I do plan on taking my dog to the vet...just need some advice until then.
I have a soon to be 1 year old male Pug, named Pugly.
He has been eating Purina Puppy Chow (planning to change over to dog chow soon), he eats about 1 cup in the morning and 1/2 a cup he munches on throughout the day. He also has 1 portion of Cesars dog food. He has been tolerating this well since we got him when he was 8 weeks old.
He threw up last Wednesday night, about a cups worth of vomitus. He was fine on Thursday night. He threw up again on Friday early morning (6:00 AM), but it was very lttle. He vomited last night, just a little bit. He tries to lick up his vomit after he does it.
The vomit looks like his dry dog food, it's the same color, it's just all mushy of course. No worms, no blood, no mucus.
Other than that he's eating the same. He's drinking the same. Peeing and pooping the same (no changes in stool). He has the same level of activity (still a crazy, active Pug!) It's just that lately some nights...he'll occasionally dry heave...as if he's trying to vomit...and eventually he might vomit. Then he'll just go about his business or try to lick up the vomit.
His abdomen isn't distended, it isn't firm, no palpable masses, bowel sounds are normal. I don't note any evidence of discomfort or pain when I press on his stomach. No signs of lethargy. (I'm a nurse, so I did a full assessment LOL but I'm not a vet so I have no idea what I'm looking for).
I wonder if I should be very concerned? Should I just continue to monitor him? I was thinking I should probably cut back on the Purina Puppy Chow (since that's basically what he's throwing up)...maybe soften it with water if he's having difficulty digesting it (since he basically just swallows the stuff).
Any advice is welcome. I will take him to the vet if symptoms persist. He's been dry heaving tonight...but he hasn't thrown up yet.
Sorry so long. I just love this dog...but pugs are seriously starting to freak me out. He's had so many issues...when he was only 9 weeks old he tried to chew his way out of his kennel and his teeth got stuck in the caging. He was screaming and twisting around soooo bad. I will never forget the way it sounded. It took my husband and I 10 minutes to get him out (his mouth was stuck opened wide and he was just STUCK!), I almost called 911. I was sure I was going to lose him. Then he SWALLOWED a 6 inch raw hide whole. when he was 4 months old. We had to get him seen for that...and he was fine. My Maltese is a piece of cake!
Thanks again. :)