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Vomiting and Dark Stool
My Havanese Riley is a little over 2 years old. In early January, she got sick for 3 days with a stomach virus. She vomited 3 nights in a row. What really concerned me was that the vomit was very dark (I think they call it "coffee ground"). During the day, she acted totally normal and had a great appetite. During this time, she also had very very dark stool (but it was well-formed and NOT diarrhea). We took her to the vet, and they ran a stool sample and only found "traces of blood" but no parasites or other abnormalities. All of her vital signs and blood work were also normal, and when the vet touched different areas of her stomach she did not seem uncomfortable. He prescribed an anti-vomiting medication and also a medication to heal the esophagus for 10 days.
She returned to normal on the 4th day, and then 3 weeks later had a bowel movement that consisted of fresh blood + normal colored brown stool. Again, she was acting normally and had a great appetite. The next day, her stool was extremely dark again (no fresh blood, well formed). Finally, her poop was back to normal but, she vomited twice this morning.
She has not had any changes in her diet recently, and now the vet wants to either: 1) Run some diagnostic tests (upper and lower GI and possible endoscopy). OR 2) Put her on a 1-ingredient diet like Venison or Duck, and also put her back on a stomach med like Pepcid.
I'm just not sure what to do at this point- She's not showing any signs of discomfort, so it's hard for me to make the decision to subject her to all these tests. Has anyone had a similar situation with their Havanese?? Any ideas on what this could possibly be?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!