Seeing your yorkie vomit can be a very nerve-racking experience. This is especially the case if you own a teacup Yorkie, which has a more brittle health.
The most worrying thing about it is the fact that it is a very vague symptom. These dogs suffer from a wide variety of skin allergies and health problems that are often present with vomiting. It could be anything from gluten allergies to gut bugs from their propensity to eat the weirdest things in their path.
Fortunately, the vomit itself holds a lot of clues as to what you may be dealing with. To help put things into perspective, here are the most common forms and what they tend to point to with Yorkshire terriers:
This is usually either saliva, mucous or ingested water. The saliva and mucous are pretty general and are produced as a response to nausea. However, vomiting clear liquid is usually a result of gut irritation which is more often than not just gastritis.
This usually happens after long vomiting spells when your pooch is left with nothing in their stomach to throw up. They start to throw up frothy liquids that mainly consist of intestinal tract mucous and air. It is common with food poisoning, pancreatitis, and anything else that could cause prolonged vomiting episodes.
If the vomiting occurs mainly after eating and resembles their last meal, it is usually a sign that there is a problem in the passage of food along the gut tract. This is common with yorkies that suffer from issues like congenital defects of the esophagus, tumors along the gut and several food intolerances. It could also happen with food poisoning and motion sickness if you go out driving after they eat.
Vomiting bile is common with gastritis and pancreatitis. It often occurs on an empty stomach where the only contents in the upper gut segment are bile and mucous. This kind of throw-up is usually a bright and uniform yellow that is not to be confused with parvovirus vomiting.