had calcified boned in his stomach

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting a brown liquid may be due to gastric ulcers, intestinal obstruction, reflux, parasites among other conditions; many times feeding smaller meals more often can help ensure that the stomach is never empty. I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian today (Saturday) so that if there is a serious obstruction you wont need to deal with out of hours fees on Sunday if you need to take him in. Regards Dr Callum Turner DV

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Brie
Maltese
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Shaking

I have a 13 year old maltese she started having dark jelly poo and was lethargic. she also has a brownish drool from her mouth that smells really bad. i took her to the vet earlier in the week and was told she has gastroenteritis and maybe borderline pancreatitis. I was given prescription food and directions on how to feed. Her stools have been normal after day one of the new food and she is urinating. I see no blood. She is lethargic and shakes periodically. I have been able to get her to eat some but she is not drinking much. Yesterday I thought she was getting a little better. She was following me around some and wagging her tail. this morning I couldnt get her to eat and i feel she has to be dehydrated. This morning the sheet was stained with this brownish discharge from her mouth more than the other nights. She has never been sick and always been healthy. There have been no changes previously in her diet. Thank you

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. While I can't examine her or diagnose anything, she sounds like her pancreatitis is getting worse. Mild pancreatitis can often be treated at home, but if it develops into a more severe case, she should be in a hospital on IV fluids and treatments. With the dark stools that you describe, she may have an intestinal ulcer. She needs to be seen today by a veterinarian, and possibly hospitalized, from what you describe. I hope that she is okay, and feeling better soon!

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Jojo
American Staffordshire Terrier
5 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting
Blood In Stool

Our 5 month old boxer mix was found covered in what we thought was feces when we came home from the store. My fiancé gave her a bath and as soon as he got her out, she projectile vomited this brown liquid that smelled absolutely awful. Like the worst feces smell I’ve ever encountered. She did the same thing a few more times within 20 minutes and she also has had trouble with bowel movements. She strains and it’s watery diarrhea with a tinge of blood. We couldn’t get her to eat at all today prior to all of this either.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Puppies are prone to parasites, intestinal blockages and infectious diseases. Jojo needs to be seen right away by a veterinarian to be assessed and find out what is going on with her. Puppies can deteriorate very quickly, so time is of the essence. I hope that she is okay.

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Tilly
BeGionfreese
9 Months years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Tilly is 9 yrs bigonfreese, she eats everything , a week ago she was sick vomiting up all food and was yellow , this lasted few days and now is only dark brown liquid, she's keeping nothing down not even water, think she eaten something bad , thought shr would pick up but now I am really worried, oh and sleeping lots.i am in dilemma as in Holland and if I take her to vet they won't let her travel home Wednesday as has to be fit to travel, so do I tell them and take her straight away to home vet or she can't go home . What to do.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Tilly has eaten something, it would be best to have her checked out now instead of waiting; also if you are travelling by air, the Veterinarian at the airport wouldn’t allow Tilly to fly if they don’t think she is fit to travel. You should visit a Veterinarian for at least stabilisation and to see if there is an obstruction or poisoning event. I cannot recommend delaying a visit to a Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Coco
Pug
2 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, Dizziness

My pup is throwing up brown liquid when she does she shakes her head and i feel like she might be having trouble swallowing after. She drinks water and then throws it up with some brown mixed in it. What could be wrong with her.

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Sargeant
American Bulldog
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, loss of apetite

My sweet 2 year old American Bull Dog has been vomiting brown foamy bile all day. He isn't eating, and has only drank a small amount of water. I am so worried. He eats twice a day, generally, and hasn't touched his food once. He is kind of mopey, but not lethargic. He doesn't seem dehydrated, although somewhat disoriented. We have two other dogs - both of which are fine. How concerned should I be, and is there anything I can give him to help settle his tummy?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You should try to keep Sargeant hydrated and encourage him to eat a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice in small regular portions even if you need to hand feed it to start with; you should keep a close eye on him and visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement. This may be caused by infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, liver disease, gastric ulcers among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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smiley bongo
Labrador
3 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

We have a golden retriever and a small labrador that have been sick for 2 days now. they have eaten and drank water but they both keep bringing up a brownish slime. they're gums are completely white. we don't know if they ate something while we were out but they keep doing it. it doesn't smell. we have been monitoring them as a vet call line said to watch them. they've had cat flu before and we are afraid that it could be worse. i don't know what to do

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If their gums are white and this has been going on for two days, they should see a veterinarian right away. I can't see them to determine what might be going on with them, but it sounds like they need medical help. I hope that they are okay.

