Friend, in a young dog with the symptoms that you are describing can be related to many different types of medical conditions that affect dogs. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination. But, common causes are: Ingestion of a foreign body, infections, toxicity, pancreatitis
, etc. to name a few causes.
I would recommend you phone your family veterinarian for the blood results. If the blood work is normal the next step would be to take abdominal xrays to rule out things like a foreign body. Pending the lab/xray results I would recommend you discuss with your veterinarian about starting him on supportive care of: IV fluids, anti emetics, etc. In the meantime this is what you can tell your parents to do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine
) 10mg tablet every 12 hours; Or, you can give Zantac (ranitidine) 75mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours. You can buy Pepcid AC or Zantac over the counter in any pharmacy.
2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest.
3- After 6-8 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- Follow up with your family veterinarian as described above.
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