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My dog has been shaking a lot and he did vomit once. He has

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Hello, my dog has been shaking a lot and he did vomit once. He has been hiding under our bed instead of being with us on the bed
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: yes a jalepeno
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Peluche
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Penuche?
Customer: He hasn't had all his shots
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

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Can you please tell me what age/ breed Peluche is and how long ago he ingested the jalapeño? Thank you

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

The jalapeño will luckily not be toxic but probably the cause of the stomach upset and shaking of the head if it was immediately prior to the episode

If there is no improvement then please consider having your dog seen by a veterinarian sooner rather than later. They can give injectable medications to bypass the intestinal tract and hopefully get the nausea under control

1- Keep indoors to avoid eating grass/ leaves for 6-8 hours from last vomiting episode

2- Only offer a small amount of water (1-2 teaspoons hourly) for a few hours

3- Start Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours OR prilosec (omeprazole) 0.5 mg/ pound daily for the next 3 days with the second administration of water (crushed if needed)

4-If no vomiting, offer small amount of white rice and boiled boneless or ground chicken or ground beef. For example, one tablespoon hourly for a few hours then slowly start to increase the amount while reducing the frequency. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

5- If vomiting continues after doing the above, I would encourage having your family veterinarian perform an examination to determine the next step to getting Peluche comfortable and what exactly the underlying cause is.

Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

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