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Jack
Pug
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting Brown Liquid

Mi pug has not being him self. He is vomiting Brown Liquid almost smells and looks like diarrhea. He tries to eat and he is drinking electrolytes. Also he has not poop but he does pee ok. Would this be symptoms of blockage in the intestines?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Jck is vomiting and not having regular bowel movements, he should be seen by your veterinarian. Without seeing him, I cannot say what might be going on with him, but he should be seen to figure out what is going on with him. I hope that he is okay.

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Koko
Terri mix
16 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Poop
scared
Vomiting brown
Brown vomit
Stressed
Vomiting

My dog throws up every now and then but he always licks it up so I never get to see it or don’t worry because he cleans it up. Well last night I came home and he had pooped brown tar stuff not a lot just a little and then when I got in bed I heard him throw up what sounded like a lake of water. I go look and it’s brown poop looking and smelling watery stuff. Clean it up a hour later he does it again but a lot more. Not sure what to do. He hates the vet and isn’t very friendly and gets stressed out easy. so I don’t want to force him to the vet and stress him out if not needed. Anything I can do?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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There are many things that could be causing these signs in Koko, and since it seems to be getting worse and not better, it would be a good idea to have him seen, even if he doesn't like it. That amount of vomiting and diarrhea is concerning, especially at his age.

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sasha
border collie springer spanial
3 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea and sick with blood spots
Diarrhea

Medication Used

none

hi my dog sasha is a border collie cross springer spanial she have had diarrhea and this morning was sick a little bit it was brown and had 3to 4 spots of blood in it

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Diarrhoea and vomiting in dogs may be transient or s sign of serious illness; diarrhoea and vomiting are vague since most conditions affecting dogs include diarrhoea and vomiting. Infections, parasites, foreign objects, poisoning, tumours, obstructions among many other causes may lead to diarrhoea and vomiting. You should ensure that Sasha is hydrated and offer a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice in small regular portions so see if she can keep it down; if there is no improvement or symptoms increase in severity, you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Justice
American bully
1 Year
Serious condition
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Serious condition

My dog twsted negative to parvo today she hasnt eaten 3 days going on 4 drinks lots of water vet gave her and cerina but shortly in the waiting room threw up a dark brown vomit smelled foul

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Lola
Chihuahua
11 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My 11 year old Chihuahua hasn't eaten in the last 24 hours and her stomach has been making a gurgling noise all day. She just threw up brown liquid shortly followed by throwing up a clear mucasy liquid. She has never been one to just eat a random object, so I'm not sure what it could be. Should I be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Not eating for a day isn’t too unusual and may just be due to a small bug which may pass, the vomiting would have been caused by an empty stomach; however, it may be a sign of something more serious like infections, dental disorders, gastric ulcers, parasites, obstructions, tumours among other causes. I would try to feed her some boiled chicken and rice which should not irritate the stomach, small portions (quarter to half a cup) fed frequently may help. If you see no improvement you should check in with your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

hi was your Lola ok? any helpful advice.

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Teeghan
Shepherd mix
5 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Puking blood and brown

5 month old puppy puked three times today, twice was blood and a brown substance. He’s been drinking water and acting normal (hyper), is this something where I should take him to the emergency vet or should I wait till the vet opens up (it’s 11:50 pm where I am)

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Teeghan is otherwise acting normally, eating and drinking and bright and happy, you may not need to rush in to the emergency clinic. If he develops diarrhea, continues to vomit, or becomes lethargic, he should be seen before tomorrow.

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Emily
Setter
12 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My dog has vomited 5 times in the last 12 hours. It started out light brown with some undigested food now it’s turned into dark brown liquid. She is otherwise bright, and alret. Didn’t get into anything and I’m holding food.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for contacting us about Emily. It would probably be a good idea to have her examined by your veterinarian in the morning, as that is a lot of times that she has vomited in the last 12 hours. In a 12 year old dog, systemic problems can become a problem, and vomiting can be a very vague sign for many different problems. Since she is otherwise bright and alert, you should be fine waiting until the morning. If she becomes depressed, or continues to vomit, she should probably be seen at the nearest emergency clinic. I hope that she is okay.

