Why does my dog vomit after eating?

Original Question: My 2 1/2 year old Labradoodle started vomiting 2 weeks ago. I took him to the vet last week. They did barium 4 x-rays, consulted with radiologist, did blood work and exploratory surgery. Nothing found, only air and distended cecum. It’s been 5 days post op and he still vomits everything he eats. Given gastrointestinal food and drugs for pain to aid digestion vomiting prevention and acid reduction. I have spent $3300 and my dog is still the same. I don't know what to do. My vet says there is nothing wrong with him. So why does he vomit every meal?" - Sanda

Why does my dog vomit after eating? Aug 18, 2017

Hi Sanda,

Sorry to hear about your dog’s troubles and I empathize with your frustration. Based on your description, it would seem there is something wrong. I would seek a second opinion, especially with an internal medicine specialist. Possibilities they could look into would be megaesophagus, pancreatic insufficiency, and inflammatory bowel disease. All of these conditions can be managed but they need to be properly diagnosed first.

I wish you luck and hope that you get this figured out.

Dr. Ryan Llera

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