My dog just pooped and threw up suddenly. She was pawing at the bed and I thought it was because she wanted to get up with me but then I smelled something awful and got up to check on her. She didnt make a noise or anything so I had no idea it was happening. After it happened she wouldn’t get up at first when I called, but then I picked her up and held her to make sure there wasn’t anything near her bed and she started walking once I put her down and acting normal. She’s a yorkie mix and about 5 years old. She won’t open her mouth all the way because she had a treat hidden from earlier in her mouth, but from what I could tell her gums & tongue looked like it’s normal color. She has no history of seizures or anything like, but she has been treated for a yeast infection in the past and she’s also very badly allergic to fleas. She started ripping out her hair but she hasn’t since she got treated for the infection and the since we got rid of the fleas. I know it may be nothing but I just wanted to make sure because this doesn’t usually happen, especially not in the middle of the night like this.
Vomiting can be a result of a number of things that can be something that will clear on its own or something more serious that needs medical attention. Generally, this question requires a bit more information about the dog. I recommend reading this article on vomiting for more information:
As the article mentions, if there is known toxin ingestion, blood in the vomit, increased thirst, difficulty breathing, pale gums, or other strange behaviors along with the vomiting, or any of the other symptoms mentioned in the article, you should seek veterinary attention immediately. However, if a dog vomits once and then is acting normally afterward without any other signs, it is generally okay to monitor.
It is worth mentioning though that if there is any chance that you think your Yorkie could have gotten access to something it shouldn’t, such as human medications or recreational drugs you should certainly take him to a veterinarian straight away.
A veterinarian will be able to give a full exam of your Yorkie and let you know if they think additional diagnostics are worthwhile after taking a more thorough history.