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Kado
Border Newfie
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy
Vomiting

My 7 month old Border Newfie has thrown up 3 times this week (several days apart). Each time it has been a thick brown liquid (he eats poop occasionally), but the last time today it was very watery brown with specs of food and some shredded sticks (which he also eats). It was the most puke I have ever seen him puke up. After, he acted really depressed and almost like he was in trouble (which he never is after puking!) He won't touch food, but I saw him eating snow outside. He ALWAYS eats, so I'm concerned. He keeps curling up into a little ball and is giving me the saddest eyes. I'm going to make chicken and rice and give it to him in the morning. Anything else I should watch for? His poop 1 hour prior to vomiting was normal and he pooped quite a bit, and his urine seemed normal. Thanks!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Puppies are prone to parasites, intestinal foreign bodies, and infectious disease. it would be best to have Kado examined by your veterinarian since this behavior is so unusual for him, and he has been eating things that he probably shouldn't have been. Your veterinarian will be able to examine him, assess if he has anything serious going on, and get him treatment so that he feels better. I hope that he is okay.

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Peanut
Shih Tzu
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Weakness
Vomiting
Lethargy

My 3 yr old Shih Tzu ate a pig ear (which he has had before) two days ago at night. He woke up yesterday very tired and out of his norm. He kept whimpering when we picked him up. He had 2 bowel movements yesterday. On the vet’s advice he was put on an antacid and digestive food. This morning he has another bowel movement seemed perfectly fine until 30 mins ago where he vomitted brown liquid. It smelt like feces instead of vomit. I’m not sure if this is due to the digestive food or something else. I’ve tried to give him water but he wont have it at all.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Pigs ears can be heavily contaminated with bacteria, and can seriously upset a dog's GI tract. His vomiting would not be due to the digestive food, but it would be a good idea to have him examined to make sure that he is okay, and that he doesn't need antibiotics or further supportive care.

My dog keep throwing up brown liquids and he doesnt want to eat i dont know what he ate. He is not playful today and just kept laying down. What should i do?

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Buster
miniature dachshund
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

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Lethargy

Buster is a twelve year old mini dauchshund. It has been very hot and we do not have AC, so when he started throwing up we thought it was heat exhaustion. He can't hold anything down and it's been clear liquid up until now, where it was brown. He hasn't eaten anything, nor has he drank much. In some websites, it says to withhold food and drink from him for 24 hours, but in the heat, this seems cruel. I'm also afraid for my new puppy, Loki. I do not want him to get sick. I keep them separated, but I do not know what else to do.

Buster gets up and very slowly walks around (mostly to vomit or potty) but otherwise stays laying in his crate.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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We do sometimes recommend to withhold fluids and food for a 12-24 hour period in an effort to rest and reset the gastrointestinal tract, however you should ensure that Buster remains hydrated especially if you’re in the heat. You should give water and if he is keeping down water, try to encourage him to eat a tablespoon of boiled chicken and rice every few hours to see if it can be kept down; however if there is no improvement you should visit your Veterinarian especially if he is showing signs of dehydration. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bonnie
Shih Tzu
18 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea

My dog has been vomiting for less than 24 hours. She has had one chunky (I assume her food) a couple mucus like, and a couple watery with a little bit of brown. She won't eat, but she will drink (she doesn't drink a lot or more than usual). this started at about 11pm last night went until 4am, and then she hadn't had any more vomiting until just a little bit ago (about 5pm). She has had 3 bowel movements in the last 24 hours. One of which was partial solid and diarrhea (one solid piece and the rest mush/liquid like). She will still wag her tail. But she doesn't like to move around a whole lot. She will jump on the couch though so she is mobile just more so seems to be drained of energy.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes of vomiting and diarrhoea; certainly Bonnie has a severe gastric upset which is probably due to an infection (not uncommon for a dog to get a severe gastrointestinal infection at her age). Many times, supportive care ensuring that she remains hydrated and feeding a bland diet can help; if she is dehydrated (press her gum until it goes white, let go and if it takes two seconds or longer for the blood to return then she is probably dehydrated). It may be worth taking her in to your Veterinarian for a once over and for fluids (if required) to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Puffy
Labrador Retriever
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
not pooping
Loss of Appetite

