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My 12 year old has started vomiting this morning after I fed

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My 12 year old has started vomiting this morning after I fed her and this evening, she is vomiting up her food only no blood, seems in pain. I spray on her paws to stop her bitting them Dimethyl Phthalate(on and off for a month or so) , which the vet gave me, would this be making her vomit?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.

Dr. G. :

Hello, my name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian and I will try and help you as best as I can.

Dr. G. :

I am sorry to hear Suzzie is not feeling well.

Dr. G. :

Here in the States, Dimethyl Phthalate is considered a toxic substance and should not make contact with the skin or be ingested or inhaled. I would stop that product immediately as it is likely causing problems

Dr. G. :

has she been itchy for a long time (off and on most of her life)?

Customer:

yes she has..

Dr. G. :

Given she is a staffy mix, it is likely she has been suffering from skin allergies her whole life. This can be due to one of 3 things: fleas, something in the diet (typically the protein), or something in the environment (dust mites, pollens, grasses, etc). This will not ever improve with sprays alone, and typically is treated long term with a prescription diet, antihistamines like diphenhydramine/benadryl (2.2mg/kg of body weight every 12 hours), or steroid medications. At this point, she has an upset stomach, however it could be something more serious. I would get her to a vet today for medications to calm the stomach and stop vomiting (anti-emetic medication).

Dr. G. :

she may also need fluid therapy today as well to try and get the drug out of her system

Customer:

Yes I will in the morning see the vet and will fast her, she has had prednisalone and anti- inflamitory medication for her allergies, as I have a Labrador with the same dermitis, but my vet doesnt like to keep them on the steroids or prednisalone for too long as he says it can cause damage to their kidney's thank you for your help. Feeling better now about Suzie as I think it was the spray that I used for her paws..Helen (I have given her plenty of water) :)

Dr. G. :

Allergies are a very frustrating disease, and treating with long term steroids unfortunately does have side effects (we need a better drug!). I think the spray has caused some GI upset. I think fasting her tonight and letting her sleep it off will help. She may feel much better in the morning.

Customer:

ok thank you for all your help..good night xx

Dr. G. :

I wish you the best with Suzzie. Please feel free to contact me again if you need any further information, otherwise please feel free to leave positive feedback for this conversation. My goal is 100% customer satisfaction. If you do not believe you have received this, please reply back before rating and I will help you further. Thank you and have a great night!

Customer:

yes you have given me 100% :) very satisfyed..

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Expert:  Dr. G. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Helen,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Suzzie. How is everything going?

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