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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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My dog ate something yesterday and threw up clear and since

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My dog ate something yesterday and threw up clear slime and since then has just laid down without moving except her tail.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. This sounds like it might be serious. I'll let the Veterinarian know what's going on ASAP. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?
Customer: no. She is otherwise in goo shape. 5yr old beagle mix.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 5 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

Most likely your gal has a minor digestive disturbance caused by this odd thing she may have ingested. The best thing to do for now is follow these instructions:

Fast your gal for 12-24 hrs to allow the digestive tract to calm down and heal.
Give her Pepcid AC or Famotidine at 0.5 mg per pound every 8 hrs. That can be purchased over the counter at the pharmacy.
Give only small amounts of water during the fast or ice cubes
After the fast, feed rice and boiled chicken (2/1)

If the vomiting and lethargy have resolved, then wean her back onto regular food. If the this persists especially during the fast, take your dog to your vet for an exam and lab work to determine the cause for this. This is extremely important since this can cause dehydration or other more serious concerns such as an intestinal obstruction.

Does that make sense to you?

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