A couple of episodes of vomiting or diarrhea during a single day is not always indicative of a severe illness. Your pup may have indigestion from eating something strange. However, if they vomit or have diarrhea multiple times over multiple days they may be showing signs of a serious underlying condition. Renal damage, early diabetes, parasites, infections, and a number of metabolic conditions and other illnesses may manifest with these symptoms. Parvovirus, pancreatitis, and blockages are also common concerns to rule out.
If your dog has a painful abdomen or accidentally ingests poison, we may provide an injection to induce vomiting while avoiding further irritation of the stomach; we may also use activated charcoal to limit further absorption of the toxin. We can put you in contact with Poison Control and answer any concerns you may have while you are on your way to Sentinel Emergency.