Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet for Answers ASAP
Hi, I am Dr. Peter and would like to help. Great history, but I need you to answer a few questions for me to give you the best advise.
1- How many times as he vomit?
2- Any diarrhea?
3- Did he eat something out of the ordinary?
4- Is he lethargic or continue to be the same?
It sounds like he may be having a simple gastritis (upset stomach), this is what you can do:
1- No food or water for next 12-16 hours.
2- Then, offer a small amount of water. If no vomit after half hour offer a little more and wait another half hour.
3- If no vomiting after water then offer a small amount of rice and chicken or cottage cheese. If no vomiting after an 1 hour, then offer small amount through out the day. Following day wean to regular diet.
4- OK to give Pepcid AC 0.25mg per pound every 8-12 hours for 2 days.
5- If the vomiting continues then you will need to have him examine by your vet, it may be something more then a simple gastritis.
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The bile and mucus is just that the vomit was so forceful juices came from the small intestine.
If he continues vomiting or lethargic; develops diarrhea. These would warrant further investigation by your vet.
Its hard to say what did it; but, I would think probably the excitement of being home.