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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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He ate some planting mulch earlier. He has since vomited it

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He ate some planting mulch earlier. He has since vomited it up, but is shivering, which he does a lot anyway. However, we do not know how much of the mulch he ate. He's a 10 year old Chihuahua mix.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Jack
JA: Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: Right now he's in bed with us, down by my feet resting.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. I think the worst of the issues are over. The most we typically see with mulch ingestion is some GI upset- vomiting and diarrhea. It can also cause some GI pain as it passes through the gut. I think that is what you're seeing now. I would just wait it out. Try to make sure he is drinking and staying hydrated. I would also take his normal daily food amount and split it over 4 feedings per day every 6 hours vs 2 feedings. Do this for 2-3 days to keep things moving. If he continues vomiting, then I would get x-rays to rule out an obstruction. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary