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Vomiting everything in his belly

Django hasn't been himself today. When I got home, he was experiencing one of his tremors. I waited about 10 minutes to make sure it wasn't something else and gave him a dose of prednisone. The shaking went on for about an hour and then he settled down. These tremors cause tightness in his belly and he's always stretching his lower torso. About an hour later he was still shaking and stretching so I gave him Baby Gas-ex which seemed to help settle his stomach.

He hasn't eaten anything today so I decided to open up a can of his canned food and sure enough he ate it all. About a half hour later, he threw it all up. Every morsel. He's never thrown up like this before, it's usually the yellow bile not actual food.

He's resting comfortably now and of course I will keep an eye on him. Has anyone experienced this before where you dog vomits his entire meal?
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What does the vet say? He may need to rest his stomach (no eating), make sure fluids are available. Introduce foods in very small amounts until he is able to tolerate foods.

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If this happens again, I would go to the vets.

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This happened with my Lhasa last year and it turned out to be pancreatitis. I would definitely go to the vet as soon as you can. Poor little one
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I lost my last little schnauzer to pancretitus before I got Rosie. She started out vomiting and wouldn't eat. The next day went to the vet and got the diagnosis. She lasted a week. It really was a terrible case. He kept saying that I had let her have something out of the trash, but I hadn't. I think it was the candy that the grandsons had dropped on the floor. But she never quit vomiting even when it got to bile. And it is terribly painful. I definitely would go to the vet if it continues.

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I would take him to the Vet, they now have a in house test for pancreatitis it is called Spec cPL, of course they do blood panel and then they run this test to confirm...in the past they had to wait to send blood to a major Vet hospital that had a special machine. My girl Khloe had Pancreatits a few weeks ago we picked her up from the Vet and she started having runny poop and vomiting it was horrible and smelled bad, her belly was tucked up and she was in a great deal of pain, she lost 1 pd in less then 24 hours since she only weighs 6pd this was bad. I did not have to leave her at the Vet as he thought she would do better at home, I did have to take her in 2x a day for subcutaneous fluids and anti nausea shots, she was also on antibotics and after 24 hours started on low fat prescription food, my Vet came over on the 1st night (he lives 2 blocks away). The third day she was better and after about 7 days she was back to normal. We do not know what caused it she was boarded with treats and food. Maybe she was given too much or someone gave her the wrong food, or could be an infection...just don't know. The scary thing about it is it can cause severe damage and scarring and if mild forms happen over time it does the same. There is also a type called Fulminant Necrotizing Pancreatitis, it is often fatal. Dogs at higher risk are those on Steroids.

If your pup can not hold down food please call your Vet. Hope he is feeling better soon.

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really sorry to hear about this. hang in there, and my prayers are with you and your little buddy.
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hope he's feeling better real soon!!

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Well, Django has had pancreatitis before, twice! Both times ending up in the ER. He's fine this morning and ate all his breakfast. Go figure. I definately think there's a belly issue going on since the Addisions reared it's ugly head.

I have spoken to other vets and they've told me that when a dog has Addisons, their entire system is off kilter. So something small like an upset stomach or gas in the belly can be magnified by 10 because their system has been compromised and they just can't deal with "normal" dog issues like most.

He's great today and has good energy however I have noted what happened so that the next visit to the vet, (2 weeks from now) I can give him an update..
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I'm so glad Django is feeling better, I was worried about him. Poor little guy!
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