View Full Version : Sickish This Morning

3rd April 2008, 02:23 PM
I need everyone's advice this morning. Kip got up and was acting normal all morning, he ate, he pooed, he played. Then all of a sudden he threw up. Quite a bit actually. It consisted of (I am sure you all want to know this) whitish foam and his food. His kibble didnt looked chewed at all. Afterwards he was still running and playing but as a new mommy I am a little over worried about him. I scheduled a visit for 1pm today.

Should I worry? Or did he just eat too fast?

3rd April 2008, 02:30 PM
Sound like he just eating too fast.....?
A friend of mine has a greedy/speedy pup too and the problem was solved by scattering the kibble on the floor ,then the pup had to slow down :o)

3rd April 2008, 02:36 PM
Rather than just scheduling a vet appointment, I always recommend asking the vets IF you should bring your dog in and describe the circumstances, if you are unsure. There are situations where I know my dogs should go in, but much of the time I ask for the good advice of my vets first so that I don't needlessly consume my time or theirs.

Puppies and dogs vomit for all sorts of reasons and unless there are other signs of problems or you feel the dog is vomiting due to a problem -- something ingested for example -- I wouldn't generally contact the vets.

Dogs don;t generally chew their food much (nor do humans!) so vomit often looks pretty undigested. hat's because they are throwing up what hasn't yet been digested much.

There's a good guide on whether you need to see the vet pinned to the top of this section that I find very useful. The first item is on vomiting:


3rd April 2008, 02:38 PM
THANKS SO MUCH! I often tend to be a worry wart.

3rd April 2008, 03:42 PM
Chester used to do this a lot when he had scoffed his dinner down & then starting playing too soon! God forbid he could leave his ball for 5 mins! ;o)

3rd April 2008, 10:38 PM
Drinking too much water straight after eating can also cause this, I've found. Especially if the pup is a gobbler! :lol:

Mom of Jato
4th April 2008, 02:21 AM
My 4 month old pup drinks his water really fast sometimes, and then if he runs around soon after...will throw up white foam. Yuck! :(

4th April 2008, 03:13 AM
This happened to Bella once (she was about 4 months old) - she ate her food really fast then started to play and vomited this white foamy stuff up.

I tried to read up about it and now try to keep her calm for about half an hour after eating. She hasn't been sick like that since.

4th April 2008, 04:05 AM
Thanks all for calming my nerves. He hasnt thrown up at all the rest of the day and seems like good little pup kip.