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Hi there and thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed, internship-trained veterinarian with 10 years experience in general medicine and emergency and critical care medicine and I would be happy to assist you. Please be patient as there may be slight delays in responses as I research your pet's issue. Does her belly appear larger than usual or bloated? Is she still dry heaving? Has she had any fatty table scraps in the past few days like pieces of meat?
What color are her gums?
I am not sure why it says I opted out, I must have clicked the wrong button. I suspect your dog just has an upset stomach. I would withhold food until tomorrow morning, and then offer a bland diet of boiled chicken breast and white rice.
Tomorrow, feed The bland diet and 4 to 5 small meals throughout the day.
If your dog is not eating tomorrow, or vomits at all, see your veterinarian for bloodwork or X-rays. If all goes well with the bland diet, continue it for another day, and then switch back to the usual diet.
I don't understand… Why would you have to wait 24 hours for the answer?
I was under the impression I had answered your question within an hour. I do not think she should go to the ER tonight, is what I was saying. I would withhold food until morning, then offer a bland diet tomorrow.
This is not sound serious at this point.
Yes, sorry, the program is having a glitch. It said that I had opted out of this question, but don't worry, I didn't. Okay, so she vomited. Do not give any food OR water until morning. Then follow the same instructions... offer a small amount of a bland diet of boiled chicken breast and white rice in the morning. If she holds that down, feed that in 4-5 small meals throughout the day tomorrow. Give the Pepcid dose every 12 hours until she is back to normal. I would not see an ER vet tonight for this, and not even necessarily in the morning unless she vomits again overnight.
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An upset stomach can be difficult. There isn't really a good option for pain management for gastrointestinal pain… You just have to kind of wait it out. She will eventually laydown and sleep, and then you will just have to follow the instructions for the morning.
I don't think there's any chance she is going to stay awake all night long. But if you find that at two in the morning she is still wide awake and pacing, you may have to reconsider the ER visit.
But at this point, I would not think you would need to go to the vet tonight.
Sounds like a plan. Good luck!
How odd in a small dog! I am so glad that you knew that a larger abdomen and continued dry heaving were symptoms of bloat, and that you took her in. This is great news! Please know that if this happens once, it is bound to happen again... I would keep a close eye on her in the future. Please feel free to let me know if you have further questions, and please remember to rate my service so that I will receive credit for assisting you. Best of luck.