Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
So sorry to hear Cooper has an upset stomach. First, please avoid milk in the future, most dogs are lactose intolerant and this can further upset an irritated stomach
1- Keep indoors to avoid eating grass/ leaves for 6-8 hours from last vomiting episode
2- Offer a small amount of water (1-2 teaspoons hourly) for a few hours after 2-4 hours of no vomiting
3- Start Pepcid (famotidine
) 20mg 1 tablet every 12 hours OR prilosec (omeprazole) 40 mg 1 tablet daily for the next 3 days with the second administration of water (crushed if needed)
4-If no vomiting, offer small amount of white rice and boiled boneless or ground chicken
or ground beef. For example, one tablespoon hourly for a few hours then slowly start to increase the amount while reducing the frequency. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.
5- If vomiting continues after doing the above, I would encourage having your family veterinarian perform an examination to determine the next step to getting Cooper comfortable and whether this is related to ingestion of the clobetasol or if there is something else causing his stomach upset.
Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.
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