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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My puppy was diagnosed with Barbo we have been treating her

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My puppy was diagnosed with Barbo we have been treating her at home for the last 24 hours is there anything else I can give her to make her stomach settle down from the diarrhea and the vomiting
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have sent two questions and nobody's ever contacted me
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I regret that I'm not allowed to communicate with customers by phone. To answer you directly,over the counter dimenhydrinate (Dramamine/Gravol) can be given at a dose of 2-4 mg/lb every 8 hours as an anti-emetic. Over the counter loperamide (Imodium) can be given at a dose of 0.1 mg/lb every 8-12 hours as an antidiarrheal. The difficulty we face, however, is that these dogs often can't retain anything we give orally. What are you currently treating Baily with?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Bailey is getting IV fluids and Zofran and amoxicillin
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just wanted to know if it was common that they pass blood after they started treatment
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The Zofran (ondansetron) will take the place of dimenhydrinate. The loperamide can still be valuable. Yes, hematochezia - blood in the stool - is very common with parvovirus. Please continue our conversation if you wish.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How long does it usually take before we start seeing a difference center
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'd like to see progressive improvement day to day but most of these pups will take a full week or more to normalize.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Baily. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin