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Hello. Thanks for the question.
When I have a diabetic that is vomiting and not eating, I always want to see them sooner rather than later. I usually check some bloodwork to make sure it's not pancreatitis or a kidney infection (pyelonephritis). These are treated best with IV fluids and hospitalization for a day or two. We also monitor the blood glucose and give shorter acting insulin (humulin-R) as needed.
If you can't get in tonight and you need to give something at home for the nausea, there are 2 over the counter meds you can try:
1. Famotidine (Pepcid)- 0.25 mg per lb body weight every 12-24 hours
2. Meclizine (Antivert)- 25 mg once daily
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Yeah, ideally we see them and at least check a blood glucose. Some we can just manage with sub Q fluids, anti-nausea meds and some GI antibiotics (Metronidazole). The sooner the better though with the diabetes history.
Good deal. Let me know what you have.
Ok. In that case I would give 1/2 of his normal night insulin dose. I wouldn't give the full amount with worry that it could drop too low.
Sucralfate is kind of like Pepto- it coats the stomach.
Metronidazole is an antibiotic. It's also used for diarrhea. It may help some here. I use it at a dose of 10 mg/kg (5 mg/lb) every 12 hours.
Yes, a 15 lb dog I'd give 80 mg twice daily. If all you have is 250 mg, you can round up to 1/2 tab (125 mg) twice daily.
It sounds like he's vomiting pretty hard. The other thing you could do is go get some Pepcid to give him. That helps to settle the stomach down. You could give 5 mg every 12 hours.
Yeah, just put it far back in the mouth and let him swallow it.
If it's that frequent, I would just take him in to a 24 hour vet. He may need injectable meds.
If you can't get in, then try the Pepcid. Pepcid AC is the same thing. The drug name is Famotidine.