Q. My dog is vomiting clear white mucus. It's day after Christmas. He has thrown up about three times during the night. Can you help. Thanks A. G
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. If your dog's general appearance is otherwise normal - active, alert, no diarrhea - you can withhold food for 12 hours. If no more vomiting, start feeding small/frequent amounts of a bland diet, like boiled white meat chicken and boiled white rice - 25% chicken, 75% rice. Feed very small amounts to start, like 1/4 cup. Feed every 2 hours, and continue if no more vomiting. Transition back to a normal diet after 12 hours.
If at any time your dog continues to be sick - more vomiting, can't hold down water, lethargy, etc. - seek emergency veterinary care.