My dog is not eating anything and occasionally vomiting small amount of brown liquid. she went to take a poop but couldn't. she pooped a bit and then kept on trying but couldn't. also there was a few drops of liquid while she tried pooping. what is happening?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few reasons why Puffy may be vomiting brown liquid and having constipation but the main causes would be intestinal obstruction, parasites, foreign objects, tumours among others; you should try to encourage Puffy to eat with a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice mixed with a little plain canned pumpkin or mineral oil to get things moving. However, if Puffy is showing signs of pain or discomfort you should visit your Veterinarian immediately. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Duke
Labradoodle
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My dog has been throwing up brown liquid with specks of blood in some. The vomiting gets less and less each time . He's pooped 3x today but they all looked like normal defecations. He's happy and energetic when I take him outside or out of his cage.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting brown liquid may be due to the consumption of faeces, digested blood in the vomit, duodenal reflux among other causes; I would recommend giving Duke small regular meals of boiled chicken and rice to see if he can keep it down and it is non-irritating. If you don’t see any improvement or the severity gets worse you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My 12 year old beagle had surgery last year to remove tumors . they cut her stem to stern. She's been good for a year. She stopped eating a few days ago. She was pooping a tar like substance. Now when she drinks she throws up a clear mucous with white chunky stuff. She's having trouble walking and today is throwing up watery brown doesn't smell

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Luca
Chihuahua
Seven Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

Luca has been vomiting for one whole week. We tried giving him chicken, less food, and more water but he seems to not be any better! I’m getting concerned about him!!! Please tell me what I should do and how I should treat him without going to the veterinarian because we have no money right now

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, I cannot treat Luca's vomiting without seeing him. He should be seen by your veterinarian to examine him, assess what might be going on, and recommend treatments. He may have a systemic diseases, parasites, or an intestinal obstruction. Many clinics offer CareCredit for unexpected expenses, and you can talk to your veterinarian about that. I hope that Luca is okay.

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Pluto
Labrador
2.5
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Doc its been a month my dog isnt well vet is coming n treating but so signs of improvemnt.loss of appetite he isnt eating properly alternate days he ll puke brown liquid.he had fever for 4 days n vet assumed tht its tick fever n treated him but he had gastro entritis.i changed my vet as i cudnt see any improvemnt n other vet treatmnt was goin good but again 5 days later he puked like bfore.kidney n blood reports r normal but he is still puking n its sticky n smelly.His motion was dark black but now its normal.but he is not eating anything.vet is just givin medicines n saline.vet says he has ulcers n inflammation of intestines. Its been a month now he has become too weak.what is exactly going on with my baby?plz help

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It does sound like Pluto has gastrointestinal ulcers from the description you have given; treatment would be centered around reducing acid in the stomach, feeding a bland diet and other supportive care. Without examining Pluto and reviewing everything I cannot really add anything here; treatment is straightforward but may take time especially if he is weak. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Yes he is weak he isnt eating anything. Vet is coming and treating him but still condition is same.Medicines of vitamins n minerals arnt really affecting him.inspite of giving him domstal for vomiting control he pukes.doc is just sayin to give medicine now.
what can be the ideal treatmnt? pluto has not eaten anythin the whole day.
how much time it ll take him to recover?
Can u suggest any medicine which cud help to get rid of ulcers?

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Georgia
Chocolate lab
6 Years
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Georgia has vomited a brown liquid over the last 3-4 weeks. It has only happened 3 times, but she will throw up 5-6 times each time it happens. No change in stool color or consistency that I have noticed. She has not been lethargic or appeared to be shaky at all. She eats just fine except for right after she gets sick. For some reason it does seem to only happen at night although I can’t imagine what that would have to do with it.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few causes for vomiting brown liquid which may be due to eating faeces, consuming other non-food items, duodenal reflux, gastric bleeding, poisoning among other causes; try to ensure that Georgia is eating regularly and try her with smaller meals more often so that the stomach isn’t empty. Due to the various possible causes, it would be best to visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Sofia
Yorkipoo
12 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Nausea

