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labrador vomiting bile and nearly passing out

Category: general | Submitted: 22 October 2007 08:42PM | viewed 11669 times
Q Paul asks:

Hi there - our five year old male labrador is generally in very good health - excellent appetite, plenty of exercise etc. Occasionally he vomits yellow bile which we are told is not unusual. On two recent occasions now he has tried to vomit, has been unable to, his throat muscles seem to contract as he tries to vomit and he appears to momentarily pass out through lack of air and falls to the floor. Within seconds he recovers and appears absolutely fine again. Obviously this scares the life out of us and we are very worried there is a more serious problem. I can also recall this happened once when he was just 1 year old. Would be obliged for any advice. Many thanks. Paul N

Q Our vet says: This does sound a bit worrying, and I can completely understand your concern. It is true that vomiting bile is reasonably common in dogs, but the episodes of apparently collapsing is much more of a concern and much more unusual. I would recommend that you take your dog to your vet and explain what happens when your dog tries to vomit. Once they have had a look at your dog they may be able to give you information about why this is happening or recommend further tests.

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