Friend, when a dog is behaving in the way that Dasher is behaving that is consistent with abdominal pain. There are many possible causes. Common causes are: Pancreatitis
, ingestion of a foreign body, stones, and less likely back pain as a result of a pinched nerve, etc. to name a few causes. Having a history of eating gravy I would place pancreatitis high on the list of possible causes.
Unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home. I would really want to rule out pancreatitis as it could be fatal if not treated promptly. For this reason I would strongly recommend having him checked tonight by ER veterinarian. In the meantime, take away the food and water until he has been seen by a veterinarian. You can also start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine
) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours. You can buy pepcid ac over the counter in any pharmacy.
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