My groomer informed me on Monday of last week that my dog was in heat for her first time. She has been urinating small amounts more often since then. Tonight her belly has been rumbling and she finally threw up. It was a medium brown in color. She has eaten very little this week. Should I be worried or take her to the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for a dog to vomit and a one off event shouldn’t cause much alarm, however you should keep a close eye on Sofia for any other symptoms but if you are concerned or see any other symptoms it may be worth popping into your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Also, if you are not planning on breeding Sofia, I would recommend having her spayed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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James
German Shepherd
6 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My black male german shepard is vomiting up brown liquid almost every other day. He continues to no eat his food when he is fed. I’ve had him about 2 weeks and he rarely eats. He doesn’t seem to want anything I give him. He eats grass then either later that day or the next he will vomit brown liquid or clear gel like substance with grass.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the symptoms which you are describing, but fundamentally James is not eating his food which is having further effects with him vomiting brown liquid (could be faeces which has been consumed or digesta refluxed into the stomach). Getting to the underlying cause is important which may be due to stress, poor food quality, spoilt food, foreign bodies, parasites, hormonal conditions among other causes; try to feed James a different type of food or to feed him boiled chicken and rice in small regular quantities to see if that helps, walk him on a lead and prevent him from eating any further grass. If this continues, visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Spike
Min Pin
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting, diarrhea, couldn’t stand,

My dog was severely dehydrated, temp of 97.5 and couldn’t walk more than a couple of inches before collapsing. He also was vomiting brown liquid that smelled like diarrhea. Brought him to the vet, they did blood work. Said on one of the smears there were no white blood cells, gave him IV fluids and sent him home. He passed away 2 1/2 hours later. Had labored breathing his mouth and gums were grey. Vet never did an X-ray. I’m under the impression that he had a blockage and possibly internal bleeding. Just not sure why they didn’t do an X-ray.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I"m not sure why they didn't do further diagnostics, and it is difficult to say without having been there. If you are concerned about the care that Spike received, you can speak to the veterinarian or manager at your clinic, or every veterinarian is governed by a regulatory board, and there will be a state veterinary licensing board that you can submit a concern to. I am very sorry for your loss.

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Roobi
Husky X Huntaway
14 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Blood In Urine, Brown vomit
Blood In Urine

My 14 week old puppy has been vomiting for a few hours now. It is brown water like liquid. She also has traces of blood in her urine which she keeps trying to urinate but only dribbles a little. She hasn’t eaten anything that she shouldn’t have to my knowledge. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting brown liquid may be due to a few different causes including eating faeces, duodenal reflux, bleeding ulcers among other causes; since Roobi is also urinating blood it would be advisable for you to visit your Veterinarian for an examination as blood in the urine may be caused by infections, stones, poisoning among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luna
Shih Tzu
1 Year
Serious condition
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My one year old Shih Tzu has been vomiting once every week or every two weeks for a few months. It's always brown liquid and I've taken her to the vet. Her blood work was perfect and her ultrasound showed that she's very healthy and nothing is causing any blockage in her system. They are recommending more tests to see if she has a build up of acid and are going so far as to saying she might have a disease. She eats royal canine the vet prescribed version both the wet and dry. She is still active and eats three meals a day but it's a struggle to get her to eat her food. She is also ten pounds and the vet said she's the right weight. I need advice on this situation and what I might be able to do. The vets are asking me to do another 1000 in tests.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is difficult to say what the specific cause is if blood work and ultrasound has come back negative; vomiting brown liquid may be due to bleeding, reflux from the duodenum, eating faeces among other causes. Further testing is required to help narrow in on a specific cause, sometimes it can be difficult to find a specific cause and your Veterinarian may try to test for everything since there are few symptoms presenting. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My boy is lab n 10 months old...he is vomiting very severy and now vomiting brown...firstly is was not brown but the series of vomiting leading him to brown vomit.
What should i do. Medication helped him alot. I just want to know is he serious in condition.

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Mitzi
Terrier mix
13 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

She vomited runny brown liquid one morning only one time and a small amount. I'm wondering if she got in the litter box and ate some cat poop would this cause it. She's never done this before. Otherwise she is behaving normally

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Eating from the litter tray is the most common cause of vomiting brown liquid in dogs which share a home with a cat, but I will never understand the appeal; other causes may be due to an intestinal obstruction, gastric bleeding, parasites, poisoning among other causes. If Mitzi is otherwise in good spirits, you should keep a close eye on things and ensure to keep the litter tray cleaned out. If this issue continues, visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rocky
Boston Terrier
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

My 30;b Boston Terrier got to 2 boxes of chocolate, one box of malomars, and chocolate ice cream. Now he is throwing up brown liquid frequently. Should I be worried

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Chocolate is (as I am sure you are aware) poisonous to dogs, also other ingredients in the Malobars and ice cream may be causing gastrointestinal upset (dogs can be lactose intolerant and artificial sweeteners can also be toxic). It is good that Rocky is vomiting everything out, but I would recommend you see your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pearl
Chihuahua
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My Chihuahua starting regurgitating at 1am and threw up 4 times. The first vomit was brown bile had no chunks just milk chocolaty brown the second was reddish brown, 3rd brighter and the 4th red, all were just bile no chunks or clots. She pooped right after like an inch and a half stool with what looks like tiny specs of peanuts inside the stool she also urinated fine. I just want to know if she will be fine

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Pearl is still vomiting, she should probably be seen by a veterinarian - that is a lot of vomit. If she has stopped, she may have gotten whatever was causing that out of her system, but if she is continuing to have problems, it would be best if she were seen.

