Labradoodle & Goldendoodle Forum
My 2 year old doodle, Bo, ate his kibble mixed with can food yesterday around 6pm (as normal) and then I gave him his Centinel heartworm pill.
No unusual behavior yesterday evening and he ate no other food accept water.
This morning about 7am... while I was getting ready for the day and he was hanging out in my bedroom... he began to heave and vomited. It was a pile of food... with pieces of whole kibble that had not digested.
This has never happened before... any time he has ever vomited it is usually soon after he eats (not 12 hours) or either he has thrown up in the mornings and it's just yellow bile because he has an empty stomach.
So here are my questions...
- is it normal for food to sit in his stomach for 12+ hours without digesting? He didn't eat anything else after 6pm last night.
- what about the Centinel pill... if the food didn't digest wondering if the pill just sat in his stomach with the food as well. And if so.... did he just lose his heartworm and flea protection for the next month?
his behavior seems normal otherwise.
He needs to see a vet, IMO. Food sitting in the stomach for 12 hours without being digested is a sign of a digestive problem and can even mean there is an obstruction.
I would ask the vet your question about the Sentinel as well. I'm guessing that wasn't absorbed as needed either, but I don't know.
Has he had Sentinel before?
I am so sorry. Please update us when you see the vet.
Hmmm....hope everything is OK?
I'm glad he's okay.
I'm glad he is okay. I guess all of us get little things wrong once in a while then recover quickly. I hope it was something simple like that.