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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!First, I am so sorry that no one has assisted you both today and second that Lillie is not feeling well!It sounds like she is having a vaccination reaction. The drooling is very common when related to nausea and I can give you some tips for this as well as to treat a possible vaccination reaction and what to monitor for in case of emergencyDrooling:- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours which is for nausea and stomach acid buildup- If she is up for it, take a nice long walk which increases gi motility, reduces abdominal cramping and nausea but please no grass eating but since she is lethargic this might not be realistic- No dinner if you have not already fedto allow the symptoms to subside without introducing anything orally that might result in progression to vomiting- Water only in moderation- In the morning small frequent meals of a bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chickenSore:- Benadryl at 1 mg/ pound every 6-8 hours overnight which may cause mild sedation on top of being lethargic but should help get her feeling betterCauses for concern and to consider recommending a veterinary er
- 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- Increased itchiness, swelling, or bumps on the skin that are not subsiding within an hour of the benadrylAgain I am so sorry no one has assisted you yet today and I am here to answer any additional questions you may have
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I am glad to see you were able to view my responses as I understand your concern for your beloved Lillie. Do you need any guidance with a benadryl dose? Can I aid with any additional questions?
I am online another hour tonight if I can be of any further assistance to you both today
Good afternoon, I wanted to check in on Lillie to see if my suggestions last night helped aid in getting her comfortable? I would love an update when you are able...