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Our dog was diagnosed with bone cancer 4mos ago. we went

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our dog was diagnosed with bone cancer 4mos ago. we went against advice to put him down right then. For two days he has been vomiting. anything we can do for his tummy?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome, I am Dr. B a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Now if he is vomiting, we do need to tread with care. This won't be related to his cancer, unless he is on pain medication (as he should be) that is unsettling his stomach. In any case, for the moment, you can try him on an OTC antacid to settle his stomach. Dog safe options include:

*Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid)
*Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac)

* Tagamet (More Info/Dose Here @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/cimetidine-hcl-tagamet)

You can give these now as long as he has not just vomited (if he has, you may need to rest his stomach for a bit first). Once it is on board and has had time to absorb (~30minutes), you can try him with a light diet like rice with boiled chicken, white fish, or cottage cheese. If he settles, we are happy. But if he remains nauseous, then we'd want to ring his vet first thing in the morning for prescription anti-nausea treatment (potentially injectable if his GI upset is severe).

All the best for Ralphie,

Dr. B.