|Dog keeps vomiting
||[Mar. 27th, 2014|11:39 pm]
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I'm pretty sure I know the answer to this one, but I am very prone to anxiety and overreacting... so I'd like to get some impartial opinions.
I have two dogs. Cory - six year old German Shepherd. Poppy - 4 year old Yorkshire Terrier. At 3.30 this morning, Cory woke me up by vomiting multiple times all over the house. Initially I didn't think too much of it, he's always had a bit of a sensitive stomach and it happens from time to time - I figured he had eaten too fast or something. He seemed fine today, although I withheld food just to be safe. 30 minutes ago (at 11pm) he vomited again and this time the bile was reddish in colour, which I am worried means the presence of blood somewhere.
So to sum up: He's vaccinated and wormed, but has always had sensitive stomach. But he has vomited multiple times in a 24 hour period, and the last time contained what made have been blood. He seems well in general; he's been running about and playing, drinking normally and showing an interest in wanting to eat.
He has behaviour issues with strangers and so I really don't want to drag him off to the vet and have him undergo a bunch of tests if it's not necessary, but at the same time I am worried that it may be something serious that I am overlooking.
So what would you do? Make an appointment with the vet first thing in the morning? Keep monitoring him and see if anything changes in the next 24 hours? Panic? Don't panic?
Also is there anything I can do at home to ease his discomfort?