Thanks for your prompt reply regarding your girl. The clumping litter can irritate the gastrointestinal tract, and that combined with the cat feces are likely making her feel quite nauseous. You will have to keep an eye
on her for another hour or so if possible to ensure she settles down. The Xanax you give should hopefully calm her down in the next half hour or so. Because she may already have a bit of an upset stomach
, you could also consider giving her a little pepcid. The typical dose for this type of scenario is 0.25mg per pound of body weight up to twice daily. You can read more about the use of Pepcid in dogs online here: http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/famotidine
For now, please keep an eye on her mucus membranes, capillary refill time and respiratory rate tonight as follows:
Mucus membranes - flip her lip and look at the color of his gums. They should maintain a nice salmon pink color. Get her to the emergency Vet if they appear white or very pale pink, or if they are a dark deep red color.
Capillary Refill time - this measures blood perfusion and test this by putting your thumb on her gum to apply pressure. After you release your thumb you will see the gum blanch. Capillary refill time is the amount of time it takes (in seconds) for the gum to return to a healthy pink color from the blanced white color. If 2 seconds or less don't worry - if it is taking significantly more time, again - off to the emergency Vet.
Respiratory Rate - if she is seems to be breathing rapidly throughout the night this is a sign of shock and or pain and a signal for a trip to the emergency Vet.
Hopefully the pepcid helps to settle her stomach
so she can sleep through the night. Keep an eye on her for another hour or so if you can manage to stay awake!
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