4 day history of mu GSD vomiting undigested food hours after consumption?
Type of Animal: German Shepherd Dog
Name of Dog: schatzie
witholding food for 12 hours
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Does Schatzie vomit after every meal?
Are the stools normal?
yes, vomiting since this past thursday, hours after eating, not digested at all. stools have been normal, but of course fewer of them now. sleeping alot , nose warm activity level in decline
Ok - thank you - please give me a minute to list some thoughts for you to consider.
With this degree of vomiting - if you are able to see the veterinarian, that would be best - as an x-ray can make us feel much better - noting that this would not be a blockage - and then if not a blockage - we can feel much better about treating stomach upset (gastritis or a gastroenteritis).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.In general, when this happens, for an upset stomach - considerations would include:1) Removing food for 12-24 hours to give the gastrointestinal tract a chance to rest.If the vomiting stops - considerations would then be:1) 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.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) Medications for nausea - Cerenia (LINK HERE)- Zofran (LINK HERE)But in cases similar to this, the concern is vomiting that continues at any time. Other considerations / concerns include loss of appetite, lethargy, signs of discomfort - or blood in the stool - those would be indications where veterinary evaluation is warranted.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”
Thankyou. Her lack of interest in eating, and regurgitating hours after has me thinking of a blockage, however I also have a male GSD who is 11 months old who is also not eager to eat, no vomiting or lethargy.?
There can be other causes, a virus for example with multiple dogs affected, but bet to have this checked to rule out a blockage with this degree of vomiting.
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