Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.
I am so sorry Myli is showing these signs! It sounds like she potentially ingested a bug or something she is having an allergic reaction to. I can give you some basic guidelines but if there is no improvement I would advise a veterinary exam tomorrow
For the rash:
- Make sure the benadryl dose is accurate at 1 mg/ pound. So if she is 60 pounds she should get 2 & 1/2 tablets every 6-8 hours
- Oatmeal based dog shampoo on the area every 12 hours with ten minute contact time and rinsing with cool water
- Moistened towel in the freezer applied to the area to reduce redness and provide relief
- You can use a cortisone cream as long as she is not licking
the area (which we want to prevent that increases redness and introduces oral bacteria to the area) and if she is please remove the cream after ten minute to minimize absorption but also reduce risk of ingestion
For the vomiting:
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 in 6-8 hours to test her stomach
3- Start Pepcid (famotidine
) 10mg 1 tablet every 12 hours OR prilosec (omeprazole) 20 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 (bland yet bulking to the stool as well). 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 Myli comfortable and what exactly the underlying cause is.
I hope this information is helpful but please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope she is feeling better soon!
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