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We have a 7 yr old Weaten. After eating s routine dinner he

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Hi, we have a 7 yr old Weaten. After eating his routine dinner he went out and starting eating leaves etc. he has a warm nose and has not vomited but is panting. Should we give him an antacid?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am sorry to hear Toby is not feeling well tonight

Yes, I would advise a pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours for a few days as a precaution OR prilosec 0.5 mg/ pound daily as an alternative. It can be crushed in water if necessary but minimizing food is ideal until morning

If you can get him out walking that can also help with waves of nausea and abdominal cramping as well but please do not allow large amounts of grass, leaves, or water which will insight the vomiting

Reasons to consider a veterinary tonight:

- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration
- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it
- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable
- Swollen abdomen
- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest
- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5
- No interest in food for 24+ hours
- No urination for 12+ hours
- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour
- Productive coughing
- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both tonight. I am online another 15 minutes to assist you

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks very professional and informative.
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Glad my information was helpful, I hope Toby is feeling better by morning!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier. I hope that Toby is feeling better this morning and would love an update when you are able!

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!