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my 6 month old Havanese, Charlie, has periodically thrown up, once in a while, since we got him at 12 weeks. It is usually yellow foamy stuff. Over the past few weeks, it has increased to a daily thing and sometimes it is just clear and watery. The vet tried pepcid and changed his food to Hills prescription ID (for sensitive stomachs). He is still throwing up, so they said they would de-worm him and if that doesn't work, he may need anti-biotics for either Chronic Pancreatitis or H-pylori Bacteria. They felt that worms were more likely in a 6 month old puppy. He had the de-worming treatment last night and he has thrown up 3x today. They did say that he might throw up after the treatment. He is also trying to eat grass when I walk him. I had heard that dogs do that when they don't feel well. Has anyone else gone through anything similar?
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I'm so sorry to hear about Charlie's vomiting. Please PM Benji's mom (Poornima) on the forum. She went through something similar with Benji, and although the cause may not be the same, maybe she can share info or tell you what her vets thought might have been going on. It ended up being an undescended baby tooth (I think...not sure of the exact details) that was growing so far back in the mouth that her vet totally missed it. Anyway, she went through a LOT with him and he had similar symptoms - vomiting bile frequently for months after she brought him home. Please keep us posted and I hope Charlie will feel better soon.

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I hope your veterinarian finds the cause. That would certainly be distressing.

Is Charlie vomiting the bile before he eats? I've known of several Havs that need a very small meal as soon as they wakeup or they end up vomiting bile. The frequency of Charlie's vomiting sounds like a bigger problem than that though.

And eating grass is normal - even when the dogs feel well. All of my dogs nibble at grass (especially if they can find some bermuda grass that grows in one of my garden beds and gets out of control quickly) in addition to one of my other flowering plants that they love.
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And eating grass is normal - even when the dogs feel well. All of my dogs nibble at grass (especially if they can find some bermuda grass that grows in one of my garden beds and gets out of control quickly) in addition to one of my other flowering plants that they love.
Thanks Kimberly--I had always worried when I saw Oliver eat grass......now I can relax a bit
Hope Charlie is OK!

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Poor little Charlie. My guys will throw up on occasion, but I always thought it was because they were eating grass all the time. They love eating grass and dirt.
I hope Charlie is ok. Let us know what happens please.





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Here is a web vet site that has a brief article about dogs eating grass.

Here is an interesting blog article on a dog that loves to eat large quantities of grass at any opportunity.

By the way, I should have added earlier that eating grass without pesticides is OK. If you treat your lawn, you may want to reconsider if you have a dog. Likewise, when you take your dog to someone else's home or a park, you should probably discourage grass-eating if you don't know if they treat their lawns.
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Hi JC, My jasper used to throw up bile a lot when he was younger. The Vet thought he was vomiting from hunger because he was very finicky. Does Charlie eat? Once I was able to get Jasper on a more consistent diet the vomiting stopped. I resorted to giving him rabbit jerky if he refused his morning meal--- it created an even more finicky dog-- but happy to say that at almost 2 he is no longer that finicky. Hope you and the vet get to the bottom of Charlie's problem- it's so sad to see them go through that. Keep us posted.




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I'm sorry to hear that Charlie is vomiting. The only time I've dealt with my girls vomiting bile was when they didn't have anything in their stomachs. On one of our camping trips Sedona refused to eat all day and spent the first night vomiting bile. Once I got some yogurt into her and some canned dog food she felt better and was fine the rest of the week. Charlie's problem sounds like something different though if he is eating but still vomiting.
My girls eat grass in our back yard all the time. Last year it did make them vomit but not this year.
I hope your vet gets to the bottom of what is ailing Charlie soon.

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Is Charlie actually vomiting, or could he be regurgitating? The causes can be a lot different for each.

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A few months ago Gabriel kept throwing up, so I took him to the Vet. He gave him something for the vomiting and kept him overnight on an IV of fluids, as he said all of the vomiting caused him to be dehydrated (is he drinking any water at all?) He said that if he didn't stop vomiting and start drinking water by the next day that it could be a blockage and he would have to do exploratory surgery. (has he had any chews or possibly swallow something?). Well, when I called the next day, Gabriel snapped back and I was able to take him home. I never did find out what the cause was.

I have noticed that when my Hav's have a stomack upset they will eat grass (but as Kimberly said, they can eat grass for a varity of other normal reasons).

Another thing it may be is a food alergy to something such as wheat or corn. Have you tried just giving him boiled chicken and rice for a few days (is he eating??)
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