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She is pooping blood and throwing up, The pooping blood just

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She is pooping blood and throwing up
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: The pooping blood just started and the throwing up for about 2 days
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Salina
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Salina?
Customer: We just got her from the pound about 4 to 5 days
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She like cat food
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

Congratulations on your new addition! But am so sorry your dog has some gi upset today. I can give you some basic guidelines for today but if there is no improvement then please consider a veterinary er since these signs are signs of colitis (inflammation of the colon) very likely related to the stress of the new adoption This can lead to more concerning illness and we definitely do not want this to progress. Below is more information on hemorrhagic gastroenteritis or HGE

- Begin Pepcid 0.25 mg/ pound (famotidine) every 12 hours for 3 days to help settle the stomach

- Wait 12 hours to feed to allow the gi contractions to subside that are causing the bloody stools

- Mix white rice with boiled lean meat such as chicken which is high in fiber but also bland to the intestinal tract and enticing to the appetite as well in small more frequent meals. No regular dog food please. You can add water to ensure that there is no dehydration but you also want to do water in moderation because large amounts of water will increase risk of vomiting

- If you are able, getting up and walk. Walks are great in reducing gi spasms, nausea, and entice the appetite but if not up for it that is also alright

Indications of cause for concern:

- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration

- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it that is progressing or not resolving in the next 2-4 hours

- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable

- Swollen abdomen

- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest

- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5

- No interest in food for 24+ hours

- No urination for 12+ hours

- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour

- Productive coughing

- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know how else I can assist you both today and I truly hope your dog is feeling better soon. I am online another 20 minutes to assist you both

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
She is pregnant and is due with in the next 2 month
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 months ago.

Then I would strongly advise a veterinary er because the puppies can be at risk with this situation

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 months ago.

Please let me know how else I can assist you both or any questions I can clarify. I am online another 10 minutes tonight and truly hope she (and her pups) are feeling better soon

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 months ago.

Good morning, how is your Salina doing? Were you able to get her seen? I hope she is feeling better!

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 months ago.

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

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