Posted 21 May 2009 - 11:39 AM
If the ticks are a new thing, I'm not sure if a tick borne disease would show clinically that quickly, but I honestly don't know that. I also doubt that it has anything to do with the vaccine. Has the dog ever had a reaction to vaccines before?
(Side note on vaccines, if your pet has ever reacted before or if you simply have a concern that they may react poorly to vaccines, always make an early morning appointment on a day they vet is open all day. This way if there is a reaction you can bring your pet right back to the office where they may treat the reaction for free. My vet does. If they are closed you are stuck with the e-clinic and spend a million dollars for steroids and benadryl)
Back to her vomiting. If there is no diarrhea then I'm tending to go away from coccidia but you should absolutely have regular checks. I would reccomend every 6 months if you have a poop eater.
To check if she is getting enough water, your vet can check the specific gravity of the urine. It is a simple test that takes less than a minute if you bring in your own sample. As far as getting more water into her, you can add some canned food to her diet. Canned food is generally about 75% water. Mix some in with her dry. Also see if she likes to crunch on ice cubes. A lot of dogs like them and it will add water.
When they vomit bile early in the morning, it is often because their stomach is too empty and they get queasy. Try feeding dinner later or toss a biscuit before bedtime and see if that helps.
With a recent move, there could be absolutely anything in the yard that the dog could have ingested that is causing a stomach upset.
(I'm in my house three years and a heavy rain still churns up some bizarre objects. I found a little army man action figure two weeks ago!)
Use the bland food, (W/D or I/D generally) and they will probably give you metronidazole which is a gastrointestinal antibiotic. Sometimes probioitcs like pro-pectalin or bene-bac are used to put back the good bacteria.
I'm a big fan of bloodwork as we can not look at an animal and tell what is happening inside. Good luck!