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Old 10-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My 3 year old male boxer has picked up some kinda bug and has thrown up close to 10 times in the last hour and a half. First couple throw ups were dog food (he had eaten 30 minutes prior) and now they're just white-yellow foam. He's also lethargic.

My other boxer (a 2 year old female) did the same thing 6 months ago and we rushed her to the hospital. 2 nights and close to $4k in tests the vet had no idea what was wrong and she was fine the next day.

We still feed them the same brand of food Acana (but have switched from salmon to chicken)

Has anyone experienced similar symptoms in their boxers, or have any suggestions as to what is causing this bug?




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Old 10-08-2012, 10:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure where you live, but where I am it is fall and I remember one fall (4 years ago) my girl Maggie decided to try and eat some kind of big ugly looking caterpillar. Turns out those darn things give off some kind of toxin to ward off predators.
I sat in the kitchen with her for four hours while she repeatedly got sick.
Not saying this is what happened to your boy, but could he have gotten a hold of something maybe?
Hope he is feeling better soon.

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Old 10-08-2012, 11:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had a similar situation about a month ago!!! Vomited white foam/mucus about 12times in less than an hour (no food, but hadn't eaten any since night before).

I took her to the vet (where she vomited 2time in the 5 minute car ride and twice in waiting room). They gave her a shot to help her belly, and a 10-day prescription for stomach antibiotics... She was FINE within an hour or so of getting home... Thankfly, his dint cost what yours cost (less than 200)...

But, the vet said I could give her Pepcid to help her belly... MUCH cheaper than a visit to the vet... Of course, if your dog is lethargic after a day or two, I would go/call the vet...

And ewww, on the big furry caterpillar! I happened to see one today... I will keep an eye open for them!!

Good luck and hope your pup is feeling better by now!!! Keep us posted!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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This sounds like your dog ingested a toxin. I wouldnt mess around with this, I would get them to the vet right away. Tell them you want blood work done and flush the system with IV fluids. Be up front and let them know that money is minimal.
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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He calmed down on the vomiting within the hour of this post and was lethargic for a couple hours. I stayed up with him and around 3:30 am he woke up and was back to 100% (found his ball and wanted to play). He ate breakfast and no problems today. We live in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and we're at the off leash dog park everyday so I wouldn't be surprised if he ate something foul. Thanks Georgiegirl, ill try the Pepcid next time. Think my vet suggested that as well but I forgot.

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Old 12-22-2012, 10:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My boxer has been vomiting for the past 3 days, one of his eyes keeps swelling a bit. Would anyone know if this is a bug or if hes got something wrong with him? I gave him a bone a few days ago he has never had and maybe hes having a reaction. We gave him benedryl the other day and it seems to help with the swelling.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Did you talk to a vet or emergency clinic if your vet was closed? How often is he vomiting per day? Is he eating/drinking/pooping normally?
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:39 AM   #8 (permalink)
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We took him to out vet, he had an allergic reaction. She gave him something to settle his stomach, now hes eating normally. He would vomit 3-4 times a day, he would drink and stuff like normal. We switched his dog food and he is back to normal.


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My nieces dog ate a pine needle.... Very scary! He spent 3 days at the emergency vet. He was having trouble pooping and was vomiting what he ate. Also started to dehydrate. He's home now but still needs to pass the pine needle. They can't do sugary as its too thin to find. We have to hope it doesn't poke a hole anywhere as he's passing it. They sent him home and my niece is feeding canned food every 3 hours to get food in him. He's already thrown up again once this morning and my sister is expecting another trip to the vet as he still hasn't pooped. The vet emptied his bowels so they said to give him 24 hours before bringing him back. So anyone that has a real Christmas tree or pine trees be careful!! Never realized how much damage those pine needles could cause!!

I'd take your dog to the vet. He might need iv fluids if he's dehydrating I hope he's ok


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