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My dog just started vomitting her food yesterday morning,

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My dog just started vomitting her food yesterday morning, but ate her dog biscuits last night. during the night I woke to her making gurgling sounding noises. She has thrown up clear fluid today, but would not even take bread.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if your dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Maxine, 10+
JA: How old is Maxine?
Customer: 10
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Maxine?
Customer: she ate some little ceasar dog food tonight = soft, but she is still doing gurgling and won;t take bread
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

Welcome! Thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Did she get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

2- Any pre existing medical conditions?

3- How much does she weigh?

4- Any other symptoms?

5- How long since the last time she vomited?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Not that I am aware. She weighs about 50 lbs. she vomited between 6:30_5 several times
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
How much is this costing me
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

If you have questions about cost you will need to ask customer service. I only answer veterinary questions, I am sorry. Please give me a few minutes to type your answer. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.

Friend, vomiting can be caused by many different medical conditions. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on examination and some testing. But, common causes are: A simple gastritis, dietary indiscretion, ingestion of a foreign body, infections or even part os a systemic disease, etc. to name a few causes. In any case of vomiting the first thing to do is give the stomach time to rest. This is what you can do:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or imodium. Start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg tablet every 12 hours for the next 2-3 days. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 6-8 hours. Need to give her gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 6-8 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, offer small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day. Keep on this diet for several days then wean into regular diet.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 5 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Peter