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Firstly, consider if there have been any recent changes in her diet or if she could have ingested something unusual or toxic. Dogs are curious by nature and may eat things that can upset their stomachs, such as garbage or plants. If the vomiting was a single episode and she is otherwise acting normally, you might simply monitor her for the time being.
Ensure she has access to fresh water to prevent dehydration, but don't offer food for a few hours after vomiting to let her stomach settle. When you do reintroduce food, offer a bland diet, such as boiled chicken and rice, in small, frequent meals. This can help ease her digestive system back into normal function.
Observe her behavior closely. If she is lethargic, continues to vomit, has diarrhea, or shows signs of pain or distress, these are red flags. Additionally, if she has not been vaccinated against common canine diseases, this could increase her risk of infections that could cause vomiting.
Since she's up to date on heartworm prevention but not currently on flea and tick prevention, consider whether she could have been exposed to parasites or other infectious agents. While heartworm prevention is crucial, it typically doesn't cover all the parasites that can cause gastrointestinal upset.