my dog has been sick since last night eating a lot of grass, and starting tonight shes been throwing up mucus looking stuff that has blood in it and it smells like old blood, years go we had a young dog that had parvo, that is what it smells like. but she is about 7. she is wanting to drink a little water, and has been outside.
Welcome! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.Hello, I am sorry to hear Coco is feeling sick. If up-to-date on vaccines, I would find it very unlikely to have parvo at this age. To help settle the stomach you can use of the following, but not as a replacement for veterinary examination include 1.Pepcid A.C. (famotidine) comes in 10mg, 20mg, or 40mg tablets. You can give it every 12 hours. You can give 0.5mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get 10mg. 2.Prilosec (omeprazole). It comes in 10mg or 20mg tablets.You can give in every 24 hours. You give 0.5mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get 10mg3.Zantac (Ranitidne). It comes in 75mg, 150mg, or 300mg sizes. You can give it every 8 to 12 hours. You give 0.25 to 1mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get roughly 1/3 tablet of the 75mg. Even with bigger pets, it is easiest to get the smallest size tablet. Even a 75 pound dog would only need one 75mg tablet. 4.Pepto-Bismol or Kaopectate You can give it every 8 hours. The average dose is 1ml per pound of body weight, and that is the TOTAL dose for the day.So, if a pet weighs 30 pounds, they would get a total of 30ml a day or 10ml every 8 hours. This is dosing for regular strength Pepto-Bismol. If you use maximum strength liquid, give half as much. Vomiting causes can include:- Dietary indiscretion (eating something you do not know about)- Stomach or intestinal foreign body- Something that was given to them (new food, new treat, human food)- Intestinal parasitism (not just the worms, but the microscopic bugs like Giardia and Coccidia). They can cause vomiting also, not just diarrhea- Toxin exposure would be less likely, unless you have reason to suspect exposure to a chemical.- Less commonly, endocrine diseases like Addison’s - Generally, in older pets, I am also concerned about organ disease (liver, kidneys) and cancer. Definitely, sounds like Coco i going to need to get into a vet for some basic testing. Possible testing may include:1. Abdominal x-rays to look for foreign bodies, masses, organ enlargement and intestinal wall changes.2. A basic blood test for an overall health assessment. 3. A fecal test to check for intestinal parasites (not just worms, but also microscopic bugs like Giardia and Coccidia)Hope that info helpsDr. Andy Please reply ANY time more information is needed using the REPLY TO EXPERT button. Please remember to leave feedback by selecting a SMILEY FACE followed by “Submit”This is necessary, so I may receive credit from the website for my response, even if you are a subscribing member. Only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "bad" or "poor", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button. I would be happy to continue assisting further, and do everything I can to be of the greatest assistance. REMEMBER: Even after you submit feedback, you can still review our discussion or reply if needed. Unfortunately, I cannot legally prescribe medications or offer a definitive diagnosis without performing a physical examination, which is necessary to establish a client-patient-doctor relationship. Any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet. After we conclude this question, I can be requested for additional questions through my profile at: Dr. Andy
Hi Eric,I'm just following up on our conversation about Coco. How is everything going?Dr. Andy