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Kelly Hill, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  full time veterinarian at Tender Touch Veterinary Hospital
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My GSD has thrown up 5 or 6 times since yesterday of u

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My GSD has thrown up 5 or 6 times since yesterday of u digested food. She still wants to play after it's over..
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: A bit of cooked hamburger meat and prior yogurt cream cheese to help her take combo guard. She did throw up a few days prior to that, also..
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Anouk 20 months old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Anouk?
Customer: No other known health issues-- once before we had to give her purina flora for similar stomach woes
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Hi. This is Dr. Hill. Sorry Anouk is so nauseous. Vomiting in a dog that age is typically due to a foreign body ingestion, pancreatitis, parasites or dietary indiscretion. I would rest the gastrointestinal tract for a few hours by with holding food and water for at least four hours. If no additional vomitng, then offer some water. If Anouk can keep water down, then offer a small amount of bland food (boneless, skinless chicken and white rice). If Anouk cannot keep this down, then she needs to be seen by a veterinarian. They will likely want abdominal X-rays and some bloodwork. They can give her Cerenia which is a potent anti nausea medication along with prescription bland diet. Probiotics (fortiflora) are great to stimulate the immune system and to help with mild gastrointestinal issues. They are best fed long term in dogs. Anouk may have a food sensitivity if she has had issues like this before. Best to avoid cheese or high fat treats/people food. Feel free to ask additional questions. If you are satisfied with my answer then please take time to rate my response. Take CARE

Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.
Hi Lisa,

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

Kelly Hill