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Tucker
Miniature Pinscher
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My vet told me that my dog needed to lose 5 lbs. So, I began giving less food. Well, I didn't realize they were out of water and he didn't have water overnight. He threw up twice and yellowish. He is still eating, going to the bathroom, etc. This is not the next morning and I woke up to brown/black fluid on my rug and couch. He is still eating and going to the bathroom. Running around and acting crazy like usual. Should I give him rice with chicken tonight? He has not vomited since?
I was also giving him allergy meds because he was getting ear infections. He seemed to be doing great. Could it be from the meds? cetirizine?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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It is hard to say what the cause of Tucker's problems might be without examining him. It is unlikely due to not having water overnight, or the cetrizine. If he continues to vomit, he should be rechecked by your veteirnarian to determine the cause of these GI problems that he is having.

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Lola
Shih Tzu
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Stomach Pain
Diarrhea
Gagging
Vomiting
Shaking

my mom passed away 2yrs ago and i started looking after her precious dogs. lola hasnt been sick ever but now its almost approaching 24hrs and my mom's little mixed lady pup has vomitted a few times starting after 9pm yesrerday. i assumed it was from her eating a donut fast from the floor but she vomited twice throughout the night and again this morning. it was brownish liquid but a few times only liquid and the rest had chunks in it. some pieces seemed like hard, comparision to her nail. she just vomitted right now, it was hardly anything, very little to nothing, but it was her heaving and gagging that made me more alarmed, she was in discomfort and continues to rest. she only had very little stool earlier & tiny diarrehea, i can see she's been in pain, crying and whimpering, wanting to rest and lack for any food or water. she did finally drink water and went pee but threw up 2hrs later. what should i do, i dont have income so i'm trying to take care of her as best as i can until i absolutely have to take her to the vet. we need good advice & help. thank you

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Eating a donut may cause some gastrointestinal upset whether it is from the donut itself, any oil, sugar, frosting, filling or anything else on the donut; it is possible that the donut causes severe gastrointestinal upset. You should withhold food and water for around six to twelve hours and then give little access to water, once water is kept down try feeding some boiled chicken and rice, if this is kept down slowly wean her back to her normal food. If you have concerns, you should try to find a charity clinic or other nonprofit for assistance. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Kano
German Shepherd
7 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

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Vomiting

My dog just started vomiting up dark red blood and the first time it looked like coffee grounds but the last time it was more like jelly like and he is still drinking water he wont eat and his stools is runny and black

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Kano needs to see a veterinarian right away. If he is vomiting blood and his stools are dark, that means he is bleeding into his GI tract, and needs medical attention.

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Laila
Labrador
8 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My 8 yrs old labrador laila was diagnosed with infection in uterus as she didn't had any puppies ever, she was discharging some white viscous liquid with some blood since last two days, our veterinary doctor gave her a treatment for the infection. Suddenly yesterday after eating food in the afternoon (3pm) she started vomiting at around 5 pm. It was brown in color and after some time it was everywhere in the house. Since yesterday she has vomited around 15 to 20 times that brown liquid. He gave some antibiotics to her and rantac injection and told to minimise the food and water. Today I gave her very less amount of water and no food till evening and there was no vomiting, but in the evening I gave her some boiled pulse with indian wheat bread and she again vomited after 5 minutes of eating with that same brown fluid. Is this anything related to uterus infection. Also should we go for uterus removal surger

Read more at: https://wagwalking.com/symptom/why-is-my-dog-vomiting-brown-liquid

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The only cure for a uterine infection is to have the uterus removed surgically. Pyometra can very quickly become a life-threatening infection, and it would be best to have the surgery as soon as possible. I hope that she is okay.

