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  • My dog vomited a few times this morning. Gave her a quarter tablet of 160mg of cerenia at 10am. Vomiting stopped. Fed her royal canine high energy gi can at 5pm. At 12am pet vomited twice liquid, brown possible canned food. Do I fast her all day tomorrow or is there possibly an obstruction? Since she lasted over 12hrs without vomiting what are the chances of obstruction?

    Hi Jessica,
    If the vomiting has continued or if you see any other signs like not wanting to eat, lethargy, or diarrhea, I recommend that you take her into see a veterinarian as soon as possible. If she is unable to hold down food and is vomiting even with Cerenia, it is concerning that there is a more severe cause to the vomiting. This can be due to an obstruction but there can be other causes like pancreatitis or infection. Your vet can talk to you more about the cause of her vomiting after they have examined her. They may recommend some lab tests and/or x-rays to help diagnose or rule out certain diseases. The treatment that she needs will depend on the underlying cause of the vomiting.


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