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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Piper is having such an upset stomach. Vomiting and diarrhea are very common in dogs and often require some treatments to get them under control. Also, we often never know the cause of the vomiting and diarrhea, but it is often something the dog ate. It could also be parasites, a virus, pancreatitis, or inflammatory bowel disease.
I would recommend taking Piper to your vet this morning. They can give her a shot to settle her stomach down and medication for the diarrhea. Most dogs recover very quickly with simple treatments (assuming their illness is caused by eating something that irritated their intestines).
Does this help? What questions do you have?
Peptobismol doesn't seem to help much in dogs.
You can try giving a probiotic like Fortiflora and some Pepcid, about 0.5mg per pound of body weight.
You can also try feeding a very bland diet, like boiled chicken and rice. Give very small amounts once every 3 to 4 hours. Also, make sure she doesn't over drink her water, gorging on water can also make dogs nauseous.
How is Piper doing today? Any more vomiting or diarrhea today? Do you have any more questions for me?