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max
tea cup yorkie
8 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

I just brought home a tea cup yorkie and hes been having diarrhea and he threw up and there was lil spots of blood should i take him to the vet ? Is this normal? maybe he dog food being to hard ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting with blood isn’t normal and may be an indicator of an infection, parasites, foreign object or other issue; also if you have suddenly changed Max’s food, it may cause an issue with his stomach which may result in vomiting, diarrhoea (with or without blood), loss of appetite etc… I would try feeding him again in small portions to see if he vomits again, if he does you should visit a Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Luca
Chihuahua
Seven Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

Luca has always been a healthy dog since he was born! He has no medicine to take but he is fat and lazy but for one day he was only vomiting two times and I got worried, concerned, and sad but what should I do and should I be worried??? Maybe even take him to a veterinarian or something near that?!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Luca, I can't say for sure whether he needs to be seen, but if he is bright ad happy and acting normally otherwise, and not vomiting any more, you should be okay to monitor him for further signs. If he continues to vomit, or develops diarrhea, or seems to be lethargic or have a decreased appetite, he should be seen by your veterinarian. I hope that he does well.

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Lola
Siberian Husky
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Hi, Lola ate a piece of fried chicken thigh that was left on the counter while I took a nap, there was some gravy on the plate and she licked the whole thing clean no bone or anything left. She also ate something while taking a walk and gulped it down before I had the chance to get to her, I think it may have been a moldy piece of bread. When I woke up this morning her cage was filled with some sort of brown liquid that smelt vile, more like feces than vomit. She was whimpering so I took her out and gave her a bath and dried her all the while she looked like she wanted to throw something up, I took her outside and she threw up a whole lot of brown liquid while shaking her head and pooped straight water. I haven’t fed her since last night since I didn’t want to upset her stomach but she seems very hungry and is searching for food, she will eat anything she can find. So I am keeping a close eye on her. She was resting for an hour or two after she bathed but she’s running around and playing now all the while gagging and vomiting a small amount of foam. Does this sound like a blockage from the chicken bones or maybe food poisoning from what she ate outside? I got an appointment for the vet later this afternoon and I need to know if she will be fine or if I should take her to the appointment.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Since we don't know what she ate, it is completely possible that her GI tract is suffering the effects of a nasty bacterial toxin. If there were bones in the chicken thigh, that is a possibility as well. It would be best to keep that appointment and have her examined, to make sure that she doesn't need treatment for this problem. I hope that she is okay.

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holly
Maltese
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

barley moveing crying sick,vomiting

Medication Used

none

it started this morning with a lot of vomiting somme yellow some white and foaming other clear maney time today now while ago a dark bloody mess i think was vomjt but theres little of the same color in her hair on her rearend so the bloody may have ben poo not

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Holly needs to be seen immediately at your nearest emergency veterinarian. If she has been vomiting all day and is now vomiting and having bloody diarrhea, she needs to be seen and treated, immediately.

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Pillows
Shih Tzu
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Diarrhea
Vomiting

Hi! My dog has been vomiting a liquid brown with bits of food in it. He also has been suffering of diarrhea with foul smell. He eats often and yet he rarely drinks. He still wags his tail and is still attentive. I do remember that my sister told me that he saw my dog eating some sort of rock in the garden yesterday. Could this be the reason why he is acting this way?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting brown liquid and having diarrhoea may be due to a foreign object, if Pillow’s has eaten a stone it may be causing an obstruction leading to the vomiting and diarrhoea. There is no easy way to see if there is an obstruction, palpation may be possible by a Veterinarian but an x-ray would be the best method of detection. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi my chihuahua cross has been throwing up brown bile once a day everyday for about a week with slightly runny but still solid regular poops. He Continues to eat and drink jusy fine and is not lethargic.

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Hole
Pomerian
40 days
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

She is sleeping more , she is vomitting dark brown

My 40 days old Pomerian bitch is vomitting brown after giving her injections of fever and respiratory problem , is anything serious about this?
She travelled for 200 kms in car and when I dropped her , she had drink milk after 1 hour she vomits after that she was lethargic then I showed her to doctor she was having fever and after he gave three injections and now she is fine but in the mid of night she committed thrice and the colour of vomit was Dark brown and she pooped black and now she is sleeping and in morning she was happy also but I don't know why she is vomitting dark brown and yes she again was drinking milk only .
What's the problem ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Milk can cause gastric upset in some dogs as many dogs are lactose intolerant and this may cause severe vomiting, vomiting brown liquid and the black faeces is a little concerning and may indicate some bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract which may be due to ulcers, stress, poisoning among other causes. The travelling of 200km could have an effect on Hole as stress, heat, lack of water etc… could make a dog nauseous. At Hole’s age you should be thinking of moving across to a solid food diet, milk can cause many issues if it contains lactose. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ducati
pit bull terrier
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

