by Stephan Cole
(Cypress, TX, USA)
My dog Midnight is 15 or 16 years old in human years, and she hasn't been eating since May 7, 2010. She keeps trying to dig like she wants to get out of the yard. I would like an answer because she seems like she is in a lot of pain from arthritis and does not move or budge except when I put her in the backyard. She also has yellow vomit.
I'm not a veterinarian, but I can try to offer some general advice. If your dog is vomiting yellow, it may be bile. Bile is a digestive fluid produced by the liver and stored in the gallbladder. It's usually released into the small intestine to aid in digestion, but sometimes it can be regurgitated into the stomach and vomited.
Several factors can cause a dog to vomit bile, such as an empty stomach, gastrointestinal issues, or other underlying health problems. If your dog is not eating, vomiting bile, and showing other signs of discomfort or illness, it's essential to seek veterinary care as soon as possible. A veterinarian will be able to evaluate your dog's condition, diagnose the issue, and recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
In the meantime, you can try offering her a bland diet to help settle her stomach. Plain boiled chicken and rice, in small amounts, can be a good option. However, it's crucial to consult with your vet before making any dietary changes or administering any medications to ensure the proper course of action.
There could be various reasons for her lack of appetite and digging behavior, such as stress, illness, or an underlying medical issue. A veterinarian will be able to assess her condition and provide guidance on how to manage her arthritis and any other health concerns.
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