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I have about a 90 pound lab Rottweiler mix he's a male been

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I have about a 90 pound lab Rottweiler mix he's a male been throwing up tonightmostly just Foamy bile looking liquid,this is happened about 6 times since 10 o'clock there anything I can do for him or what would you recommend specially being as a quarter to 3 in the morning would appreciate any help any advice you can give
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Can he keep water down?

Are his gums pink or pale/white? Moist or sticky?

If you press on his belly,does he have any discomfort, tenderness, or tensing?

Any bloating?

Could he have eaten something he should not have (ie bones, toys, rocks, plants, chemicals, etc)?

Has he had any diarrhea?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
guMs are moist,light pink,no discomfort in belly,no bloating,water stays down,no diarrhea,yes he could have ate anything but he's never been known to
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm just wondering if there's anything I could give him the help relax his belly a little bit
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you,

First, I am glad to see that you are not seeing any of those more worrying signs and that JJ isn't the kind of lad to eat anything harmful. As well, if he can keep water down, then there s scope to try some home care with him (since it tends to be the dogs too nauseous for even water that struggle with oral home treatments). In that case, to start, if he hasn’t just vomited (since otherwise we’d need to rest his stomach for a few hours first), then you can consider treating him with an antacid. Common OTC pet safe options would be:

*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)
Whichever you choose, we’d give this 20 minutes before offering food to allow absorption. Of course, do double check with your vet if he has a known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned.

Once that has had time to absorb and he is steadier on his stomach, you can consider starting him on a light/easily digestible diet. Examples you can use are cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, cottage cheese, or scrambled eggs (made with water and not milk). There are also OTC vet diets that can be used (ie Hill’s I/D or Royal Canin’s sensitivity) too. The aim of these diets is that they will be better tolerated/absorbed by the compromised gut. Therefore, it should get more nutrients in and result in less GI upset. As long as improvement is being seen,I usually advise continuing this until the signs are settled, and then weaning him slowly back to his normal diet.

Overall, we do always need to tread with care when our dogs are vomiting profusely. Still, since JJ can keep water down and we are not seeing any of those worrying signs; we can try the above for him just now. Of course, if he isn't 100% by morning, then we'd want a check with his vet to make sure there are no GI bugs or other issue causing him bother. If he needs to be seen, they can assess his hydration, rule out fever, make sure there is nothing in his stomach that shouldn't be there or any sinister viruses present. Depending on their findings, his vet can treat him with injectable anti-vomiting medication +/- antibiotics to settle his stomach, and get him back feeling like himself.

I hope this information is helpful.

If you need any additional information, do not hesitate to ask!

All the best,

Dr. B.

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