Posted : 7/16/2007 7:43:48 AM
Is it actual vomit (with bile/food particals) or just urped up water?
Luke has what I call "water burps." They happen as you described -- when he comes in from playing and sucks down loads of water while he's still panting. Then, generally a very short time later, he has a bit of an "urp" where a splash of water lands on the floor.
If your dog is doing the repeated retching that goes with vomiting that might be cause for some concern -- but if it's just one of these little "water burps" I wouldn't be too concerned. Other than the pain of getting a paper towel to clean it up it doesn't cause the dog any harm.
Luke has always been a water-loving dog. If I tell him to stop drinking he thinks he's in trouble and then won't go to his water dish. I'd rather have him well hydrated and deal with the occasional water burp than to have him nervous & dehydrated.