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What can i give my dog if she is throwing up?

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what can i give my dog if she is throwing up?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

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

As long as she had no belly pain, hasn't eating something harmful, has nice pink gums and can keep water down, you can reduce Keilani's nausea by treating her 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 she has a known health issues or is on any medications you haven't mentioned. Though I would note that if you give this and she cannot keep it down due to nausea that is usually a red flag that we need to bypass her mouth with injectable anti-vomiting medication from her vet.

Once that has had time to absorb and she is steadier on her stomach, you can consider starting her 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 her slowly back to her normal diet.

Overall, we need to tread with care when dogs are vomiting since we can see this due to a range of issues (infections, pancreatitis, harmful ingestions, etc). If you try the above but she cannot keep that or water down, appears dehydrated already, or doesn’t respond to the above within 12-24 hours; then we'd want to get her vet involved. They can assess her hydration, rule out fever, make sure there is nothing in her stomach that shouldn't be there or any sinister viruses present. Depending on their findings, her vet can treat her with injectable anti-vomiting medication +/- antibiotics to settle her stomach, and get her back feeling like herself.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.
Hi Natalie,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Keilani. How is everything going?
nekovet
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hello. I had to take her to her vet today. She did ok Sunday and yesterday but today she was not her perky self. Wasn't eating today.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for the update,

I am glad to hear that you did if she wasn't perking up. Hopefully they did pinpoint what was triggering this and have gotten her onto treatment to clear that for her.

Please take care,

Dr. B.

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