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My dog has been vomiting off and on hours now. There

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My dog has been vomiting off and on for 3 hours now. There is nothing coming up but the water she has been drinking. Can I give her some gravol to settle her stomache. Should I take her water away because everytime she comes back in from vomiting she comes in and drinks more.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I am afraid that the expert you have requested is not currently available. Still I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.
If your lass is vomiting even water, you will likely need to first rest her stomach for a few hours (else she will likely vomit the Gravol as well). You can offer small sips or ice cubes hourly and then once she is a bit more settled, she can have a dose of 4 mg per pound of her body weight every 8 hours. Do be aware that this may also make her lethargic or sedated. Just to note some other OTC options, you can also use Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid) or Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac). And of course, if she cannot keep these down, then we'd need to have her local vet bypass her mouth and treat her with an injectable anti-vomiting medication.
Finally, if she does settle, we can use that as needed and also start her on small meals of a light diet to help further soothe her stomach. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder).
I hope this information is helpful.
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All the best,
Dr. B.
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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.
Hi Vicky,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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