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My poodle mix had lifelong issues with bilious vomiting, which was easily managed with a bedtime snack and minimal activity before breakfast.

Because of this, I've always given Peggy a bedtime snack just to be safe: a handful of kibble or some chicken. But she's nevertheless started vomiting bile in the mornings.

She's not lethargic or dehydrated, and she eats well after each vomiting episode. In fact, it seems to get her appetite going.

This morning she vomited bile in her crate before she'd even come out for the day, so activity doesn't seem to be a factor.

Anyone addressed this successfully in their poodle with something other than an evening snack?
 

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Could she have a food allergy or intolerance To something in her diet? Have you changed anything recently?
 

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Could she have a food allergy or intolerance To something in her diet? Have you changed anything recently?
About a month ago, we added a bit of canned Weruva food as a kibble topper. The vomiting just started on Monday. Think it could take that long to have an effect?

She's definitely been eating more than she was, since she finally seems to love her food. But she doesn't wolf it down.

She's showing no other signs of a food intolerance and continues to have the most consistently perfect dog poops I've ever seen.
 

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Occasional vomiting of bile isn't a big deal. It can be caused by them having an empty stomach and anticipating meals. Misha vomits occasionally in the mornings, especially if I'm late giving him a meal. I wouldn't worry about it unless it's a routine problem. I've heard that varying meal time can help with it.
 

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One other thought... I know you have given Peggy some raw bones. I wouldn't be surprised if you see an increase in bile vomiting if she's been getting bone. Raw fed dogs are more prone to it because the stomach naturally increases acidity in order to properly digest bones. This higher acidity makes that yellow bile vomit happen more easily. It's not really a problem and owners manage it by offering snacks (as you have) or by varying mealtimes so the stomach doesn't anticipate it. I hate the smell of the yellow bile though! It can be hard to get rid of when it's in their breath.
 

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About a month ago, we added a bit of canned Weruva food as a kibble topper. The vomiting just started on Monday. Think it could take that long to have an effect?

She's definitely been eating more than she was, since she finally seems to love her food. But she doesn't wolf it down.

She's showing no other signs of a food intolerance and continues to have the most consistently perfect dog poops I've ever seen.
allergies and food intolerances can be tricky. It’s extremely rare but you can have an allergic response the first time you eat something new. Usually you eat something and slowly develop a stronger and stronger response until you have one that you can clearly say you’re allergic. You can also develop an allergy to a food you’ve eaten for years with no problem. With food intolerances it could simply be you can tolerate a small amount But not more.

If it’s just bile, no blood or diarrhea then it might not be food allergies or intolerances.

While you can’t completely rule out allergy or food intolerance it does seem less likely. It would be easy to stop using the topper for a few days and see if things resolve

If you think it’s heartburn your vet could prescribe medicine
 
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One other thought... I know you have given Peggy some raw bones. I wouldn't be surprised if you see an increase in bile vomiting if she's been getting bone. Raw fed dogs are more prone to it because the stomach naturally increases acidity in order to properly digest bones. This higher acidity makes that yellow bile vomit happen more easily. It's not really a problem and owners manage it by offering snacks (as you have) or by varying mealtimes so the stomach doesn't anticipate it. I hate the smell of the yellow bile though! It can be hard to get rid of when it's in their breath.
I hate it, too!! I actually smelled it a few mornings in a row before I finally witnessed it. Her fluffy face certainly doesn't help.

I didn't attempt raw again after that growling episode. I'm such a chicken! But I wouldn't be surprised if that wet food she's been getting has her digestive juices flowing in the morning. She wasn't the type to eat a whole meal in one sitting until very recently. And the fact that she eats enthusiastically after she vomits suggests to me she's actually hungry.

Funny that less than a week ago I was considering eliminating her breakfasts altogether.
 

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It would be easy to stop using the topper for a few days and see if things resolve
I could practically hear Peggy gasp as I read this. Lol! She adores that topper.

But you're right. I could also swap it with something else, with no overlapping ingredients, for a few days. I do sometimes wonder if she's getting too much chicken.
 

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Here it’s that time of they year where dogs eat a lot of grass. I find bile spots often in the morning, either from Merlin or Beckie, or both.

Could it be the case with Peggy ?
 

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Dechi, it’s been my experience that dogs eat grass when they have an upset digestive tract. ..... not that they eat grass that then causes an upset digestive tract. Solve the digestive problem then they don’t eat grass.
 

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Dechi, it’s been my experience that dogs eat grass when they have an upset digestive tract. ..... not that they eat grass that then causes an upset digestive tract. Solve the digestive problem then they don’t eat grass.
My Neo considers the backyard as his personal salad :). Today he was trying out the clover. I suppose I should check to see if it's toxic.

He and Remo are both occasional morning urpers. Our previous vet was another who said not to worry so long as it remained occasional. They both eat heartily after and do fine. He was the one who suggested the pre bedtime snack with our girls before, who were also occasional urpers.

If it turns out not to be an allergy response, and she's not finding something outside that disagrees with her, maybe a slight increase in her bedtime snack?
 
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Dechi, it’s been my experience that dogs eat grass when they have an upset digestive tract. ..... not that they eat grass that then causes an upset digestive tract. Solve the digestive problem then they don’t eat grass.
Since we have the ground covered with snow from about november to may, dogs in my country are like grass addicts when the grass grows back. All my dogs of 30+ years have been doing this. In fact, I’ve never had a dog eat grass because of an upset stomach. They’ve all done it out of pure pleasure.

By the way, it’s ironic, I woke up this morning to piles of vomit, s... and p... It took me 40 minutes to clean and disinfect. There was even some on the sofa. The vet says to wait until Monday, she thinks it’s due to the extremely high temperatures we’ve been having in the last few days.
 
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