My 4 year old maltese poodle mix had a very bad vomiting session about three months ago in which she vomitted, had diarrhea, was very lethargic, and just looked ill. She also began vomitting up specks of blood. She was given fluids for 24 hours and the diarrhea and vomitting continued to a much lesser degree after that for about 3 days. They could find nothing wrong, though the vet seemed sure it was due to the fact that she sneaked food from my puppy's bowl and her kidneys were overworked or something. Bloodwork did not show any problems though. About a week later I became very ill myself so I wrote it off as a very rare bug that crossed species (I know they really don't have those but it at least gave me an answer) and she seemed fine after that.
Well yesterday she started vomiting again though not to the degree of the last time and so far no diarrhea (though she just had some loose stool). I still have some medicine left over from her last bout and have been giving her that as well as restricting her diet (also switched it to can food to help with dehydration though she has been drinking). At times she seems lethargic but other times happy and energetic. Does anyone have any thoughts as to what this could be? She has had all her shots and the first time when I asked about the possibility of Parvo I was told that there was no way she could have gotten it since she was vaccinated. I'm at a lose and while I will take her in if things don't improve, I can not really afford another $800 vet bill only to be told they can't find anything wrong.
Vomiting can be caused by a multitude of things, did she get into any garbage? Did she scarf something down way too fast? Has she eaten too much, in the past couple of days? Do you or have you taken he out running soon after a meal? Does ahe become overly excited or nervous? Does she eat grass, like most dogs? If the vomiting is lasting longer than 24 hours, is projectile , if she's having trouble breathing, or there's blood in the vomit, or she has bloody diarrhea, then you have cause to worry, and get her into the vet. Otherwise, I would give her very little to eat, and also a bit of pedialytefor the next 24 hours. If it keeps up, you will have to take her in. I'm thinking she has gastritis, but think about all the things she might have done, and if you're sure she has'nt done any of the aforementioned, and she 's still vomiting after 24 hours, she has to go to the vet. Good luck, hopefully she just stuffed herself, although, in that case, watch for bloat also.