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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a couple of questions, though to see if I can better assess your situation.
How many times has she vomited?
What color are her gums?
If you press into her abdomen from both sides, is she painful or uncomfortable?
Thanks for the information. It is possible that it could just be an upset stomach from something she ate, but I would still be concerned about a possible pancreatitis, liver problem or gastrointestinal obstruction (too name a few). 4-5 episodes of vomiting is a lot for a small dog. Even with small amounts of vomit, there is concern about dehydration. They get dehydrated much easier than bigger dogs. There isn't a lot you can saftely give a dog for vomiting at home. Pepcid (2.5mg per 2.5-5 lbs of body weight daily) is the only completely safe medication, but that may only help if there is some excessive acid buildup in the stomach. Pepto bismol (1/2 teaspoon per 2.5 lbs of body weight every 8 hours is usually fine but not recommended of there is a potential stomach ulcer. With her small size, if she continues to vomit despite giving either one of these, I would have her seen by your vet. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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