I found my dog eating some pet bird seed (cockatiel) that had fallen on the floor. Within 20 or so minutes, she started throwing up repeatedly, probably 8-9 times, from teaspoon size to a couple of tablespoons. It was like a thick bile -- yellow to clear. She has not thrown up for about 20 minutes and is resting in her "house."
Type of Animal: cavachon
Name of Dog: Cricket
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Was the contents just random seeds such as sunflower seeds or were there other ingredients?
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weight: normal;font-style: normal;font-variant: normal;text-decoration: none;">Hi there,You seem to be offline or having a problem accessing the chat portion of the service. For this reason, I have changed to the Q&A format and will list some information below.If you need more help after reading the information below, please just reply and I will be certain to address any other concerns or questions.If this was just seed, as most blends are - your history is common.As a result, therapies to consider include:1) Removing food for 12 hours - and when the vomiting stops, starting a bland diet. One option would be a veterinary prescription bland diet called Hill’s I/D (LINK HERE) The second option would be a home-cooked bland diet. A common bland diet is boiled white rice and either boiled white meat chicken or boiled hamburger. Whichever protein source is chosen (chicken or hamburger) it is recommended to offer a mixture of 2/3 rice and 1/3 of the protein source.If the diet is tolerated, and once clinical improvement is seen, it is recommended to SLOWLY transition back to the normal diet. We consider a slow transition over 3-5 days to reduce possible stomach upset.2) Antacids for stomach upset (often one is chosen of the 3 choices below):- Famotidine (Pepcid A/C) - LINK HERE (The typical dose administered is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg) every 12 to 24 hours.)- Prilosec OTC (Omeprazole) - LINK HERE (The typical dose administered to animals is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg), every 24 hours or once daily.)- Rantididine (Zantac) - LINK HERE (The typical dose administered to animals is 0.25 to 1 mg per pound (0.5 to 2 mg/kg), every 8 to 12 hours.)3) Pedialyte for hydration - LINK HERE4) Medications for nausea- Cerenia (LINK HERE)- Zofran (LINK HERE)Rarely the vomiting continues - but if it does - sometimes in these cases, even if the cause is just an upset stomach, it is hard to give them medications by mouth as they can vomit that back up before it has a chance to be absorbed and work.For this reason, if the vomiting continues, sometimes even a short veterinary visit, subcutaneous fluids for hydration and injections for nausea can be enough to stop the cycle of vomiting, help them feel better, and then give you a chance to continue oral medications at home and supportive care to help resolve the issue.Hopefully this is just more of an upset stomach (gastroenteritis) and will resolve with a little supportive care and time.If you have any follow-up questions - please do not hesitate to ask!Otherwise - please remember to click ACCEPT. If we have exited the chat session, you may click a “Happy Face” followed by “Submit”.Find me any time if needed: http://www.justanswer.com/veterinary/expert-criticalcarevetYou can always request me through my profile, bookmark my page for future help, or beginning your question with “For CriticalCareVet”____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Please click the "GREEN ACCEPT" button if the information I have provided has been of help so I receive credit for helping you. Bonuses are always welcome and appreciated.This is necessary so that I can get credit for assisting you and compensated for my time.Once you click accept, your question will not close, and you will still have the opportunity to follow-up if needed.Also remember, sometimes the medical information and recommendation may not be what you want to hear, but it is being made in the best interest of your pet - please be courteous in your response, even if this is not exactly what you wanted to hear - we are only making the best and safest possible recommendations for you and your loved ones.Please keep in mind that if you do not list all the important information above (medical history, current medications, previous illness, etc) it is harder for me to give you the most complete information.With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. This is for informational purposes only. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet, rather information online, and any treatment provided should only be performed after consulting your veterinarian.
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