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My dog not peeling an hasnt been drinking or eating, what

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My dog not peeling an hasn't been drinking or eating, what can I do? I don't have money to take him to the vet,
Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis, and currently a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.

I am sorry to hear about this concern.

I would not have him on an oral antibiotic if he is not eating. If there is no infection causing his distress, the antibiotic is going to worsen his nausea.

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 10mg
3.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.

- For hydration, you can give small amounts of water, Gatorade, or a electrolyte solution like pedialyte
Pedialyte
- giving a high calorie supplement
Nutrical

Here is a bland diet recommendation:
Boiled boneless, skinless chicken breast OR low-fat cottage cheese
And
Cooked white rice
*Never add on salt, pepper, oils, butter to any of the above
*Ideally, give 1/3 chicken or cottage cheese, and 2/3 white rice
Veterinarians will often prescribe some prescription bland diets as an easy alternative including
Science Diet I/D
*It is important to remember that if improving on a bland diet or prescription food like I/D, when you transition back to the old diet, do so gradually over 3-5 days.

Wish I could do more, but best at home suggestions I can provide. Of course, there are simply some situations that require a veterinarian's testing and supportive care, but a few things above to try.

I hope that information has been helpful.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

His not throwing nor does act like he has an upset stomach

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank you for your help but sadly my dog died this morning needless to say I am very heart broken.


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Thank you again Collett Bennett

I am very sorry for your loss. Collett.
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