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1- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
2- Any pre existing medical conditions?
3- Is she drinking more than usual?
4- Was the BM normal?
5- Any other symptoms?
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Friend, vomiting can be caused by many different medical conditions. If she did eat toilet paper I would be concern about an obstruction. Having her checked by family veterinarian for an xray with barium (contrast material) is an excellent idea. In the meantime this is what you can do:
1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 0.1-0.2mg per pound body weight every 12 hours. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.
2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.
3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day.
4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.Please do not forget to rate my answer - I hope you found it to be excellent. If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know. It’s my goal to provide you with excellent service." Thank you for your business and I hope to work with you again soon!Dr. Peter