3 yr old pit mix with irritable bowel
syndrome. He is on famotidine 10mg twice a day but only gets it if he eats his meal since it’s given to him in his food. Threw up Saturday morning around 9am outside but I didn’t get a chance to go out to see what he threw up before it got covered in snow. He threw up again around 2pm and it was solid bright red, I’m assuming blood. He hasn’t eaten since Friday’s dinner and he hasn’t had any water. He threw up again at 2am Saturday night/Sunday morning and it was a brownish liquid with foam and small flecks of dark, I’m assuming small blood clots. Color of gums has been good all day. Still refuses to drink any water. Stomach area doesn’t seem sore to press on it. Stools seem normal, he had two bowel movements on Saturday morning/early afternoon.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The quantity of blood being vomited is concerning and would recommend you visit your Veterinarian as soon as possible since gastric ulceration or other bleeds may perforate and cause a life threatening situation. Feeding a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice may help slightly in the short term and try to give the famotidine half an hour prior to food to see if it makes a difference; but visit your Veterinarian as soon as possible. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Shorty
Chihuahua
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting

My 10lb chihuahua mix vomited a couple times this AM, it looked like and smelled like poo (not solid though).
There was a regular poop on the floor of the bedroom that i discovered a little bit after, she may have tried to eat some of it. Hard to say. She does not seem lethargic or distended in any way, her tummy feel normal and she doesn't react to finger pressure placed all around her belly area. Holding off taking here to the vet for a bit, does this sound ok?

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candy
Labrador Retriever
6 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

blood vomit.now yellow

my 6 yr old labrador vomitted blood and rushed to vet.he said it is stomach ulcer and gave her 6 injectons for 3 days.no medicine.he asked to not give her any food or water for 3 days.only electolyte drops were allowed.now it is 3rd day and she has vomitted 5 times pure yellow fluid.she is asking for water.there are no vet here except him.i want to know is the treatment correct .can i feed her.will she be ok.i am in tears.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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thank you for your email. Without knowing more about what is going on with Candy, it is hard for me to comment, but she should be able to drink water in small amounts after 3 days, and is probably thirsty. If you give her small amounts, 1/4 cup at a time, that should not upset her stomach, and will keep her hydrated. it would be best to follow up with your regular veterinarian for return to feeding, but she needs to have water in small amounts, frequently, evert 30-60 minutes. I hope that she is okay.

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Duke
Maltipoo
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Depressed
Quiet
Vomiting brown
Vomiting
Dehydrated

Medication Used

Flagelence
Amoxicillin

I have a 5 yr old maltipoo. He is very friendly and loves attention, but can also cuddle up next to you and be content. He is very attached to me and follows me everywhere. Yesterday he threw up bright yellow about 4-5 times. He wouldn’t eat or drink anything. He seemed to try and have good energy and maintain his usually habits. Today he vomited Twice a flemmy dark brown. After that he looked depressed and just sat with his head down. I took him to the vet and they took his temperature which was 102. They did a blood test and took abdominal x-rays. The doctor said his hydration should be between a 33 (hydrated) and a 55 (not too hydrated) and duke was at a 65. The doctor kept him hooked up to an IV from 10am to 8pm. They said if he doesn’t vomit the rest of the day I could take him home, and if he vomits tomorrow I’ll need to bring him back and they would hook him back up. The doctor also said something in his liver is elevated. They provided me with flagenance and amox meds. The doctor noticed two questionable things in his X-ray. 1. Was a mad that he believed could be the kidney, but from another angle you could only see 1 kidney. The other was that the mass he saw could be part of his inflamed GI/obstruction. He wants to see if the meds clear it all up and if not do more extensive imaging if need.

I took duke home today and he was excited to see me and gave lots of kisses like he normally does. However, now he is laying on the couch and unphased if I leave the room. Normally he needs to have eyes on me at all times or in my arms.

Should I ask for more extensive tests?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not really sure what is going on with Duke, without knowing more about his tests and physical status, but if your veterinarian feels that the medications may clear up the problem, it seems valid to give them time to work, and keep in close contact with your veterinarian to make sure nothing is being missed. If he is not improving, an ultrasound may be the next test needed. I hope that he does well.

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