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My 70lb Viszla. Is throwing up. She hasn't eaten anything

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My 70lb Viszla. Is throwing up. She hasn't eaten anything different& her dog food is all natural. She's 12yrs old. When she vomits I's chunks of her food & very sticky. What can I do? I tried Pepto but she won!t take it.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry to hear your Viszla is not feeling well today. I can give you some basic guidelines for stomach upset but if she is not improving or worsening then please consider a veterinary exam sooner rather than later

Please no further meals or anything for 6-8 hours to allow her stomach to rest. Pepto unfortunately is not effective for dogs with stomach upset...

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 the 6-8 hours to test her stomach

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 her comfortable and what exactly the underlying cause is.

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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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
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