We had a bit of a scare two weeks ago with Solomon. Everything seemed well until Thursday evening he seemed a bit down and got sick after eating his dinner. He didn't keep any food down on Friday so we took him to the vet Friday evening. They thought he could have picked up a tummy bug which was causing him to be sick or perhaps he had a blockage of some sort. Hoping for just a tummy bug (the easier and cheapier option) they gave Solomon a shot and some medicine to give him. We were to give him a small amount of food on Saturday. If it threw that up we would have to go back to the vet's straight away.
Nevertheless, 20 minutes after eating his breakfast Saturday morning Solomon got sick again. We took him back to the vet's where they were going to keep him and take an x-ray of his body to see if there were any problems. A few hours later they called back saying that the x-ray showed his stomach was full. Knowning that it had been 48 hours since he had kept anything down this made no sense. The end resulted in an operation to empty his stomach and find the problem. It was a worrying few hours until the vet called. Solomon was fine. He had eaten some type of fabric which upset his stomach so much that he gorged himself on grass. The fabric and grass compressed in his stomach. He had eaten so much grass that it could have filled a football. The vet's words were: "He isn't a dog. He's a cow."