yI'm pet-sitting my father's 13-year-old American Eskimo for a week.
The dog is diabetic and has been for a number of years after contracting Erlichiosis and Lyme Disease years ago.
My father mentioned that she was not feeling great a few days before he left her with me, but that she seemed to be better as of the day before he dropped her off with me.
But in the first few days of her being here, she's vomiting within about an hour after she eats. She doesn't eat a lot, but around getting her insulin shots, she has her rituals that my father has created, which involve various sequences of "treats". For example, we have to put two small peices of "Snaw-somes" beef and cheese on the floor. She will sniff them, then roll over for her shot in the morning. In the evening, repeat, but after the shot, she gets two of my father's home-made liver treats (liver, corn-meal, egg, and I don't know what else, baked in the oven). Now she runs the show. If you don't follow these and other rituals, she will pester you and bark until she gets what she knows she is supposed to get. (Drives me crazy!)
Her food is a dry kibble (not sure what brand, but I'm guessing some form of Beneful with orange, red, and green kibble). But we will give her some table food such as cut up left over meat, but not a lot of fat at all.
Aside from all said above, she seems to be behaving normally, is alert, likes to go for rides in the car. No apparent signs of distress or pain, or abnormal behavior.
Update: she seems to be doing a bit better. Eliminated giving her some of those Snawsome treats and changed her diet over to mostly real food with some rice. Wondering if it's those nasty treats that are soft and maybe contain something that bothers here stomach.
One day I saw her outside fishing around the yard for long grass and she ate a bunch and then made her self throw it up. Since then, she has been doing relatively well.
I'm also wondering if her insulin needs to be adjusted.