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Q: How serious?

October 24, 2011 | By Stevorynski | 2 answers | Expired: 1138 days ago

My black lab threw up last night 10 times. One of the times I noticed a pretty good size rock. When throwing up, most of the time its just bile. Hasn't eaten since yesterday morning and is having no bowel movements. Huck, the lab, is 1 year old and weighs 85 lbs.

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Kelly
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Oct 25, 2011

You want him to throw up if he ate rocks, but if he's still throwing up after expelling the rock, there could be cause for concern. If he ate more than one rack and can't get rid of them they could cause a blockage, which is very serious. He can get dehydrated very quickly if he repeatedly vomits. There is reason for concern if he is the vomiting is prolonged and he's having multiple bouts of it. Warning signs to watch for include the vomiting is severe, he acts like he's in pain, or there is blood in the vomit, he becomes lethargic, develops diarrhea along with the vomiting, he becomes bloated, he loses interest in food, or if he vomits more than usual.

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Ches21
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Oct 24, 2011

Alot of dogs like to eat rocks Skitters was sick like this once we waited at least 3 days before we called the vet and took her in!

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