Can stress make a dog vomit? Please help me.

(8 Posts)
blueskyinmarch Thu 22-Sep-16 06:52:06

I have a 4 year old female lab. I have also been accepted to board guide dog pups. I have previously had one very young female pup for a weekend and it was fine. I have a second one who came on Monday. He is a boisterous 9 month old male. He was recently spayed. He has been in my dogs face a lot and she has given him a few warning growls and snaps. She has now taken to staying in her bed and she has been sick during the night. This morning she is refusing her food. She never refuses her food even if she has been sick. She is slinking about with her tail between her leg, looking away from us and the pup, licking her lips and generally looking very sad and unhappy. I know she is stressed but I am not sure if the vomiting is a sign of this or not. Has anyone got any ideas for me to relieve her stress. I will call the guide dog coordinator later and speak to her. Just looking for any immediate advice. Thanks.

Lonecatwithkitten Thu 22-Sep-16 07:07:04

Licking her lips is a sign of nausea. She is nauseous, has vomited and is inappetant sounds like more than stress.

blueskyinmarch Thu 22-Sep-16 07:54:37

I am unsure whether she needs a trip to the vet or if i need to have the pup removed or both. Dilemma! I so want to be able to board pups but i won’t do it at to the detriment of my own dog.

NoahVale Thu 22-Sep-16 08:02:46

licking lips is a sign of stress, as is vomiting. tail between her legs.
not good signs.

PapaverSomniferum Thu 22-Sep-16 08:08:01

Pancreatitis starts with vomiting at night. If that continues, I'd consult a vet.

tabulahrasa Thu 22-Sep-16 08:09:42

I'd take her to the vet, it's either pretty severe stress or an illness and I'd rule out illness first.

TwoTwentyGowerRoad Thu 22-Sep-16 08:12:04

Gastric ulcers are very common in dogs and horses. Salivation, licking lips (sometimes with the head tilted up) vomiting and regurgitating is a sign of ulceration. Dogs have a lot to contend with if you think about their lives from a dogs point of view ad the low grade (or high grade) stress can cause gastric ulcers. Omeprazole works well in these cases.

blueskyinmarch Thu 22-Sep-16 08:16:06

Thank you for this advice. I will call the vet when it opens and get an appointment. She just had her annual check up last week and was in perfect health. I fear the pup is causing these symptoms.

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