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My dog (Two yr old lab) got into some old cooking grease and

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My dog (Two yr old lab) got into some old cooking grease and now is vomiting and has diarrhea. How can I help him?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am currently not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is he lethargic?

2- How much does he weigh?

3- How many hours since the last time he vomited?

4- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
A little lethargic. I don't know weight - maybe 80 pounds. Vomited 3 times in last hour and half.
The cooking grease happened late yesterday
Gums r pink
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, I am typing your answer. Please give me another few minutes.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.

Friend, it is common for a dog to develop vomiting or diarrhea after ingestion cooking grease. The other concern would be pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas). This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 8-12 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 8-12 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. Keep him on this diet for several days then wean him into his regular diet.

4- If he continues to vomit after doing the above he will need to be seen by 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!

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Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 12 months ago.
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