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Christi Belew
Christi Belew, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  Medical Director at Union Hill Animal Hospital
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He is a Westie 7 months old usually active and not eating or

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he is a Westie 7 months old usually active and not eating or responding to play with us. he ate some grass and threw it up outside in the yard/
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Willie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Willie?
Customer: no had all shots and acted normal earlier today
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 8 months ago.

Hello, my name is***** and I would like to help you and Willie. A few questions:

1. Any diarrhea?

2. Any change in treats or foods recently?

3. When he had his shots, did they also give him de-wormer?

4. Any toxin exposure (plants, trash, chewed up toys?)

Thank you, ***** ***** forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
1. no diarrhea
2. no change
3. no dewormer
4. no toxins
Expert:  Christi Belew replied 8 months ago.

Thank you for your answers! I suspect Willie has mild gastroenteritis. I would start with a few things:

1. Withhold food for the next 12 hours

2. Give 1/2 of a Pepcid AC (famotidine). This is found at your pharmacy

3. After his stomach has had time to rest, offer a very small amount of food. If he keeps it down, you can give him half of his normal meal. If he continues to vomit, he will need to see his vet.

Puppies are notorious for getting into everything (even things like rabbit poop or earthworms) in the yard, spiders in the house, etc. It can cause a mild tummy upset that will cause them to eat grass and vomit. Most of the time, resting it and giving an acid reducer like Pepcid treats the vast majority of these.

If I have answered your questions, please kindly rate me (this is how I am compensated for my time). If not, please reply back and I am happy to answer more questions. Thank you.

Expert:  Christi Belew replied 8 months ago.

I wanted to follow up and see how Willie was doing. If I was able to answer your questions, please kindly rate me (this is how I am compensated for my time). If not, please reply back and I am happy to answer more questions. Thank you.