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My little dog as of this morning has thrown up twice and it

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My little dog as of this morning has thrown up twice and it is white slimmy foam. He will not eat and seems uncomfortable trying to lay down. He was perfectly fine yesterday. Nose is wet and gums are pink. Does not appear to be running any kind of temp but he definitely is not himself.
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 4 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Gabby,

Did your dog have any new treats or food, get into the trash, or eat something he should not have?

Is he having diarrhea as well?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
He does not have diarrhea. I just went out and checked. I did give him three or four little pieces of Pizza crust last night that had garlic sauce and cheese on it but it was such a small amount. I wasn't even sure if he ate it. Other than that it has all remained the same. I think it is a tummy ache but I want to make sure. I have an emergency visit scheduled at the vets this afternoon but do not want to do that if this is nothing.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 4 months ago.

Hello JACustomer. It looks like Dr. Gabby had to step away for a bit, so she has opted out and allowed another expert to step in to assist.

Its very possible with the vomiting that the pizza crust could be causing this. In fact, we find that people sharing food is one of the top concerns with vomiting (and diarrhea, if it occurs) in pets. Your choice to go to the ER today is not a poor one. If nothing else, this will allow the vet to administer medication for nausea to help stop the vomiting. I can also give you some directions to try at home to see if you can get the vomiting stopped without ER intervention. If not, however, you'll still need to go so that your companion does not dehydrate with the persistent vomiting.

The first thing is to administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can buy the brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.

2 hours following this, you can either offer a bland diet of boiled chicken and rice or a few teaspoons of pureed chicken or turkey baby food to see if your companion is interested and can hold the food down. From there, try to increase the amount every 30-60 minutes. If vomiting occurs, you're back to the recommended ER visit. However, if the vomiting stops, you can eventually wean over to dog food and monitor for changes.

Let me know if I can help further.

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