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It doesn't sound right to me, I'd at least check in with the vert. My brother's dog doesn't do well with an empty stomach, so will upchuck bile if he doesn't have SOMETHING in his stomach. They have dealt with it by giving him a Milk Bone (I know, not great nutrition, but it seems to work for them) mid-day, and then another just before bed. He has his meals at 6 AM and 6 PM. That has COMPLETELY solved the problem.
If it's an allergy, though, (which is also a good possibility) you'll need to do some sleuth work. Lots of dogs have a wheat intolerance, in which case, you CERTAINLY wouldn't want to give them a Milk Bone. (which is pretty much a big, hard cracker)
Kodi has an allergy to mildew in wet grass which causes him to lick his feet and the base of his tail. (although it has never made him retch) The vet gave us two additives for his drinking water, one for dust and molds which we use in the winter, and one for weeds and grasses that we sue in the summer. These have to be used every day, year round, but work like a very mild version of allergy shots, where they expose the dog to TINY amounts of the allergen over a long period, so that they build up a tolerance. She warned me that it tended to work well with dogs with mild allergies, but usually wasn't enough in the case of severe allergies. It has worked beautifully with Kodi. He went NUTS itching last spring, and this spring he has been mostly fine. On the few occasions where the allergies seem to break through, I give him Benadryl twice a day (on the vet's advice) until he seems to be past it.
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