Her temperature is normal (99.5-102.5 F), thank you.
Beth, if you are not seeing any abdominal swelling and she is not behaving restless it is highly unlikely this is related to a gastric dilatation volvulus. Vomiting can be caused by:
A simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, intestinal parasites, ingestion of a foreign body, inflammation or even secondary to a systemic disease. In any case of vomiting the first thing to do is give the stomach time to rest. This is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine
) 10mg every 12 hours for the next 3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.
2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.
3- After 8-12 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken
or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet
for several days then wean into regular diet.
4- If she continues to vomit after doing the above, she will need to be seen by a veterinarian for xrays and blood work to determine the exact underlying cause.
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