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She woke me up throwing up all over the bed. She's thrown up about every 10 minutes since 4:15AM. I'm not sure what to do for her. I'm guessing she got into something that she shouldn't have at doggy daycare yesterday although she was fine before bed. So, I'm just sitting downstairs on the couch keeping an eye on her. She's next to me in her bed with towels spread all around so hopefully I can keep the mess to somewhat of a minimum.
 

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Aliesha, I hope Daisy gets to feeling better soon! You may want to give the vet a call, especially if she can't keep food or water down. Keep us posted on how she is doing!
 

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If she is still vomiting, I would definitely get in touch with the vet or take her to the ER. The last two paragraphs of this article are alarming, and I don't mean to cause you to panic, but watch her carefully for any signs of a blockage. I hope she feels better very soon.


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Unfortunately, dogs are well known for getting into things that they shouldn’t, lead by their noses and stomachs. Dietary indiscretion, in the form of eating things out of the garbage, in the yard, plants, etc, can be the cause of vomiting. Most times, withholding food and letting the dog naturally expel the unwanted substances will be curative. However, eating something that may cause an obstruction in the gut is a threat, and any dog that has eaten a large amount of something, even if it is seemingly harmless, should be monitored for abdominal pain, lethargy or increasing episodes of vomiting.

As many dog owners will attest, dogs will eat just about anything. Unfortunately, this can mean an array of items that never meant to be in the body, winding up in your dogs stomach. Tennis balls, coins, socks, rocks, toys - there really is no limit to the dogs imaginative thinking when it comes to ingesting foreign objects. Once the dog has swallowed the item, it may prove too large to pass through the rest of the increasingly smaller intestinal tract, and can at some point become stuck. This intestinal blockage quickly becomes an emergency situation. A partial blockage in the intestines may produce vomiting, diarrhea and cramping of the abdominal muscles. A complete blockage will cause severe abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, and repeated, frantic, projectile vomiting. Depending on the location of the blockage, fecal-like mater may be vomited, while in other situations the vomit may be only bile.

If the obstruction is allowed to continue, the gut surrounding the blockage will begin to loose blood supply, and start to die. This process can happen in as little as an hour of a complete obstruction. As the intestines begin to rot, the gut may leak or even rupture, causing a severe systemic infection.

Abdominal X-rays are the best way to diagnose an obstruction, and immediate surgical intervention is usually the only form of treatment. The blockage will be located and removed, and if the surrounding bowel has been compromised, it must be cut out (resected) and the healthy ends of the gut sewn together to reconnect the intestinal tract.
 

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Yikes! That is scary! Thankfully, she seems to be better. She finally stopped throwing up around 6:30 and we were both able to cat nap a little. I just gave her some ice cubes and she's holding that down. I've mixed up a little cooked white rice and ground beef and I'm letting it cool. I'll try her on that in a little bit if she keeps the ice down. She acts like she's starving to death, but then again she IS a Beagle. LOL!

She was scaring me last night. She would whine everytime she was getting sick and she was so lethargic which is so not like her. Now, she's back to her bubbly self so far.

Thanks for the replies and for reading!
 

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I hope Daisy continues to feel better. It's so scary when our babies are sick and we don't know what's wrong. We had a scare like that with Jersey once. The people across the hall left a bag of garbage in the hallway and Jersey got something out of it before I could stop her. She was so sick, poor girl. Give Daisy some extra belly rubs from me and Jersey!
 

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I am so glad to read that Daisy has shown improvement. Another one of those times that you just wish our pups could talk! Please continue to give us updates -- gentle belly rubs to Daisy from us.
 

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We've been to the ER twice with Duke from eating what he shouldn't and it was so scary! He was a pup both times and the vet had us give him the bland rice diet for 3 days afterward.

It is so hard when they are hurting and you don't know what from or how to make them better. Poor Daisy, I hope she continues to improve. Keep us updated.
 

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Well, she is now back to her old self thank goodness. She was a little more laid back for most of the day, but then being awake half the night will do that to you. She caught up on her dog naps throughout the day. I think what really woke her up was her bath. She had gunk in her fur that had to come out, but after her bath she was running and ready to go.
 
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