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as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly

Foolish people are apt to repeat their missteps. A: "I can't believe Sarah is going skiing again, after she broke her leg the last time." B: "Well, as a dog returns to his vomit, so a fool repeats his folly."
See also: dog, folly, fool, repeat, return

vomit something out

Fig. [for something] to spill forth a great deal of something. The volcano vomited the lava out for days. It vomited out hot lava for months.
See also: out, vomit

vomit something up

to bring up something from the stomach by vomiting. The dog vomited the chocolate cake up. Fido vomited up the rabbit.
See also: up, vomit

vomit forth

1. To be discharged forcefully and abundantly; spew or gush: The dam burst, and the floodwaters vomited forth.
2. To eject or discharge something in a gush; spew something out: The volcano vomited forth lava and ash. The belly of the ship opened and vomited the cargo forth.
See also: forth, vomit

vomit up

To eject some contents of the stomach through the mouth: I vomited up my dinner. The bird vomited the worm up for its young.
See also: up, vomit
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If the veterinarian finds bile in the vomit, what can be learned from testing the vomit?
If the cat continues to vomit, seek veterinary care.
If the dog continues to vomit, that generally indicates a more serious process going on and, again, veterinary attention should be sought.
If your dog vomits after ingesting or being exposed to something dangerous, time is of the essence, so go at once to a veterinary clinic.
Acute gastritis causes dogs to vomit once or off and on for one or two days.
The study found that odansetron (Zofran) is safe and effective in young children who vomit and are dehydrated.
It is true that it is not uncommon for healthy cats to vomit occasionally, but any cat who vomits more than once per week should be taken to a veterinarian for an examination.
A GOOD IDEA - If your dog ingests human medication or a goodly dose of another dog's medications, it's a good idea to make the dog vomit.
If the H202 works its magic, your dog should vomit within two to five minutes of receiving the first dose.
However, even in this study, nabilone had a lower overall average frequency of vomits and a lower average severity of nausea score than prochlorperazine.
The act of vomiting is actually a reflex that is triggered by the stimulation of a vomit center in the medulla of a cat's brain.