Q. My Maltese wasn't eating her food well. I changed her food a few weeks ago. In the past week she as thrown up multiple times. Could this be the cause

Answered By

A. You must make sure to slowly transition the food over to the new food. I suggest to people to slowly switch within a 1-2 week period. I would suggest seeing a vet if your dog could be dehydrated or isn't eating enough food. It may not be related to food and since you were already having issues with the food it would most likely be best to see a vet.

DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.


Ask an expert about your unique situation now FOR FREE!

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.