Q. Dog threw up. Yesterday and not pooping today. Ate very little but. Still drinking.
DR. CHRISTIE LONG, D.V.M., C.V.A.
A. If your dog threw up yesterday and hasn't eaten normally today I'd say that's about 24 hours of GI distress, which is starting to get concerning. You can try feeding a bland diet - boiled white meat chicken and boiled white rice mixed 25% chicken:75% rice - in small (1/2 cup) frequent (every 2 - 4 hours) feedings. If no more vomiting, attitude is improving and he seems to be feeling well, transition to normal diet in 12 hours. Otherwise - no appetite, vomiting continues - take him for an exam. He could have an intestinal blockage. I'd watch him very carefully.