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My dog is vomiting week. He was prescribed flagyl by vet but

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My dog is vomiting for a week. He was prescribed flagyl by vet but it seems to made his vomiting worst. Now he has no appetite and is not willing to eat anything for the past 24 hrs.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Nope that we recall
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 3yr old, Rocko
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rocko?
Customer: Vet also gave him enzyme for suspected EPI
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 11 months ago.
Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Did Rocko have any x-rays done? Did your veterinarian do any blood work?
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No, we didn't want to do bloodworm or imaging yet.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Blood work
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 11 months ago.
Okay thanks for the additional information. Was he having diarrhea as well? With the continued vomiting I would definitely recommend that he has x-rays as soon as possible. I would want to rule out any type of foreign body or anything else before he becomes dehydrated from not eating and vomiting. Blood work would be helpful as well to confirm if he in fact has EPI.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
What should I feed him?
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 11 months ago.
Does he vomit every time you feed him? If he is unable to keep anything down, then you may not be able to feed him at all without him first getting medication to stop the vomiting. Otherwise you would normally feed a bland diet such as boiled chicken and rice if he is willing to eat.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Does flagyl make vomiting worst if he's not eating much? Should I continue to give it to him?
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 11 months ago.
Most antibiotics if given on a empty stomach may cause an increase in stomach upset that may show as vomiting, diarrhea, or loss of appetite. Usually in most cases of vomiting it is probably better not to give anything by mouth unless that is an anti-vomiting medication given first.